It's Breakfast month at Casserole Gals! I love breakfast foods - if I could get up and eat a huge breakfast of waffles, bacon, eggs, gravy, potatoes, biscuits, jam, coffee every day.... I would. I love getting up before my family on the weekends and making pancakes or waffles, eggs and bacon. And there is always a snow day at home that starts with biscuits and chocolate gravy. Yum!
This type of casserole recipe has been popping up on my Pinterest non-stop it seems! Always looks so tasty, filling and comforting - so I finally decided to look over different versions and make my own. It did not disappoint! I think my son ate half in one setting, so there's a solid recommendation :)
Biscuits & Gravy Casserole
2 cans biscuits
16 oz sausage
5 cups milk
6 Tb flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Open one can of biscuits, and cut them into fourths. Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with non-stick spray, then line bottom of pan with biscuit pieces. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes - you don't want the biscuits fully cooked or they will become over baked later! Remove from oven and set aside.
Brown sausage until cooked completely, in a large skillet. Do not drain sausage, instead spoon out grease until you have about 1/8 cup still in the pan. You need the fat in the pan to make your gravy.
Sprinkle flour over sausage and stir well. Stir and cook for 3 minutes or so to get rid of the raw flour taste. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly. Coating the sausage with flour then adding the milk slowly help makes a creamy gravy with no lumps. If you pour the milk in all at once - lumps. If you add the flour after the milk - lumps. Every single time.
Let gravy simmer on low until it starts to thicken and covers the back of a spoon. Stir constantly so the flour doesn't 'settle' into lumps on the bottom of your pan. Don't let your gravy get too thick! Taste, and add salt and/or pepper if needed.
Once gravy thickens, pour over partially cooked biscuits. Open other can of biscuits, cut them into fourths and place across the gravy. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, or until biscuits are fully cooked and golden brown on top. If your top biscuits start to get too brown before the bottom biscuits fully cook, cover with aluminum foil.
-I made two 8x8 pans, one to eat and one to gift!
-I tried adding eggs to one of the pans by whisking 3 eggs and pouring around the top biscuits. We did not like it - changed the texture too much.
Cooking everything in casserole dishes!
With busy lives & sometimes quick meals, we mom & daughters team are always looking for healthy, tasty & convenient dishes to serve our family. So, please join us as we share everything from appetizers to main dishes & desserts!