Sumptuous Sausage Gravy and Butter Swim Biscuits Bake

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Indulge in the delectable richness of Sausage Gravy and Butter Swim Biscuits Bake, a hearty breakfast delight featuring savory pork sausage gravy baked alongside buttermilk biscuits. As the biscuits rise atop the flavorful gravy during baking, each mouthful offers a harmonious blend of robust sausage gravy and tender, buttery biscuits. Get ready to elevate your Biscuits and Gravy experience with this mouthwatering recipe!

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Sumptuous Sausage Gravy and Butter Swim Biscuits Bake

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Pork Sausage: Opt for ground pork sausage, which comes pre-seasoned, enhancing the dish’s flavor profile. Alternatively, you can utilize seasoned breakfast sausage for added flavor. For a meat-free option, the sausage can be omitted entirely.
  • Milk: Whole milk yields the creamiest gravy. Substituting with lower-fat milk may result in a thinner, less creamy texture.
  • Biscuits: Butter swim biscuits, characterized by their buttermilk richness and baked in butter for added flavor, serve as the perfect accompaniment to the savory gravy. While homemade buttermilk biscuits are recommended, store-bought varieties can be used with adjusted baking times if necessary.
  • Buttermilk: Buttermilk imparts tanginess, rise, and fluffiness to the biscuits, enhancing their texture and flavor. It’s a key ingredient in achieving the desired consistency and taste.
  • Butter: Unsalted butter offers greater control over the dish’s overall saltiness. Adjust salt quantities accordingly if using salted butter.

Sumptuous Sausage Gravy and Butter Swim Biscuits Bake

Can I Make This Ahead Of Time?

Absolutely! The gravy can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Once cooled, transfer the gravy to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days. For freezing, it can be stored for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Sumptuous Sausage Gravy and Butter Swim Biscuits Bake

Can I Use A Different Pan?

Yes, while oven-safe skillets such as cast iron are preferred for their even heat distribution, a 9×13-inch baking dish can be used as an alternative.

How To Store Sausage Gravy and Butter Swim Biscuits Bake

Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Sumptuous Sausage Gravy and Butter Swim Biscuits Bake


Sausage Gravy

  • 1 pound (450 grams) pork sausage
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup (30 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups (600 milliliters) whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  • 2 ½ cups (315 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 cups (490 milliliters) buttermilk
  • ½ cup (1 stick / 115 grams) unsalted butter, melted


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (232°C).
  2. Sausage Gravy: In a large, 13-inch oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, cook the sausage until browned and cooked through to an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).
  3. To the skillet, add butter. Once melted, stir in the flour.
  4. Add milk, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder, mixing until combined. Cook until thickened, about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Biscuits: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Pour in the buttermilk and stir until mostly combined, being careful not to overwork the batter.
  6. Using a spoon, dollop biscuit dough on top of the gravy. Then, using a knife, carefully spread it into an even layer.
  7. Evenly drizzle the melted butter over the top.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.
  9. Before serving, brush the top of the biscuits with melted butter and garnish with parsley.
  10. Enjoy this delightful breakfast bake that promises to tantalize your taste buds with its comforting flavors!

Sumptuous Sausage Gravy and Butter Swim Biscuits Bake

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