Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast Bake
There are few things I love more in life than Sunday mornings. Sometimes Sunday mornings mean lazily rolling out of bed at 9am and then sinking back in to bed with a hot cup of coffee. Sometimes it means throwing on a pair of sunglasses and too many coats of lipstick and heading out for brunch with the girls. Either way, Sundays always mean a day of rest and happiness.
On this particular Sunday morning, J had a request. I had made this Breakfast Bake once before and he devoured 3 helpings. That always makes me so happy: seeing my man truly enjoy a meal I made for him. I like recipes that don't require a lot of prep work, and while this one does take a little bit, it's made easy with canned biscuits and gravy mix...but please! By all means, if you want to use your grandma's secret biscuit recipe or your mom's perfect gravy, do so. My grandma happens to like canned biscuits.
This isn't a fast recipe, but nothing should be rushed on Sundays. Instead it's easy, warm, delicious, and the perfect way to end a weekend.
- 1 can of biscuits, really any kind will do. I used Pillsbury Reduced Fat Flaky Layers
- 1 pound of browned ground Italian sausage
- 1 packet of gravy mix, prepared.
- 6 eggs
- 1 Cup of milk
- 1 Cup of shredded cheese (I used Colby Jack)
- salt + pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the browned sausage, gravy, and cut the biscuits in to quarters. Now, assemble! Line the bottom of a baking dish with the quartered biscuits. You may have some left over- I had one and a half and I can neither confirm nor deny what happened to them. Then layer on the sausage, then the cheese. Next, which together the eggs and milk and pour the mixture on top. Finally, layer on the gravy. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.
We ate this while discussing the fact that we are getting much too old to indulge in more than two cocktails on a Saturday night and laughing at how we used to be able to handle a night out like it was nothing. Whereas those late nights downtown used to be the highlight of my week, I think things like Sunday morning breakfast with my hubby have crept into the number one spot.