Flaky biscuits and creamy sausage gravy make this easy sausage biscuits and gravy casserole the ultimate comfort food!

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If you’re looking for the perfect breakfast comfort food, look no further than biscuits and gravy casserole. This delicious dish combines buttery, flaky biscuits with the creamy goodness of our homemade sausage gravy recipe to create a mouthwatering experience that will leave you craving more.

We’re sharing step-by-step instructions on how to create this comfort food dish that’s perfect for weekend brunch, holiday breakfasts, or Sunday breakfast with the family.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Ground pork sausage – You’ll want to use a ground pork breakfast sausage. We typically use Jimmy Dean sausage for this casserole and our sausage and egg breakfast casserole.
  • Sweet onion – This slightly sweet aromatic adds a little boost of savory flavor to the casserole.
  • Unsalted butter – Butter is used to make a roux for the gravy and is also brushed over the biscuits to help them brown.
  • All-purpose flour – A little flour mixed with a fat like butter makes a roux which is the base of any good gravy.
  • Whole milk – We highly recommend sticking with whole milk for this recipe. It is richer and will give you a better-flavored gravy.
  • Colby jack cheese – Who doesn’t love a little cheese? It melts into the gravy and adds a little extra something to the casserole. You can substitute with cheddar cheese if you prefer.
  • Seasoning – A little salt and pepper is all you need to season the gravy.
  • Frozen biscuits – Using frozen biscuits (we recommend Pilsbury Southern Homestyle biscuits) makes this breakfast casserole super simple to make but you can certainly use homemade biscuits or refrigerated biscuit dough. If you do this you will need to reduce the bake time since the biscuits will take less time to bake if they don’t start frozen.
  • Chopped chives (optional) – A sprinkle of chives make a nice, colorful garnish for your breakfast casserole but if you don’t have them on hand you can totally skip it.

Instructions

Step 1 – Prepare oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

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Step 2 – Cook sausage. Add the pork sausage and the diced onions to a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until no pink remains in the sausage meat. Remove the sausage mixture and keep to the side. Use a paper towel to clean the skillet.

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Step 3 – Make roux. Add 1/4 cup butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat. Add the flour and use a whisk to stir. Cook for about 1-2 minutes.

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Step 4 – Add milk. Slowly pour a little of the warm milk at a time, constantly stirring the ‘roux’ so that no lumps form. Continue to do this with all the milk, the simmer for 5 minutes until the gravy has thickened.

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Step 5 – Cheese. Add the grated cheese and whisk together until melted.

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Step 6 – Combine ingredients. Add the sausage mixture back to the skillet and mix well.

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Step 7 – Layer 1. Pour this gravy into a lightly greased 9×13” casserole dish.

Step 8 – Layer 2. Top with the 12 frozen biscuits.

Step 9 – Bake. Place into the oven to bake for 30 minutes, or until the biscuits have a golden brown color.

Step 10 – Garnish and serve. Remove from the oven and brush the melted butter over the top of the biscuits. Sprinkle chopped chives over the top. Serve hot.

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Can You Make Biscuits and Gravy Casserole the Night Before?

Yes, you can absolutely prep this biscuits and gravy casserole the night before, which can be a time-saving and convenient option for busy mornings or when you have guests over for breakfast.

Step 1 – Make the sausage gravy up to 3 days ahead of time and store it in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.

Step 2 – When you’re ready to assemble the casserole, heat the sausage gravy in the microwave or a skillet over medium-high heat

Step 3 – Follow the remaining steps for the recipe by assembling the casserole and baking.

Making the gravy ahead of time not only saves you time but also allows the flavors to develop further, resulting in an even more delicious breakfast. It’s a fantastic option for enjoying this hearty dish with minimal morning prep.

