Biscuit & Gravy Casserole
If you like Biscuits and Gravy, then this is your new favorite. Simple to make and very hearty.
- 2 (16-ounce) cans large, flaky biscuits
- 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 3 1/2 cups milk, more or less depending how thick you want your gravy
- Salt, optional
- Melted butter, optional
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 40mins
Adapted from familyfreshmeals.com
Note on the Biscuits: If you use 3 cups of Milk and let the gravy thicken up a bit (more than just coating a spoon), then 1 can of Biscuits is enough. This is actually how I prefer it; more gravy than Biscuit. If you like more Biscuits, stick with 2 cans.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Open the Biscuits and cut them into quarters or sixths (or even eighths; is that a word?)
Spray a large casserole dish with cooking spray and then place half of the Biscuit quarters in a single row within the dish. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
In a small bowl, mix the flour, pepper and garlic powder. You can add some salt here, but be very careful - usually the Biscuits have a lot of salt already; it's very easy to over do it. I'd suggest skipping the salt here, you can always add it when you're eating.
Brown the Sausage over medium/high heat. When nearly cooked, add the thyme; it should be very fragrant. Then reduce heat to medium and add the flour mixture and stir until the flour is absorbed.
Add the Milk and stir to combine. Keep stirring until it simmers, then reduce heat to low and let it thicken for about 5 minutes. If you are going with 1 can of Biscuits, then let it get thicker, otherwise you will want it more runny; just enough to coat a spoon. You can always add more milk if it gets too thick.
Pour gravy over the first row of Biscuit pieces to cover them. Then put the rest of the Biscuits on top and bake for 10 to 15 minutes (or till the Biscuits are golden brown).
Finally brush the tops of the Biscuits with melted butter if you so desire.
Here comes the best part - Enjoy!