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Turkey Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

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Turkey sausage biscuits and gravy are perfect for a comforting breakfast or brunch. This recipe is a family favorite in our house. It is so easy and will take you just 30 minutes to make. The turkey sausage gravy is creamy and peppery, and it can be cooked while preparing our Easy 3-Ingredient Biscuits. I’m sure that this turkey sausage biscuit recipe will be a hit with everyone at your dinner table!

a white plate with turkey gravy and biscuits and a spring of rosemary ready to serve over a red and white napkin

Savory Turkey Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Biscuits and gravy is a classic breakfast dish that is popular in the south and all over. This comfort food dish was introduced to me by my father-in-law, Leo, who learned how to make it from his mother.

Then, over the years, I tweaked his version here and there to create my fantastic ground pork sausage gravy with biscuits recipe.

Use my 3 Ingredient Biscuits recipe to keep things simple, then layer on a one-skillet gravy that is sure to knock your socks off!

turkey sausage gravy and biscuits

Today, I’m sharing with you a slightly different gravy recipe that is made with turkey sausage. Compared to pork sausage, turkey is lower in calories and fat, especially saturated fat.

Now, these biscuits with gravy are not at all a healthy meal. However, because the recipe is made with protein-rich lean ground turkey it is a healthier option that still tastes simply scrumptious.

(And even with scratch-made flaky biscuits, this meal is ready to serve in only 30 minutes! I promise you will never buy canned biscuits again once you give this recipe a try.)

Enjoy these homemade biscuits with turkey sausage gravy for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner with the family! And, I know that you will love the turkey gravy as much as you love the pork sausage gravy.

Ingredients Needed For Turkey Gravy and Biscuits

You only need 3 pantry staples to make perfectly soft and fluffy biscuits from scratch:

  • Self-rising flour
  • Heavy cream
  • Salt

Easy self-rising flour substitution

If you don’t have self-rising flour, here is an easy, homemade self-rising flour substitution. Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon fine salt together. Use this in place of self-rising flour.

the ingredients for the recipe: a bag of Lily White self rising flour, worcestershire sauce, black pepper, cream, and ground turkey sausage

The turkey sausage gravy only requires 4 simple ingredients:

  • Turkey sausage
  • All-purpose flour
  • Milk
  • Worcestershire sauce

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR THIS RECIPE

HOW TO MAKE Turkey Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

To make this dish, start by adding ground turkey sausage to a skillet. Use a fork or masher to break it up as it cooks. Once the sausage is browned, bring the pan to a boil until the meat is no longer pink.

Then, prepare biscuits while the meat is browning.

Add flour and salt to a medium bowl. Pour in cold cream and stir with a heavy wooden spoon until mixed for about 30 seconds.

Adding the biscuit dough from the bowl onto a lightly floured countertop

Empty the dough bowl onto a lightly floured counter and scrape out any remaining dough or flour from the bowl.

Pat into a thick rectangle. Fold in thirds, turn and fold again 3 times.

cutting the biscuit dough into biscuits

Cut the biscuits with a 2½” to 3″ biscuit cutter. Press the biscuit cutter down and bring it straight up on biscuits, no twisting.

Pat the excess dough out, cut, and repeat the process.

a baking sheet of baked biscuits with a skillet of turkey sausage gravy

Then, place biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden brown.

Prepare the turkey sausage gravy while the biscuits are baking.

Sprinkle flour evenly on the top of browned turkey sausage. Stir and cook for a minute.

pouring milk on the cast iron skillet of turkey sausage gravy cooking

Slowly add milk, stirring constantly. Then, add Worcestershire sauce, and simmer until the turkey sausage gravy is thick and creamy.

cast iron skillet simmering the turkey gravy sauce

If the milk gravy gets too thick, add more milk a little at a time up to 1/2 cup.

