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Unbeatable Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

unbeatable sausage gravy and biscuits Entree Southern
Unbeatable Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 8

What’s for brunch? Once you’ve tried these easy, irresistibly good southern-style sausage gravy and biscuits, you’ll be serving them up for weekends to come! You’ll save time when you use light and flaky Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated biscuits, allowing you to focus on making the delicious, homemade one-pan gravy. The foolproof sawmill gravy is made with only five ingredients, and the whole recipe takes just 20 minutes from start to finish. The next time you’re looking for a fuss-free way to satisfy your morning crew, look no further than this southern specialty. MORE+ LESS-

Updated May 14, 2020
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Ingredients

Biscuits

1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ refrigerated biscuits

Gravy

12
oz bulk pork sausage
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
3
cups milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Bake biscuits as directed on can.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, crumble sausage into large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until browned and no longer pink, stirring frequently.
  • 3
    With wire whisk, stir in flour, salt and pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Cook until mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Split warm biscuits; place on serving plates. Serve sausage mixture over warm split biscuits.

Expert Tips

  • A sausage pan gravy (often made in a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet) is one of the simplest of country-style recipes—a whisk is used to blend the flour into the cooked sausage, creating a type of roux with the fat in the pan. Pour the milk in gradually while stirring to ensure the gravy is lump-free.
  • Try your favorite Pillsbury™ biscuits in this recipe! Bake biscuits as directed on can, then prepare recipe according to directions above.
  • Turn your Pillsbury™ Grands!™ biscuits into waffles for the same great taste with a fun twist. In a hot waffle maker sprayed with non-stick spray, place a single biscuit in the center of the waffle maker, then close and cook for 2-4 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • If you enjoy the classic flavor of biscuits and gravy, try this delicious recipe for Sausage Biscuits and Gravy Casserole. While this recipe takes a little longer to prepare, we promise it’ll be a labor of love—one bite and you’ll agree!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/8 of Recipe
Calories
365
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
1230mg
51%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
14g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
12%
12%
Iron
12%
12%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Flaky biscuits. Creamy peppered gravy. Zesty pork sausage. What’s not to love about classic biscuits and gravy? It requires minimal ingredients and is versatile enough to be made for either breakfast or dinner. While we love ordering a good ol’ biscuits and gravy breakfast from our local diner, making it at home is a snap, especially when you’re working with pre-made biscuit dough. The concept of pouring creamy gravy over biscuits is nothing new. When European settlers arrived in the United States, they brought a simple method of cooking with them that often relied on a base of meat, bread and gravy. Biscuits and sausage gravy became a distinguished dish after the American Revolutionary War during which there was a shortage of food and money. Since the recipe required very basic and budget-friendly ingredients, it became a regular breakfast dish in the South. Breakfast was especially important and had to be hearty for those who worked on the plantations all day. Nowadays, biscuits and gravy shows up on breakfast menus all over the United States and several variations have been introduced since the original recipe. The already-simple recipe can be further simplified by using your slow cooker to make them or you can even use your 13x9 to make a casserole version of biscuits and gravy.

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