Biscuits and Gravy Casserole is the perfect breakfast for any weekend morning. Make it ahead for a delicious weekday breakfast too! It’s made with sausage, garlic, onions, milk, and biscuits and baked until bubbly and golden brown. The whole family will love this adaptation of a classic meal.
- What is Biscuits and Gravy Casserole?
- Video Recipe
- How to make biscuits and gravy casserole :
- Tips for success:
- How can I make biscuits and gravy in a crockpot?
- What other meats can I substitute in this casserole?
- Can I add vegetables or other ingredients?
- How to store:
- Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
What is Biscuits and Gravy Casserole?
There’s no need to go out to breakfast to get biscuits and gravy from a restaurant. This recipe is best when it’s homemade. All of the ingredients may already be in your pantry!
This southern dish can be thrown together the night before and baked in the morning. If you’re looking for an easy way to get a filling and tasty breakfast, look no further. You’ll love waking up to the smell of fresh coffee and onions and sausage baking in the oven. It’s the perfect start to your day.
- 2 tablespoon olive oil: Use any neutral oil here like avocado, canola, or vegetable.
- 1 medium white onion, chopped: White onions are best for baking in casseroles.
- 3 garlic cloves, minced: Two tablespoons of garlic go a long way in boosting the flavor here.
- 1 pound hot ground sausage: You can buy hot or mild sausage depending on what you like best. Be sure to get the best quality you can find.
- 2 2⁄3 cups milk: Whole milk works best when making gravy.
- 3 tablespoon flour: Flour thickens the milk to make the gravy.
- 12 frozen biscuits: You can use frozen biscuits or fresh, uncooked biscuits if you have them.
- salt and pepper to taste: Kosher salt and fresh-cracked black pepper are best in any recipe.
- egg wash: Eggs mixed with one tablespoon of water and brushed over the biscuits will make them shine.
How to make biscuits and gravy casserole :
Here’s a brief overview of how to make this dish. See the recipe card below for the specific recipe instructions.
1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and saute onions for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add sausages and break them up with a fork. Cook for 10 minutes.
4. When the meat browns add salt, pepper, garlic, and flour.
5. Pour milk into the meat and cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick.
6. Transfer meat with sauce into a baking pan, top with biscuits, and brush them with egg wash.
7. Bake for 25 minutes.
Tips for success:
Here are a few tips for success and variations you can try to make this the best biscuits and gravy casserole you've ever had.
- A midwest favorite is using chocolate “gravy” to smother biscuits. Try this sweet version for dessert.
- Make the biscuits from scratch if you’ve got the time. They are easy to make and will taste even better than store-bought frozen biscuits.
- Add a little chopped parsley to the gravy or sprinkle it on top after the casserole is cooked for a fun pop of color and flavor.
How can I make biscuits and gravy in a crockpot?
If you’d like to start this casserole in the slow cooker the night before, you can definitely do this too.
Make the casserole through the last step before pouring the sauce into a baking dish. Instead, pour it into the bowl of the crockpot, cover, and set the timer to low for eight hours.
In the morning, bake the biscuits in the oven and place them on top of the sauce in the slow cooker and enjoy!
What other meats can I substitute in this casserole?
If you’d like to use something other than ground sausage, you can try ground turkey or chicken. You can also make it vegetarian without sausage or any meat. Any of these options will taste great!
Can I add vegetables or other ingredients?
Looking to add some extra goodies to your casserole? There are lots of options to level up your breakfast. Try including some diced potatoes, hashbrowns, tomatoes, zucchini, or mushrooms. You can also use crescent rolls or puff pastry on top instead of the biscuits. It’s really up to what you like and want to add.
How to store:
Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Reheat it in the microwave with 30-second increments until it’s hot all the way through.
To freeze the entire casserole, wrap it in aluminum foil and then plastic wrap. Label it with what it is, how to cook, and the date. This will help you remember later. Remember that if you cook it from frozen, without thawing first, it will take longer to cook in the oven. Keep the foil on until the last 30 minutes of cooking so the top can brown.
Can I make this casserole dairy-free?
You can make this dish dairy-free by using a nut or oat milk to make the gravy and no egg wash on the biscuits.
Can I make biscuits and gravy casserole ahead of time?
Yes, this is a make-ahead dish. You can make it the night before, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and then bake it in the morning.
How can I make this casserole healthy?
If you want to make this dish healthier, you can add more vegetables or change the sausage to ground turkey.
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium white onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 pound hot ground sausage
- 2 2⁄3 cups milk
- 3 tablespoon flour
- 12 frozen biscuits
- salt and pepper to taste
- egg wash
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and saute onions for 2-3 minutes.
- Add sausages and break them up with a fork. Cook for 10 minutes, season with salt, pepper, and garlic, add the flour in.
- Pour milk into the meat and cook for 5 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick.
- Transfer meat with sauce into a baking pan, top with biscuits and brush them with egg wash.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 787Total Fat: 48gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 1434mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 23g