Breakfast/Brunch

Biscuit, Sausage, and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

Welcome back to Smokin’ and Grillin’ wit AB, where we’re all about bringing you down-home comfort food with a twist. Today, I’ve got a special treat for you—something that’s perfect for those lazy weekend mornings or when you’ve got a house full of hungry guests. We’re talking about a Biscuit, Sausage, and Gravy Breakfast Casserole that’s gonna knock your socks off. Imagine fluffy biscuits, savory sausage, crispy bacon, and creamy gravy all in one pan. Let’s dive right in and get to cooking!

Now, you might be wondering, why should I make this casserole? Well, let me tell ya, this dish is a game-changer. Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also super easy to make. You get all the goodness of a hearty breakfast in one pan—no need to dirty up a bunch of dishes. Plus, this casserole is versatile. Whether you’re serving it for a special holiday brunch, a family gathering, or just a regular weekend breakfast, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Trust me, once you make this, it’s gonna become a regular in your kitchen rotation.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this mouth-watering casserole:

  • 1 package Biscuits (Pillsbury, 8 count)
  • 1/2 lb Bacon
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Milk (for eggs)
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper, diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Gravy:

  • 2 tbsp Butter or Bacon Fat
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups Half & Half (or heavy cream or whole milk)
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Prep the Ingredients

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Dice your onion and bell pepper and set them aside.
  3. Shred your cheddar cheese if it’s not pre-shredded and set it aside.
  4. Open the biscuit package and cut each biscuit into quarters. Set these aside too.

Step 2: Cook the Bacon and Sausage

  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon and place it on a paper towel to drain. Once cooled, crumble the bacon.
  2. In the same skillet, using the bacon fat, cook the Italian sausage over medium heat. Break it up into crumbles with a meat masher or wooden spoon. Cook until browned and cooked through.

Step 3: Cook the Vegetables

  1. Add the diced onion and bell pepper to the skillet with the sausage. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside.

Step 4: Assemble the Casserole

  1. Spray the bottom of a 9×13 inch casserole dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Spread the biscuit quarters evenly in the bottom of the dish.
  3. Pour the sausage, onion, and bell pepper mixture over the biscuits.
  4. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon evenly over the sausage mixture.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top.

Step 5: Prepare the Egg Mixture

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the casserole.

Step 6: Bake the Casserole

  1. Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown.
  2. While the casserole bakes, prepare the gravy.

Step 7: Make the Gravy

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter or bacon fat over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in the flour to make a roux, cooking for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned.
  3. Gradually whisk in the half & half (or heavy cream or whole milk) until smooth.
  4. Continue to cook, whisking constantly, until the gravy thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Season the gravy with all-purpose seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8: Serve

  1. Once the casserole is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  2. Serve slices of the casserole topped with the homemade gravy.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  1. Prep Ahead: You can assemble the casserole the night before and refrigerate it. In the morning, just pop it in the oven.
  2. Cheese Choices: Feel free to mix in different types of cheese like mozzarella, pepper jack, or even a little feta for a unique twist.
  3. Veggie Add-Ins: Add other veggies like mushrooms, spinach, or tomatoes to the mix for extra flavor and nutrition.
  4. Spice It Up: If you like a bit of heat, add some diced jalapeños or a splash of hot sauce to the egg mixture.
  5. Use Homemade Biscuits: If you have a little extra time, homemade biscuits can take this casserole to the next level.
  6. Non-Dairy Options: Substitute the milk and cheese with non-dairy alternatives if you have dietary restrictions.
  7. Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free biscuits and flour to make this dish gluten-free.
  8. Serving Size: This recipe serves about 8-10 people, making it perfect for gatherings.
  9. Keep an Eye on It: Oven temperatures can vary, so start checking your casserole at the 25-minute mark.
  10. Let It Rest: Let the casserole rest for about 5-10 minutes before serving to allow it to set properly.

