December 31st, 2013

Herbed Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

I’m sorry, I won’t be helping anyone out with their New Year’s resolutions here. But we had these biscuits and gravy for Christmas morning breakfast and I couldn’t wait to share. I doubled the recipe for my family of 5 and every last bit was completely devoured. Some people may have actually licked their plates. Something magical happens when you pour a bunch of heavy cream into a pot of breakfast sausage. It is so, SO good! And really, we can wait until January 2 to start our New Year’s resolutions, right? Just remember not to overwork your biscuit dough. And if you do want to cut out a few calories, you could use milk or half and half in place of the cream.

Herbed Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Herbed Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Preparation 10 Cook Time 30 Total Time 0:00


    Biscuits1 cup flour, plus more for dusting

    • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons cold butter
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 1 green onion, finely chopped (save whites for the gravy)
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

    Gravy1 teaspoon olive oil

    • Scallion whites (leftover from biscuits), finely chopped
    • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
    • 4 tablespoons flour
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 cup milk
    • Dash of cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter (I just use my hands) cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse sand.
    2. Stir in the buttermilk, scallions and parsley until just combined. Do not over mix. Dough may still be slightly sticky.
    3. Turn dough onto a floured work surface. Gently pat the dough out to 1/2 inch thick. Fold the dough over 3 or 4 times and pat it down again to about 3/4 inch thick.
    4. Cut out biscuits using a round cutter or glass. Press out dough scraps to cut additional biscuits.
    5. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
    6. Meanwhile, make the gravy by heating olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the scallion whites and sauté them for about 1 minute, or until tender.
    7. Add the sausage, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until sausage is no longer pink.
    8. Add the butter to the skillet and stir until melted. Stir in the flour and cook for a few minutes more. Stir in the milk and cream and bring to simmer. When the gravy has thickened, stir in the cayenne, salt and pepper.
    9. Serve gravy over sliced biscuits. Garnish with parsley if desired.
    Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Bev Cooks



    1. Yeah…not helpful for the resolutions, but these look amazing. I’ve been looking for a new biscuits and gravy recipe so I’m definitely going to have to try these out!

    2. Biscuit & Gravy is one of my favorite dishes. I’ve never had herb biscuits with gravy though, so these sound very interesting and look really good.


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