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Breakfast sausage biscuits & gravy casserole


  • Author: Chef Emy

Description

 

The Breakfast Sausage Biscuits & Gravy Casserole combines all the hearty elements of a classic Southern breakfast into one delectable dish. This casserole is perfect for weekend brunches, holiday mornings, or any time you want to treat yourself and your loved ones to a warm, comforting meal. Here’s how to make it:


Ingredients

For the Biscuits:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

  • 3/4 cup milk

For the Casserole:

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups milk

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Instructions

1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Biscuit Dough:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to incorporate the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • Gradually add 3/4 cup milk, stirring until a dough forms.

  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thickness and cut into rounds using a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass.

2. Brown the Sausage:

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until browned and crumbly. Drain excess grease, reserving about 2 tablespoons in the skillet for the gravy.

3. Make the Gravy:

  • Sprinkle the reserved flour over the sausage in the skillet. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.

  • Gradually whisk in 3 cups of milk, ensuring there are no lumps. Cook and stir until the gravy is thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Assemble the Casserole:

  • Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange half of the biscuit rounds at the bottom of the dish.

  • Pour the sausage gravy over the biscuits. Sprinkle with 1 cup of shredded cheese.

  • Top with the remaining biscuit rounds and sprinkle with the remaining cheese.

5. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden and the cheese is bubbly.

6. Serve:

 

  • Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. This dish is best enjoyed warm, offering a comforting and satisfying start to any day.

Notes

Tips for Success:

  • Sausage Selection: You can use any type of breakfast sausage you prefer. Spicy sausage adds a nice kick, while sage sausage gives a classic flavor.

  • Cheese Varieties: While cheddar is traditional, feel free to experiment with other types of cheese like pepper jack for a spicy twist or a blend of your favorites for more complexity.

  • Make-Ahead Tip: You can prepare the biscuit dough and sausage gravy the night before. Store them separately in the refrigerator, and assemble the casserole in the morning before baking.

 

This Breakfast Sausage Biscuits & Gravy Casserole is a heartwarming dish that encapsulates the essence of Southern comfort food. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s sure to become a cherished recipe in your breakfast and brunch repertoire.