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This Instant Pot Sausage Gravy recipe is easy and delicious. Serve it over homemade or canned biscuits for the ultimate breakfast.

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I love using my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker to make breakfast in the mornings. I keep oatmeal, cornmeal poridge, Instant Pot egg bites, grits, and this breaksfast sausage on regular rotation.

I used to make my sausage gravy on my stove top but it’s so much easier to make in the Instant Pot, so why not. The great thing is after it’s done cooking, the Instant Pot will keep it warm for you. This makes it the perfect breakfast idea for those weekend morning breakfast.

You can serve this Instant Pot Sausage Gravy with homemade biscuits or canned biscuits. I won’t lie…depending on my mood, I will sometimes just throw some Pilsburys in the oven. If you can do homemade though…do it.

gravy being poured over biscuit

How to Make Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

First, you will want to set your Instant Pot on sauté and brown your pork sausage. I use plain pork sausage but you could experiment with the different flavors if you like.

Once your meat is brown, you will add your butter and stir until the butter has melted in. Added fat is good for this recipe. 

Then you’ll sprinkle your flour over the meat and stir for about 1 minute. Then add in your maple syrup, milk, salt, and black pepper,  and stir, ensuring that there are no brown bits stuck to the bottom.

Turn off your Instant Pot and then set it to low pressure, cook time of 2 minutes. Cover and walk away.

Once timer goes off, do a quick release and open. Your gravy will look watery but stir and it will thicken up. If you want it even thicker, select medium sauté and cook and stir until desire thickness is reached.

How to Serve Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

Serve this sausage gravy over fluffy oven baked biscuits that have been broken in half. Or eat it by the spoonful…which is what I do from time to time.

If you are looking for biscuit tips, you can check out my post on what I learned making Bojangles biscuits.  The tips and tricks are great.

I like to keep my gravy warm by turning on the slow cooker function in my IP rather than the keep warm function. I set it to slow cook on medium and cover it with my Instant Pot glass lid. That way my family can go for seconds and thirds without worrying that the gravy is cold.

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I hope you enjoy this Instant Pot Gravy as much as we do. Looking for more Instant Pot recipes for breakfast? Try these out:

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Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

Delicious Instant Pot Sausage Gravy to serve over your favorite fluffy bizcuits. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Rise to pressure 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 383kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • 3 Tablespoon butter unsalted
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Set Instant Pot to Sauté and select “More” setting. Once Instant Pot displays “HOT” add your sausage. Stir and brown sausage until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
  • Add butter and stir until butter is melted. Sprinkle flour over meat and stir. Cook for about one minute while stirring.
  • Add milk, maple syrup, salt and black pepper. Stir, ensuring that there are no brown bits stuck to the bottom.
  • Press cancel on Instant Pot. Select “Pressure Cook” and adjust machine to low pressure and a time of 2 minutes. Cover the Instant Pot with the pressure cooking lid, ensuring that the valve is set to “Seal.”
  • Once timer goes off, do a quick release by turning the Valve to “Venting.” Once all the pressure is released, open the lid and stir the gravy.
  • The gravy will thicken upon stirring. If you would like the gravy thicker, select Sauté and put it on the normal setting. Cook, while stirring, until desired thickness is reached.


Notes on Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

  • This recipe was made in a 6 Qt Instant Pot DUO.
  • The Instant Pot Lux does not have a low pressure cooker function. In order to cook without the low pressure function, continue to cook with the sauté function (after browining the meat and adding the other ingredients)
    for about 10-15 minutes or until gravy has thickened to desired consistency.
  • This is great to keep warm in the Instant Pot while having breakfast.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1359mg | Potassium: 356mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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Step by Step Photos of Instant Pot Sausage Gravy

ground pork in instant pot insert
Brown ground pork in the Instant Pot on the Sauté function. Add butter and stir until melted. 
ground pork with flour sprinkled on top
Sprinkle all purpose flour over the mixture and stir while cooking for about one minute. 
ground pork and milk inside instant pot insert
Pour milk into Instant Pot. Turn off Sauté function and cook on low pressure for 2 minutes. 
thickened milk gravy mixture in instant pot
Sauce will thicken once done. You could also select sauté and cook until it has thickened a bit. 
finished gravy covering biscuits
Pour Instant Pot gravy over fresh or canned biscuits.

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Recipe Rating


Sunday 12th of June 2022

LOVE this recipe!! Has anyone tried freezing it? Would love to make a couple batches ahead of time and freeze.


Wednesday 20th of January 2021

Wow this is sooooo Yummy!!!! I am not good with making homemade sausage gravy but I am now with this recipe! Easy to make and fast. The whole family loved it! I will be making this again!


Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

This was excellent. I used to make sausage gravy only very rarely because it was such a pain to have to stand over it and stir. This was so easy, I’ve had it twice in a month! My taste buds thank you, though my waistline does not, lol.


Saturday 11th of April 2020

Mine did the burn warning and it was scorching the bottom. I ended up just turning the pressure off and thickened on sauté function.


Saturday 4th of April 2020

I’ve made this twice now, but both times my IP turns off and says “burn.” What am I doing wrong?


Saturday 4th of April 2020

Hi Jessica, I doubt you're doing anything wrong. Newer brands on Instant Pots have been known to give off burn signals while other brands won't. Here's a great article about what to do if your IP gives off this signal.