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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 115.4
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.9 mg
  • Sodium: 40.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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Mushroom 'Sausage' Gravy

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Mushroom 'Sausage' Gravy

Introduction

Growing up in the South, sausage gravy was a staple on our breakfast table, so I wanted to create a healthier version--with a secret ingredient. Growing up in the South, sausage gravy was a staple on our breakfast table, so I wanted to create a healthier version--with a secret ingredient.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 large onion, chopped
    2 cups (about 8 ounces) mushrooms, chopped*
    2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon dried sage
    1 1/2 cups skim milk


    * Use baby bella or white button mushrooms.

Tips

My version of Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy has about 1/2 the fat and less than 10% of the sodium of a restaurant version of biscuits and gravy!


Directions

Heat the olive oil in a saute pan. Add the onions and turn the heat to medium-high. After 2 minutes, add the mushrooms, stirring well. Once the mushrooms are dark brown in color, 3-4 minutes later, add the flour and stir constantly for one minute. Add the spices, then slowly pour in the milk. Stir until a smooth sauce forms, then simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

Serving Size: Makes 2 cups, 1/2 cup per serving.






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  • 59 of 63 people found this review helpful
    I so enjoy reading comments about a gravy not being as advertised when the sausage is in quotes - most of us understand that when it's written "sausage" that its faux. . . .anyway, thanks for the LOL moments!
    - 11/18/12

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  • 39 of 42 people found this review helpful
    couldn't you also use the "vegetarian" crumbles? I find they taste and have the texture of regular sausage or hamburger. My husband can't tell the difference. - 4/17/12

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (6/4/12)
    Yes, you could use veggie crumbles.


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  • 37 of 99 people found this review helpful
    I am so disappointed. I was so excited to see a recipe for a healthy version sausage gravy but this is not sausage gravy, there is no sausage in the recipe or even anything resembling sausage. You can't call it sausage gravy when there is no sausage in the recipe, its more like vegetarian gravy. - 9/13/12

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  • 30 of 32 people found this review helpful
    I modified this using turkey sausage and unsweetened almond milk; no sage at all. It was yummy! - 9/23/12

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  • 27 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Can't rate this yet, but I love the substitution esp/ w/ mushroom. I laughed when I read the complaints because it wasn't a month ago you posted a peanut butter cookie recipe and people here complained it used actual peanut butter and sugar.
    I pick and choose, but your recipes have improved my lif - 9/13/12

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  • 24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe and my husband couldn't tell that he wasn't eating sausage. Because I am a bit of a biscuit snob and haven't had a chance to try Chef Meg's Buttermilk Biscuits, I served it over multigrain and flax sandwich thins. Very tasty. - 6/14/12

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  • 16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Looks very interesting. I am looking forward to tweaking it to my personal taste and dietary preferences. Like another posterer, I am amazed by the people who don't understand that when the word "sausage" is in quotation marks that signals there is something different, i.e., there is no sausage! - 1/6/13

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  • Good
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Texture was good, but the sage flavoring was a little overwhelming. I think the "base" was nice and might use this recipe again, but use ground chuck or vegetarian crumbles as someone stated. It paired nicely with the biscuits recipe and made nice "comfort food" for my father on a low sodium diet. - 5/26/12

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  • 14 of 48 people found this review helpful
    I looked at the picture when the recipe hit my inbox and thought "Yippe! A low calorie 'sausage' gravy!!" To my surprise the picture, once again, does not reflect the ingredients of the recipe. If there is no sausage in the recipe, why show a picture of all sausage gravy? Another recipe gone. - 9/13/12

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  • Bad
    12 of 60 people found this review helpful
    There's no truth calling this recipe "Sausage Gravy" with no sausage added. Very misleading--especially if that sausage was supposed to be the protein source. It is mushroom/white sauce, nothing more or less. Better to use heart-healthy or vegan sausage substitute, and retain some integrity. - 9/13/12

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  • 7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    In the freezer compartment of most supermarkets there is a Jimmy Dean product of pre-cooked TURKEY sausage crumbles that is much lower in fat and has a decent flavor for recipes like this. It has 80 calories for 2/3 cup and 560 mg of sodium, so I only use a little.. but it's flavorful. - 1/12/13

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  • Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    was OK. Didn't care for the sage in it. - 5/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband gives this a big "Thumbs Up"!!!!! - 9/13/12

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  • Bad
    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
    watery and bland - 9/5/12

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  • 5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    what about turkey sausage? anyone try that? - 6/4/12

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Not quite the same as sausage gravy, but for the 3-4 times a year that I crave biscuits and gravy it will be a better substitute. - 9/30/12

