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Cooking with CESI: Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

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Breakfast for dinner is a favorite at my house, and it seems, at many people’s homes. If you want to mix things up a bit and serve something beyond eggs and bacon or pancakes and sausage, why not try a hearty breakfast casserole? You can serve this any time of the day and are likely to be met with nothing but clean plates and happy smiles. Our recipe this week comes from a fantastic cooking blog, Lemon-Sugar and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This recipe is not only delicious, but for 8 servings it comes in at a budget-friendly $1 or less per serving. That’s a winner in my book!

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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 can large, flaky biscuits (such as Grands)
  • ½ pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 and ½ cups milk
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
  2. Prepare a small casserole dish (approximately 7×10) with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Open biscuits, and cut biscuits into quarters.
  4. Layer half of the quarters in prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare gravy.
  7. In a heavy skillet, brown the ground breakfast sausage over medium high heat until fully cooked.
  8. Sprinkle the cooked sausage with 3 Tablespoons of flour.
  9. Use a wooden spoon to stir flour into sausage until completely absorbed.
  10. Lower heat to medium, and cook flour/sausage mixture for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  11. Add milk, and stir to combine.
  12. Add salt and black pepper.
  13. Stir frequently until mixture comes to a slight boil.
  14. Taste, and adjust seasonings as desired. (I usually add more black pepper)
  15. If the gravy is too thick, add a bit more milk. You want the gravy to be thickened but not too thick, not “globby,” it should still be slightly runny.
  16. Pour gravy over the cooked biscuits.
  17. Layer the remaining uncooked, quartered biscuits over the gravy.
  18. Place casserole dish on a baking sheet, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. If they start to over-brown, you can cover with foil for the last 10 minutes or so.
  19. Serve immediately.
  20. Enjoy!

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