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Make our family’s favorite make-ahead Sausage Egg Biscuit Gravy casserole we have every Christmas morning for breakfast! Just pop it in the oven and enjoy! For more recipes like this see my Breakfast page.

Sausage Egg Biscuit Gravy Casserole

Every Christmas Eve we make this drool-worthy casserole and put it in the refrigerator overnight. Then on Christmas morning, we pop it in the oven while we are opening presents and by the time we are finished, it’s ready to enjoy!

If you are a fan of the southern dish of biscuits and gravy then this is your casserole! We make the gravy from scratch with flour and the grease leftover from the sausage. But you can also make it with a powdered gravy mix and it tastes just as great!

Sausage Egg Biscuit Gravy Casserole

Yes, it’s not the prettiest casserole but it tastes oh so good!

Tips for preparing for making this biscuit and egg casserole:

We use Jimmy Dean’s sausage and Pillsbury’s canned Homestyle Grand Biscuits but you can use any brand you prefer.

You can also make your own biscuits instead of premade can versions.

If you are not a fan of sausage, you can use bacon or leave the meat out altogether and it still takes great! I mean biscuits, eggs, and gravy are pretty good on their own.

Be sure to check out the full printable recipe and ingredient list below

Ingredients:

1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 cups of milk
1 lb sausage, any flavor we use Jimmy Dean

Instructions:

  • Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.
  • Remove sausage and drain on a paper towel, leaving 1/4 quarter of the sausage in the skillet with the grease.
  • Slowly stir in the flour.
  • Gradually add in the milk. Cook until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Sausage Egg Biscuit and Gravy Casserole

Best of everything southern breakfast casserole! Sausage, eggs, and biscuits, and gravy layered in one dreamy casserole!
Kim
Servings: 8 -10
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories: 436

Ingredients

  • 8 count package of Pillsbury Southern Homestyle Grands Biscuits
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 ½ cups of milk
  • 1 lb sausage, any flavor: we use Jimmy Dean fresh sausage in the tube
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13×9 casserole dish.

Making the Gravy from Scratch:

  • Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.
  • Remove sausage and place it on a plate covered with a few paper towels to drain the grease, leaving 1/8 to 1/4 quarter of the sausage in the skillet with the grease.
  • Do not pour out the grease you need it to make the gravy.
  • Slowly stir in the flour.
  • Gradually add milk; cook until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Set aside.

Arrange the Casserole:

  • Cut biscuit dough into 1″ pieces, and line the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • Layer cooked sausage over the biscuit pieces.
  • Layer shredded cheese over sausage.
  • Whisk eggs and milk, add salt and pepper and pour it over the casserole layers.
  • Pour the gravy over the top of all of the casserole layers.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until eggs and biscuits are cooked through & enjoy!

NOTES

If you like you can add extra cheese on the top.
When making this casserole ahead the night before, increase the cooking time by about 20 minutes. Watch it to make sure the biscuits cook all the way through and the eggs set.  
If it starts to get too brown on the top cover it with foil.
Use 1 (2 3/4 ounce) package Pioneer peppered gravy mix and prepare as stated in the directions on the package if you are not making the homemade version above.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 388mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

COURSE :Breakfast
CUISINE :American
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One Comment

  1. One of my favorite recipes I just change a couple things. I don’t remove my sausage from the grease instead I make a sausage gravy with the ground sausage in it. Then I make a pack of bacon and roughly chop it and that takes place of the separated ground sausage in the original recipe. 10/10 and a huge hit for holidays at our house.

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