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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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347 Comments

  1. This was so easy to make and so delicious to eat! I don’t think I’ll make regular biscuits and gravy ever again! I used turkey sausage with some sugar free maple syrup instead of the regular sausage. Mmmmmmm!

  2. We love this recipe! So easy and delicious

  3. Tried this and it’s fantastic! 😀

  4. Made this breakfast last Sunday. My granddaughter who is 5 said “This is good”. I will certainly make again.

  5. This was delicious. It did surprise me a bit how the eggs ended up on the bottom once cooked. I added my own twist to it, crunched up a pack of crackers mixed up with butter over the top. Gave it a letter extra flavor, I also think chopped cooked bacon would be great in the eggs.

  6. This breakfast casserole is a winner! I made it for the second time today as a treat for New Year’s Day. Though it takes a bit of time to prepare the separate ingredients, the result is worth it.
    My adaptations: I mixed up my own biscuit recipe for the first layer, and I used the pan drippings from the sausage pan to make a simple cream gravy for the top.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  7. This was so yummy! I made it the night before and cooked it for about an hour the next morning! Also made sausage gravy to mix in. Definitely will make again! Thanks!❤️

  8. Everyone loved it. Making again for Christmas brunch. Delicious!

  9. Cassandra says:

    Christmas Morning Breakfast for a crowd! EVERYONE loved it, from my 22 month old grandson to my 82 yr old mother-in-law. We’ll definitely be making this again and are considering the addition of chopped Ortega’s in the future…

  10. Dawn Calmus says:

    Perfect Christmas morning casserole!

  11. Vicki Wolf says:

    I made this Christmas morning. It was soooo good. Everyone loved it. I made my own gravy. I will definitely make this again.

  12. Made it Christmas morning. It was a big hit with the family. I didn’t have any milk for the eggs but it didn’t affect the recipe. It was delicious.

  13. UNPOPULAR OPINION: I wasn’t really a fan. I love biscuits and gravy. I have been known to mix a scrambled egg into it just for some added protein, so I thought I would like this. Maybe if the eggs were cooked first. The gravy and the eggs mix, making slimy eggs. Half of the biscuits were dry, the other half soggy. We prepared it and put it immediately into the oven. I have no idea how soggy the entire thing would be prepared before hand. I would have far preferred regular old biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs.

    1. Definitely an unpopular opinion, but your eggs should not be slimy. Everyone’s oven cookies a bit differently and it can be difficult to give an exact cooking time for this type of recipe. You need to watch the casserole and keep baking it until the eggs are set. If you feel like the top is getting too brown and are worrying that your biscuits are drying out, you may want to add a piece of foil over the top during the last part of the cooking time. Several people have commented that they like to serve extra gravy on the side.

  14. I tried it! It came out amazing!

  15. I really love this recipe! I’ve made it several times. With having teenagers in the house who usually get up around lunch time, this is the perfect breakfast that my husband and I can eat hot out of the oven, and my teens can warm up in the microwave and eat when they get up, and it still tastes really good. The only change I make is to use real gravy…no packaged gravy in this house Lol. And I am not a big sausage person so I use bacon instead.

  16. Delicious! I made a half recipe for the two of us, so I had a cup of gravy left…it was really good just as it was….but even better with a spoonful of gravy poured over the top! This is a keeper!

  17. Catherine says:

    My family’s favorite!

  18. This was delicious! So easy and yummy. We added extra gravey, because you can never have too much gravey. And we did homemade drop biscuits instead. A new family favorite

  19. I make this every year for my husband’s birthday. This is so good!

  20. Delicious!!! I made 1 1/2 times the gravy. Yum!

  21. Randi Ferguson says:

    What are your thoughts on replacing the biscuits with hash browns? I have hash browns on hand in this recipe sounds delicious.

  22. I tried this, this morning and it was pretty good! My toddlers love it! I didn’t have canned biscuits, so used English mufffins. Also had to make my own gravy. Didn’t have Colby Jack, so we used sharp cheddar. Thanks for sharing it’s definitely gonna be a keeper

  23. I tried it! It came out perfectly…added hash browns before the gravy

  24. Made this and used Jimmy Dean HOT sausage & regular Country Gravy. It was delicious! Everyone loved it.

  25. How much longer should it be cooked if it’s prepped a few hours prior to cooking?

    1. I can’t give exact times if you are cooking it straight from the fridge as the food temperature and actual oven temps can vary.

      I do recommend taking the casserole out of the fridge about an hour ahead of time and bringing it close to room temp first. This way, it will need less extra time in the oven and help prevent drying out. Otherwise, you can use a thermometer and make sure the internal temp of the casserole reaches 165. And check that the biscuits in the center are done.
      If you find the top of the casserole is getting too brown, gently cover the dish with a piece of foil.