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Biscuits and Gravy Casserole Recipe

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 561kcal
Grab your fork and dig into this comforting biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole. This casserole is a great make ahead option and perfect for the holidays. Everyone will love this easy breakfast casserole!
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Ingredients

For the Gravy

  • 16 ounces ground pork sausage
  • 1 small yellow onion finely diced (about ⅓ cup)
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

For the Casserole

  • 16.3 ounces refrigerated biscuits 1 standard can
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish and set aside.
    ingredients for biscuits and gravy casserole
  • In a large skillet cook the pork sausage and diced onion over medium heat until the sausage has browned.
    16 ounces ground pork sausage, 1 small yellow onion
    cooked crumbled sausage in a white skillet with a wood spoon
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and sprinkle the flour over the sausage. Stir to combine.
    3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Slowly add in the 2 ½ cups (591 mL) whole milk, about ¼ cup at a time, stirring well after each addition.
    2 ½ cups whole milk
  • When all of the milk has been added stir in the black pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through and thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove the gravy from the heat.
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
    sausage gravy in a white skillet with a wood spoon
  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. Cut the biscuits into pieces and spread them out in the prepared baking dish.
    16.3 ounces refrigerated biscuits
    layer of cut up biscuit dough in the bottom of a white baking dish
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, ½ cup (118 mL) milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper until well-combined. Pour the mixture over the biscuit pieces.
    6 large eggs, ½ cup milk, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
    egg mixture on top of biscuit dough pieces in white baking dish
  • Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the eggs and biscuits and pour the sausage gravy on top.
    1 cup white cheddar cheese
    sausage gravy on top of cheese, egg mixture, and biscuit pieces in white baking dish before baking
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the casserole is cooked through.
    biscuits and gravy casserole in white baking dish after baking

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Notes

  • Storage: Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make Ahead Instructions: Follow the recipe through step 8 (without baking). Cover and refrigerate overnight. When you are ready add 10-15 minutes to the bake time since the casserole will be cold.
  • Freezing Instructions: Follow the recipe as written and allow the baked casserole to cool completely. Either freeze in a freezer-safe covered container or wrap individual portions tightly in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-safe container. To re-heat, thaw the casserole in the refrigerator and bake at 350° F until warmed through. You can also re-heat in the microwave. The casserole will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • Bake Time: Ovens can be finicky and no two are the same. Keep an eye on your casserole and if it is beginning to brown too much before it’s thoroughly cooked you can cover it with foil and continue baking.
  • Gravy: To make this casserole recipe easier feel free to substitute the homemade gravy portion with a packaged gravy mix. Cook the sausage and follow the instructions on the gravy packet.
  • Sausage: Use any flavor of sausage you prefer. If your flavor of sausage contains a good amount of salt/sodium you may want to omit the added salt in the recipe. 
  • Whole Milk: I do not recommend substituting this ingredient since the higher fat content helps to make a creamy, thick gravy.
  • Refrigerated Biscuits: I used Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Original Biscuits. Any kind of refrigerated, frozen, or homemade biscuit will work fine. If you are using frozen biscuits be sure to thaw them completely before adding to the casserole. 
  • Cheese: I prefer white cheddar but yellow/orange is fine to use. Whether you use mild, medium, or sharp cheddar is personal preference. You can substitute with other flavors of cheese if you prefer. Pepper jack would be a great option. I highly recommend buying block cheese and shredding it yourself. Pre-shredded cheese contains additives that prevent it from melting smoothly.

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 188mg | Sodium: 1225mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 514IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 3mg