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Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

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I’ve got an amazing Breakfast Casserole recipe to share with you today! This Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole is an easy breakfast dish made with biscuits, gravy, eggs, sausage, and cheese. This breakfast casserole is a must make for any occasion. From large gatherings to a simple Sunday morning breakfast.

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Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

We’ve been hosting the family Thanksgiving for a few years now. The number of attendees vary from year to year, but our breakfast menu always stays the same!

My Dad is in charge of breakfast and he make his famous Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole recipe (that’s a mouthful isn’t it, lol.)

This egg casserole recipe is a lot like the bubble up breakfast casserole recipes that were made popular by Pillsbury and Weight Watchers several years ago. This particular version is so much more delicious as it includes double the sausage, cheese and of course GRAVY!

My Dad assembles the casserole at his house (it’s chaos-free over there) and brings it over to my kitchen to bake.

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This Breakfast Casserole is the Perfect Dish for Large Gatherings!

I have quite a few tasty breakfast recipes on this site, but there are two reasons this casserole is my favorite: Number one, to save time, you can put the casserole together the night before. (So the only thing left to do the next morning is bake.)  Number two, (and most important) this biscuits and gravy casserole is the perfect delicious combination of all things breakfast, and there are never any leftovers at our house!

  • Biscuits – check
  • Gravy – check,
  • Sausage – check,
  • Eggs, check, check!

These ingredients, separately are good, but once baked together they are absolutely delicious.  It’s the perfect all in one breakfast and was an absolute hit with our pickiest little eaters.  Every single person that has tried it absolutely raves about it!

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Ingredients in this Biscuits and Gravy Sausage and Eggs Casserole:

If you’re heading to the store, and want to make this egg casserole, these are the ingredients to add to your list. (You can find a printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.)

  • 8 serving package of buttermilk biscuit dough (we used Grands for these photos)
  • 6 eggs
  • Peppered gravy mix (you’ll need at least 2 cups)
  • 1 lb sausage, any flavor
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup milk

How to Make Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole:

  1. Grease a 13×9 pan and preheat oven to 350. 
  2. Brown the sausage in skillet and drain thoroughly.
  3. Cut biscuit dough into 1″ pieces, and line the bottom of the pan.
  4. Layer cooked sausage over the biscuit pieces, then layer shredded cheese over sausage.
  5. Whisk eggs and milk, add salt and pepper and pour over biscuit/layers.
  6. Make gravy according to instructions, and pour over everything.
  7. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until eggs and biscuits are cooked through. 
  8. Serve warm (leftovers are excellent too!)

Can this Sausage Egg Breakfast Casserole be Made the Night Before?

Yes!  This Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole is the perfect recipe to put together the night before.

To make it beforehand, cook and assemble all the ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.  Since the casserole is being baked, starting at a lower temperature, you will need to add about 20 minutes to the cooking time.  All ovens cook just a bit differently, so you will just need to watch it.  If you find that the breakfast casserole is getting too brown for your taste before cooking all the way through, you can just add a piece of “tented” foil over the top for the last several minutes to help prevent further browning.

Can You Freeze this Breakfast Casserole

Of Course!  This Sausage and gravy Egg Casserole freezes beautifully. Two suggestions for freezing…  Make the breakfast casserole per recipe, serve and eat and then freeze leftovers in individual servings.  To reheat, remove from the packaging and cook on 50% power for about 4 minutes or until heated all the way through.

Another option is to bake as directed in a freezer-safe dish.  Let cool completely, wrap well and freeze. Defrost in fridge night before planning to eat and then cook for 25 to 30 minutes at 350 until warmed through.

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Can I Make My Own Homemade Gravy for this Recipe?

Yes, you can totally make your own special gravy recipe!

Many people do make their own homemade gravy and then often make extra to serve “on the side.”  I don’t make homemade gravy because I like to pick and choose where I spend my time and I think the Pioneer brand linked below tastes amazing and is easy to make.

(A funny gravy related comment left on Pinterest: “I made sausage gravy from scratch because it’s too easy not to, and I’d be disowned as a southerner using gravy from a packet! -Kati”)  

Lots of people comment about adding bacon to their versions too, so you can definitely take this recipe and make it your own.  There are quite a few comments and questions at the bottom of this recipe, but this pin on Pinterest has 137 comments about all sorts of results, changes, and variations if you want to check it out.

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Can I Use Crescent Roll Dough in this Recipe?

I personally have not, but others have commented on Pinterest that they used crescent roll dough and it was delicious.

Can this Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole be Made Without the Gravy?

