Drop Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
I’m excited to share this recipe with you today. I actually made this for DINNER the a couple of nights ago because I was craving somewhat of a breakfast food for dinner for a change and this is what I decided on. Mr. Wishes loved it and we both agreed it would be perfect if we ever have guests over for breakfast.
I’ve had biscuits on the brain lately ever since being down south in Savannah, Georgia a few months ago. Biscuits and gravy were everywhere down there, and while those biscuits are unparalleled, these are pretty darn good. I know that biscuits and gravy are not considered healthy by any means, but this a good, hearty Southern-type meal. It’s probably not something you should eat every day, but it’s OK to treat yourself once in a while and send yourself into breakfast Heaven (or dinner Heaven, if you so choose.)
I really really love biscuits and gravy and making these were so easy. The drop biscuits saved me so much time without having to roll out the dough and cut it, etc. And of course it goes without saying that homemade is way better than the canned biscuits. Also, if you prefer more crisp biscuits, you can serve the gravy on the side and dip the biscuits in it as you go.
This meal was absolutely delicious and such wonderful comfort food… especially when it’s only been in the high 60’s here the last few days. Summer, where did you go?!
I hope you give this meal a try. What can compare to homemade biscuits and gravy? I can’t think of a single thing…
3 cups All-purpose Flour
2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1-1/2 stick (3/4 Cup) Cold Butter, Cut Into Pieces
1-1/4 cup Buttermilk
1 pound Breakfast Sausage, Hot Or Mild
1/3 cup All-purpose Flour
4 cups Whole Milk
1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Add flour, baking powder, and salt to the bowl of a food processor (or a large bowl.) Add butter pieces and pulse until butter is completely cut into the flour mixture (or use a pastry cutter if using a bowl.) While pulsing (or stirring) drizzle in the buttermilk until dough just comes together and is no longer crumbly.
Drop in clumps on two baking sheets, then bake for 15-17 minutes, or until golden brown.
With your finger, tear small pieces of sausage and add them in a single layer to a large heavy skillet. Brown the sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Sprinkle on half the flour and stir so that the sausage soaks it all up, then add a little more until just before the sausage looks too dry. Stir it around and cook it for another minute or so, then pour in the milk, stirring constantly.
Cook the gravy, stirring frequently, until it thickens. (This may take a good 10-12 minutes.) Sprinkle in the seasoned salt and pepper and continue cooking until very thick and luscious. If it gets too thick too soon, just splash in 1/2 cup of milk or more if needed. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Spoon sausage gravy over warm biscuits and serve immediately!
Recipe source: adapted from thepioneerwoman.com
These biscuits look amazing and all that gravy….. I am totally going to clean my plate!
I think you will..I know I did 🙂
Drop Biscuits and Sausage Gravy are the best combination and one of my favorite comfort food. I don’t eat them often, but they are certainly a treat for me. 🙂
Yeah I think they are going to be a once in a while type meal 🙂
This is the perfect country breakfast! The weather has been rainy, actually typhoons and just generally nasty weather here in Hong Kong and it is on days like this that I crave some good ole comfort food.
It hasn’t been rainy here but just feeling fall-like!
YUM! I love doing breakfast for dinner!
Mmmmm perfect comfort food!!!!
Thank you girl!
Such a classic recipe, my boyfriend would drool over this!
LOL thanks, girl!
Mmmm I love sausage gravy and biscuits…soooo good! Thanks for sharing, it looks delicious 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
Thank you Eric!
Looks good dear, ty for sharing, but really it takes no time at all to make bisquits the proper way and cut them. I also wondered why you didn’t split the bisquits in half before putting the gravy on them in the picture. Maybe it was because those drop bisquits don’t get very tall. If you remember to pat the dough only til it is 3/4″ and not too thin, regular bisquits make nice tall bisquits. I will add a 1/2 tsp. or so red pepper flakes to the gravy too. Might just fix this for breakfast tomorrow morning. Looks so good.
I didn’t realize there was a “proper” way to make biscuits and cut them 🙂 Anyway, I purposely intended the biscuits to be drop biscuits and they are not big biscuits so didn’t see a need to cut them. Hence, “DROP” biscuits. You can do whatever you want with yours.
I loved these for breakfast as a kid!
They are so good!
Once I moved to Kentucky,I had to learn to make sausage gravy! It was also a hit for breakfast at my restaurant.I do mine slightly differently.I drain the sausage and add a pinch of dried sage.
Ashley,I love your drop-biscuit recipe! I will have to try them!
Oh I bet the sage is amazing in it!
I have totally fallen in love with biscuits and gravy! Here’s the kicker though, I’ve never actually had it…. SO I will totally be making this!
Being a southerner, I of course LOVE biscuits and gravy, but I REALLY love that you made drop biscuits. Makes it so easy!
Holy moly! This looks amazing. I want some for breakfast with some fried eggs. YUM!!!
I love biscuits and gravy but never make it. It’s comfort food at it’s best. With the weather acting like fall here, these would be great to make this evening. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
My family LOVES biscuits and gravy! I already pinned (and printed!). I agree, nothing compares to biscuits and gravy. Period!
I love biscuits and gravy! Not something I eat everyday – heck, maybe not even every year! – but so nice to indulge from time to time. Yours look terrific – super good stuff! Thanks so much.
yessss, I love this so much – biscuits and gravy go together so perfectly!
I want you to know that I have tried numerous biscuit recipes and they have been ok, you have just ended my search for a great biscuit recipe. I made these yesterday and they were perfect! Thank you. (I didn’t have any buttermilk so I did the milk & lemon juice substitute)
Erica, you SO just made my day! I’m so glad they turned out good for you!
I love biscuits and gravy! This recipe needs to happen in my house ASAP.
Make it happen! LOL
Biscuits and sausage gravy – that’ ultimate comfort food. I will be asking for seconds!
I definitely had seconds 🙂
oh this is such a comforting food,biscuits and gravy…scrumptious,especially with rich gravy poured over those wonderful homemade biscuits,yummmmmmmy 🙂
Thanks…definitely comfort food right here!
I don’t add any additional salt. The sausage has enough. I do add ” Poultry Seasoning” because it has that sage and thyme flavors that I love in the gravy.
I absolutely love breakfast for dinner! In fact those tend to be my favorite dinners.
My husband loves “brinner”, too! 🙂
Yum! I love sausage gravy with biscuits. I make this for New Year’s Day breakfast (well, brunch usually) every year. My husband LOVES it.
That was my first time making it but I think I’ll make a habit of it!
GOOD GRACIOUS, that is everything glorious about the South in one heaping dish! Talk about comfort food…this will be perfect for colder weather, too.
Definitely comfort food right here!
This has my husband’s name written ALL over it.
It’s a very “manly” breakfast/dinner! 🙂