September 7, 2023Review Recipe
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This biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole has layers of fluffy biscuits and hearty sausage soaked in eggs and gravy and topped with melted cheese to create a hearty brunch that the whole family will love. Easy to make and ideal to freeze, this cheesy casserole is the perfect breakfast to feed a crowd.
Biscuits And Gravy Breakfast Casserole Ingredients
- 10-ounce package of refrigerated biscuit dough, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- Half of an onion, diced
- 1 pound of breakfast sausage
- ½ cup of heavy cream or whole milk
- 5 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1½ cups of cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1½ cups of country gravy mix, the packet will make 2 cups, but you only want to use 1½ cups.
Substitutions And Additions
BISCUIT DOUGH: If you can’t get ready-made biscuit dough where you live, take a look at our homemade biscuit recipe.
HEAVY CREAM: Whole milk will work just as well as heavy cream for this biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole recipe.
CHEDDAR CHEESE: Any type of hard cheese can be used in place of cheddar, so feel free to use Swiss, Monterey Jack, Colby Jack, or whatever you have in the fridge.
BREAKFAST SAUSAGE: Breakfast sausage comes in patties, links, or loose sausages, and all are fine to use for this recipe.
As an alternative, you could use Italian sausage or turkey sausage, or make a vegetarian version of this casserole with meat-free sausages.
COUNTRY GRAVY MIX: If you can’t get hold of country gravy mix, you can easily make your own homemade gravy by whisking together 3 tablespoons of butter, 3 tablespoons of flour, 1½ cups of whole milk, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon of black pepper.
POTATO: Crispy potatoes would make a great addition to this sausage breakfast bake. Chop them into bite-sized pieces, boil until tender, and then fry alongside the onions.
BACON: This would make a tasty addition to go alongside the sausage if you desire.
How To Make This Biscuits And Gravy Breakfast Casserole Recipe
STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
STEP TWO: Grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Layer the chopped biscuit dough on the bottom of the pan.
STEP THREE: Melt the butter in a medium-sized skillet. Add onion and cook for about three minutes, until the onion is translucent.
STEP FOUR: Add the sausage and continue to cook until it is cooked through and no pink remains.
STEP FIVE: Drain the fat from the sausage and onions, then layer them over the biscuits.
STEP SIX: Whisk together the cream, eggs, garlic powder, and oregano. Pour over the sausage.
STEP SEVEN: Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the egg mixture.
STEP EIGHT: Prepare the gravy mix according to directions and pour one and a half cups over the cheese.
Most packages of country gravy mix make two cups, so don’t use it all, or your casserole will be too wet.
STEP NINE: Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until it’s bubbly and the eggs are cooked through.
Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your casserole at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
STEP TEN: Serve warm.
Since the packet will give you leftover gravy, save it to pour a little bit extra on top of your plate when you are serving.
How To Serve
Serve this hearty breakfast casserole for a special occasion or at a family gathering. It would be a delicious and filling meal for Christmas morning.
Add fresh fruit to the side, and you will have a delicious breakfast spread. The best part is you can make it the night before and bake it the next day.
Add a pot of coffee, tea, or lattes for a warm drink to wash all the yumminess down.
For more fun breakfast recipes that are perfect for holidays and special occasions, or even just for a lazy weekend morning, take a look at our donut breakfast sandwich and this beautiful cherry breakfast braid.
While this sausage casserole is traditionally served for breakfast or brunch, there’s absolutely no reason why you couldn’t serve it for lunch or dinner as well. For other breakfast casserole recipes, choose from our sausage breakfast casserole and cinnamon roll casserole.
Storing This Biscuit And Gravy Casserole
IN THE FRIDGE: You can store this pork biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole recipe in the fridge for two or three days. Reheat in the oven or microwave.
IN THE FREEZER: This easy breakfast casserole freezes well for up to two months. Thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and reheat it in the oven for 20 minutes before serving.
MAKE AHEAD: You could prepare this biscuit casserole ahead of time and cover it in plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge overnight.
The next morning, pop it in the oven, and you’ll have a hot breakfast before you know it. You’ll need to add about 20 minutes to the original cooking time to ensure everything is heated and cooked through.
Biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole include the best breakfast ingredients – sausage, eggs, biscuits, gravy, and cheese. You could also add crispy potatoes or hash browns and bacon to make this gravy bake extra special.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have your own homemade sausage gravy recipe that you prefer, you can certainly use that instead for this sausage gravy casserole recipe.
Italian sausage, either mild or spicy, or turkey sausage, would be fantastic choices in place of the breakfast sausage.
You can freeze this recipe! Make the recipe, bake it, and allow it to cool. Once cooled, cover with foil or plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw fully and reheat in the oven for 20 minutes.
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Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole
- 10 ounce package refrigerated biscuit dough, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 pound breakfast sausage
- ½ cup heavy cream or whole milk
- 5 eggs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1½ cups country gravy mix, packet will make 2 cups but you only want to use 1½ cups
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Layer chopped biscuit dough on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13-inch pan.
- Melt butter in a medium-sized skillet pan and add in the onion. Cook onion until translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add in sausage and continue cooking until sausage is cooked through and no pink remains.
- Drain sausage and sprinkle it over the biscuits.
- Whisk together cream, eggs, garlic powder, and oregano then pour over sausage.
- Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of egg mixture.
- Prepare gravy mix according to directions and pour 1 ½ cups over cheese.
- Bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and biscuits and eggs are cooked through.
- Serve warm.
- Most packages of country gravy mix make two cups, so don’t use it all or your casserole will be too wet.
- Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your casserole at the lower end of the recommended baking time.
- Since the packet will give you leftover gravy, save it to pour a little bit extra on top of your plate when you are serving.