These days, my family’s special winter breakfasts consist of typical Southern breakfast fare…biscuits, gravy, bacon, eggs, and sausage balls. I started thinking about how I could combine all of that (sort of) into one dish…and that’s how this Southern biscuits and gravy casserole was born.
As I was researching biscuits and gravy casserole, I found a common theme: canned biscuits. One recipe was made with powdered gravy. Sorry…this Southern girl does not do powdered gravy. If you want to use pre-made biscuits, that’s between you and the Lord??. Just please do me a favor and make the gravy from scratch!! I promise that it’s one of the easiest skills you can ever master, and your tastebuds (and family) will thank you.
I made my own sausage, and I’ve included the recipe here. Feel free to use store-bought sausage, though. No shame. I just wanted to share my recipe for homemade sausage here because it’s gooooood. And, like the gravy, it’s extremely simple to make – just mix some herbs and spices into ground pork. Done.
Biscuits and gravy casserole turned out to be everything I dreamed that it would be. Biscuits and sausage gravy and eggs, all baked up in one-dish for the most Southern breakfast casserole you’ve ever eaten. Amen and amen.
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Mary Haymaker is a teacher by day and a cook, food writer, and photographer by night. She has lived in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area her entire life and is dedicated to supporting the growing local food movement there. You can read more of Mary’s writing at her blog, chattavore.com.