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I'm making this for dinner. I'll be adding "Gimme Lean Sausage Style" and the mushrooms (we love biscuits and gravy and that will make enough for leftovers for a quick breakfast in the morning too). I am also going to use hemp milk to make it vegan. - 9/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It takes all kinds....I think this gravy was amazing, thanks Meg - 4/24/13

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    love this . mushrooms make it better . - 1/18/13

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  • O.K.
    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I love mushrooms but I don't think it goes in this. When I make biscuits and gravy, I use some turkey or chicken sausage and that cuts the calories and fat by quite a bit. Also, I occasionally swap out the biscuit for a multigrain English muffin. Cuts the calories by a lot! :) - 11/12/12

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  • 3 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Yes, I was disappointed , too----to call it sausage gravy and not have sausage in it is in very bad Taste! - 9/13/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good, but I would have to find something else to serve it over other than biscuits. Plus, I would have to use gluten-free flour (not a problem!) as my husband has celiac disease. Perhaps I'll try this for breakfast this weekend. Could be pretty tasty over home fries! - 9/13/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Had to tweak the spices a little bit for our taste. Added a little creole spice. - 4/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved it. Served it over garlic mashed potatoes! - 9/15/13

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was indeed obvious that this wouldn't have sausage in it. I am a vegetarian and I clicked on the recipe because "sausage" with quotation marks means, to me at least, there wouldn't be sausage in it :)
    This was yummy! - 2/26/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Im not sure why everyone is saying the title is misleading if you look carefully "sausage" is in parenthesis and sausage isnt in any of the ingrediants its just like my receipe for south beach mashed "potatoes" they are made with caulflower not potatoes. Im excited to try this receipe! - 2/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this gravy the day before and froze it. Then I reheated it over low. It made for a nice easy start to the day. My husband and I both liked the flavor. - 5/19/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Delicious flavor! Will definitely be using this again as we eat vegetarian several days a week in our house. Great way to eat more veggies in the morning. Only problem we had was the sauce not thickening up as much as we liked - added more flour. - 9/14/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    As a farm girl from years back. When my family made sausage they used all of the same ingredients in the meat and add a bit or take out a bit of the seasonings, this recipe just subsituted the mushrooms for the meat which would make it taste very much the same but with mushrooms as the protienl - 9/13/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love this recipe, but I have to give it a blessing of finely chopped parsley on top! - 9/13/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have to agree with LADEEJ!

    I've always thought that the comment section for a recipe was for rating it good/bad AFTER you've tried it, not to criticize it based on ingredients or lack of.... - 9/13/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried this and it was wonderful! So long since I had gravy. Saw the many commits - you know on this site to be thankful for any healthier version of anything! - 6/8/13

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Crumble Morning Star sausage patties into the "sausage" gravy. I've done that into a white sauce for quite decent meatless sausage gravy.
    I think I'll stick with that over mushrooms & sage. - 1/29/13

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy! - 10/25/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will cut down on red pepper flakes next time. Otherwise very tasty. - 5/23/12

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  • This was really delicious! I gave it 5 stars, not because it tastes like sausage gravy (because it totally does not), but because it's just REALLY good! Full of flavor, easy to make, and really satisfying! - 4/22/14

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  • It really is amusing reading the complaints about not having sausage . I did not expect it to taste a like a traditional sausage gravy and it didn't but it was really good. I did tweek the recipe a bit by adding salt. I served wth Meg's biscuit. I am making this again.
    - 11/10/13

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  • interesting recipe....needs garlic, fennel, salt and something else, not sure what, oh i know- sausage. breakfast sausage has several seasonings not listed here. i will use them next time to improve upon it and p.s.as per usual it didn't look like the picture. - 9/22/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was out of sage, and it was delicious. The hubby liked it too. I think I'll try it with veggie crumbles or turkey sausage as some of the commenters suggest. It would also work well with leftover chicken or beef. It has countless possibilities! - 9/15/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds pretty good to me.....I really enjoy sausage gravy. - 5/11/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This made my mouth water, remembering our vacations to my grandmothers Southern cooking. Yum. - 3/6/13

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  • This is very, very good - very much like my momma used to make. She served it over waffles. - 2/26/13

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I was disappointed to see the sausage substitute was mushrooms, not turkey, because the photo sure looks like it has meat - not mushrooms - in it, I don't like mushrooms, and it also means there's no real protein source in it. I would suggest lean ground turkey, instead, if you still want protein. - 2/26/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Seems like alot of people are not to happy, personally I just buy ground turkey and make home made turkey sausage then make the sausage gravy over homemade biscuits.... - 2/26/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband said your taste buds would have to be dead not to know this is not sausage gravy. He thought it was awful. Sorry - 2/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good! - 2/26/13

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love it! I will definitely try it. Thanks - 2/26/13

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  • This reminds me of my mother's recipe for creamed mushrooms. We loved it! - 2/26/13

