After a lazy Saturday at home, we had to make a quick decision if we wanted to stick to the meal plan and make chicken pot pie or have something else. We chose to stray from the meal plan, mainly because we would have had to go to the grocery store, and make biscuits and gravy casserole.
This is such an easy casserole and great comfort food for the winter months. Plus, breakfast for dinner is always a favorite around here.
I originally found this recipe from Lemon Sugar. All you will need to make this recipe is:
-1 can large, flaky biscuits (such as Grands)
-½ lb. ground breakfast sausage
-3 T. flour
-½ tsp. salt
-½ tsp. black pepper
-2 ½ c. milk
Step 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Defrost your sausage and brown it. While browning the sausage you will want to remove all of the grease.
Step 2. Open the biscuits and start quartering them. Place half of the quartered biscuits in a greased casserole dish. If you do not grease the casserole dish, the biscuits will stick, leaving a big mess.
Step 4. Add milk to the sausage coated in flour and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. If you do not stir constantly, the milk will scald and burn. Season with salt and pepper. Once you have brought the milk and sausage to a boil, reduce to a simmer. As this happens, the mixture will start to thicken and now you have gravy!
I always do a quick taste test and usually end up adding more salt. You want to be careful with the salt though and there is a fine line between salty yummy gravy and too salty I might need to drink a gallon of water gravy.
Step 5. Add gravy to the golden brown biscuit quarters and make sure they are evenly coated.
Step 6. Add the remaining quartered biscuits to the top of the gravy and place back into the oven for 15-20 minutes. I always check on the casserole at about 10 minutes because the top biscuits are all that need to cook at this point and you want to be careful the bottom biscuits do not burn.