Sometimes you have to take life into your own hands.
I woke up Sunday morning with a craving for biscuits & gravy. I never had biscuits & gravy until I met my husband. We went to a southern inspired brunch spot and he ordered them for breakfast. He gave me a bite to try. My world was obviously not complete. How did I live for 20 something years without biscuits & gravy??
I knew if I wanted biscuits & gravy, I’d have to make them myself. We woke up late (after celebrating ANOTHER Notre Dame Football win!) and NFL games would be starting soon. I headed to the grocery store with a Sandra Lee like mentality. I was going to make my breakfast semi homemade style by using canned biscuits and dry gravy mix from the spice isle. I hoped I wouldn’t regret this decision — I’ve never used a gravy mix before, but I was hungry, so I was sure anything would taste good.
I’m happy to report my little short cut worked out great! The casserole was filled with soft browned biscuits and the gravy was rich. And I know my judgement was blinded by hunger. I ate about half a bag of baked lays while I waited for this bad boy to bake. (30 minutes was pure torture, I needed a little appetizer.)
This casserole was a great thing to make for when you’re lazy or if you need to put something together fast. Heck, it’s pretty hardy — serve it for dinner if you’re into the Breakfast for Dinner kind of thing.
Leftovers warm up great, too! I had a 2nd helping of the casserole in the afternoon. And I can’t wait to eat the last of it for breakfast on Monday morning…. that is if my husband doesn’t claim it as his. Afterall, he did introduce me to biscuits & gravy….
Biscuits, Sausage & Gravy Casserole, serves 4 (2 biscuits per person)
Inspired by Pillsbury
- 1 lb breakfast sausage, casing removed
- 7 oz can of green chilies, mild
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 24 oz bag frozen potatoes (diced/cubed/hashbrowns — whatever you like!)
- 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with chilies (I used Rotel)
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 package of dry gravy mix
- 1 can of jumbo biscuits, 8 biscuits (Pillsbury Grands are great!)
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a hot skillet, add sausage and chilies. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink.
- In a separate skillet, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, potatoes and canned tomatoes. Cook about 8 – 10 minutes. The potatoes don’t need to be browned, just done enough to hold their shape. Season with salt & pepper.
- Prepare the gravy — follow the directions on the packet.
- Grease a casserole dish and add 1/2 of the potato mixture. Place biscuits on top and add the rest of the potatoes, sausage and gravy. Top with a little cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Let the casserole sit a few minutes before digging in.