Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

A cathead biscuit cut in half, smothered in gravy, and garnished with fresh parsley on a plate.

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This easy biscuits and gravy recipe is made with homemade cathead biscuits smothered in sausage gravy. So good!


For the Biscuits

For the Sausage Gravy

  • 1 pound Original Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup half and half
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Prepare one batch of cathead biscuits or buttermilk biscuits. (Recipes linked in ingredients section.)
  2. While the biscuits are baking, heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Put the Original Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage in the pan and break it up using a wooden spoon.
  4. Cook the sausage until browned and cooked through. Using a slotted spoon transfer the sausage to a bowl and set aside.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter to the skillet.
  6. Once the butter has melted, add the all-purpose flour and whisk continuously for about 1 minute.
  7. Add the milk 1/2 cup at a time, followed by the half and half, whisking until smooth between each addition.
  8. Continue to cook and whisk for 2-3 minutes
  9. To serve, cut a warm cat head biscuit in half and smoother with gravy.

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