To serve, split the biscuit open and place it on a plate. Spoon on a generous helping of sausage gravy so that the biscuit is entirely coated. Serve immediately.

biscuit with turkey gravy on top in a white plate with red and white napkin ready to serve

Recipe Variations

  • Ground Turkey (vs Turkey Sausage) – replace the turkey sausage with plain lean ground turkey. Add 1 teaspoon fennel seed and 1 teaspoon dried sage to the meat while cooking.
  • Gravy with Herb Biscuits – Add your favorite minced fresh herbs to the biscuit dough before baking.
  • Meatless (Vegetarian) Gravy – Make this dish even leaner by using your favorite plant-based ground protein substitute.
  • Biscuits and Gravy Casserole – This recipe can even be made as a baked casserole! First, prepare the turkey sausage gravy in a large skillet per the recipe. Make the dough and cut the biscuits. Place the raw biscuits right into the gravy, then bake the whole dish for 350º for 15 minutes.
  • Optional: Salt and pepper to taste. Or add garlic powder, red pepper, or ground black pepper for even more flavor. But the turkey biscuits and gravy are delicious as it is.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use evaporated milk instead of fresh milk?

Yes, you can use evaporated milk as a substitute for fresh milk. The ratio is 1:1. For 1 cup of milk for your gravy, use 1 cup of evaporated milk. It will have a slightly sweeter flavor and texture than fresh milk.

What can you substitute for milk in gravy?

You can use water, beef broth, or chicken broth. Depending on the flavor you are going for, any of these can work well in place of milk. For a richer flavor, you can also try using heavy cream.

a baking sheet of baked biscuits with a skillet of turkey sausage gravy

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turkey sausage and biscuits on a white plate with a sprig of rosemary
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Turkey Sausage Biscuits and Gravy

This delicious turkey sausage gravy and biscuit recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast or brunch, and even satisfying enough to serve for dinner. Prep the 3 ingredient biscuits in minutes and make the gravy sauce while they're baking!
Course Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword biscuits from scratch, biscuits and gravy, biscuits and sausage gravy, biscuits, homemade biscuits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 587kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • skillet
  • medium bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 lb turkey sausage (see notes for ground turkey)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ cups milk (whole or 2%)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups self-rising flour (see notes for all-purpose flour)
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream (don't substitute milk, heavy cream is a must!)
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475º F. Add ground turkey sausage to skillet, breaking it up with a fork or hamburger masher. Brown the sausage meat over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Prepare biscuits while the meat is browning.
  • Add flour and salt to a medium bowl. Pour in cold cream and stir with a heavy wooden spoon until mixed (about 30 seconds).
  • Empty bowl with dough onto a lightly floured counter and scrape out any remaining dough or flour from the bowl. Pat into a rectangle about 2" thick. Fold in thirds, turn 1/4 and fold again, continuing 3 times.
  • Cut biscuits with a 2½" to 3" biscuit cutter. Press the biscuit cutter down and bring it straight up on biscuits. Do not twist the biscuit cutter for the tallest biscuits. Pat excess dough out, cut, and repeat the process.
  • Place biscuits on a cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden. Prepare the turkey sausage gravy while the biscuits are baking.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 cup of flour evenly over the top of browned turkey sausage. Stir to mix flour and sausage together, and cook for 1 minute. Add milk slowly, a little at a time, stirring constantly.
  • Then add Worcestershire sauce, and continue stirring until the turkey sausage gravy is thick and creamy. If milk gravy gets too thick, add more milk (up to 1/2 cup) a little at a time.
  • To serve, split the biscuit open and place it open-faced on a plate. Spoon on a generous helping of sausage gravy so that the biscuit is entirely coated. Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe variations:
Ground Turkey (vs Turkey Sausage) – replace the turkey sausage with plain lean ground turkey. Add 1 teaspoon fennel seed and 1 teaspoon dried sage to the meat while cooking.
Gravy with Herb Biscuits – Add your favorite minced fresh herbs to the biscuit dough before baking.
Meatless (Vegetarian) Gravy – Make this dish even leaner by using your favorite plant-based ground protein substitute.
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole – This recipe can even be made as a baked casserole! First, prepare the turkey sausage gravy in a large skillet per the recipe. Make the dough and cut the biscuits. Place the raw biscuits right into the gravy, then bake the whole dish for 350º for 15 minutes.
Store the biscuits in a sealed bag and keep them on the countertop for up to 3 days. The gravy should be cooled first, then transferred to a sealed container, and kept in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat the biscuits in the microwave for a few seconds. Reheat the gravy on the stovetop, and add a splash of milk if needed to thin it out a bit.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 2mg

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