Sausage Gravy Biscuit Casserole

Sausage Gravy Biscuit Casserole is a hearty and filling dish that’s easy to make. Simple sausage gravy is poured over store-bought biscuits and baked until golden brown perfection. 

When I saw that the theme for this month’s Fantastical Food Fight was breakfast casserole, I knew I had to participate. Tom loves any kind of breakfast casserole. Probably because I rarely ever make breakfast for dinner, and if I do, it’s something like bacon and egg sandwiches. I knew I wanted to do something different for this event thought.

The Fantastical Food Fight is a monthly blogging event hosted by Sarah of Fantastical Recipes. Each month there is a theme assigned and bloggers make a dish within that theme.

Would you believe that neither of us has ever had sausage gravy and biscuits before? It’s such a simple recipe, I should have made it ages ago! It was requested that I absolutely make this again, although with as easy as it is, I think Tom could handle make it on his own.

Sausage Gravy Biscuit Casserole is one of those hearty, stick to your ribs kind of meal, that is perfect for those cold winter mornings! Or, if you’re a breakfast for dinner fan, those cold winter nights!

WHAT IS SAUSAGE GRAVY BISCUIT CASSEROLE?

Sausage gravy is a traditional Southern dish, where ground sausage is cooked and then added to a roux (milk and flour) and cooked until it’s thickened. It’s then served over biscuits. For the casserole version, the sausage gravy is poured over biscuits, topped with more biscuits and then baked until it’s golden brown and delicious.

WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE BISCUITS?

Hey there, friend! I am not a big biscuit person myself. I’ll eat them, but they are definitely not my favorite. Sausage gravy can also be served over hash browns, English muffins, or toast. If making into a casserole, I’d suggest using english muffins as you’ll need something heartier to withstand the gravy on top while it’s baking.

SAUSAGE GRAVY BISCUIT CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS

There are really only 4 ingredients plus salt and pepper to make Sausage Gravy Biscuit Casserole, but I decided to dress mine up a little bit. Hopefully my additions won’t cause any offense to southern people out there who have a family recipe that’s been passed down for decades.

  • 8 jumbo refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage
  • 1 bunch fresh sage (or 1 tsp ground sage)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

SAUSAGE GRAVY BISCUIT CASSEROLE DIRECTIONS

  • Cut 8 biscuits into quarters. Layer half of the biscuits into an 8×8 or slightly larger baking dish. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden.
  • Cook breakfast sausage in a skillet over medium high heat. Add fresh sage, crushed red pepper and garlic. Crumble sausage and cook until browned. Remove sage leaves.
  • Sprinkle flour on top and stir in. Pour in milk with one hand while stirring with the other. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and allow the mixture to thicken, stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Once thickened, pour the sausage gravy over the biscuits in the baking dish. Top with remaining biscuit quarters. Brush melted butter on top of the biscuits. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until biscuits are golden.

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Sausage Gravy Biscuit Casserole

Sausage Gravy Biscuit Casserole is a hearty and filling dish that’s easy to make. Simple sausage gravy is poured over store-bought biscuits and baked until golden brown perfection. 

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
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Ingredients

  • 8 jumbo refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 lb ground breakfast sausage
  • 1 bunch fresh sage (or 1 tsp ground sage)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cut 4 of the biscuits into quarters and arrange into a layer in the baking dish.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet, add the ground sausage, sage, crushed red pepper and garlic powder. Cook, crumbling the sausage into small pieces until it’s browned and cooked through. Discard fresh sage.
  5. Sprinkle the flour on top of the ground sausage and stir in.
  6. Stir sausage with one hand and pour in the milk with the other, mixing until combined. Over medium high heat, bring the mixture to a boil while stirring frequently. Reduce to a simmer and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Once the sausage gravy has thickened, about 3-4 minutes, pour it on top of the biscuits in the prepared baking dish.
  8. Cut the remaining 4 biscuits into quarters and arrange on top of the sausage gravy. Brush over the tops of the biscuits with melted butter.
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes more or until biscuits are golden brown.

Notes

  • If you don’t have fresh sage, use 1 tsp ground sage or poultry seasoning and stir into the sausage while it is cooking.
  • English muffins may be used as a replacement for biscuits.
  • If not baking into a casserole, sausage gravy may be served over hash browns or toast.

Keywords: sausage gravy biscuit casserole, sausage gravy, biscuits, breakfast casserole, fantastical food fight

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve never had sausage and biscuits either! I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  2. I’m pretty sure I just woke up the neighbors with my stomach growling. YUM.

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