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One of these days…

One of these days, I will feel like I have a handle on everything. Taking care of a one-year old, keeping up with the house, trying to start a photography business, plus 3 other blogs – I’m beginning to feel a little overwhelmed with life. Which is why I haven’t been around other blogs a whole lot lately. There are just not enough hours in the day!! But I have been forced into getting on top of some things since I will be away from my computer for the next few days. I’ll be heading to my sister’s house to take on the task of watching her 5 kids plus my one. The good thing is that since I won’t have my own computer, I’m hoping for some time to go around a catch up on some of my blog reading. But then again, who knows how much free time I’ll have with 6 kids on my hands…

One thing I will always take time for is a “breakfast for dinner” meal. And this one was phenomenal. In fact, my husband said that this was probably the best biscuits and gravy that he had ever had. Now that’s a compliment!! You can bet that both of these recipes will be making a showing on our table again soon!

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
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The ultimate biscuits and sausage gravy recipe!
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1½ C buttermilk
  • Additional flour
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
Sausage Gravy
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 16 oz. tube of pork sausage
  • Additional fat if needed: bacon grease or butter
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 3 C milk
  • A little bit of dried herbs (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
To make the biscuits:
  1. Preheat the oven to 500F. Spray a 9-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the butter until you have coarse crumbs. Fold in the buttermilk. Stir just until blended - the mixture will still be lumpy.
  3. Line a small plate or bowl with flour. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough and put on the plate of flour. Roll the dough in the flour to coat. (Note - the "dough" will be very sticky and wet - not like a typical biscuit dough. It is best to use a scoop so that the mixture won't stick to your hands.) Place the dough balls in the prepared pan - 9 balls around the outside and 3 balls in the center. Brush the tops of the balls with the melted butter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes then lower the temperature to 450 and bake another 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
To make the sausage gravy:
  1. Heat the 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a heavy duty skillet or cast iron skillet . Add the sausage and cook until cooked through, breaking up the sausage as it cooks.
  2. Remove the sausage and drain, reserving the fat. Return 3 to 4 tablespoons of the fat to the pan. (If you don't have enough grease, add more bacon grease or butter to make up for the difference.) Add the flour and whisk, allowing the flour to brown and form a dark roux. Keep whisking and pour in the milk. Whisk out the lumps. Return the sausage to the skillet and add in any herbs you'd like. Simmer the gravy until it thickens.
  3. Serve the gravy over split biscuits.
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  5. Biscuit recipe from Cooks Illustrated via Nook and Pantry
  6. Sausage gravy recipe from Nook and Pantry

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34 Responses to Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    OMG, that look so good! I really have to test that speciality very soon!



  2. Kim says:

    That plate of biscuits and gravy looks so inviting.

  3. kat says:

    Looks like some good comfort food. Good luck with 6 kids!

  4. Bumpkin on a Swing says:

    6 kids? No way I could handle that, love biscuits and gravy, a southern comfort that rotates around to Sunday morning more often that not.

  5. Joanne says:

    SIX KIDS?!?!? you are crazy. Adorable. But crazy.

    These biscuits = heaven.

  6. Maria says:

    I love homemade biscuits and the hubs loves gravy…I will have to make this for him and eat my biscuits with jam:)

  7. Susan says:

    I love breakfast for dinner and I love biscuits & gravy! I'm sooo trying out these biscuits with our fried chicken tonight.

    I'm amazed that you do all that you do! Can't believe you'll be watching 6 kids…sometimes I can barely handle my 2.

  8. Darius T. Williams says:

    I don't have a kid, but I know what you mean about trying to keep it all together. Um…but biscuits and gravy will make you feel like everything's in tune…at least until you're done eating it!

  9. Patsyk says:

    That is one of my favorite breakfasts! I haven't had it in years, and now I'm going to be craving it!

  10. Ingrid says:

    Oh, man good luck with that. I have three of my own and often allow each of them to invite a friend as it oddly makes things easier rather than having an odd amount. Did that makes sense?

