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How to make sawmill gravy
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5 from 3 votes

How to make Sawmill Gravy

No hearty breakfast is complete without a nice dollop of Sawmill gravy over freshly baked biscuits!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb of breakfast sausage
  • ¼ cup fat drippings
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste


  • Cook sausage in cast iron pan until well done.
  • Remove from pan and pour off all but ¼ cup of fat.
  • Turn off heat to prevent scorching and add the flour to the drippings.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes or until mixture starts to turn golden. (This burns away the raw flour flavor which must be done before liquid is introduced)
  • Slowly add milk, stirring constantly.
  • Cook gravy until it boils and thickens.
  • Sausage may be added back to gravy. Add salt and pepper when gravy is nearing the desired consistency.


Serve this sawmill gravy over my Outrageously Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits!