Homemade Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

A local restaurant here has these huge fluffy biscuits with buttery-tasting sausage gravy and it is AMAZING.  I don’t even want to think about how unhealthy it is because it’s my favorite breakfast item there.  You can’t even see your plate for all the biscuits and gravy!

We decided to try making it for a “breakfast for supper” night.  I’m not enough of a morning person to wake up and have to start rolling out dough and stuff.  Honestly, I normally don’t even eat breakfast.  Anyway, I was really pleased with how this all came out.  I think next time I’ll just substitute regular butter for the shortening in the biscuits, but the gravy was great – hubby even said it was better than the restaurant.  He gets brownie points. 🙂

Homemade Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Biscuit Recipe from:  www.tasteofhome.com
Sausage Gravy recipe my own creation

Biscuit Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
3 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening or butter (one stick)
1 egg
2/3 cup milk

Sausage gravy ingredients:
1/4 stick butter (plus more, to taste)
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 pkg breakfast sausage, crumbled
salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

To make the biscuits:

Preheat oven to 450.

In the bowl of your mixer, add the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt, mix well.  Add the butter or shortening in small amounts, mixing until it is a coarse mix.  Mix in the egg and milk just until evenly moistened.

Turn onto a floured surface and kneed twenty times.  Roll out until it’s 3/4 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutters.  Place on baking sheets (I used a silicone mat) and bake 8 minutes or until turning golden brown.

To make sausage gravy:

Brown the sausage in a small pan, drain and set aside.  Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and add the flour.  Cook two minutes, being sure to scrape the sides and corners of the pot.  Add enough milk to break the roux up, mix well.  Add the sausage and a little more milk, until it is a thick consistency but still thin enough to pour over biscuits.  Season to taste with salt, pepper and extra butter.  I like mine buttery tasting!  Serve over biscuits.

Fluffy Biscuits

Biscuits with Sausage Gravy


3 responses to “Homemade Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

  1. If the local restaurant you are talking about is Frank’s I think I might have died and gone to heaven!!!! They have the best bisquits and gravy! I can not wait to make these tonight!

  2. christenandjames

    It’s actually Atwood’s in Alexandria, LA. But I’ve had that from Frank’s and you’re right, Frank’s definitely knows what they are doing!

  3. This recipe was absolutely amazing. biscuits a 10, gravy was tricky knowing how much milk to had but if you just add a little at a time and taste it for a smooth texture you will know when its perfected (about 1 to 1 1/2 cups for me). but the gravy was a 10 as well! thank you 🙂

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