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Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy

This down-home biscuit and gravy recipe tastes heavenly and is a keeper.

Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy on plate

How about a stick-to-your-ribs-good, comfort food breakfast that practically melts in your mouth with every bite?

Count me in for sure.

For a special breakfast or just because, these homemade skillet biscuits drenched in sage sausage gravy are beyond delicious.

The sage in the breakfast sausage adds such a nice flavor and comfort food taste to the overall dish.

The biscuits in this recipe are easy to make by rolling out the dough and cutting each biscuit with a round biscuit or cookie cutter (or rim of a round glass should work too).

For really quick homemade biscuits, use this biscuit recipe to make drop biscuits (no rolling, no cutting, just drop the biscuit dough by spoon on a buttered/greased cookie sheet or pizza pan and bake).

They’re super easy to make and so good with butter and jam….and of course sage sausage gravy too.

Serve these sausage biscuits for breakfast, brunch or even dinner (here are more “Breakfast for Dinner” recipe ideas).

Here are more recipes made with sage sausage that you may like “Crispy Breakfast Quesadillas“, “Breakfast Burrito Pitas” and “Sage Sausage Stuffing (Dressing)(I make this stuffing every Thanksgiving and it’s always a hit).

Ok, on to the ingredients.

Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy ingredients

For the Skillet Biscuits – flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, salt, milk, and egg & water (for the egg wash, optional); 8-inch iron skillet & 3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter

For the Sage Sausage Gravy – sage pork sausage, butter, flour, milk, salt, pepper and paprika

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Biscuits:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Iron Skillet Greased with Butter

Grease the skillet with butter and set aside.

Add flour into mixing bowl

In a large mixing bowl,

Add flour into mixing bowl

add flour,

Add baking powder into mixing bowl

Add baking powder into mixing bowl

baking powder,

Add Sugar into Mixing Bowl

sugar,

Add salt into mixing bowl

and salt.

Stir dry ingredients in mixing bowl

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Chop chilled butter on plate

Next, cut the cold butter into small squares and set aside just for a moment.

Flour in bowl with butter and milk

To the bowl with the dry ingredients,

Add milk to flour mixture in bowl

add milk,

Add butter to flour mixture in bowl

Flour Butter and Milk in Mixing Bowl

and the butter.

Flour Mixture in Bowl with Spoon

Use a large sturdy fork, or pastry cutter to cut the butter into the other ingredients.

Biscuit Dough in Mixing Bowl

Continue to mix the ingredients with the fork until dough forms.

Biscuit Dough on Cutting Board

Sprinkle a light coating of flour on to a large cutting board and add the dough.

Knead the dough a few times until the texture becomes sturdy enough to roll.

Cut Biscuits from Dough on Cutting Board

Add a light coating of flour to a rolling pin and roll out the dough until it’s about 1-1/4 inches thick.

Using a 3-inch wide biscuit or cookie cutter,

Cut Biscuit in Hand

cut the dough into 2 large biscuits.

Then re-roll the remaining dough and cut into 2 more large biscuits.

Biscuit Dough in Iron Skillet

Lay each biscuit in the greased skillet so that each biscuit is leaning against one another.

Whisked egg in bowl on plate

For the egg wash (this is used to add color and shine to the top of the biscuits; since the biscuits will be topped with gravy, using an egg wash is optional).

In a small bowl, add egg and cold water.  Whisk together.

Brush egg mixture on biscuits in pan

Brush the top of each biscuit with an even coat of egg wash.

Baked Biscuits in Iron Skillet

Bake in a preheated oven until the biscuits turn a light golden color (about 16 minutes).

For the Sage Sausage Gravy:

TIP – While the biscuits are baking make the gravy.

Cooking sage sausage in skillet

Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat.

Pinch off the sausage in pieces and add them to the pan (rather than adding one big hunk of sausage to the pan).

Cooking sage sausage in skillet

Use a heat resistant spatula to further break up the sausage in smaller pieces.

Cooking sage sausage in skillet

Stir the sausage as it cooks.

Continue to cook until the sausage browns and is thoroughly cooked (about 15 minutes).

Cooked sage sausage on paper towel

Turn the heat off and transfer the sausage to a paper-lined plate to absorb any excess grease.

Set aside for a moment.

Skillet on stove top with bits of sausage

Turn the heat back on to medium heat and use the same pan.

Butter and bits of sausage in skillet

Add butter and…

Butter and bits of sausage in skillet

…stir.

Add flour to skillet with sausage and butter

Add flour and…

Stir flour and butter with sausage in pan

stir.

