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Sausage Gravy with Almond Milk

This Dairy Free Sausage Gravy is made with almond milk and is perfect for Southern dishes like biscuits and gravy with almond milk.

Dairy Free biscuits and gravy on a white plate on a white marble counter

This dairy free sausage gravy is made with almond milk. And, as long as you use a mild flavored oat milk, it tastes just like your classic southern sausage gravy.

Sausage gravy is usually served over biscuits for biscuits and gravy which is a popular Southern breakfast.

You can use whatever sausage you want for this recipe including beef and turkey. Also, if you don’t have sausages, you can use ground beef instead.

What Kind of Almond Milk Should I use?

I don’t have a specific brand of almond milk that I’d recommend above the others. However, I do recommend to make sure that the almond flavor is mild and the milk is unsweetened.

If you have almond cooking milk that will work and add extra creaminess. I also generally prefer to work with barista version of almond milk because they are a little creamier than regular almond milk.

Don’t fret about it too much though because I’ve even made sausage gravy using water instead of milk and it came out just fine.

WHAT IS A ROUX

A roux is made by cooking flour and fat together until it reaches a specific color.

It is used as a thickening agent for gravy, sauces, soups and stews and have been used in French cooking for hundreds of years to thicken sauce.

The flour is added to the melted fat or oil on the stove top, blended until smooth, and cooked to the desired color. 

A roux can be white is used for white sauce, blond for classic gravies, or brown is used in gumbo and jambalaya.

The lighter the roux the more thickening power it has.

Once the roux is the desired color liquids like stock are added.

BROWNING FLOUR

People often see instructions like “brown the flour” and avoid this step because they aren’t making brown gravy.

Browning flour means you’re cooking the flour. This removes the flour flavor so it won’t ruin the taste of your gravy.

WHY USE FLOUR TO THICKEN GRAVY

I use flour to thicken gravy because it gives the gravy that classic opaque slightly pail look.

Many people don’t like using flour because if it isn’t cooked long enough, it can give a floury flavor to the gravy. Also, if not made properly it can become clumpy.

The Good news is, making a smooth creamy gravy is a snap if you turn it into a roux first.

Another benefit some people see with gravy made with flour is that it keeps better in the fridge. This means it can be made ahead of time or use up leftovers.

HOW TO STORE

Once cooled, place in an air tight container and refrigerate. Store for 3 to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE

Freeze leftovers within 3-4 days.  Place in an air tight container or resealable freezer bag. 

Freeze for up to 6 months.  After that it is safe to eat however the quality begins to degrade.

HOW TO REHEAT

Gravy will thicken as it cools. When you reheat it out with additional almond milk or water until it is smooth and reaches your desired consistency again.

Yield: 6 servings

Sausage Gravy with Almond Milk

Dairy Free biscuits and gravy on a white plate on a white marble counter

These sausage gravy is made with almond milk and is the dairy free version of the classic Southern breakfast.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces sausage or ground beef
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

    1. Tear small pieces of sausage or ground beef and add them in a single layer to a large skillet or frying pan.
    2. Brown the sausage over medium-high heat stirring frequently.
    3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the flour. Stir it around and cook it for another minute to make a roux.
    4. Pour in the almond milk, stirring constantly. Cook the gravy, stirring frequently, until it thickens.
    5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 11g

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