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Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Biscuits and gravy casserole is the ultimate comfort food!

It’s packed with savory sausage, creamy gravy, eggs, cheese, and fluffy biscuits. The first time I made this casserole, I felt like I was back in my grandma’s kitchen. 

The best part? You can assemble it the night before and put it in the fridge. So all you have to do is pop it in the oven and let the magic happen. 

Trust me, this biscuits and gravy casserole is a game-changer. 

Top view of cheesy biscuits and gravy casserole in a baking dish.
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Why You’ll Love This Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Crave-Worthy Comfort Food: It combines the classic flavors of biscuits and gravy into one satisfying dish. It’s perfect for cozy weekend mornings.

Easy Prep: Assemble the casserole the night before, refrigerate, and bake it in the morning. It’s totally stress-free!

Freezer-Friendly: Bake an extra casserole to freeze for later. That way, you always have a delicious meal on hand.

Leftovers Galore: Enjoy delicious leftovers for days (if there are any)! This casserole reheats beautifully.

Top view of cheesy biscuits and gravy casserole in a baking dish.

Ingredients

This casserole comes together with a list of simple ingredients:

  • Pork Breakfast Sausage: The savory star of the show. Choose a high-quality, flavorful sausage.
  • All-Purpose Flour: It transforms the sausage drippings into a luscious gravy.
  • Whole Milk: It adds richness and creaminess to the gravy. Whole milk is best, but 2% can work in a pinch.
  • Refrigerated Biscuit Dough: I use Pillsbury Grands. There’s no need to make them from scratch!
  • Large Eggs: The binding ingredient that holds everything together.
  • Milk: A splash of milk helps create a light, custardy texture in the egg mixture.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: A melty, gooey addition to take the casserole to the next level. 
  • Seasonings: Throw in salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder for flavor.
Spoonful of creamy and cheesy biscuits and gravy casserole.

How to Make Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

With just a few easy steps, you can have this casserole prepped and ready.

1. PREP: Set the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

2. GRAVY: Cook the sausage in a skillet, breaking it apart. Remove the meat when browned, then cook the flour in the fat. Whisk in the milk, salt, and pepper, and cook until thick. Stir the sausage back into the skillet to coat, then remove about 1/2 cup for serving.

3. EGGS: Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup cheese, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper.

4. CASSEROLE: Spread half of the gravy in the baking dish. Cut the biscuits into quarters and spread half over the gravy. Sprinkle half of the cheese on top. Pour the egg mix over the biscuits, then repeat the layers – gravy, biscuits, and cheese.

5. BAKE: Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes until set and golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes.

6. SERVE: Heat the remaining gravy and serve the casserole hot. Enjoy.

Cheesy biscuits and gravy casserole in a ceramic casserole dish.

Tips for the Best Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Follow these easy tips for the very best casserole:

  • Par-bake the biscuits. Cut the biscuits into pieces. Par-bake half of them in the casserole dish for 12 minutes. Then add the other ingredients. This prevents the bottom layer of biscuits from getting soggy.
  • Give ‘em space. Space out the biscuits and don’t let them touch for even cooking.
  • Quality is key. Use a high-quality, flavorful breakfast sausage for the best results in the gravy.
  • Make a skinnier gravy. If the gravy becomes too thick, stir in additional milk as needed.
  • Give it a rest. After baking, let the casserole rest for 10 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld and the gravy to thicken.
  • DIY breakfast sausage. Mix 1 pound plain pork sausage with 1.5 teaspoon ground sage, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.
Slice serving of biscuits and casserole in a white plate with fork.

How to Store

Leftover biscuit casserole is wonderful for next-day lunches and beyond. Here’s how to store it:

To Store: Tightly cover the cooled casserole and store in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. Keep in an air-tight container to maintain freshness.

To Freeze: Wrap the cooled casserole tightly with plastic wrap and foil. Or transfer to an air-tight container. Freeze for up to 2-3 months, then thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

To Reheat: Cover the casserole dish with foil and reheat in a 325°F oven for about 20-30 minutes, until heated through. Individual portions can be reheated in the microwave in 30-second intervals.

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Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Course: Main CourseCuisine: American
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

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hour 
Calories

598

kcal

Biscuits and gravy casserole is the ultimate comfort food! It’s loaded with eggs, sausage, gravy, cheese, biscuits, and tons of goodness!

