This Biscuits and Gravy Casserole is a super easy way to serve a classic Southern breakfast! Just pour the biscuits, juicy sausage, creamy gravy, and everything else into a pan, bake, and then serve. You’ll love how simple and delicious this breakfast casserole recipe is!
Easy Biscuits and Gravy Casserole Recipe
As much as I love a plate of traditional biscuits and gravy, I’m really excited to share this Biscuits and Gravy Casserole recipe with you today! It’s just as rich and flavorful as the original dish, but it’s also extra filling and incredibly easy to make, too.
In addition to those phenomenal qualities, this homemade breakfast casserole gives you two breakfasts for the price of one, which is pretty darn awesome. It starts with a layer of tender biscuits along the bottom of your pan, and then an egg-and-milk mixture is poured over the top. After that, you’ll add the juicy sausage, sautéed onions, creamy gravy, and melty cheddar cheese as the finishing touches.
My point is this: Why make biscuits and gravy with a side of eggs, when you can do both at the same time? Life hacks, my friends.
This easy biscuits and gravy casserole can be made on a lazy weekend, for a brunch, or for a holiday breakfast. Ultimately, it’s perfect for any occasion, and it’s also there for you when you need a good dose of piping-hot comfort food.
If you love biscuits and gravy as much as I do, make sure you also check out my favorite Homemade Sausage Gravy recipe!
What You’ll Need
Time to run through the ingredient list! There aren’t too many things to round up, and most of them are probably already in your fridge/pantry:
- Biscuits: I used Grands but any brand of biscuits that your local store carries is fine.
- Sausage: You can use whatever kind of sausage you like in this recipe – see tips section for more info. Bacon and/or ham also work here, too.
- Onion: Dice up a white or yellow onion for this recipe.
- Seasoning: Mix up some salt, black pepper, and ground sage.
- Eggs: You can add or subtract eggs from this recipe to make it more/less eggy, if needed.
- Butter: Melted – you can use either salted or unsalted, it doesn’t matter which.
- Milk: I prefer to use 2% or whole milk for this casserole.
- White Gravy: I like to do a packaged gravy because it’s easy and saves time. (More info in tips section below.)
- Cheese: Add some shredded cheddar cheese to top this meal off!
How to Make Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
Obviously I love making this biscuits and gravy casserole because it tastes rich and indulgent, but I also love how quick it is. It needs just 10 minutes of prep time, and then I can be doing other things around the house while I’m waiting for it to finish baking.
Here’s the starting point for this breakfast bake:
Preheat the Oven to 350°F: Then spray a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Slice the Biscuits: Cut each biscuit into 4 equal parts and place them evenly on the bottom of the pan.
Cook the Sausage and Onion in a Skillet: Break apart and crumble the meat as it cooks. Do this until the onion is soft and the sausage is cooked through. Add the salt, pepper, and sage and stir to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
Combine Eggs, Butter, and Milk: In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Add the melted butter and milk, stirring to combine.
Layer the Casserole: Pour the egg mixture over the top of the biscuits and then top it with the sausage mixture. Spoon the gravy over the top of everything and top it all with shredded cheese.
Bake: Place the casserole in the preheated oven, and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the biscuits are cooked through. Watch the casserole closely and cover it with tinfoil if it’s getting too browned. (I usually cover it halfway through baking.) Remove the pan from the oven, let it rest for 5 minutes, and then serve!
Tips for Success
Straightforward and simple, right?
That said, I thought it might be helpful to read through some quick tips and tricks that make this sausage, egg and biscuit casserole even easier to prepare:
- What Kind of Sausage Should I Use? Use any kind you like – you can even use a spicier kind of sausage to introduce some heat to your casserole.
- What About Gravy? For this recipe, you can make homemade gravy or make up a package of gravy from the store.
- Feel Free to Customize: You can make this dish to fit your family’s preferences. Add more meat or less, remove the onions, or make each serving a little different by making individual servings in a muffin tin.
- Can I Make This Ahead? This biscuits and gravy casserole can be prepped the night before and stored in the refrigerator. Bake right before serving, and enjoy!
A breakfast casserole like this one is pretty filling, but you can certainly include other brunch/breakfast options alongside it. I would consider adding:
- Cinnamon Rolls: That way you can cover savory and sweet in your breakfast spread. Try something like these Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!
- Waffles or Pancakes: Another great way to add some sweetness to your plate! Whip up a simple batch of Fluffy Pancakes and throw in some maple syrup/whipped cream while you’re at it.
- Muffins: Who doesn’t love a muffin, especially if it’s a Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin? I know you’ve already got biscuit in your casserole, but muffins are too good to pass up sometimes. Plus they could be mini muffins if you want…
- Fresh Fruit: This is what I end up serving with my casserole most often, because it’s light, sweet, and really easy! I generally do berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc.), but you could do orange or banana slices, or whatever else you like!
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Unfortunately this biscuits and gravy casserole doesn’t keep well. You will want to serve it fresh from the oven – it’s a great recipe for brunches and other events where you’re serving a breakfast crowd.
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
I wouldn’t recommend trying to freeze this casserole. The biscuits will likely become soggy, and, overall, it just doesn’t freeze/de-thaw well.
More Easy & Delicious Breakfast Ideas
Ready to give some more easy breakfast recipes a try? These are some of my favorites:
- Overnight Ham Breakfast Casserole
- Pumpkin French Toast Casserole
- Blueberry Scones
- Easy Cinnamon Bread
- Chorizo and Eggs
- Apple Pie French Toast Casserole
- Overnight Bacon and Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Fresh Huevos Rancheros
- The Best Fluffy Pancakes
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
- 1 can of 8 biscuits, Grands, etc.
- 1 pound sausage
- ⅓ cup onion, diced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground sage
- 6 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups prepared white gravy, homemade or from a package
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Cut each biscuit into 4 equal parts and place them evenly on the bottom of the pan.
- Cook the sausage and onion in a skillet, breaking apart and crumbling the meat as it cooks, until onion is soft and sausage is cooked through. Add the salt, pepper and sage and stir to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Add the melted butter and milk, stirring to combine.
- Pour the egg mixture over the top of the biscuits and then top with the sausage mixture.
- Spoon the gravy over the top of everything and top it all with shredded cheese.
- Place in preheated oven and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the biscuits are cooked through. Watch casserole closely and cover with tinfoil if getting too browned. (I usually cover it half way through baking.)
- Remove from the oven, let rest for 5 minutes and then serve!
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