Several people have asked this question, and while I think you probably can, I don’t recommend this Biscuit and Gravy style casserole without gravy, as I would think with all the biscuits, it would be too dry. 

If you don’t want gravy, I recommend a standard egg, meat and hash brown breakfast casserole (like this one) or a quiche-like this one. (Yum!)

Products used and Recommended in this post:

  1. Pioneer Brand Peppered Gravy Mix 
  2. Pyrex Basics Glass Baking Dishes, 
  3. 17-Inch Terry Cloth Oven Mitt (Heat Resistant to 600° F)
  4. OXO Cut and Serve Turner
  5. Sango Nova Brown 16-Piece Dinnerware Set

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More Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe tips:

  •  If you choose to prepare this biscuits and gravy casserole the night before, you will need to increase the cooking time by about 20 minutes.  (Keep your eye on it, you want to make sure the biscuits cook all the way and the eggs set completely.)
  • If you find your casserole is getting too brown for your taste before it is cooked through, cover with a foil tent to keep it from browning too much more.
  • Like gravy? Consider doubling the amount used in the recipe (or just have some extra for “on the side.”)

What Else Can I Serve With this Casserole?

This recipe has just about every thing covered, with the exception of something sweet. We usually include freshly baked cinnamon rolls and lots of toast with jelly. If you would like to give homemade jam a shot I have a fantastic blueberry jam, peach jam and strawberry jam recipe and all are super easy to make!

I hope I have answered all your questions about the recipe and your family loves it as much as we do!

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Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 65 minutes (plus additional time if baking cold ingrediets)
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: oven

Description

Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole is filled with eggs and cheese and is perfect for lazy Sunday mornings. Bonus: this Egg Casserole can be assembled the night before for practically no morning prep!


Ingredients

Units
  • 8 count package of biscuit dough (we used Grands, which are slightly bigger)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 (2 3/4 ounce) package peppered gravy mix (makes 2 cups)
  • 1 lb sausage, any flavor
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 13×9 pan
  2. Brown the sausage in skillet and drain thoroughly.
  3. Cut biscuit dough into 1″ pieces, and line the bottom of the pan.
  4. Layer cooked sausage over the biscuit pieces,
  5. Layer shredded cheese over sausage.
  6. Whisk eggs and milk, add salt and pepper and pour over biscuit/layers.
  7. Make gravy according to instructions, and pour over everything.
  8. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until eggs and biscuits are cooked through. (read tips above)
  9. Serve warm (leftovers are excellent too!)

Notes

  •  If you choose to prepare this the night before, you will need to increase the cooking time by about 20 minutes.  (Keep your eye on it, you want to make sure the biscuits cook all the way and the eggs set completely.  If you find your casserole is getting too brown for your taste, cover with a foil tent to keep it from browning too much more.)
  • If you find your casserole is getting too brown for your taste, cover with a foil tent to keep it from browning too much more.)
  • Love gravy? – Consider doubling the amount used (or just to keep some on the side.)

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe
  • Calories: 427
  • Fat: 26
  • Carbohydrates: 34
  • Protein: 16

Keywords: breakfast, eggs, breakfast casserole, suasage and gravy casserole

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  1. It was delicious. The whole pan got eaten at my family brunch! I used country gravy, because I couldn’t find peppered gravy and it was perfect.

  2. Cheryl Kent says:

    Made several pans of this for our church brunch. Everyone loved it! Made them the night before and had perfect results. I have given this recipe to many of our members. Thanks Jamie for such incredible recipes!

  3. This has been a huge success every time I make it.

  4. This was AMAZING! I followed everything to a T except I used Jimmy Dean fully cooked Original Pork Sauage crumbles and left out the cheese for our non-cheese loving kids. After all these years( I have 1 who’s going to be a Senior in college & 1 who’s going to be a Senior in HS) I still don’t get how they don’t like cheese!!! This was a huge hit with my boys and it was quick & so easy. Thanks for a great recipe!

  5. Made my own gravy, used turkey sausage, added cayenne pepper OMG delicious took it to work & it disappeared!

  6. My family loves this recipe! It’s so quick and easy to throw together and it tastes great!

  7. This is an awesome recipe! Wondering if anyone has tried adding tater tots to the top of casserole when baking? Thanks!

    1. Just tried it but placed tator tots on top and baked for 45 minutes. Came out great! Even went so far as to double the gravy mixture and added 1lb of crumbled bacon to the gravy. It turned out awesome!!!

      1. Sounds amazing, I am so thankful to you for coming back and sharing your results!

  8. I have company coming and would like to make this; however, without the eggs (i know sounds weird but they are allergic to eggs) Has anyone tried this without the egg?