    I made this for dinner tonight though I cheated and used the refrigerated.

    Btw, I know how you feel about not being able to juggle everything. I've been MIA for about a MONTH or more. You miss a ton when it's just a couple of days so you can just imagine how much catching up I have to do. 🙁

    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  11. Julie says:

    My husband would love it if I fixed that for him! But we're both trying to lose weight, so I'm not..ha!

  12. grace says:

    i'll eat a plate of biscuits and gravy at any time of day, willingly and with gusto. your picture looks amazing–soft biscuits and gravy of the proper consistency. excellent.
    and hey–if you figure out how to get a handle on everything, let me know. 🙂

  13. teresa says:

    my husband LOVES biscuits and gravy, this would score me some serious points!

  14. eatme_delicious says:

    OOo I'll have to try that biscuit recipe! They look so soft and fluffy. Good luck with the 6 kids! =)

  15. cynthia says:

    nothing is better than biscuits and gravy. yumm-o

  16. Lauren says:

    I made a "healthified" version of this Southern favorite a while back, using homemade chicken sausage. I'm going to have to try your buttermilk biscuits, which look incredibly light and fluffy!

  17. Thibeault's Table says:

    Pure comfort food. I'd love your sausage and biscuits for my breakfast this morning.

  18. tryityoumightlikeit says:

    My husband craves biscuits and gravy but living in New England makes it hard to find. I'm looking forward to trying out your recipe. It seems really easy.

  19. Memória says:

    Oh, I want this right now. OH goodness!

  20. Shannon says:

    I tried making the biscuits and I just cannot believe that 1.5 cups of milk is correct. The mixture was too wet to be considered anything close to a dough. I had to gradually double the flour just to get it to a point where I could handle it at all. Is '1.5 cups of milk' possibly a typo?

  21. Deborah says:


    It's not a typo. The dough is really wet. I used an ice cream scoop so that I didn't have to handle it at all. It was very different for a biscuit dough, but it worked out for me!

  22. Becca says:

    THESE WERE DELICIOUS!!! I made these for my thanksgiving dinner tonight for my family – the best quick biscuits i have ever tasted. thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  23. Karen mccombs says:

    That’s my biscuits and gravy!!!

  24. Deb Dennis says:

    I will try this biscuit recipe the next time I make sausage gravy. I wanted to mention that I don’t remove my sausage, it sprinkle the flour around on top, then stir it in well, letting it take on a bit of color, then add the milk (sometimes half and half to be naughty) and stir it till it is thick, I never get lumps and it keeps it a bit simpler 🙂

  25. Erica says:

    These are really good! I love soft almost yeast- like biscuits, but until now haven’t found a good recipe. These are it!
    FYI: The “dough” is really wet, it is suposed to be that way just use a scoop and roll it in the flour to coat. Then carefully plop them into your pan. I have made these a few times and they are great every time.

  26. Sheila says:

    Made the gravy this morning to go with leftover dinner biscuits..really want to try your biscuits though. Went perfect with grits and eggs. Thank you for a simple and workable recipe. Previous gravy was too floury (yeah it’s a word)..or too greasy. I only had half tube of sausage so I cut up diced size pieces of bacon..YUM! Have you tried this recipe with corned beef?

  27. Shaunacity says:

    I absolutely love your blog and biscuits and gravy is one of my all-time favorite meals. I make it very similar however for a little bit of a variation I throw in some very small bacon pieces if some good thick cut bacon, half of a large diced yellow onion (sautéed with sausage) and I cut the milk with half chicken stock. Yum! Can’t wait to try your biscuit recipe!

  28. Kaitlyn says:

    Worcestershire is a great addition to B&G for a little extra kick and color. A couple shakes is plenty.

  29. Anna Stechschulte says:

    I just made this and boy is it delicious. Thanks for the extra points from my husband!

  30. Mary says:

    I made this for breakfast yesterday and it was amazing 🙂 Loved it and will def make again! Thank you!

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