Crockpot Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Casserole

This Crockpot biscuits and gravy casserole recipe is a classic and hearty dish that features soft biscuits smothered in creamy sausage gravy.

A crockpot with biscuits and gravy and a wooden spoon holding up a biscuit with gravy

Biscuits and gravy casserole crockpot breakfast casserole is a delicious comforting meal that’s great to feed the whole family over weekend brunch, or making early in the morning while the kids get ready for school.

It’s also a delicious breakfast for Christmas morning while everyone gets a chance to wake up and spend the holiday brunch together.

If this is your first time having slow cooker biscuits and gravy, have no fear. I was skeptical at first too.

The tops of the biscuits still get magically golden brown and the underside is not soggy, even after cooking in gravy for a couple of hours. The biscuits become firm and are not doughy at all once they are cooked through.

I will say though, that the first time I made it the gravy became too thick by the time it was done cooking and there was very little to eat with all of the biscuits. To counter that, I have doubled the sausage gravy recipe.

Crockpot biscuits and gravy on a white plate with a fork over a yellow napkin

Yes, this is my own gravy recipe and not a gravy mix. Powdered mixes at the store contain a lot of MSG and my mother is intolerant to MSG so I have learned to cook a lot of things from scratch, which is healthier anyway.

Ingredients for Crock Pot Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

  • Refrigerated Pillsbury Biscuits or Homemade Biscuits
  • Ground Pork Sausage, like Jimmy Dean’s or Bob Evan’s
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

How to Make Biscuits and Gravy in a Slow Cooker

  • Cook pork sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown.
  • Add flour to the skillet with the pork and stir together.
  • Add milk, salt, and black pepper to the skillet and stir. Bring to a simmer for several minutes and allow the gravy to thicken.
  • Spray the bottom of the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray or use a liner for easy cleanup.
  • Pour the pork sausage gravy into the bottom of a crock pot. Place the raw biscuits overlapping on top of the gravy to cover it.
  • Place the lid on top and cook for 2 to 2.5 hours on low heat.

Variations

Spicy Sausage GravyAdd a kick to your sausage gravy by incorporating spicy sausage or adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce for some heat.

Cheesy GravyStir shredded cheddar cheese into the gravy for a creamy and cheesy variation.

Vegetarian​For a vegetarian twist, replace the sausage with sautéed mushrooms to create a flavorful and savory mushroom gravy.

Bacon GravySubstitute bacon for sausage to create a bacon-infused gravy. This variation adds a smoky flavor to the dish.

Country GravyCountry gravy, also known as sawmill or southern redeye gravy, is a thinner version made with pan drippings, flour, milk, and sometimes coffee. It’s often served with ham or bacon.

Maple Sausage GravySweeten things up by using maple-flavored sausage in the gravy. The combination of savory and sweet creates a delightful flavor contrast.

Chorizo GravyReplace traditional sausage with chorizo for a flavorful and spicy twist. This variation is popular in southwestern cuisine.

A crockpot with cooked biscuits and gravy sprinkled with fresh parsley flakes

Herb-infused GravyElevate the flavor of your gravy by adding fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or sage. This adds a fragrant and savory element.

Egg and Cheese Biscuits and GravyTop biscuits and gravy with a fried or poached egg and a sprinkle of cheese for a hearty and complete breakfast.

What to Serve with Biscuits and Gravy

  1. Scrambled or Fried Eggs: A side of fluffy scrambled eggs provides a protein boost and complements the rich and hearty flavors of biscuits and gravy. The eggs can be seasoned with herbs, salt, and pepper for added flavor.
  2. Hash Browns or Home Fries: Crispy hash browns or seasoned home fries add a delightful crunch and a contrasting texture to the creamy biscuits and gravy. The combination of soft biscuits and creamy gravy with crispy potatoes creates a satisfying balance.
  3. Fresh Fruit Salad: A light and refreshing fruit salad can help balance the richness of biscuits and gravy. Consider serving a mix of seasonal fruits to add a touch of sweetness to the meal.
  4. Fresh Berries and Whipped Cream: For a sweet touch, consider serving fresh berries with a dollop of whipped cream. This can serve as a dessert-like side dish that contrasts the savory nature of biscuits and gravy.
  5. Avocado Slices on Toast: Creamy avocado slices provide a buttery texture on toast and add a fresh element to the plate.
  6. French Toast: French toast is a comforting and flavorful morning treat. It’s cooked until golden brown, creating crispy edges and a soft, custard-like center. Top it with a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, or fresh fruit.
Crockpot biscuits and gravy on a white plate with a fork over a yellow napkin

How to Reheat Biscuits and Gravy

  • Preheat your oven to around 350°F (175°C).
  • Place the biscuits and gravy in a casserole dish. If they are touching or close together, you can separate them slightly.
  • Cover the top with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning or drying out.
  • Heat in the oven for about 10-15 minutes or until it is heated through.
Crockpot biscuits and gravy on a white plate with a fork over a yellow napkin

Crockpot Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Casserole

Tiffany
This Crockpot biscuits and gravy casserole recipe is a classic and hearty dish that features soft biscuits smothered in creamy sausage gravy.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 37 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 42 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 468 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cans of Refrigerated Pillsbury Biscuits 7.5 ounces each
  • 1 pound Pork Sausage like Jimmy Dean's or Bob Evan's
  • ½ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 cups Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook pork sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat until browned.
  • Add flour to the skillet with the pork and stir together.
  • Add milk, salt, and black pepper to the skillet and stir. Bring to a simmer for several minutes and allow the gravy to thicken while continuing to stir.
  • Spray the bottom of the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray or use a liner for easy cleanup.
  • Pour the pork sausage gravy into the bottom of a crock pot. Place raw biscuits overlapping on top to cover the gravy.
  • Place the lid on top and cook for 2-2.5 hours on low heat. This gets the biscuits to a baked-through center.

Nutrition

Calories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 17gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 1199mgPotassium: 453mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 242IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 183mgIron: 3mg

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