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Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

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Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole folds hearty sausage and delicious egg into savory biscuits and gravy, a tasty southern country-style breakfast recipe with the perfect amount of pepper that will keep you full all day!

Warm, melty, and cheesy breakfast casserole tastes right from a magazine. This is a perfect breakfast recipe to feed a crowd, so dig in and be satisfied!

biscuits and gravy casserole on a plate ready to eat for breakfast.

Why you will love this Savory Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

There are plenty of Southern recipes that get a lot of play- crawfish, grits casserole, and good ole biscuits and gravy. We like comfort food in the south, and nothing says “I ate too much,” like slathering your biscuits with peppery gravy.

The best part of this breakfast casserole is that it takes a common Southern breakfast and turns it right into a delicious, perfect tasty casserole instead! Serving your family on holiday is a must, but this recipe is fantastic for early morning office meetings and church potlucks.

Ingredients

  • Buttermilk biscuits – While some recipes use crescent rolls, I prefer to use the dense buttermilk biscuits that remind you of old-fashioned homemade Southern-style biscuits and gravy. They hold up super well with breakfast sausage and taste delicious.
  • Cooked sausage – When searching for sausage, take care not to get Italian sausage by accident. Breakfast sausage is usually by the eggs and bacon in the grocery store and makes the perfect sausage mixture. 
  • Cheese – As always, true connoisseurs of breakfast love shredded cheddar cheese the best for this dish. 
  • Egg Mixture – The egg mixture combines eggs and heavy whipping cream.
  • Sausage Gravy – Along with the pre-cooked breakfast sausage, other gravy ingredients include unsalted butter, flour, half and half, salt, and black pepper. 

Best Pan Size for Breakfast Casserole

I put this into a smaller 2-1/2 quart casserole dish. If you choose to use a 9×13 pan, I suggest you double the recipe.

How to make Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

Prepping Biscuits, Sausage, and Egg Mixture

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 2-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Brown sausage in a skillet until no longer pink.
  3. Line biscuits in a single layer on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. They don’t have to touch each other but certainly can.
  4. Add cooked and browned sausage on top of biscuits.
  5. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cup of cheese on top of the sausage.
  6. Super simple layered breakfast casserole starts with tons of delicious breakfast sausage. Add eggs and 1/2 cup milk in a mixing bowl and whisk well.
  7. Pour egg mixture on top of sausage and biscuits mixture.
  8. Start by layering your biscuits, sausage, and shredded cheese before adding your gravy all over the top.
layered breakfast sausage over dense rolls in a casserole dish.

Making Homemade Gravy Recipe

  1. Use the same skillet that you used for sausage to make the biscuits gravy.
  2. Add butter, flour, milk, salt and pepper and whisk well, over medium low heat.
  3. Heat, whisking frequently, until bubbling and thick, about 5 minutes and the gravy is smooth.
  4. Add a your reserved 1/4th cup of sausage. Smooth flavorful gravy is all about patience.
skillet with homemade gravy being stirred.
  1. Pour gravy into casserole pan on top of the cheese/eggs/sausage and sprinkle the top layer of the casserole with a layer of remaining half cup of cheese.
  2. Bake casserole in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and center eggs and biscuits are set.
  3. Let stand 5 minutes before serving for easier removal.
layers of biscuits, gravy, cheese and eggs in a baking dish.

Why do I have to let Biscuit Casserole stand before serving?

Typically casseroles have an amount of liquid in them, and allowing them to sit for 5 minutes lets that final bit solidify, making a casserole easier to cut versus scooping.  

These biscuits and gravy casserole can be scooped out with a spoon and can be cut into serving sizes reasonably easily.

Hearty, Savory, and unique, wait till you taste one bite of this casserole and it is sure to be a family favorite!

easy breakfast casserole on a plate.

Common Casserole Recipe Questions

How to reheat biscuits and gravy casserole?


This cheese, biscuits, and sausage casserole can be reheated in the microwave.

How to reheat biscuits and gravy casserole?


This cheese, biscuits, and sausage casserole can be reheated in the microwave.

How to store and keep leftovers. 


I never recommend keeping food longer than 2-3 days, tightly sealed, in the fridge before tossing (especially where dairy is involved).

What else can I serve with this casserole?

Truthfully biscuits and gravy are relatively filling! But to add a bit of color to the plate, try something light and fresh like blueberries, cut-up strawberries, or a banana. If you prefer to stay with a savory, breakfast bacon is an excellent choice, hard boiled eggs in the pressure cooker, or even hashbrowns from the oven.

Sweet breakfast casserole recipes, like strawberry french toast casserole, are also an excellent fit for a family breakfast menu. 

I love making breakfast side dishes, so you do not have to venture far if you need more!

