Southern Style Turkey Sausage Gravy over Southern Style Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits is the epitome of Southern cooking.
Even though I grew up in Miami, which is in the Southern United States, it is not really considered “The South,” we did have our share of “Southern” type dishes in various areas.
The middle part of the State, Ocala, Eustis, Umatilla, Leesburg, however, are very Southern. I went to Camp Ocala, which is located in Umatilla, Florida for many summers.
I also lived in Charleston, South Carolina for a few years, so I am very familiar and love Southern cooking. If you like Southern Style Gravy and Biscuits, I think you will enjoy my healthier version of “Sausage” Gravy, made with ground turkey. Using ground sage in this recipe, will give you the sausage flavor.
Start out with less seasoning and adjust the seasonings according to your own taste.
I make my own seasoned salt. You can always add more, but you cannot take it away. I prefer a thinner gravy, but remember, it thickens as it cools. Just adjust to your preferences.
Make sure you have a big batch of my Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits. Brush them with a little melted butter and cover with a cotton towel to keep warm. Sausage Gravy over Southern Style Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits are delicious for breakfast with some eggs, yum. It does, however, make a great dinner.
My husband and I have had Southern Style Turkey Sausage Gravy over Southern Style Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits, many a time for dinner. It is so easy and can be made without much planning. The ingredients are always in the house, so, whenever the mood strikes, we are armed and ready.
If you would rather use sausage instead of turkey, just cut down on the seasonings. Taste as you go. Serve over Southern Style Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits with some scrambled eggs on the side, for a true Southern experience.
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Culina Stackable (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Cilio Olivewood Spatula
- Alton Brown Salt Box
- OXO Good Grips Cutting Board
- Lodge 10.25″ Cast Iron Skillet
- Southern Style Old Fashion Buttermilk Biscuits
Here is the handy printable recipe:
- 1 pound Ground Turkey
- ⅓ cup All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 3 to 4 cups Whole milk, more to taste
- ½ teaspoon Seasoned Salt
- 1 teaspoon Sage
- 2 teaspoons Black Pepper, freshly ground, more to taste
- Heat 10-12 inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
- Add Olive Oil and wait until it sizzles.
- Using your fingers, rip small pieces of turkey from package and add them in a single layer to a large heavy skillet.
- Brown the turkey, until no longer pink.
- Reduce the heat to medium low.
- Add butter to skillet and allow to melt.
- Sprinkle half of the flour over turkey and mix in until well combined. Add more, a little at a time until all the flour has been incorporated into the turkey.
- Continuing stirring for another minutes and them slowly pour in 3 cups or more of milk.
- Cook the gravy, stirring frequently, until it thickens, about 10 to 12 minutes adding more milk, if needed.
- Sprinkle sage, seasoned salt and pepper over turkey and continue cooking until thick.
- If gravy is too thick, add I more milk.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning, as needed.