Stir flour and butter with sausage in pan

Continue to stir until the flour mixes in with the butter.

Add milk to gravy in skillet

Slowly stir in the milk.

Stir gravy in skillet with spoon

Stir together.  Add salt and pepper.

Continue stirring until the gravy starts to thicken.

TIP – If the gravy becomes too thick, stir in a little more milk.

Sage sausage and gravy in skillet

Then set aside 1/4 cup of the cooked sausage (for garnish) and add the rest of the sausage back in the pan with the gravy.

Sage Sausage Gravy in Skillet

Whisk together and do a quick taste test.

Add more salt and, or pepper if needed.

Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy on plate

Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy on plate

…serve over warm biscuits.

Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy on plate

Garnish each gravy-topped-biscuit with the remaining pieces of cooked sausage and two pinches of paprika.

Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy on plate

Top with butter if desired…then,

Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy on plate

dig into delicious goodness…

Skillet Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy on fork

and enjoy each and every bite.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Biscuit Recipes You May Like:

Snickerdoodle Skillet Biscuits

Red White and Blue Skillet Biscuits

Sugar Coated Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake

Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter (so good on biscuits)

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Biscuits and Sage Sausage Gravy

Skillet Biscuits with Sage Sausage Gravy

This down-home biscuit and gravy recipe tastes heavenly and is a keeper.
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Prep Time: 16 minutes
Cook Time: 19 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Biscuits and Gravy
Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the Biscuits:

  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter, chilled and cut into small cubes (for the dough)
  • 1 teaspoon butter (for greasing the skillet)
  • 1 egg, beaten (for the egg wash, optional)
  • 2 teaspoons cold water (for the egg was, optional)
  • 8-inch iron skillet
  • 3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter

For the Sage Sausage Gravy:

  • 1 pound sage pork sausage
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour (heaping)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 dashes salt or to taste
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper

For Garnish:

  • 1/4 cup cooked sage pork sausage (reserved when cooking the sausage for the gravy)
  • 8 pinches paprika

Instructions

For the Biscuits:

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
  • Grease the skillet with butter and set aside. 
  • To a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt, milk, sugar, and chilled small cubes of butter. With a pastry cutter or a large sturdy fork, cut the butter into the ingredients. Continue to mix the ingredients together with a fork until dough forms.
  • Sprinkle a light coating of flour on to a large cutting board and add the dough. Knead the dough a few times until the texture becomes sturdy enough to roll.  Add a light coating of flour to a rolling pin and roll out the dough until it’s about 1-1/4 inches thick.
  • Using a 3-inch wide biscuit or cookie cutter, cut the dough into 2 large biscuits. Then re-roll the remaining dough and cut into 2 more large biscuits. Lay each biscuit in the greased skillet so that each biscuit is leaning against one another.
  • For the egg wash - (this is used to add color and shine to the top of the biscuits; since the biscuits will be topped with gravy, using an egg wash is optional). In a small bowl, add egg and cold water. Whisk together. Brush the top of each biscuit with an even coat of egg wash. 
  • Bake in a preheated oven until the biscuits turn a light golden color (about 16 minutes). Remove the biscuits from the oven and serve while warm, topped with sage sausage gravy. 

For the Sage Sausage Gravy:

  • While the biscuits are baking, heat a medium size skillet on medium heat. Pinch off the sausage in pieces and add them to the pan (rather than adding one big hunk of sausage to the pan). 
  • Use a heat resistant spatula to further break up the sausage in small pieces. Stir the sausage as it cooks. Continue to cook until the sausage browns and is thoroughly cooked (about 15 minutes). 
  • Turn the heat off and transfer the sausage to a paper-lined plate to absorb any excess grease. Set aside for a moment.
  • Turn the heat back on to medium heat and use the same pan. Add butter and stir. Add flour and stir. Continue to stir until the flour mixes in with the butter. 
  • Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk together. Add salt and pepper. Continue whisking until the gravy starts to thicken (if the gravy becomes too thick, stir in a little more milk). 
  • Then set aside ¼ cup of the cooked sausage (for garnish) and add the rest of the sausage back in the pan with the gravy. Whisk together and do a quick taste test. Add more salt and, or pepper if needed.

For Garnish:

  • Garnish each gravy-topped-biscuit with the remaining pieces of sage sausage and two pinches of paprika. Top with butter if desired.

Notes

TIPS:

  1. Make the sage sausage gravy while the biscuits are baking.
  2. When making the gravy, if it's a too thick, whisk in a little more milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
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