Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Published Date: February 26, 2022

Who here loves a hearty and delicious breakfast? This Biscuits and Gravy Casserole is the PERFECT way to start the day. It’s not only a simple casserole recipe, but it’s comfort food at its finest, too!

BISCUITS AND GRAVY CASSEROLE

When you can use refrigerated biscuit dough and smother them with sausage and gravy, you can count me in at the breakfast table every single time. I love making this gravy breakfast casserole because it makes plenty for leftovers! Eating it once is great, but eating it a second time is perfection!

TRY SOME OF MY OTHER CASSEROLE RECIPES:

Since casseroles are such a versatile dish, why not make some for lunch and dinner as well? Here are some of our favorite brunch recipes that you can eat any time of day, really: Apple Cinnamon Roll Casserole, Sheet Pan Pancakes and Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • From start to finish, the entire gravy casserole recipe takes only 45 minutes of time!
  • Every forkful of this breakfast casserole is loaded with sausage, gravy, and biscuits.
  • You can easily prep this as an overnight casserole and then bake it the next morning!

INGREDIENTS USED

  • Pork Sausage
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Refrigerated biscuits
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Brown sugar
  • Salted butter
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Milk
  • Thyme

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

KITCHEN SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

  • Skillet
  • 7X11 baking dish
  • Whisk

HOW TO MAKE BISCUITS AND GRAVY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

1. Cook the sausage. Put the onion powder and the ground sausage into a skillet and fry them. Make sure to break up any chunks and add salt and pepper as it’s cooking. Cook until the sausage is browned all the way.

2. Preheat the oven. Spray your baking dish with a nonstick spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

3. Add the biscuits. Put the quartered biscuits on the very bottom of the baking dish.

4. Layer the sausage. Once the sausage is done cooking, use a spoon, scoop it out of the skillet, and put it on the biscuits. Be sure to leave the grease and also a tiny amount of the sausage in the skillet, as you’ll be using this to make the homemade gravy in a bit!

5. Add cheese. Add the shredded cheese on top of the sausage that is in the baking dish.

6. Whisk ingredients. Break the eggs and whisk them with the brown sugar and milk using a clean bowl. Once this mixture is whisked well, pour it over the top of the cheese in the baking pan.

7. Melt the butter. Put the butter in a greased skillet on medium heat and melt it. Add the flour and stir it. Cook this mixture for 3 minutes.

8. Whisk the milk. Add in the salt, pepper, thyme, and slowly add the milk. Whisk this on medium heat until it’s thick.

9. Pour on the casserole. Take the thickened gravy mixture and pour it over the top of the casserole.

10. Bake. Add the baking pan to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Make sure that the eggs and biscuits are fully cooked. If they are not, cook in 5-minute increments until cooked all the way.

HELPFUL TIPS & TRICKS

  • As you’re making the homemade sausage gravy, you might worry that it’s a large amount. Don’t stress! I promise you that the biscuits soak it up while it’s cooking so it’s a perfect balance!
  • You can also make this in a 9X13 baking pan. It will just be a bit thinner in texture and you will need to adjust your cooking time accordingly as it won’t take quite as long to bake.
  • Worried about how the brown sugar will taste? I totally get it but the sweetness of the sugar pairs really well with the sausage and slight heat from the pepper.
  • Don’t forget to add some fresh fruit as a side dish to pair up with this favorite breakfast food. You can easily create a delicious meal for large gatherings by adding in that sweetness and having easy sides that you don’t have to cook!

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

  • Use packaged gravy – If you don’t want to make your gravy from scratch, you can use packaged gravy instead. One package (2.3 ounces) will make about two cups of gravy. This may not give you a creamy gravy or a rich sausage gravy but this recipe will still be a huge hit!
  • Realizing that you don’t have whole milk on hand? No stress! This easy breakfast casserole recipe will work with any type of milk. Whole milk does add a wonderful richness, but sometimes you have to use what you have on hand.
  • Spicy sausage – You can always kick up the heat when you’re looking for some spice! Spicy sausage or even a mild sausage mixture is a great way to add some kick. I also think that Italian sausage is great, too!
  • Add onions – If you wanted to add in some real onions, you can cook them up with the sausage to help carmelize them a bit! Sweet onions are a super fun way to add a nice texture and flavor. 
  • Cheese – Change up the types of shredded cheese used. I love adding Monterey jack or even pepper jack cheese!
  • Garlic powder – If you’re a fan of garlic powder, add it to this easy recipe! It adds a nice flavor to this gravy sausage casserole and pairs well with the rest of the spices.

STORAGE NOTES

You’re going to love having leftovers of this breakfast casserole! Cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap or a lid and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can easily reheat the leftovers in the microwave.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN YOU FREEZE THE LEFTOVERS OF THE ENTIRE RECIPE?

Yes, you can! As long as you store it in an airtight container, it’ll store just fine in the freezer for up to 3 months. Move the casserole to the fridge to thaw overnight when it’s time to enjoy.

Once it’s thawed, add some aluminum foil to the top and reheat in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

CAN I PREP THIS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE THE NIGHT BEFORE?

Absolutely! Put it together completely and stick it in the fridge. When you wake up, just pop it in the oven and bake! You’ll have a hot and filling breakfast that everyone will enjoy! (This is one of my favorite recipes for Saturday mornings!)

CAN I USE THE BIG SUPER FLUFFY BISCUITS IN THIS RECIPE?

You can just be sure to cut them down some so that they don’t cook up too large! This will also help them back evenly and quickly too. You’ll love the versatility of this sausage gravy biscuit casserole!

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Biscuits, gravy, sausage pieces and melted cheese on a pink plate.

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

This simple breakfast casserole recipe is loaded with flavor and taste! So delicious!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 505kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 12 ounces refrigerated biscuits cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Gravy Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme

Instructions

  • Cook the sausage. Put the onion powder and the ground sausage into a skillet and fry them. Make sure to break up any chunks and add salt and pepper as it's cooking. Cook until the sausage is browned all the way.
  • Spray your baking dish with a nonstick spray and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add the biscuits. Put the quartered biscuits on the very bottom of the baking dish.
  • Layer the sausage. Once the sausage is done cooking, use a spoon, scoop it out of the skillet, and put it on the biscuits. Be sure to leave the grease and also a tiny amount of the sausage in the skillet, as you'll be using this to make the homemade gravy in a bit!
  • Add the shredded cheese on top of the sausage that is in the baking dish.
  • Whisk ingredients. Break the eggs and whisk them with the brown sugar and milk using a clean bowl. Once this mixture is whisked well, pour it over the top of the cheese in the baking pan.
  • Put the butter in a greased skillet on medium heat and melt it. Add the flour and stir it. Cook this mixture for 3 minutes.
  • Add in the salt, pepper, thyme, and slowly add the milk. Whisk this on medium heat until it's thick.
  • Take the thickened gravy mixture and pour it over the top of the casserole.
  • Add the baking pan to the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Make sure that the eggs and biscuits are fully cooked. If they are not, cook in 5-minute increments until cooked all the way.

Nutrition

Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 1213mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 554IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is delicious!! We have made it a few times now. I always think I’ll freeze the leftovers, but they don’t last that long. 🙂

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