This is one of those recipes that was introduced to me by my husband’s family. I had never heard of such a strange concept as gravy for breakfast. In my family, we only had gravy on Thanksgiving, haha. When my mother-in-law first made this breakfast meal for me, I was pleasantly satisfied with its deliciousness. The gravy is filled with savory sausage seasoned with black pepper and served with fresh baked biscuits. It’s the perfect breakfast to start out the new year!
While the biscuits bake in the oven, you can start cooking the gravy on the stovetop. The gravy and biscuits should take about the same amount of time to cook so that you can serve immediately together. I used two packages of Jimmy Deans Original Sausage with a whole quart of heavy whipping cream. This yielded a nice full pot of gravy which left plenty of leftovers.
The sausage is what gives this recipe most of the flavor, but many people prefer a more “peppery” taste, so feel free to add extra pepper to your liking. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even use spicy sausage as a substitute. Since I’m a spice-head at heart, that’s next on my list. I’ll let you know how it turns out! :) In the meantime, check out my mother-in-law’s original recipe below and enjoy!
To make the biscuits…
My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.