★★★★★

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.

To keep this Biscuits and Gravy recipe as easy as possible, I used a can of ready-to-bake biscuits. This way, you can focus all your energy on making Sausage Gravy from scratch!

If you’ve never made your own gravy before, you’re in for a treat. It’s so much better than anything you can buy at the store and surprisingly easy, especially using the instant pot.

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.

Did I mention yet that Biscuits and Gravy gets two thumbs up from every kid AND grown-up I’ve ever served it to? You really can’t go wrong with Sausage Gravy on the dinner menu.

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!

Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

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.

{Recipe and ingredients at a glance; scroll down for full printable recipe with amounts.}

Here’s what you need to make Instant Pot Sausage Gravy:

  • 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.

How to make gravy in an instant pot

STEP 1. 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.

PRO TIP: When adding the chicken broth, use the wooden spoon to scrape up the bits stuck to the bottom. This will prevent the BURN notice.

STEP 2. Lock the lid and turn the pressure release valve to “SEALING.” Select “HIGH PRESSURE” with a cook time of 4 minutes.

STEP 3. Combine milk and flour in a bowl, whisking until smooth. When the sausage is done cooking, move the valve setting to “Venting” allow the pressure to release (quick release) and open the lid.

STEP 4. Turn the cooker setting back to “SAUTE” and add the milk-flour mixture along with salt and pepper. Keep stirring until the gravy is thick and bubbly.

Serve immediately over the freshly baked biscuits!

Pin this now to save for later

Pin this recipe to your favorite Board
Screenshot of Pinterest

How long does sausage gravy keep?

This recipe made enough gravy to top about 16 biscuits generously, so we didn’t have any leftovers! If you do have leftover gravy–or need to make the gravy ahead of time–it’ll keep well in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.

It also freezes well for about a month!

To freeze: Let the gravy cool completely. Transfer it to airtight freezer storage bags and place in the freezer until ready to use–or thaw using the defrost setting on your microwave.

When ready to eat, place the freezer bag in a warm pot of water until thawed. Reheat on the stove top and serve!

Copper bowl with sausage gravy and ladle. Bowl of strawberries and fresh biscuits in background.

What kind of sausage to use for sausage gravy

Any ground pork sausage you enjoy will be good in this gravy recipe. I used maple flavored sausage which added a delicious flavor with just a bit of sweetness.

Ground sausage with sage is also ideal for putting in your sausage gravy. And while it might not be exactly traditional for a southern style biscuits and gravy dish, spicy Italian sausage would also be tasty for those who like a bit of heat!

Use my hashtag #shugarysweets

Follow Shugary Sweets on Instagram
Screenshot of Instagram

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.

More Instant Pot Recipes

Yield: 16 servings

Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 2 lb ground pork sausage
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 16 canned biscuits

Instructions

  1. Bake biscuits according to package directions, or make homemade.
  2. 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.
  3. Lock the lid and turn the pressure release valve to "SEALING." Select "HIGH PRESSURE" with a cook time of 4 minutes.
  4. While the sausage is pressure cooking, combine milk and flour in a bowl, whisking it together.
  5. When the cook time ends, do a quick release by moving the pressure cooker valve on top to "VENTING." Open the lid.
  6. 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!

Notes

  • 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).

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 1016mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

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.

Aimee

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

Learn more about Aimee.

Affiliate Disclosure:**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**

Get My Free Email Course
Become a Better Baker—no more box mixes! Discovery your new “signature” desserts!

Categories:


Posted on March 28, 2020

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *