Copycat McDonald’s Gravy Biscuit


McDonald’s Gravy Biscuit

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start your day off right, with this delicious copycat recipe for homemade McDonald’s Gravy Biscuit. It is made from a deliciously light and fluffy biscuit, topped with a wonderfully rich and flavorful sausage gravy. Learn all about how easy it is to make on your very own! 

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McDonald’s Biscuits and Gravy

Warm McDonald’s biscuits and gravy is a delicious start to your day, but what happens if your McDonald’s has discontinued this favorite? Making your own homemade gravy biscuit is surprisingly a very easy process and allows you to have a deliciously filling breakfast. To make the biscuits you can use any basic biscuit recipe, or we have included one below. We have also prepared a walk through on how to go about making your gravy and biscuits. 

Ingredients in the Sausage Biscuit

To make your own homemade McDonald’s copycat gravy biscuit, you will need to be sure you have a few basic baking items. Making the biscuits are a basic process, but let’s first take a look at what you will need for the gravy, and what makes it taste, oh so good. 

Sausage Gravy

Sausage gravy is made with a base of sausage, butter, flour and milk. It is a white gravy with cooked sausage in it. Making this gravy is surprisingly easy. 


Any kind of sausage may be used to make this gravy, however our favorite to use is pork sausage. You will want to purchase a one-pound package of your favorite sausage and cook it at home, when you are ready to make your biscuits and gravy. Besides pork sausage, you may also use turkey sausage, or even ground beef. 

Bacon Grease

Some suggest using bacon grease as a base for your gravy. However, if you are cooking your own sausage at home, there is no need to use bacon grease. Simply add a cup of water to your sausage as you are cooking it, and then drain the grease from your cooked sausage into the pan for your gravy base. This can eliminate the need for bacon grease. If you are using pre-cooked sausage, you will want to use bacon grease, as you won’t have the other. 

All Purpose Flour

All-purpose flour is a key ingredient in the gravy. To thicken the gravy, you will want to use corn starch or flour sprinkled in. This is what makes your gravy thicken up. If you are not able to use flour, corn starch will also work well. 


Milk is an important ingredient in this gravy recipe. This gravy is a milk-based gravy, which means this is what makes up the overall contents of the gravy. 


Basic seasonings used in this gravy to help add flavor are salt and pepper. You can add as little or as much as you like to get the taste just right. Other seasonings can be added, such as garlic, to help bolster the taste. Get creative, and feel free to add other seasonings to increase the flavor. 

Worcestershire Sauce 

Worcestershire sauce is another great way to add flavor to your sausage. If you want to add a couple of teaspoons to your meat as it cooks, this often adds some great flavor. However, this is optional, if you prefer to stick with the main flavors, you will still be in for a delicious copycat McDonald’s gravy biscuit. 

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Step By Step Instructions For Making The McDonald’s Sausage Gravy

How do you make biscuits and gravy? Easy! Begin by starting your sausage to cook over medium heat with a cup of water. Check on it occasionally and stir. 

While your sausage is cooking, mix your biscuit batter together in a mixing bowl. Then cut out your shapes. Place them on a greased baking sheet and bake for a few moments. 

While your biscuits are baking, your sausage should be finished now. Drain your grease into a fresh pan and remove your sausage from the heat. 

Add butter to your skillet with grease and allow your butter to melt. Sprinkle your flour into the mixture and stir until no lumps remain. Now it is time to add your milk and stir to combine. Then add your cooked sausage back into the skillet. Stir over a low simmer until your mixture begins to thicken. Keep in mind that your gravy will thicken even more as it cools.

Remove your cooked biscuits from the oven, and top with hot gravy. Serve and enjoy the wonderful taste! 

Black Coffee

If you are looking for a delicious side to go with your gravy biscuit, try enjoying it with some coffee. No matter how you enjoy your coffee, it is the perfect complement to your homemade biscuits and gravy. 

What Else Is This Gravy Good For?

Now that you know just how easy this gravy is to make, you can also try enjoying it along with the following: 

Mashed Potatoes

This McDonald’s Breakfast Item Is Only Available In The South

If you are looking to find biscuits and gravy available in the store, in most cases it has been removed. You might happen to stumble upon it in the southern states. However, it is not currently available across the board. Copycat McDonald’s gravy biscuits are always available when you make them at home. See the recipe below to learn exactly how to make them! 

McDonald’s Sausage Gravy Recipe


Begin by making sure you have all the needed ingredients, along with a mixing bowl, a skillet a rubber spatula, and a measuring cup. 


Sausage Gravy:

1 lb pork sausage, uncooked
1 cup water
3 Tbsp butter
¼ cup flour
3 cups milk
Salt and pepper to taste


2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
6 Tbsp salted butter
¾ cup milk


Start your sausage cooking, then cook your biscuits. Continue making your gravy while your biscuits are cooking. Then assemble after biscuits are finished, and hot. 


How To Make The Mcdonald’s Sausage Gravy Recipe

Step 1: Prepare The Sausage

In a medium skillet, add your sausage, water, and a drizzle of olive oil. Cover and cook over medium heat until the sausage is completely cooked. Once cooked, drain grease into a fresh skillet. 

Step 2: Create The Sauce Base

In your fresh skillet with the sausage grease, add butter and cook over low heat until melted. Sprinkle flour and stir until no lumps remain. 

Step 3: Make The Sauce Creamy

Now it is time to add your milk to the sauce. Stir until milk mixes in with your butter and flour mixture. Make sure there are no lumps remaining. 

Step 4: Add The Rest Of The Ingredients

Your gravy is basically created now. Pour your cooked sausage into your milk mixture and stir it together. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Step 5: Thicken Up The Gravy

Allow for your gravy mixture to simmer on low for a few more minutes, stirring occasionally. You will notice that it begins to thicken. Remove from burner and top your biscuits. Serve and enjoy! 

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Nutritional Information

It is estimated that the homemade version contains the following nutritional information, while the dish purchased from McDonald’s was estimated to contain 430 calories. 

Serving is estimated to contain approximately 733 calories. One serving is also estimated to contain approximately 35 g total fat, 103 mg cholesterol, 930 mg sodium, 75.9 g total carbohydrates, and 27.9 g protein.

McDonald’s Two Biscuits and Homestyle Sausage Gravy

Our recipe for a copycat McDonald’s gravy biscuit is the ultimate comfort food. This breakfast is perfect for a cool start to your day and will help get you off on the right foot with a warm, delicious, and filling meal. 

A Quick Recap

McDonald’s copycat gravy biscuit is easy to make and delicious to eat. This meal is made from warm biscuits that are fresh out of the oven and topped with delicious milk and sausage-based gravy. Combine the two together and you have utter bliss. 

The Easiest (and Best) Biscuits & Gravy Ever 

This recipe is the easiest and best instructions for making homemade biscuits and gravy. With this recipe, you can have a delicious meal, completely from scratch in about thirty minutes flat. Enjoying this recipe for breakfast is one of my families’ favorites. This recipe is so good, your taste buds are going to thank you! 

McDonald’s Sausage Gravy Biscuit

McDonald’s gravy biscuit made up of a warm, fluffy biscuit, wrapped in a delightful blanket of sausage gravy is the perfect start to your day. Try making this delicious breakfast, it is so simple, yet so tasty. Give it a try and let us know what you think about it! 

What is your favorite kind of sausage to use for biscuits and gravy?

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