Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Mmm breakfast. My favorite meal of the day. I often do breakfast for dinner because it’s easy, quick, and delicious. During the week, I need something for breakfast that I can take to work and eat there with minimal effort. My latest go-to breakfast meal prep has been biscuits with sausage gravy.

I only started making this a few months ago from a special request. I didn’t realize how easy this is to make until I actually did it. Now, I wonder how I ever lived without this tasty meal. It is also very filling! I haven’t tried homemade biscuits yet, so please excuse the canned biscuits. I do want to try making my own biscuits one day and see how they work.

What really makes this recipe for me is the sage-flavored breakfast sausage. I love the extra layer the sage adds to the overall dish. I would also like to one day try making my own breakfast sausage. When I do, I will post another recipe of everything from scratch. Until then, let’s go with the easy version.

Start with one pack of sage-flavored breakfast sausage. I cut it into discs and lay them around the pan.

You can use any type of pork sausage you want. I happen to love the way the sage flavored sausage tastes in this recipe.

When the first side starts to brown, flip them over and start mashing them out. You want to get them to the smallest pieces possible. However, if you end up with chunkier sausage, have no fear! It is still just as tasty.

The idea is to keep browning and separating the milk. You want the sausage to basically be crumbles in the gravy.

Keep stirring these around and mashing them out. You can add some salt and pepper to taste (I like cayenne pepper).

If you end up with larger chunks of sausage, don’t worry! It will still taste just as good.

Once everything is brown, add in ½ cup of flour and stir it all up.

If you want to add butter, do it before the flour and make sure it’s fully melted.
Make sure the flour is fully absorbed into the sausage.

Pour in a pint of milk and stir.

You can always add more if you want a lot of gravy. I prefer to not have poured gravy over my biscuits (it’s a texture thing!)
This will reduce a little, so if you want more gravy, add more milk or cream!

Lower the heat and cover slightly. Cook until the gravy is thick.

It really doesn’t take very long to get to this point. The gravy will be nice and thick and this makes a great meal prep. Just divide the sausage gravy into meal-sized portions and put away in containers.

Serve over or with your favorite biscuits.

**For meal prep, follow all the above directions. Allow the gravy mixture to cool then separate into containers for the week. My workplace has a toaster oven and I’ve found putting my biscuits in while it preheats to 350 plus 2 minutes at that temperature is enough to make the biscuits hot and soft again.

And that’s it! What do you think?

Ingredients

  • 1 package sage-flavored breakfast sausage
  • 1 can biscuits (I’ve found the big biscuits work really well for this recipe)
  • 1 pint of milk
  • ½ cup of flour
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Cut sausage into discs and lay around bottom of a skillet.
  2. When side 1 is brown, flip them over and start mashing the discs out to separate the meat.
  3. Stir & brown all the sausage while continuing to separate.
  4. When all the sausage is brown, add salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Add in ½ cup flour and stir.
  6. Pour in 1 pint of milk.
  7. Lower temperature, cover, and simmer until gravy is thick.
  8. Serve over or with biscuits.

Variations

A couple times I’ve made this, I added two tablespoons of butter for extra richness. I was also short on milk once and compensated with half and half. I would one day like to try adding cheese and see what happens. I’ll update on that if I ever do it.

We ate what?!

Lol… almost to the end of week 4. My remaining funds are very small so all meals are whatever I can scrape together.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had plenty of food left in the freezer. Unfortunately, I’m not really a fan of reheated meat. I typically have to cook it for a long time for it to taste ok. Tonight I had a bag of leftover pork roast. I wasn’t really looking forward to it, to be honest. At the same time that was cooking, I was baking biscuits for breakfast tomorrow.

I decided to take a chance on something new and I’m really glad I did! A popular dish in this area is pulled pork sandwiches. I decided to use some of the biscuits to make pulled pork biscuit sandwiches. Wow! It was really freaking good. I will definitely be adding this to my future recipes database.

Just goes to show that unexpected things can turn out better than we imagine. I never would’ve tried this if my budget hadn’t forced me to.