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4 to 6 servings
Author The Food Nanny


  • Old-Fashioned Biscuits or Buttermilk Biscuits p.240
  • 8 ounces sage- or maple flavored bulk sausage
  • 1/4 cup 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Prepare the biscuits and bake them while you make the gravy.
  2. Cook and stir the sausage in a small skillet over medium heat, crumbling it with a wooden spoon. drain the fat, if necessary.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Cook until the roux begins to darken slightly. Slowly whisk in the milk, water, salt and pepper. Continue stirring until the gravy thickens and comes to a simmer. Stir in the sausage.
  4. Break the warm biscuits in half and cover with the gravy.
  5. Serve with colorful fruits or vegetables on the side, such as a green salad, fresh berries or canned peach slices, carrot and celery sticks, or a hot cooked green vegetable or corn.