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    Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

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    This classic southern Biscuits and Gravy recipe uses thick, flaky biscuits that are smothered in homemade sausage gravy for the perfect breakfast dish. I’m certain that this may become your new favorite recipe.

    We are huge breakfast fans in our house and love trying different things. If you are the same way and want to change your breakfast routine, then you must try my Breakfast Burrito or Shakshuka.



     

    Biscuits and Gravy

    Biscuits and gravy are classic American dishes usually served for breakfast or brunch consisting of flaky biscuits that are topped off with a rich sausage gravy. This comforting dish is a Southern staple, and there can be very strong opinions about it.

    They are a great prep-ahead meal to serve to guests and are very easy to reheat. It’s important that the biscuits be thick and the gravy be well seasoned. It is also traditional to serve the gravy over a biscuit that is sliced in half. I am not troubled if the gravy is served over top of an uncut biscuit.

    Ingredients and Substitutions

    biscuits and gravy ingredients
    • Biscuits – Baked store-bought or Homemade Biscuits are needed for this recipe.
    • GravySausage gravy is the classic Southern topping to the biscuits.

    How to Make Biscuits and Gravy

    Prepare the biscuits and keep them warm.

    cooked biscuits in a pan

    Make the sausage gravy and keep it warm over low heat. If it becomes too thick, thin it out with a few tablespoons of warm milk.

    gravy in a pot

    Slice the biscuits in half or leave them whole and serve with several spoonsful of the hot sausage gravy over top.

    biscuits and gravy on a plate

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make the biscuits and gravy up to 2 days ahead for freshness if they are stored separately.

    How to Store: Cover the gravy in a container or a bowl and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The biscuits can be stored covered at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator covered for up to 5 days. Furthermore, the sausage gravy and biscuits will both freeze separately and be covered for up to 3 months. Thaw them both in the refrigerator for 1 day before serving.

    How to Reheat: Add the biscuits to a pan and cover with foil. Bake them in the oven at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until warm. Likewise, add the desired amount of sausage gravy to a small saucepot and heat it over low heat until it is hot. You may need to rethicken it with a small amount of roux or thin it with a few tablespoons of milk.

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    Chef Notes + Tips

    • Try spicing up the gravy by adding some caramelized onions to it.

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    Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

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    This Biscuits and Gravy recipe uses thick, flaky biscuits that are smothered in homemade sausage gravy for the perfect breakfast dish.
    Servings: 20
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 50 minutes

    Ingredients 

    For the Biscuits:

    • 6 cups all-purpose flour
    • 4 tablespoons baking powder
    • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 2 ¾ sticks ice-cold unsalted butter shredded on a cheese shredder
    • 5 large eggs
    • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk

    For the Country Sausage Gravy:

    • 1- pound breakfast sausage
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    • 4 cups whole milk
    • coarse salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    Biscuits:

    • Preheat the oven to 375°.
    • In a stand mixer with the hook attachment, add in the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and butter and mix on low speed just until combined.
    • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and cream until combined, then pour into the dry mixture bowl and mix on low speed just until combined.
    • Transfer to a clean surface lightly dusted with flour. Dust the top of the dough with flour and roll it out until it is 1 ½” to 2” thick. Using a circle cutter that is 2 ½ to 3 inches in diameter, cut as many dough rounds as possible.  
    • Transfer them to a large cast-iron skillet(12 inches) or casserole dish (13×9) about ½ to 1 inch apart. There will be plenty of leftover dough to reroll and recut. You should get 20 to 22 biscuits in total. You will need a second smaller skillet or casserole dish for the rerolled and cut dough.
    • Bake in the oven for 26-30 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the center. Keep warm.

    Gravy:

    • Cook the pork sausage in a large sauté pan over medium heat until cooked. Set aside the sausage on a plate.
    • Add the butter to a medium to large saute pan or cast iron skillet over low to medium heat, and once melted, whisk in the flour until combined.
    • Next, pour in the milk while whisking to combine the roux with the milk, and turn the heat to high to bring the mixture to a boil. It should become very thick, like an alfredo sauce.
    • Turn the heat down to low and cook while occasionally whisking until the starch flour taste is gone, which takes 4 to 5 minutes.
    • Add back in the cooked sausage and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
    • Slice the biscuits in half or leave them whole and serve with several spoonfuls of the sausage gravy over the top.

    Notes

    Make-Ahead: You can make the biscuits and gravy up to 2 days ahead for freshness if they are stored separately.
    How to Store: Cover the gravy in a container or a bowl and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The biscuits can be stored covered at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator covered for up to 5 days. In addition, the sausage gravy and biscuits will both freeze separately and be covered for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day before serving.
    How to Reheat: Add the biscuits to a pan and cover with foil. Bake in the oven at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes or until warm. Add the desired amount of sausage gravy to a small saucepot and heat over low heat until hot. You may need to rethicken it with a small amount of roux or thin it with a few tablespoons of milk.
    Try spicing up the gravy by adding some caramelized onions to it.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 401kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 11gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 380mgPotassium: 461mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 596IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 206mgIron: 2mg
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American