Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

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A hearty southern-style biscuits and gravy casserole recipe made with a rich, creamy homemade sausage gravy and fluffy buttermilk biscuits (from refrigerated biscuit dough).

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole with a single serving shown on a white plate

The Best Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Whip up this easy breakfast casserole for the family this weekend and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed. Our family loves it!

It really is one of the best breakfast casserole recipes out there.

Plus, with only 4 simple ingredients (plus salt and pepper) you will not find an easier breakfast bake recipe.

Like my farmer’s casserole and overnight blueberry French toast casserole, I have found that my biscuit and gravy bake is also a terrific choice to serve overnight guests. With 12 servings, it is perfect for large gatherings (or a large family) and is always a huge hit!

large casserole dish filled with golden brown biscuits

If you have out-of-town guests for the holidays this biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole is the perfect breakfast to serve the hungry crowd. We have enjoyed it on many a Christmas morning and everyone always comments on how much they love the hearty breakfast casserole.

Supplies

  • large skillet
  • wooden spoon
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 9 x 13 baking dish

Ingredient List

  • breakfast sausage— regular or hot, your choice
  • refrigerated biscuits— I usually grab the buttermilk variety of Pillsbury Grands. You could also use easy 7-up biscuits or homemade buttermilk biscuits if you prefer.
  • milk— I recommend using whole milk for best results (nice thick gravy), but you can use milk with a lower fat ratio if you prefer.
  • flour— regular ol’ all-purpose flour
  • salt and pepper— we use about ½ teaspoon each of black pepper and salt but you can add them to suit your personal taste
  • melted butter and parsley— optional, for brushing on top of the biscuits after baking.

How to Make Biscuit and Gravy Casserole

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

First, open one package of biscuits and cut each into quarters. Coat your 9×13 baking dish with non-stick spray and place the biscuit pieces in a single layer in the bottom of the casserole dish.

Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated oven then set aside.

Large skillet of browned sausage topped with flour

Meanwhile, brown the breakfast sausage in a large skillet over medium heat.

Once the sausage is fully cooked you can drain off excess fat, if needed. I tend to leave the fat to help flavor the sausage gravy unless there is too much of it.

Then add flour and cook for a minute or two, stirring continuously until it is well mixed.

Skillet of cooked ground meat with milk and spatula

Next, pour in the milk slowly. Continue cooking and stirring until it comes to a low boil. Then reduce the heat to a simmer and continue cooking until the gravy has thickened. It takes a bit for it to thicken, but just keep stirring to prevent lumps from developing.

Skillet filled with thick sausage gravy

Once the sausage mixture is nice and thick you can give it a quick taste. Then add salt and pepper to taste if needed.

Tip: If your gravy is not thickening turn the heat up just a bit and give it a bit more time to thicken. Don’t forget to keep stirring!

Casserole dish with sausage gravy

Pour the creamy gravy into the pan in an even layer and top with your remaining biscuits.

Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Top with melted butter and chopped parsley for garnish, if desired.

Allow to rest for about 5 minutes then serve and enjoy.

How to Store

Cover the casserole dish in plastic wrap or transfer the leftover portion to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

When ready to enjoy transfer an individual portion to a microwave-safe plate and heat in the microwave for about 90 seconds.

If you prefer to use the oven, transfer the casserole to a baking dish, tent it with aluminum foil, and heat in the oven until warmed through. The foil will help the casserole from overcooking.

What goes with biscuits and gravy?

  • Potatoes | Crispy potatoes are always a great addition to breakfast. You can pair this breakfast bake with a side of hashbrowns, home fries, etc.
  • Fruit Salad | Serve with fresh fruit, a cold fruit salad, or some fresh berries for a lighter side dish.
  • Cheesy grits | Top off this southern breakfast casserole with a nice side of cheesy grits.
  • Coffee | No breakfast is complete without a nice hot cup of coffee (or tea!)
Single serving of biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole on a white plate with 9 x 13 pan of full casserole in background.

Can I Use Packet Gravy?

You can use packet gravy instead of homemade for this sausage biscuit and gravy casserole if you prefer. It works just as well and will give you a bit of a different flavor due to added ingredients and spices.

To use packet gravy, grab 2 packets of peppered gravy or county gravy mix and add to the cooked sausage along with milk as called for on the gravy packets. Stir well and pour the prepared mixture into the casserole pan just the same as your would with the homemade gravy.

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4.57 from 39 votes

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
A hearty southern-style biscuits and gravy casserole recipe with a rich, creamy homemade sausage gravy and fluffy buttermilk biscuits (made from refrigerated biscuit dough). 

Ingredients
 

  • 2 16 oz. cans refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter melted, optional
  • chopped parsley to taste, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13 in. baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Cut half of the biscuits (one package) into 4 pieces. Place the quartered biscuits on the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes or until the biscuits are slightly golden brown.
  • Brown sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, using a spoon to crumble the sausage as it cooks.
  • Sprinkle sausage with flour, stir and cook until combined (about 1-2 minutes).
  • Slowly stir in the milk. Cook, stirring constantly until gravy comes to a low boil. Reduce heat and continue to simmer and stir until thickened (about 5-6 minutes). Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Pour the sausage gravy into the baking dish over the bottom layer of biscuits. Top with the remaining uncooked biscuits.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops of the biscuits are a nice golden brown.
  • Optional: Combine melted butter with parsley and brush over top of freshly baked biscuits.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 185kcal
Biscuit topped sausage gravy breakfast bake.

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18 Comments

    1. I haven’t tried this recipe with ground hamburger but it should work as well – just have a different taste. If you give it a try I would love to hear how it comes out!

  1. Very good, super easy recipe but I will double the gravy next time. Second time I have done this recipe but the biscuits do soak up much of the gravy… I do add in a little paprika, onion and garlic salt and add Tabasco sauce once I dish a serving onto my plate.
    Thank you so much for the basic recipe, it’s easy to cook up in a pinch. Which is why it’s a keeper.

  2. Your pictures appear to have parsley (?) added to the biscuits. When and how much did you add?
    It’s quite deceiving when the photo doesn’t match the ingredient list! Perhaps it could be listed as an “optional” ingredient to make it less less confusing? Thanks!

    1. You are correct, the tops of the biscuits were brushed with melted butter and parsley after coming out of the oven. I will add that as an optional step in the recipe. Sorry for the confusion!

  3. I make this with chipped beef gravy and it is amazing! I always make more gravy for this casserole because the biscuits do soak up a little of the gravy.

    1. While I haven’t tried this as an overnight biscuits and gravy casserole myself I think you should be fine to prepare it ahead of time and cook it the next morning. It just may take a bit longer in the oven.

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