Is there anything better than a homey, comforting meal made in one pan? Fewer dishes and an easier clean-up practically makes this recipe a win-win in our book. We love the cast-iron skillet for its versatility. It’s a useful kitchen tool for preparing a meal on the stovetop and transferring to the oven for a delicious finish. In this warm and cozy recipe, the skillet does all the work, combining sausage, milk, and Southern-style biscuits together for a simple breakfast (or lunch). Ready in just 45 minutes, this rich and flavorful breakfast skillet will be on the table in no time! And this old-fashioned combination tastes better than any biscuit and gravy combination you’d find at the neighborhood diner or cafe. The sausage and creamy gravy mixture is prepared first in the pan, before getting topped with frozen biscuits, which are expertly arranged in a circle. Then, the entire skillet is baked in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until biscuits are golden browned and the gravy is bubbly.
1 (1-lb.) package ground pork sausage
1/4 cup (2 oz.) unsalted butter
1/3 cup (about 1.42 oz.) all-purpose flour
3 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoons table salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
9 frozen Southern-style biscuits (such as Pillsbury Grands)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place sausage in a cast-iron skillet over medium. Cook, stirring often, until sausage crumbles and is no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Wipe skillet clean. Reduce heat to low, and add butter to skillet. Cook until melted. Whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk. Increase heat to medium, and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened and bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in cooked sausage, salt, and pepper. Arrange 8 biscuits in a circle on top of sausage mixture, leaving about 1/2 inch around edge of skillet. Place 1 biscuit in the middle.
Bake in preheated oven until biscuits are browned and gravy is bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.