Sausage Biscuit and Gravy Casserole

Layers of golden brown biscuits, creamy gravy and sausage come together to make this super easy and delicious Sausage Biscuit and Gravy Casserole Recipe.

Large silver serving spoon in a 9 x 13 dish of biscuit and country gravy breakfast casserole with three easy layers on a red napkin.

This post is sponsored by Ohio Pork, but all opinions are my own!

Biscuit and Gravy Casserole Recipe

Biscuit and Gravy Breakfast Casserole is always enjoyable, especially at Christmas, Easter and for a family brunch. The savory pork flavor really enhances this classic family meal.

This recipe is popular because it is so quick to make and combines basic flavors to make something special. Inspired by a classic southern breakfast of biscuits and gravy, but made much easier in casserole form this is a great recipe.

We often make a quick Sausage, Egg & Cheese Casserole or Bacon Breakfast Casserole, but we just love how this one is so unique with ground pork and gravy replacing the eggs as the primary flavor.

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Pieces of golden brown biscuits resting on top of a creamy gravy with extra sausage added on a white plate with a fork and the casserole dish in the background.

Save time by heating up a couple cans of country sausage gravy or make homemade sausage gravy if you prefer. We were pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable the canned gravy tastes. You don’t notice a difference in quality for the time saved.

Why This Biscuit Breakfast Casserole Recipe Works:

  • 3 simple ingredients only takes 15 minutes to put together for a wonder semi-homemade meal.
  • Flavor of the casserole can be adjusted by changing the type of spices or sausage that you add in the center layer.
  • A comfort food classic that is enjoyable to eat and is always popular at breakfast or brunch!
  • Ground pork seasoned to your liking may be cheaper than buying sausage.
  • The pork flavor makes this biscuit breakfast casserole so memorable and enjoyable!
  • When you cook with pork there’s a good chance you’re supporting local family farms like mine and the other 3,500 family farms in Ohio that produce pork.
Fork in a warm piece of biscuit with peppered gravy and fresh sausage on a plate full of sausage and gravy biscuit casserole on a red napkin.

Ingredients Needed to Make Sausage, Biscuit and Gravy Casserole

  • Ground Pork or Sausage – Use a pound of ground pork and add your favorite seasonings or sausage and cook fully. We avoid using sausage links because they make eating this recipe a bit more complicated.
  • Cans of Sausage Gravy – We prefer Libby’s brand, but a couple packets of gravy mix can be added to your sausage.
  • Refrigerated Biscuits – Butter flavored best compliments the other ingredients and we find the store brand quality equal to Pillsbury Grands biscuits and better able to help keep us on a budget. Homestyle or buttermilk biscuits also work well.
  • Pepper – while the cans of gravy will be seasoned we like to add a little extra pepper for the best flavor.
  • Butter – Melting and brushing on top of the biscuits in the baked casserole makes them shinny, more flavorful. This is optional, but I always brush some on for the added eye appeal.
Ingredients to make biscuit and gravy casserole are two cans of country sausage gravy, two cans of flaky jumbo biscuits, black pepper, butter and sausage on a small cutting board all sitting on a white counter top.

Why Use Ground Pork?

Sausage is simply ground pork with a variety of seasonings added to create different flavor profiles.

We love the pork flavor and that you can add maple syrup for a breakfast favorite, Italian herbs for a dinner centerpiece or red pepper to create a more zesty flavor.

Making homemade sausage from ground pork only takes 5 minutes and gives you the ability to customize the flavor. We also love to put a twist on tacos with ground pork and keto stuffed bell peppers.

Add more pork to the casserole also add more protein which helps fuel your body and helps you feel fuller longer. Since every 3 ounces of pork is packed full of 22 – 24 grams of protein we like adding more pork to this casserole.

Do Biscuits Need Cut Into Quarters?

Cutting refrigerated biscuits into quarters in beneficial because they bake a little bit more quickly and makes serving so much easier.

Can Homemade Biscuits Be Used?

Homemade biscuits that are just barely lightly brown may be used. Ensure the biscuits are fresh and not over baked since they will be put in the oven again to warm up with the pork gravy.

Close up showing a generous layer of sausage gravy between two layers of biscuits.

How to Make An Easy Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Open two large tubes of refrigerated biscuits. Separate the biscuits and cut into.

Arrange half of the pieces in the bottom of a 9 x 13″ casserole dish that is lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray.

In a preheated 375℉ bake biscuits for 12 – 15 minutes until they are mostly cooked.