  9. Super great! I made homemade gravy was the only change. Yum yum!

  10. Can I use can sausage and gravy instead of packaged mix?

    1. sure, lots of people do! (some even make extra and serve it on the side)

  11. My family loves this recipe. I double the gravy and put 3c on the casserole and leave one cup on the side. I also put half of a chopped onion in with the sausage.

  12. This dish is amazing! I’ve made it several times. Your directions are clear and I appreciate that. This is a crowd pleaser for sure! Thank you for sharing.

  13. Made this today and it was a HUGE hit. Husband accidentally bought crescent rolls instead of biscuits but it was very good. Other than the mishap, I made as directed and buttered the dish with country crock. Will definitely save the recipe and be making many times again. Thank you.

    1. I bet it was delicious with Crescent rolls. How exactly did you put them in? I’d like to try that myself.

      1. I cut the biscuits into 1/4 and place them randomly in the bottom of pan.

  14. Loved this recipe as did everyone in the family. Made it Xmas morning 2017! Very clear instructions. I made extra gravy but no one needed to add it day one…very moist! I did add onions to my sausage browning step as we are all adults and appreciated the savory flavor. I will save the extra gravy just in case the leftovers need it. Thanks!

  15. This is the best egg casserole recipe I’ve ever had! Made it this morning for my parents and it turned out delicious. I didn’t want to stop eating it! Thank you for the recipe!

  16. tommiedey says:

    Great recipe, my family loved it!

  17. Couldn’t find the gravy you recommended, so used a brown gravy. Hoping it tastes fabulous, experimenting on my family tomorrow ? Happy Thanksgiving

    1. I’m a little concerned about the brown gravy. Any white gravy would work you can even make your own. Good luck.

  18. If I do it the night before should I let the gravy cool befor adding it to the pan? Because of the raw eggs getting warm then cooling down, I don’t want to make anyone sick. Thanks

  19. Teri Moore says:

    Love this recipe. I’ve made it many times and every loves it. When your Dad tripled the recipe what size pan did he use and about how long did it take to bake? Thank you!

    1. Hi, he actually used two pans. We just cooked everything at the same time. I

  20. Hi, love this recipe- – why do we cook it 20 minutes longer to serve it the next day?

    Thanks!

    1. Because the ingredients are cold instead of warm. It just takes longer. Of course, you need to keep your eye on it as cooking times will vary based on many different reasons and you don’t want the top to burn before the inside cooks all the way through.
      Good luck,
      Jamie

  21. I made the biscuits & gravy casserole today – used an 8×8 sq pan & a 8” cake pan – – wanted to give one to my dad for father’s day. I have to say this is an awesome recipe – WOW- easy and delish!!! Will make this again and again!!! I know my dad will LOVE, LOVE this too!! When I buy breakfast sausage, I cook it up with chopped onions and then freeze it for quick breakfast add ins – – so my sausage had onions in it. I did not change anything else – it is super easy and good!! It also heats up well and again is still pretty awesome! Thank you for this recipe!!!

  22. Curious to hear if anyone has made this in a disposable foil pan. I plan on making this out at the racetrack and the easier the clean up, the better.

  23. I have made this a dozen times at least over the past few years. It’s a winner. I was wondering if anyone has tried making it in a slow cooker? Wondering if it would work? Need to bring something to an office brunch, and it needs to be slow cooker Friendly..,

    1. I wouldn’t think it would work. I want tried a french toast casserole in the Crock-Pot I chopped up already cooked bread and poured the liquid ingredients over it and let it cook for 8 hours. It was the nastiest Mushiest mess ever! I know I have seen regular egg and sausage breakfast casserole without biscuits done in the crock pot you might look for something like that. Good luck

      1. Mandy Carpenter says:

        I made this in the crockpot. I put the biscuits in last, and cooked for 4 hours or so on low. Probably different textures, but it tasted delicious and the biscuits were done.

      2. That is good to know, thank you.

  24. I am confused. I don’t understand why people ask questions that you answered in the recipe. For example, how many eggs, do you pre cook the sausage, what size pan. How do you not lose your mind?

    1. I take it all with a “grain of salt” lol. Actually, I think possibly the older generation doesn’t read well on the internet and the internet has ruined the reading and comprehension of the younger generation. (I try to remember that when I’m answering something I’ve answered a few times before.) 😉

  25. catherine says:

    HI! I live in a country that doesn’t sell premade biscuit dough, but I can make buttermilk biscuit dough from scratch. About how thick should I roll the biscuits out, or should I just put one big rectangle of dough across the bottom? Thanks!