Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sausage & Gravy Breakfast Casserole

As you may....or may not know, breakfast isn't my thang. At least in the morning. I don't really like any food in the morning. Breakfast for dinner is fine, though. Now IT Guy, he's a different kettle of fish except he doesn't like fish...but I digress. Not only do I not like to eat in the morning, I'm not that keen on smelling it either. I know...it's weird, huh? Before you get all up in arms and think I don't cook breakfast for my husband, let me tell you I do.


Maybe once a week.

Or once a month.

Fine. I hardly EVER cook breakfast for him, okay?

But he LOVES breakfast...LOVES. If I would get up at the crack of darkness and cook him eggs and bacon and whatever else...he would...well, he'd be in breakfast heaven. But guess what? That ain't never happened and it isn't GOING to happen. I like to cook breakfast about 10:00 am on a Saturday after I've slept in. Or cook it for dinner. Which is what I did with this dish. I saw a picture of this type of casserole run through my Pinterest the other day and I knew IT Guy would fall in love with me all over again if I made this. And I was right. I used canned biscuits but if you're adverse to using the canned kind, then by all means make your own. Homemade sausage gravy is the only way to go here and don't worry...it's really easy! This casserole would be wonderful for breakfast...I guess, but we loved it for dinner and the leftovers heat up great so you can have yourself a quick snack as you're running out the door in the morning. Super good, guys!

Sausage & Gravy 
Breakfast Casserole

1 12-ounce container buttermilk biscuits
6 eggs
Sausage gravy ~ recipe follows
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Sausage Gravy

1 pound breakfast sausage
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
Pepper to taste

In a large skillet, cook the sausage until done.

Using a slotted spoon, remove sausage to a bowl leaving the fat in the skillet. You may need to add a couple of tablespoons of butter if you're sausage didn't render enough fat.

Whisk the flour into the fat and cook and stir about 1 minute.

Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil.

Simmer for a couple of minutes then stir in the sausage. 

For the casserole: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.

Cut biscuits into 1-inch pieces and arrange in the bottom of the prepared pan. The pieces don't need to be toughing. They will expand when cooked.

Sprinkle sausage over the top of the biscuits then scatter cheese on top of sausage.

Whisk eggs and milk together with the salt and pepper and carefully pour over mixture in the pan.

Pour sausage gravy over everything and bake for 45 minutes until eggs and biscuits are cooked through. 

Here's what you'll need. 
Here's what you'll need.

Place the cut up biscuits in the pan. Don't worry if they're not touching. 
Place the cut up biscuits in the pan. 
Don't worry if they're not touching.

Cook the sausage then remove to a bowl. Add the flour to the drippings in the pan. Add some butter if you need to. 
Cook the sausage then 
remove to a bowl. Add 
the flour to the drippings 
in the pan. Add some 
butter if you need to.

Then add the milk and salt and pepper and cook until thick. 
Then add the milk and salt 
and pepper and cook until thick.

Sprinkle the cooked sausage on the biscuits. 
Sprinkle the cooked sausage on the biscuits.

Then comes the cheese and eggs. 
Then comes the cheese and eggs.

Lastly spread the gravy over the top. 
Lastly spread the gravy over the top.

Bake it up for breakfast or dinner! 
Bake it up for breakfast or dinner!


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