Variations

  1. Southwestern Casserole: Add black beans, corn, and a dash of cumin and chili powder. Top with avocado slices and cilantro.
  2. Vegetarian Option: Skip the sausage and bacon, and load up on veggies like mushrooms, zucchini, and spinach.
  3. Mexican Style: Use chorizo instead of Italian sausage and add some salsa and jalapeños. Top with sour cream and cilantro.
  4. Ham and Cheese: Substitute the sausage with diced ham and add Swiss cheese along with the cheddar.
  5. Loaded Casserole: Add hash browns and green onions for a fully loaded breakfast treat.
  6. Italian Flare: Use Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce for an Italian twist.
  7. Maple and Sage: Add a drizzle of maple syrup and a pinch of sage to the egg mixture for a sweet and savory combo.
  8. Spinach and Feta: Add fresh spinach and crumbled feta cheese for a Mediterranean touch.
  9. BBQ Breakfast: Use BBQ sausage and add a bit of your favorite BBQ sauce to the egg mixture.
  10. Mushroom and Swiss: Add sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese for a rich, earthy flavor.

What to Serve With It

  1. Fresh Fruit Salad: A light and refreshing side to balance out the richness of the casserole.
  2. Hash Browns: Crispy hash browns are a classic breakfast side.
  3. Green Salad: A simple green salad with a light vinaigrette can be a nice, fresh complement.
  4. Yogurt Parfaits: Layered with granola and fresh berries for a touch of sweetness.
  5. Mimosas: Perfect for a brunch setting, adding a bit of sparkle to your meal.
  6. Orange Juice: Freshly squeezed or store-bought, it’s a breakfast staple.
  7. Coffee: A hot cup of coffee pairs wonderfully with this hearty breakfast.
  8. Biscuits and Jam: Extra biscuits with a variety of jams and preserves.
  9. Smoothies: A fruit smoothie can add a refreshing element to your breakfast spread.
  10. Oven-Roasted Potatoes: Simple, crispy, and seasoned to perfection.

Storage Tips

  • Refrigerate: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze portions of the casserole for up to 2 months. Just wrap them well in plastic wrap and foil.
  • Reheat: To reheat, place a portion in the microwave or oven until warmed through. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

How Much to Make for Family Gatherings?

For family gatherings, I recommend making one casserole for every 8-10 people. This ensures everyone gets a hearty serving and maybe even seconds. If you’re serving other dishes, you might get away with one casserole feeding more folks.

How Far in Advance Can I Make It?

You can assemble this casserole the night before and refrigerate it. In the morning, just pop it in the oven, and you’re good to go. This makes it perfect for holiday mornings or when you have overnight guests.

Biscuit, Sausage, and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 30 minutesCook time: 40 minutesRest time: 40 minutesTotal time: minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Summer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Dice your onion and bell pepper and set them aside.
  3. Shred your cheddar cheese if it’s not pre-shredded and set it aside.
  4. Open the biscuit package and cut each biscuit into quarters. Set these aside too.
  5. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon and place it on a paper towel to drain. Once cooled, crumble the bacon.
  6. In the same skillet, using the bacon fat, cook the Italian sausage over medium heat. Break it up into crumbles with a meat masher or wooden spoon. Cook until browned and cooked through.
  7. Add the diced onion and bell pepper to the skillet with the sausage. Cook until the vegetables are softened, about 5-7 minutes.
  8. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste. Remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside.
  9. Spray the bottom of a 9×13 inch casserole dish with non-stick spray. Spread the biscuit quarters evenly in the bottom of the dish. Pour the sausage, onion, and bell pepper mixture over the biscuits. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon evenly over the sausage mixture. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
  10. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1/2 cup of milk, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the casserole. Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the top is golden brown.
    While the casserole bakes, prepare the gravy.
  11. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter or bacon fat over medium heat.
    Whisk in the flour to make a roux, cooking for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned. Gradually whisk in the half & half (or heavy cream or whole milk) until smooth. Continue to cook, whisking constantly, until the gravy thickens, about 5-7 minutes. Season the gravy with all-purpose seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Once the casserole is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Serve slices of the casserole topped with the homemade gravy.

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My name is Aaron Brown. You can call me “A.B.”

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