Quarters of refrigerated Grands biscuits partially baked in a single layer in the bottom of a white rectangle casserole dish.

The bottom layer of bread needs to start cooking since it will be covered with the filling, thus it would still be doughy as the top layer finished baking. So pre-baking the bottom half will make the casserole taste better.

While the biscuits are baking brown the ground pork or sausage in a skillet. Once browned, pour onto a paper towel lined plate to absorb the drippings.

One pound of sausage cooking in a fry pan with a meat masher.

Spread sausage out over partially baked biscuits.

Cooked and crumbled sausage sprinkled on top of partially cooked biscuit quarters in a white 9 x 13 pan on a white counter top.

Pour any liquid fat from the skillet, but do not wipe clean or wash as some residual will help add a little more flavor to the gravy.

Next pour the cans of gravy in the warm skillet.

Stir until the gravy is brown!

Brown isn’t just a color, it’s a flavor. So don’t skip the critical step of warming the gravy in the skillet before pouring onto the sausage layer in the casserole.

Layer of warm sausage gravy spread over top of partially cooked biscuits in a white casserole dish.

Spread remaining half of biscuit dough in an even and neatly arranged layer on top.

Quarters of refrigerated biscuit dough neatly arranged on top of layers of sausage and gravy with more biscuits on the bottom of this easy biscuit breakfast casserole.

Bake uncovered long enough for the biscuits on top to brown, about 10 minutes.

Cover with aluminum foil to allow them to cook through without burning, about 15 more minutes.

Pieces of golden brown biscuits neatly arranged on top of a sausage gravy casserole that's fresh out of the oven.

Check a piece of a biscuit in the center of the casserole. The layer should look flaky and not doughy when the casserole is done cooking.

Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • We like to use cans of sausage gravy with an extra pound of sausage added. The extra sausage can be regular or maple flavored to sweeten the casserole.
  • Flaky butter biscuits are our preference with more butter brushed on top of the baked casserole to increase flavor and eye appeal a bit more.
  • Be sure to warm the gravy and brown it just a bit before adding to the casserole for maximum flavor.
  • Great recipe to use leftover gravy in.
  • Easy to make half of a batch in a square 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ baking dish.
  • Sometimes I rotate the pan in the oven when nearly done baking to help the biscuit breakfast casserole brown more evenly.
Melted butter brushed on top of biscuits to add more rich flavor and an attractive shine to this biscuits and gravy casserole.

What to Serve with This Casserole?

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Close up Biscuit and Gravy Casserole showing layers of baked biscuits, crumbled pork sausage and country sausage gravy in a 9 x 13 casserole dish.

Biscuit and Gravy Casserole

Servings 8 servings
Author: Jennifer
Layers of golden brown biscuits, creamy gravy and sausage come together to make this super easy and delicious Sausage Biscuit and Gravy Casserole Recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 2 16 ounce tubes Jumbo biscuits butter flavored
  • 1 pound pork sausage or ground pork
  • 2 15 ounce cans Country sausage gravy
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 375℉ and grease 9 x 13" casserole dish.
  • Cut biscuits into quarters. Put one tube of biscuits in the bottom of casserole dish. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until biscuits are mostly cooked.
  • Cook and crumble sausage. Drain and spread meat over bottom layer of biscuits.
  • Using the same skillet add cans of sausage gravy and warm. Stir often and cook until lightly browned for the best flavor. Pour over the sausage in the casserole dish.
  • Sprinkle freshly ground black pepper over the gravy to taste.
  • Arranged remaining biscuits in a single layer on top of the casserole.
  • Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. Then remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil; bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Melt butter and brush over top of biscuits when done baking.


  • Ground pork seasoned to your liking may be cheaper than buying sausage.


Calories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 9gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 398mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.02gVitamin A: 175IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg

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  1. Olyvia Ashbrook says:

    5 stars
    So great and easy to make! The family loved it!

  2. 5 stars
    wow this is amazing! and super easy to make… my little one kept complimenting on how good it was and her dad said was the best biscuits soft buttery and not doughy like the traditional biscuits that go with this dish or at a restaurant… I use the buttery flaky biscuits as well and will def use them again… the first layer of biscuits i cooked for a total time of 13min.. though I could have gotten away with 12min… when came out I did brush them with melted butter… followed the recipe as is written and topped the top layer of biscuits with melted butter… this is def. in the rotation of meals… thank you so much for sharing your recipe… have a blessed day :^)

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