Biscuit & Gravy Casserole

Servings: 6-8
Total Time: Approximately 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (16.3 oz) refrigerated biscuit dough πŸ₯
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage πŸ₯“
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 🌾
  • 2 and 1/2 cups milk πŸ₯›
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 🌢️
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt πŸ§‚
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional) πŸ§€
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish (optional) 🌿

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375Β°F (190Β°C) and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. Brown Sausage: Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, breaking it up with your spatula as it cooks. Once cooked, transfer the sausage to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  3. Prepare Gravy: In the same skillet, leave about 2 tablespoons of sausage grease. Sprinkle the flour over the grease and whisk it together to form a roux. Cook for about a minute to remove the raw flour taste. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Bring the mixture to a simmer and continue whisking until it thickens to the consistency of gravy.
  4. Season Gravy: Season the gravy with black pepper and salt, stirring well to incorporate the seasonings. Pour the gravy evenly over the sausage in the baking dish.
  5. Prepare Biscuits: Separate the biscuit dough into individual biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Scatter the biscuit pieces over the gravy in the baking dish.
  6. Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. If using cheese, sprinkle it over the top of the casserole during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  7. Serve: Once done, remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before serving. Optionally, garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color before serving.
Biscuit & Gravy Casserole
Biscuit & Gravy Casserole

Notes:

  • You can customize this casserole by adding ingredients like diced bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms to the gravy for added flavor and texture.
  • For a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the gravy.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cook Techniques:

  • When making the roux for the gravy, ensure to cook it for at least a minute to remove the raw flour taste.
  • Whisk the milk gradually into the roux to prevent lumps from forming in the gravy.
  • Allow the casserole to rest for a few minutes after baking to allow the flavors to meld together before serving.

FAQs:

Can I use homemade biscuit dough instead of refrigerated dough? Yes, you can substitute homemade biscuit dough for the refrigerated dough. Just ensure that it’s rolled out to a similar thickness before cutting and placing it over the gravy.

Can I freeze this casserole? Yes, you can freeze the unbaked casserole for up to 3 months. Just cover it tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil before freezing. When ready to bake, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before baking as directed.

Conclusion:

Biscuit & Gravy Casserole is a hearty and comforting dish that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. With its layers of flavorful sausage gravy and tender biscuit pieces, it’s sure to become a family favorite. Customize it with your favorite ingredients and enjoy a delicious meal that’s easy to make and even easier to devour!

More Recipe Suggestions and Combinations:

  • Serve this casserole alongside scrambled eggs and fresh fruit for a complete breakfast spread.
  • Add cooked diced potatoes or hash browns to the casserole for an extra filling dish.
  • For a vegetarian version, substitute the sausage with vegetarian sausage crumbles and use vegetable broth instead of milk for the gravy.
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Biscuit & Gravy Casserole

Biscuit & Gravy Casserole


  • Author: Elowen Thorn
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x

Description

Biscuit & Gravy Casserole is a hearty and comforting dish that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. With its layers of flavorful sausage gravy and tender biscuit pieces, it’s sure to become a family favorite. Customize it with your favorite ingredients and enjoy a delicious meal that’s easy to make and even easier to devour!


Ingredients

Scale

1 can (16.3 oz) refrigerated biscuit dough πŸ₯

1 pound ground breakfast sausage πŸ₯“

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 🌾

2 and 1/2 cups milk πŸ₯›

1/2 teaspoon black pepper 🌢️

1/4 teaspoon salt πŸ§‚

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional) πŸ§€

Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish (optional) 🌿


Instructions

Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375Β°F (190Β°C) and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Brown Sausage: Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked, breaking it up with your spatula as it cooks. Once cooked, transfer the sausage to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.

Prepare Gravy: In the same skillet, leave about 2 tablespoons of sausage grease. Sprinkle the flour over the grease and whisk it together to form a roux. Cook for about a minute to remove the raw flour taste. Gradually pour in the milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Bring the mixture to a simmer and continue whisking until it thickens to the consistency of gravy.

Season Gravy: Season the gravy with black pepper and salt, stirring well to incorporate the seasonings. Pour the gravy evenly over the sausage in the baking dish.

Prepare Biscuits: Separate the biscuit dough into individual biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. Scatter the biscuit pieces over the gravy in the baking dish.

Bake: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. If using cheese, sprinkle it over the top of the casserole during the last 5 minutes of baking.

Serve: Once done, remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before serving. Optionally, garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color before serving.

Notes

You can customize this casserole by adding ingredients like diced bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms to the gravy for added flavor and texture.

For a spicier kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the gravy.

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.