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What to Serve With Biscuits and Gravy

Biscuits and gravy casserole is a hearty and satisfying breakfast dish on its own, but you can enhance your breakfast spread by serving it with complementary side dishes. Here are some delicious options to consider:

  1. Scrambled Eggs: Serve a side of fluffy scrambled eggs to add a protein boost to your meal. The creamy sausage gravy pairs wonderfully with eggs.
  2. Fresh Fruit: A refreshing contrast to the richness of the casserole, a bowl of fresh fruit salad or sliced seasonal fruits like oranges, strawberries, or berries adds a touch of sweetness and balance.
  3. Hash Browns: Crispy hash browns or home fries make an excellent savory side dish. They provide a satisfying crunch and pair well with the creamy casserole.
  4. Sautéed Spinach or Greens: For a dose of greens, sautéed spinach, collard greens, or kale cooked with garlic and a hint of red pepper flakes can provide a nice contrast to the richness of the casserole.
  5. Sliced Tomatoes: Fresh tomato slices seasoned with salt and pepper add a juicy and refreshing element to your breakfast plate.
  6. Baked Apple Slices: If you’re looking for a sweet side dish, try baked apples with cinnamon and brown sugar. Their warm, sweet flavor complements the savory casserole.
  7. Bacon or Sausage Links: If you want even more meaty goodness, consider serving crispy bacon or sausage links alongside your casserole.
  8. Coffee or Fresh Juice: Don’t forget your beverage! A hot cup of coffee or a glass of fresh orange juice can complete your breakfast experience.

Feel free to mix and match these side dishes based on your preferences and the preferences of your guests. Biscuits and gravy casserole is versatile and pairs well with a variety of accompaniments, allowing you to create a breakfast feast that everyone

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How to Store It

Refrigerator: If you have leftover casserole that you’d like to save for later, allow it to cool to room temperature first. Then, cover it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place it in the refrigerator, and it should stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.

Freezer: If you want to store your casserole for a longer period, freezing is a great option. First, cut the casserole into individual portions or as needed. Wrap each portion tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can also use airtight containers. Label each package with the date for reference. Frozen biscuits and gravy casserole can last in the freezer for about 1-2 months.

Reheating: When you’re ready to enjoy your stored casserole, remove it from the refrigerator or freezer. To reheat refrigerated casserole, you can use the microwave for individual servings or reheat it in the oven at 350°F (175°C) until heated through.

It’s best to let frozen portions thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Sausage Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Flaky biscuits and creamy sausage gravy make this easy sausage biscuits and gravy casserole the ultimate comfort food!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground pork sausage
  • 1/2 Sweet onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup Unsalted butter, +1 tablespoon for brushing biscuits
  • 1/3 cup All purpose flour
  • 3 cups Whole milk, slightly warmed
  • 6 ounces Grated Colby jack cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 12 Frozen biscuits, We recommend Pillsbury Southern Homestyle biscuits
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped chives

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Add the pork sausage and the diced onions to a large 12” Skillet and cook over medium-high heat until no pink remains in the sausage meat. Remove the sausage mixture and keep to the side. Use a paper towel to clean the skillet.
  • Add 1/4 cup butter to the skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • Add the flour and using a whisk to stir, cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Slowly pour a little of the warm milk at a time, constantly stirring the ‘roux’ so that no lumps form. Continue to do this with all the milk, the simmer for 5 minutes until the gravy has thickened.
  • Add the grated cheese and whisk together until melted.
  • Add the sausage mixture back to the skillet and mix well.
  • Pour this gravy into a lightly greased 9×13” casserole dish.
  • Top with the 12 frozen biscuits then place into the oven to bake for 30 minutes, or until the biscuits have a golden brown color.
  • Remove from the oven and brush the melted butter over the top of all the biscuits.
  • Sprinkle chopped chives over the top.

Nutrition

Calories: 536kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 1126mg, Potassium: 430mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 597IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 291mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Biscuits and gravy, Biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole, Biscuits and gravy casserole, Breakfast casserole with biscuits and gravy, Easy biscuits and gravy
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