Create an ultimate Biscuit and Gravy Casserole for the whole family with this breakfast recipe version. This breakfast casserole is loaded with carbs, protein, and energy boosters your kids need to start the day off just right!
If you enjoy the richness of biscuits and gravy, expect this breakfast casserole to become a sensational hit among kids and adult biscuit lovers alike at your home. This awesome sausage biscuit is just an easier, casserole form of serving America’s most indulgent hearty breakfast no kids will ever resist.
I can proudly say that this biscuit and gravy casserole has the bragging rights to show off the great flavors of classic southern biscuits fully saturated into a gravy mix in the form of homestyle goodness. It couldn’t be easier to prepare, which makes this quick casserole recipe great as a daily family meal or leftovers reheated.
I am all about hearty breakfasts, and any time there are biscuits and gravy on the morning menu, I get instantly excited to do it. But, for me, the simpler the recipe is, the faster I get to make nutrient-loaded meals during the morning rush. I love flaky biscuits and sausage gravy that has the right amount of bite to it, combined to create that perfect creaminess that would explain why I am in love with this breakfast casserole and everything else in it. 🙂
If you’re looking for an old-fashioned southern biscuit and gravy recipe, this might not be what you’re up to, as the biscuits and gravy aren’t served individually. But, I would say that if you plan to make biscuits and gravy casserole now, this recipe will still allow you to bake the biscuits up and simply pour the gravy over them.
This beautiful biscuit and gravy casserole recipes use flaky biscuits, homemade sausage gravy, and some creamy ingredients to make that mouth-pleasing filling. The nice thing about this recipe is that all ingredients already form part of your daily kitchen essentials, except, of course for the sausages. With biscuits, sausage and creamy milk, this already makes an all-in-one hearty breakfast and a lot more leftovers enough for the next morning.
Since the gravy mixture is so delicious, expect your kids to keep bugging you in the kitchen to have a spoonful of it. I have to admit that I sometimes even sneak one myself. Yum! You could even make the gravy mix the night before and just add some milk and reheat to prepare the hearty breakfast the following morning.
Luckily for me, I always get the breakfast sausage from the meat counter at my local grocery store because they have the best breakfast sausage in town!
How Do I Make this Flavorful Biscuits and Gravy Casserole?
To get started, gather all the listed ingredients below first to make sure that everything is visible on sight.
And, preheat your oven to 375° and spray a large baking dish with cooking spray, preferably a 10×10 or 12×10 baking dish.
Making the Yummy Sausage Gravy
In a large non-stick skillet, cook the sausages for about 8 to 10 minutes over medium high heat until all sides become brown. Remove excess fat if you like and then sprinkle flour all over the sausage, cooking for just a minute more. While cooking, season with cayenne, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.
Pour milk over the seasoned sausage, constantly stirring while bringing the mixture to a boil. Gradually reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes until the mixture becomes thick and then remove from heat.
Preparing and Baking the Casserole Dish
Place half your diced biscuits onto the bottom of your baking dish, bake the biscuits for a few minutes in the oven, remove from oven, and pour gravy mixture on top. Lastly, top with the remaining biscuits and brush with butter. Can’t wait to see how my biscuits and gravy casserole will turn out after baking.
When you finish preparing the casserole dish, place it in the oven and bake for 17 to 20 minutes until biscuits turn golden and sausage gravy becomes bubbling. Carefully watch over the casserole dish as it may get overcooked or burned, but also make sure that the biscuits at the bottom of the baking dish are thoroughly baked too. Then what’s next? Serve and enjoy, of course!
The Perfect Sides for your Deliciously-baked Breakfast Casserole
For this breakfast casserole recipe, I suggest preparing some refreshing fruits or steamed vegetables for a well-balanced meal. A small bowl of cold fruit salad and a hot mixture of caramelized onions, beans, spinach, and carrots may suit just fine. I often match this biscuits and gravy casserole with bread toast alongside a sweet jam or breads like scones and muffins.
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole for a Perfect Morning
This biscuits and gravy casserole recipe is so easy to make, and 15 minutes of your precious time is all it takes to get this baby done. You can use the next 20 minutes of baking time to prepare some smoothies for your kids and a morning coffee for your hubby.
1 lb. breakfast sausage*
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 1/2 c. whole milk
Pinch cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1 16 oz. can Pillsbury flaky biscuits each biscuit cut into quarters or sixths
2 tbsp. butter melted
* I get this from the meat counter (sage breakfast sausage)
Directions for Making this Fantastic Biscuits and Gravy Casserole:
- Preheat oven to 375° and spray a large baking dish, preferably 10×10 or 12×10 dish, with cooking spray.
- In a large skillet, cook sausage until browned all over (about 8 to 10 minutes).
- If there is a lot of greases, drain if desired and sprinkle flour all over the sausage, cooking for just a minute longer.
- Season with cayenne, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.
- Pour milk over mixture, continually stirring while bringing the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes until thick and then remove from heat.
- Place half your diced biscuits onto the bottom of your baking dish, bake those for a few minutes in the oven, remove from oven, and pour gravy mixture on top.
- Top with the remaining biscuits and brush with butter.
- Place in the oven to bake 17-18 minutes, until biscuits are golden and sausage mixture is bubbling, making sure that biscuits in the bottom of the casserole dish are baked through as well.
Regular breakfast sausage is absolutely fine. For this recipe, I use sage-flavored sausage. You can use some chilies or hot sauce to make the regular sausage spicier. Alternatively, opt to use hot sausage if you like it hot.
This casserole dish can be prepared the night before and then baked the next morning. You can also make huge batches of the mixture, just double up the listed ingredients. When preparing an additional batch, make a separate casserole dish, instead of adding everything up in one casserole.
Use aluminum foil to keep the casserole dish moist and make cleaning up a breeze.
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
- Preheat oven to 375° and spray a large baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large skillet cook sausage until browned all over.
- If there is a lot of grease, drain if desired and sprinkle flour all over the sausage, cooking for just a minute longer.
- Season with cayenne, salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
- Pour milk over mixture, constantly stirring while bringing the mixture to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer about 5 minutes until thick.
- Remove from heat.
- Place half your diced biscuits onto the bottom of your baking dish, bake those for a few minutes in the oven, remove from oven and pour gravy mixture on top.
- Top with the remaining biscuits and brush with butter.
- Place in the oven to bake 17-18 minutes, until biscuits are golden and sausage mixture is bubbling making sure that biscuits in the bottom of the casserole dish are baked through as well.