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  • Apparently you guys can not read. It is not misleading at all it is called SWAPPED OUT 'sausauge' gravy. This directly implies there is no sausage as it is swapped out of the recipe. It is an alternative to sausage gravy that is similar. - 2/26/13

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  • Thought it was good. I would make it again. This recipe's name said just what it was: Swapped-out "sausage". The word "swapped-out" means exchanged with something else. "Sausage" in quotes means not really sausage. Suppose to make you"feel" like you were eating sausage gravy. It did. Good Job! - 2/26/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good idea, but in my opinion spending 116 calories on a non-filling food is not wise spending. - 2/26/13

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would never use this recipe. I don't like mushrooms. - 2/26/13

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can see where this would be delicious, but for me to call it a "sausage" gravy, I'd probably have to do the half and half. - 2/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Call it non-sausage with gravy - this is wonderful! Thanx for re-working this one. Sausage-biscuits-n-gravy has long been one of my favorites, and now I can indulge in this treat again! - 2/26/13

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did use a little turkey sausage for protein.It helped power us through the morning of snow removal. - 2/13/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can not wait to try this. Sound so good. - 1/29/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Having grown up in the North, I'm new to the whole sausage gravy thing. I remember my mother saying it was "nothing but paste", LOL. I love the mushroom swap because mushrooms take on any flavor you add to them (the sage is what gives it the "sausage" flavor). I'll be making this soon! - 1/23/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    In the refrigerated section at the grocery store, you can find "chicken sausage" in a plastic casing. It's relatively low in fat and calories compared with pork sausage. - 1/21/13

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  • O.K.
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    really nice try, did not fly at my home at all. 1st off it is mushroom onion gravy call it what it is and that I would like. Hubby does not like mushrooms can smell one cooking a mile away. Even made it when he was not home he can taste the difference. for my yes for the guys NOPE> - 9/24/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Kind of amazing. Certainly won't fool anyone into thinking it's sausage - but I love mushrooms, and as a novice cook, this amazed me. I feel so accomplished. - 9/21/12

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  • Good
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I agree with some other members that this should NOT be called sausage gravy. However, having said that, it's a very tasty substitution if one needs to replace sausage gravy. - 9/20/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I think i would have titled this recipe "Mock sausage gravy" - 9/18/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I want to try this recipe soon... - 9/16/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I cant stomach mushrooms, too bad too because I was so excited about a "healthy" version. Im sure its fantastic though. Perhaps I could try using ground turkey? I think that might still be much better for us than sausage. - 9/15/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just can't wait to try this recipe! - 9/14/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    To call something sausage gravy when it has no sausage in it is false advertising... :-( - 9/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanks Meg. I use mushrooms a lot to "beef up" recipes and save on fat and calories. This will be a hit here with just a third of the ususal sausage, but I will cut back on the sage a bit. Your recipes always give me good ideas for improving our diet. - 9/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i love country gravy... can't wait to try it.. thanks for sharing.. - 9/14/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Why not turkey sausage? That wouldn't be too bad right? Spice it up and hmmm I'm gonnna try this for sure. - 9/13/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What a neat idea. - 9/13/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was excited when I saw a recipe for sausage gravy. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to mushrooms, so this version is not an option for me. - 9/13/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make sausage gravy all the time using turkey sausage, whole wheat flour, skim milk, thyme, sage, and pepper. It's a wonderful substitution for the homey southern staple.
    - 9/13/12

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  • not my favourite--easy to make tho! - 9/13/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet, but I will. Sneaky, I love it! Will let you know DH's reaction. - 9/13/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    you could also use turkey breakfast sausage--it's a lot less fatty. - 9/13/12

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am going to use the gravy to put on my ravioli.
    What a versitile sauce... - 9/13/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I developed a similar recipe using as a vegetarian (no longer a veg, but still enjoy the recipe). I steam a little onion with the mushrooms, and make a roux from the stock using olive oil & combination of corn flour (maize), and WW flour. Use LF evaporated milk, not skim-adds 20 cals, but worth it! - 9/13/12

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  • love this recipe, my hubby did not know this was so healthy for you, he loves mushrooms, I put the onions in,but chopped very small so he would not knowest..I do not like sage so I did not use it. I used fresh oregano instead, tastie and good. - 9/13/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds perfect for my honey who loves sausage/gravy and biscuits.... :) - 9/13/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Love the South, Mother-in-Law from Waycross. Lived in Macon for 3 yrs, husband in Law School. Thanks for the Biscuits and Gravy recipes. I can taste them now! And we will now that their more healthy. - 5/26/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Chef I can't eat mushrooms so what would be a good substitute so I can lower the fat. - 5/15/12

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  • Was good - 4/17/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sausage gravy on biscuits is my husbands favorite. - 4/17/12

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