Make sure you come back and tell me any changes you made if you loved it, and always be sure to share your pictures on social media with me by tagging with #SaltySideDish. 

just out of the oven gravy and biscuits.
4.75 from 71 votes

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole with Country Sausage


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole folds hearty sausage and delicious egg into savory biscuits and gravy, a tasty Southern Country style Breakfast Recipe that will keep you full all day! This is a perfect breakfast recipe to feed a crowd, so dig in and be satisfied!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tub 7.5 oz, basic buttermilk biscuits (10 count per refrigerated can)
  • 1 pound ground sausage reserve 1/4th for gravy
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese for top layer

Egg Mixture

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of whole whipping cream

Sausage Gravy

  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup of cooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 2-1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. If you want to serve more than 6-8, you can use a 9×13 pan and double this recipe.
  • Line country style (homestyle) biscuits in a single layer on the bottom. They don’t have to touch each other, but if they do, that is fine.
  • Heat breakfast sausage in a skillet until no longer pink.
  • Sprinkle cooked sausage on top of biscuits in the casserole dish.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of layered cheddar cheese on top of sausage.
  • In a mixing bowl, add eggs and 1/2 cup whipping cream and whisk well.
  • Pour egg mixture on top of sausage and biscuit mixture.
  • Using the same skillet that you did to cook the sausage, make the gravy.
  • Add butter, flour, half and half, salt and pepper and whisk well, over medium low heat.
  • Heat the gravy, whisking frequently, until bubbling, thick, and smooth about 5 minutes.
  • Add reserved 1/4th cup of sausage.
  • Pour gravy into casserole dish and sprinkle the final top layer with remaining cheese – its ok to use as much or as little as you want, I recommend 1/2 cup shredded cheese, more if you decide to use a bigger casserole dish.
  • Bake biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and center is set. Start checking around 30 minutes if your oven is really hot.
  • Let casserole stand 5 minutes before serving so the casserole is easy to cut and serve.
  • Serves 6-8 (one biscuit area per person)

Video

Notes

How to reheat biscuits and gravy casserole?
This cheese, biscuits, and sausage casserole can be reheated in the microwave.
How to store and keep leftovers. 
I never recommend keeping food longer than 2-3 days, tightly sealed, in the fridge before tossing (especially where dairy is involved).
Can you make biscuits and gravy casserole the night before? 
You can make this country-style biscuit and sausage gravy casserole ahead of time and leave it in the fridge overnight (sealed w/ foil), and finish cooking the morning of.
Anytime you prep a casserole ahead, you may need to adjust cooking time as the food is extra cold when entering the oven.
What else can I serve with this casserole?
Truthfully biscuits and gravy are relatively filling! But to add a bit of color to the plate, try something light and fresh like blueberries, cut-up strawberries, or a banana. If you prefer to stay with a savory breakfast bacon is an excellent choice, boiled eggs, or even hashbrowns from the oven. Sweet breakfast casserole recipes, like strawberry french toast casserole, are also an excellent fit for a family breakfast menu. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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9 Comments

  1. Can you use frozen biscuits instead of canned biscuits?

    1. Honestly, I havent actually tried it that way – I am sure the biscuits would cook just fine though – are frozen biscuits fluffy or really dense? That would be my only concern.

  2. I love biscuits and sausage gravy, but never thought of making it at home. I tried this recipe and the result was AMAZING! It tasted SO good! I couldn’t find ground sausage in my supermarket, but they had little sausage breakfast patties. I fried up about 8 of those patties and crumbled them as they were frying.

    I used Pilsbury Southern Style biscuits. I knew they would rise, but I didn’t realize how much. Make sure your casserole/baking dish can accommodate the rise of the biscuits. (My oven is currently on self clean right now 🙂 ) It wasn’t a large over flow, but there was some from the cooking spray.

    Sometimes too much cheddar is just too much for me, so I used a shredded cheddar/colby mix. Made for a very nice gooey cheese!

    Thank you for this recipe!

    1. I cant believe you have never made biscuits and gravy from home – so happy that we were able to inspire you to break that streak and up your breakfast game! Thanks for all the awesome tips as well!

  3. Perhaps a silly question… to make it ahead of time, you wait to bake it the next morning, right? Basically the only thing that’s cooked is the sausage the night before, and then bake it all the next morning. Thanks!

    1. No Silly Questions! Yes, you just prep ahead but not oven bake it till the next day. 🙂

      Trisha

  4. This is an amazing dish! I have never had a better breakfst casserole. My family was so happy with this! Perfect!

    1. Misti, that makes us so happy this holiday season! Merry Christmas and glad you enjoyed your breakfast casserole!!

  5. This dish is sooo incredibly scrumptious! My family’s favorite breakfast casserole we’ve ever made.
    I cut down on the cheese by and still plenty of cheese 🙂
    Thank you for an incredibly delicious recipe!