Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

Biscuits smothered in thick, creamy sausage gravy is my idea of the perfect comfort food. Making Biscuits and Gravy is easier than ever with this Instant Pot Sausage Gravy recipe!

White frilled plate topped with an open faced biscuit and homemade sausage gravy. Tray of extra biscuits in background.

Biscuits and Gravy

What says “comfort food” better than a plate of biscuits and gravy?

Creamy gravy loaded with sausage flavor and poured over fluffy biscuits makes a hearty weekend brunch or easy dinner any day of the week.

This Instant Pot Sausage Gravy offers all that down home “stick-to-your-ribs” goodness of the best white gravy, with minimal time and effort.

  • Ready-to-bake biscuits. This way, you can focus all your energy on making Sausage Gravy from scratch!
  • If you’re stove top is out of commission, you’re in a hurry, or just tired of your usual weeknight dinners, this Instant Pot Sausage Gravy and a can of refrigerator biscuits are prepared to save the day.

Add a batch of cinnamon rolls, pancakes, and waffles to the dinner table, and you’ve got a complete brunch menu!

Instant Pot filled with sausage gravy. Big silver ladle lifter up!

Ingredient Notes

This entire sausage gravy recipe comes together all in your pressure cooker. The only other dish you’ll need is a bowl to whisk together the milk and flour.

I’m a big fan of recipes that don’t require a long list of ingredients and this is one that I’m almost always equipped to make, even if I don’t have time for a trip to the store.

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  • Ground pork sausage
  • Butter
  • Chicken broth
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt and Pepper

Before making the gravy, bake your biscuits in the oven according to package directions. (Or bake Homemade Biscuits if you prefer!)

White plate with biscuits and gravy. Instant Pot filled with more sausage gravy, and fresh baked biscuits in a wooden bowl.
Copper bowl with sausage gravy and ladle. Bowl of strawberries and fresh biscuits in background.

More Tips and Tricks

  • When you add the chicken broth, be sure to scrape the bottom of the pot with the wooden spoon to get any browned bits that stick to the pan. This will prevent the “burn” notice from popping up on the Instant Pot.
  • Use milk with at least 2% fat content. The higher the fat content the creamier your gravy will be! If you prefer to use nonfat or 1% milk, add 2 tbs. more flour to compensate for the thickness.
  • Want to make this but don’t have any biscuits? Sausage gravy is also delicious served over slices of toasted bread or potatoes.
White plate topped with sausage and biscuits with a fork. Served with fresh biscuits and strawberries.

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Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

5 from 7 votes
By: Aimee
Biscuits smothered in thick, creamy sausage gravy is my idea of the perfect comfort food. Making Biscuits and Gravy is easier than ever with this Instant Pot Sausage Gravy recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 16 servings


  • 2 pounds ground pork sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 canned biscuits


  • Bake biscuits according to package directions, or make homemade.
  • Turn the Instant Pot on "SAUTE", when it’s hot, add the sausage. Cook until browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Do NOT drain the grease. Add in butter and chicken broth. Scrape the bottom of the pot with the wooden spoon to get any browned bits that stick to the pan, this will prevent the "burn" notice.
  • Lock the lid and turn the pressure release valve to "SEALING." Select "HIGH PRESSURE" with a cook time of 4 minutes.
  • While the sausage is pressure cooking, combine milk and flour in a bowl, whisking it together.
  • When the cook time ends, do a quick release by moving the pressure cooker valve on top to "VENTING." Open the lid.
  • Turn Instant Pot back on "SAUTE." Add in the milk mixture and the salt and pepper. Stir until sausage gravy is thick and bubbly, this will take several minutes. Serve over cooked biscuits. ENJOY!


  • Recipe tested in my 6qt Instant Pot.
  • Use maple flavored pork sausage for a delicious, slightly sweet flavor!
  • I used 2% milk, the higher the fat content the better. Would work great with whole milk too. If using a lower fat milk (skim or 1%, increase the flour by 2 Tbsp).


Calories: 455kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 1016mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g
Course: Breakfast and Brunch
Cuisine: American
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Thick gravy packed with flavorful bits of sausage turns a can of biscuits into a filling and comforting meal! Thanks to your instant pot, you can have a steaming hot plate of Biscuits and Gravy on the dinner table in no time.

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Posted on March 28, 2020

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  1. Hi! I love your recipes! Question…if cutting this recipe in half, would the cook time change at all? Thank you ☺️

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