There are three ways I make biscuits and sausage gravy at home. I will share these three techniques and recipes with you today. Each of the versions depends on which mood I am in and how hungry everyone in my house is at the time I make biscuits and gravy.
If you’re like me, the mention of biscuits and gravy makes you think of gravy with sausage served over biscuits. Sure I could make a trip to McDonald’s, Burger King, Village Inn or Kabredlo’s Convenient Store to get biscuits and gravy, but sometimes making it at home is just better.
There are times when I will mix up any of the three recipes depending on what I have on hand at the time I want to make homemade biscuits and gravy. While the first recipe may seem like a copout on home cooking, you’d be surprised on the taste and ease of cooking.
Alternative Biscuit Options for Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
You can use the smaller biscuits rather than the Pillsbury Grands. Also, the store brand of biscuits in the size of the Pillsbury Grands Biscuits will work just as well.
If you find some of the already baked biscuits in your local grocery store, those can be used too.
Jiffy Biscuit Mix or Bisquick Biscuit Mix can be used in place of the Value Biscuit Mix.
Alternative Sausage Options for Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
Store brand sausage rolls can be used instead of the name brand.
Any brand of fully cooked sausage patties can be used rather than Jimmy Dean’s. Those are what was available in the local supermarket where I live.
Alternative Gravy Options for Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
You can make your own gravy from scratch if you prefer. My homemade gravy abilities aren’t the best in the world and that’s why I use the methods mentioned in the three recipes.
Homemade Biscuit and Gravy Recipes
Recipe One: Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
This is the simplest method of all the methods I use to make biscuits and gravy. While nothing is made from scratch on this one, it is the fastest recipe to use when you may be in a hurry for biscuits and gravy.
1 can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
1 can of Libby’s Sausage Gravy
Bake the Pillsbury’s Grand Biscuits per the directions on the label.
When the biscuits have 5 minutes left for baking, open the can of Libby’s Sausage Gravy. Pour the gravy into a saucepan and heat on the stove.
Remove the biscuits from the oven once they are as brown as you like them. Take a biscuit split in two and spoon an ample amount of gravy over the two pieces.
Recipe Two: Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
Value Biscuit Mix (This can be found at a Kroger’s grocery store or one of their affiliates for about 80 cents)
1 can of Libby’s Sausage Gravy
2 pieces of Jimmy Dean’s Fully Cooked Sausage Patties
Preheat oven per the instructions on the Value Biscuit Mix bag. Mix the Value Biscuit mix per the instructions on the package. Drop the biscuit dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake per the instructions on the package.
With 5 minutes left on the biscuit baking, heat the Jimmy Dean Precooked Sausages in the microwave for 45 seconds. Remove the sausage when microwave finishes and cut into small squares.
Open the Libby’s Sausage Gravy and pour into a saucepan. Add the cubed sausage pieces into the gravy and heat until the biscuits are finished baking.
When the biscuits are finished baking and removed from the oven, put a biscuit on a plate and split. Spoon the sausage gravy mixture over the biscuit halves.
Recipe Three: Biscuits and Gravy
Half pound of pork sausage (half a roll of sausage any brand will do)
1 Can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
1 Package of Country Style Gravy Mix (this will be McCormicks, Schillings or store brand powder style)
Heat the oven for the biscuits. Put the biscuits on a sheet pan for baking. Once the oven is preheated, put the biscuits in the oven.
While the biscuits are baking, heat the skillet for the sausage. Cut off half the roll of sausage and remove the plastic covering. I usually just push it out of the package into the skillet.Using a fork, mash the sausage in the manner you would potatoes. You will need to do this until the sausage is browned. Drain the sausage. I remove the sausage from the skillet and pour out the excess grease.
In the skillet mix the gravy packet with 2 cups of milk. That is what I do to make a creamier gravy. Sometimes I do the 1 cup of water and 1 cup of milk suggested on the bottom of the gravy packet. Place the crumbled sausage back into the skillet with the gravy mix as directed on the country gravy package.