Easy Biscuits and Gravy recipe
Our easy and classic Biscuits and Gravy recipe is a deliciously comforting meal. We love how the fluffy biscuits soak up the creamy sausage gravy.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp cold unsalted butter cut into small cubes
- 4 tbsp shortening
- 3/4 cup buttermilk plus more for brushing
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 6 ounces breakfast sausage
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2½ tbsp all purpose flour
- 1⅓ cup whole milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp sliced chives optional
- 1 tsp minced thyme optional
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk together. Add butter and shortening and cut into the dry mixture, until a coarse mealy texture forms. Stir in buttermilk until just incorporated and turn mixture out onto a clean and lightly floured surface. Knead until a dough just comes together, make sure not to overwork.
Press dough together to form a 1 inch thick square and cut dough into 4 equal pieces. Place biscuits onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Brush the surface of each biscuit with buttermilk. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until biscuits have risen and are golden brown.
Set aside and allow biscuits to cool slightly, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Pour oil into a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add sausage and continue to sauté, while crumbling the sausage.
Once the sausage has browned, about 3 to 4 minutes, remove from heat and set aside. Drain grease from saucepan.9. Add butter and melt. Whisk in the flour and continue for 2 to 3 minutes to cook out the raw flour taste.
Whisk in the milk until no lumps remain. Season with salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium and continue to stir until gravy thickens, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stir sausage mixture back into the gravy and add herbs, if using.
Simmer gravy for 2 to 3 minutes and adjust seasoning.
To serve, place biscuits onto a platter or individual, shallow dishes and cover with sausage gravy. Serve immediately.
Calories: 827kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 18gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 1407mgPotassium: 340mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1069IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 300mgIron: 4mg