Ingredients

  • For the Gravy
  • 1 lb bulk pork breakfast sausage

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3-4 cups whole milk

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • For the Casserole
  • 1 (8 count) can refrigerated biscuit dough (such as Pillsbury Grands)

  • 6 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp paprika

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  • Make the Gravy: In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. When browned, remove the meat from the pan with a slotted spoon.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the remaining beef fat and stir for 1-2 minutes (add 1 tablespoon of butter if needed). Slowly whisk in 3 cups of milk, followed by the salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add more milk, if needed, then stir the sausage into the gravy until well coated. Reserve 1/2 cup for serving.
  • Make the Casserole: Spread half of the gravy in the baking dish. Cut each biscuit into 1/2-1 inch pieces and spread half evenly over the gravy. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the top.
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup cheese, salt, paprika, garlic powder and black pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the biscuits in the dish.
  • Dollop/spread the remaining gravy over the egg mixture. Top with the rest of the biscuits and finish with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 35-45 minutes, until the eggs are set, the biscuits are cooked, and the top is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • While the casserole cools, heat the remaining gravy, stirring well. Serve the casserole with extra gravy on top and garnish with chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use a high-quality, flavorful breakfast sausage for the best results.
  • Freshly shred the cheddar cheese for optimal melting and flavor.
  • The casserole can be assembled the night before, then covered and refrigerated. Add an extra 10-15 minutes of baking time.
  • Leftover casserole reheats well in the microwave.

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10 thoughts on “Biscuits and Gravy Casserole”

  1. I’m going to make this for myself and one for a couple. Would one batch as stated in the 9×12 pan amounts be sufficient quantity to split between two 8×8 pans? Or would I need to fix 1.5 batches to make the equivalent amount in each 8×8? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Hi there!
      You should be able to use two 8×8 pans without needing to adjust the recipe.
      But since they will have more crust, I suggest checking on them about 10 minutes earlier.
      The casseroles are done when the eggs are set, the biscuits are cooked through, and the top is golden brown.

      Hope this helps!

      Reply
      • Thank you so much!

        I probably overlooked it, but how much sage, etc. is needed to spice bulk plain pork sausage?

        In the 8×8 I’ll be giving to friends, I’m sure they won’t make it until the next days breakfast. How far ahead can I make it, and how long can it be refrigerated? I’ll be going around 11am…can I make it the day before, or best to make it that morning?

        I really appreciate your help! can’t wait to make it very soon.

        Reply
        • Hi there!
          Here’s the recipe I use for plain ground pork or plain pork sausage:

          Mix 1 pound plain pork sausage with 1.5 teaspoon ground sage, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.

          As far as making it ahead, I usually prep it the afternoon/evening before and cook it in the morning. One day is the most I would do.

          Before baking, pull it out of the fridge for 20-30 minutes to let the dish warm up slightly.

          Any longer than 1 day, and I’d suggest baking then freezing it

          Reply
  2. Hi! When you say it can be made the night before…how far ahead can it actually be made? Can I cook it around noon and deliver it in the afternoon for the recipient to bake the next morning? Or does it need to be baked within 8 hours of making? Thanks for any additional details for making for someone else to bake.

    Reply
  3. I have read and reread this recipe multiple times and I still cannot figure out if one tube of biscuits goes in the bottom and the second tube on top? Yours definitely looks like there are biscuits on top AND bottom? Then the part that says par bake
    half the biscuits and says nothing about the rest of the biscuits🤷‍♀️

    Reply
    • Hi Mary!
      Thanks for catching that 🙂
      You’ll layer this kind of like a lasagna with the gravy, biscuits, cheese, and egg mixture.
      I’ve amended the recipe

      Reply
  4. In the recipe instructions, point number 3 says to save 1/2 cup for serving. What does this mean? Also would baked biscuits be an option?

    Reply
    • Hi, Janet! Reserve 1/2 cup for serving simply means to hold 1/2 cup of the gravy back. Set it to the aside and don’t add it to the actual casserole. Then, when you get ready to serve the dish, pour the gravy on top so that it’s extra creamy. 🙂

      Also, I would avoid using baked biscuits, as the refrigerated biscuits will bake alongside everything else as the casserole bakes.

      Reply

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