An easy answer to an easy question. Yes. You can absolutely freeze sausage gravy. You will only need a freezer bag or a freezer-friendly container and of course, your sausage gravy. That’s it. That’s all you will need to freeze your sausage gravy for up to 3 months.
Sausage gravy and biscuits are my ultimate go-to breakfast whenever I am in doubt or don’t know what to have for breakfast. That’s why I had to know a way where I could just have it ready at my hand whenever I am busy and don’t have time to prepare a meal from scratch.
You can never make just the perfect amount of gravy that would be proportionate with your biscuits. It is almost always way too much. That’s why freezing sausage gravy became the best solution for me.
Through this article we are going to discuss the step-by-step guide of how to freeze sausage gravy easily and successfully so it will be ready for you whenever you crave it!
Storing and Freezing Sausage Gravy
Once you have your freshly made sausage gravy. It is time to figure out how you are going to keep it intact and in its perfect state for the longest time in case you have any leftovers!
Your first go-to can be the fridge. Simple and easy. It can make your sausage gravy last for up to 5 days. Just wrap it in an airtight container and that’s it.
However, if you are not planning to eat it within the 5 day span, then I suggest you freeze it.
Here are the steps for freezing sausage gravy:
- First, you have to make sure that your sausage gravy is cool to at least room temperature before you attempt to freeze it. Keep in mind, though, that it contains both meat and gravy, which mustn’t be left for more than an hour outside of the fridge.
- Pour your sausage gravy into an airtight container. Make sure to leave about ½ inch of space so that the sausage gravy can expand easily. You can also use a freezer bag.
- Label the bag or the container with the date of freezing and its contents so that you can distinguish it from all the other food stored in the freezer. Transfer the container to the freezer.
Frequently asked questions:
Now, that we are done with all the detailed steps of how to freeze your sausage gravy. Here is a list of related questions that I was often faced with:
How long can sausage gravy last in the freezer?
Sausage gravy can last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Does the gravy thicken when it cools?
Yup. It does thicken up a little bit when it cools down. That’s why, if you do have runny sausage gravy, allow it to cool for 3 to 5 minutes. It should hold up its shape better.
What do I do if my gravy is not thick enough?
If cooling it for a few minutes didn’t do the trick, then I suggest adding some flour and water while stirring the gravy in the pan. Add them bit by bit until you reach your desired consistency.
What Happens to Sausage Gravy if I Use Water Instead of Milk?
Since milk is one of the main ingredients of the sausage gravy, using water will result in a much lighter in color sausage gravy with a thinner texture, and of course, the taste won’t be as creamy and dense as with milk. Instead of using milk, you can just use dairy-free milk or evaporated milk.
What Are Other Ways to Use Sausage Gravy?
We can all agree that biscuits and gravy go very well with each other. However, there are plenty of other recipes were sausage gravy work amazingly with.
- Pork chops
- Chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes
- Swedish meatballs
- Serve with roast
- Added to soap