Italian Sausage Gravy

Italian Sausage Gravy

We are trying to spend as little money as possible from now until the end of the month. I have a budget for Thanksgiving that I don’t want to break by buying extra items that we don’t really need. I am trying to use everything in our pantry and freezer.

We had a package of Italian sausage that needed to be used before it went bad. I don’t really care for just plain sausage links so I decided to try a milk gravy with the Italian sausage.


We really liked this dish. My kids were a bit skeptical because they have seen sausage gravy at several hotel restaurants and always think it looks yucky. But, once I got them to try this they were fine.

I served this dish over rice with a side of steamed broccoli and a green side salad. This would also be good served over egg noodles or pasta.


  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs. bulk Italian sausage or sausage removed from its casings
  • 3-4 TBSP flour
  • 2 cups of half-and-half (I used fat-free and it worked well)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat cook the sausage breaking into small pieces as it cooks with the side of a spoon.
  2. Once the sausage is completely cooked through sprinkle the flour over the sausage and the fat in the bottom of the pan. Stir well to make a thick paste. If you need to add a bit more flour to make the paste add it 1 teaspoon at a time until a thick consistency is reached.
  3. Stir for 1-2 minutes letting the flour brown slightly as it soaks up the grease.
  4. Add the half-and-half to the pan and continue to stir until the mixture thickens into gravy. This will take about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Taste and flavor with salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Serve hot over rice, toast, egg noodles or pasta.


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Gouchis Girl says:

    Yum! Growing up my mom made hamburger gravy (similar) sadly, I am the only one that likes it lol. I love the saving money thought though. We are doing the same. We don’t go big on Thanksgiving, just ran short on my grocery budget stocking up on pantry staples. Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!


  2. I saw this picture and knew I would love this! Yumm I love gravy and sausage!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. auntiedoni says:

    YEAH! That would be wonderful on wide egg noodles, but sadly, in our home, I to, am the only one who likes “white” gravy. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Once I let the kids doctor it up with some black pepper they liked it better.


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