Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole is a hearty, comforting dish that combines the classic flavors of Southern-style biscuits and gravy in a convenient casserole form. This dish typically starts with a layer of homemade or canned biscuit dough, which is either rolled out or placed in chunks at the bottom of a greased baking dish. The biscuit dough serves as a base and becomes fluffy and golden brown as it bakes.

Over the biscuit layer, a rich and creamy gravy is poured. This gravy is often made from scratch, beginning with cooking sausage in a pan until it’s nicely browned. The sausage is then removed, and in the same pan, a roux is prepared by whisking together fat (like butter or sausage drippings) and flour, cooking until it’s golden and has a nutty aroma. Milk is gradually added to the roux, continuously whisked to ensure a smooth consistency. The gravy thickens as it cooks, turning into a velvety, creamy sauce. Seasonings such as salt, pepper, and sometimes a pinch of cayenne or sage are added for extra flavor. The cooked sausage is then mixed back into the gravy.

The sausage gravy is then poured over the biscuit layer in the baking dish, ensuring an even distribution. Some recipes call for an additional layer of biscuit dough on top, while others leave the gravy as the top layer. The casserole is then baked in the oven until the biscuits are fully cooked and the top is golden brown, indicating a delightful contrast of textures from the soft, fluffy biscuits to the rich, creamy gravy.

Once out of the oven, the Biscuits and Gravy Casserole can be served hot. It’s a dish that exudes comfort and is often enjoyed for breakfast or brunch, but can also be a satisfying meal at any time of the day. Its flavors are deeply savory, with the biscuits providing a buttery, soft texture that complements the hearty, meaty sausage gravy. This casserole is a crowd-pleaser, particularly loved in regions where traditional biscuits and gravy are a staple, and it brings a sense of homestyle, rustic cooking to any table.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 package of Pioneer Brand Peppered Sausage Gravy Mix
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits

How To Make Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
2. In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it up with a spatula, until browned and cooked through.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gravy mix and 1 cup of water until smooth.
4. Add the gravy to the skillet and stir to combine. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the gravy is thickened.
5. Remove from the heat and stir in the shredded cheese until melted and combined.
6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
7. Spread the sausage gravy mixture into the prepared baking dish.
8. Pour the egg mixture over the top, then top with the biscuits.
9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown and the eggs are set.
10. Serve warm and enjoy!

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