Instant Pot sausage gravy is perfect to make at Thanksgiving or Christmas to serve with biscuits and gravy for breakfast or dinner.
Are you ready for some comfort food?? Instant Pot sausage gravy is easy to make in any brand of pressure cooker and the ultimate brunch item during the holidays. Just one of many quick Instant Pot recipes we have here on our site. (affiliate links present)
Easy Sausage Gravy
If you’re like me and use your IP or Ninja Foodi on a daily basis, you’ll love this tasty side dish. It is so good (and EASY) that you may never make it on your stovetop ever again. It may not be a method your Grandmother would understand but in this day and age this is how we can make everything faster!
Let’s start with a few basic tips:
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- Then PRINT this —–> Instant Pot cooking times cheat sheet that will help you understand how long meat, vegetables and beans take to cook in your pressure cooker.
For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
There are several types of ground sausage. Jimmy Dean is by far my favorite one to use, they have three main types. Regular, maple and HOT are usually what you’ll find next to the bacon at your grocery store. If I have my druthers I really like half a roll of hot and half of regular.
Then I package the other halves up in a freezer bag and save the rest to make Instant Pot sausage and rice. It’s super versatile for sure. If you bought links and removed the casings you could use a type of breakfast sausage if you preferred.
- Ground sausage
- Beef broth or chicken broth if you prefer
- Flour to thicken it up
Salt and pepper can be added to taste. I recommend doing this at the very end because the pork already has a lot of flavors going on and typically you don’t need any.
First you’re going to want to saute your Instant Pot sausage. Since there is a decent amount of fat in it you won’t need any oil or anything. You could add some fresh diced onions in with this if you wanted as well. Once it is browned you’ll want to turn it off and deglaze pressure cooker with a wooden spatula.
To do this really well just add a touch of your broth to scrape the stuck on pieces off of the bottom. This will avoid your pot displaying the burn notice on the screen.
You can leave a little bit of pink on the edges as you see here because this isn’t the end of the cooking time overall.
How do you thicken sausage gravy?
Just sprinkle in all purpose flour or cornstarch as an alternative. Stir so the meat is nicely coated but it isn’t all clumped into one area.
For the liquid use broth instead of water. Well seasoned meats will add a ton of flavor all in themselves. Diced onions and/or chopped mushrooms are great options as well. Some like a splash of Worcestershire as well.
You will use two functions for this. Saute and pressure cook on high at the end with a quick release. If you are serving a crowd you can leave it in the pot with the lid off when done, and leave it plugged in. This will continue to warm the contents slightly if you want to keep it available for a good hour.
Make all your other Instant Pot side dishes and this will be fine waiting for those to be done, don’t worry.
Then milk and beef broth are used to thin it out. Amounts shown below are recommended however you can adjust them to your liking of course. Here is a quick step by step but more detailed ingredient amounts etc are listed in the printable recipe card below as well.
Time needed: 7 minutes.
Instant Pot Sausage Gravy
Spray inside of pot with non stick cooking spray for easier clean up. Set Instant Pot to saute. Add 1 tbsp of your butter and let melt.
Brown the sausage and cook until no longer pink. Add remaining butter and allow to melt. Turn pot off and use wooden spoon or spatula to scrape stuck on meat off bottom of pot. Add beef broth, flour, salt and pepper and stir until meat is coated, then add milk.
Close lid and steam valve and turn the Instant Pot to high pressure for 2 minutes followed by a quick release. Serve
Use a ladle to serve gravy in the Instant Pot on top of refrigerated or baked biscuits.
Instant Pot Sausage Gravy Recipe
Isn’t that quick and easy?? Then it is time to serve it over homemade biscuits which we have made in the air fryer quite often! You just load a few up on to a plate and add the sausage YUM over the top with a fork. You will love this recipe when it is chilly and snowing outside for sure!
Having a get together and want it to stay warm longer? I would transfer this into a slow cooker and set to warm. Those lids are easier to stay on and see inside with the glass lid.
How do you heat gravy in an Instant Pot?
If you have leftovers, store them in a sealed container in your fridge for up to a few days. You can use your microwave to reheat or your pressure cooker too. Just set to saute and warm right in the pot. I would spray with a little non stick spray before you add it for an easier cleanup later.
This isn’t the only type we have made for the holiday seasons though. Without the meat you can make a smoother version with your turkey drippings that is quite amazing. If you want to try that, follow our pressure cooker gravy recipe. That is better over meat to add moisture before serving to your loved ones.
Instant Pot Sausage and Gravy
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Instant Pot Sausage Gravy
- Spray inside of pot with non stick cooking spray. Set to saute. Add 1 tbsp of your butter and let melt.
- Add ground sausage and cook until no longer pink. Add remaining butter and allow to melt. Turn pot off and use wood spatula to scrape stuck on meat off bottom of pot.
- Add beef broth, flour, salt and pepper and stir until meat is coated, then add milk.
- Close lid and steam valve and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes followed by a quick release. Serve.