Sausage Gravy and Biscuits with Tomatoes - A hearty country breakfast of sausage gravy served over biscuits with baked, herbed tomato slices on the side.
By now, y'all know how much I love sharing old recipes with you. Nothing against new ones. I even enjoy coming up with something different on my own once in a while. But...sometimes nothing beats old-fashioned, down-home, tried-and-true cooking.
Take this recipe for Sausage Gravy and Biscuits for example. I've been making this recipe for decades and I'm still not tired of it.
Now, it's certainly not something we eat every morning, but when I do cook it, we thoroughly enjoy it. With pleasure. No guilt.
The herby, baked tomatoes are a touch I added fairly recently and honestly, I think they make this delectable dish even more delicious.
They're drizzled with a little olive oil and a sprinkling of Herbes de Provence but don't worry if you don't have that. Use a little mixed Italian seasoning. Or just a bit of oregano. Heck, just skip the herbs and use salt and pepper. Still delicious.
And for the sausage use whatever you like. I use a mild breakfast sausage and let each person add red or black pepper to his or her heart's desire. For the biscuits, of course I use my traditional south Georgia buttermilk biscuit recipe. Use what you want. Frozen, canned, or homemade. Leftover rolls or toasted, day old bread. It's all good!
How to Make Sausage Gravy and Biscuits with Tomatoes
Prepare the tomatoes and let them bake while you make the sausage gravy.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the tomatoes into thick slices, about 1/2" each. Place the slices on a baking sheet drizzled with half the olive oil.
Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the tomato slices and sprinkle with Herbes de Provence, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Don't worry if you don't have Herbes de Provence on hand. You can also use an Italian seasoning mixture, or just a little dried oregano, or just salt and pepper.
Bake the tomato slices for about 10 minutes or until they're softened and just beginning to brown.
To make the sausage gravy, add the sausage to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break the sausage up as it cooks using a wooden spoon or potato masher. Cook until no pink color remains.
At this point, if you think you have too much grease from the sausage, you can drain some off some before you add the flour. You'll need to keep at least 2 or 3 tablespoons of fat with the sausage.
I typically use the Jimmy Deen brand of sausage and I never need to drain it. I find that it's not nearly as fat as some of the other brands.
Sprinkle the flour over the cooked sausage and remaining fat in the pan. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes.
Gradually add the milk. Bring the mixture back to the boil, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan until ready to serve.
Serve the gravy over warm biscuits with the tomato slices on the side.
More Breakfast Recipes from Never Enough Thyme:
- Cinnamon Brown Sugar Waffles
- Crescent Roll Breakfast Stacks
- Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
- Overnight Sweet Rolls
- Easy Sausage Muffins
Sausage Recipes from Other Bloggers:
- Sausage and Kale Skillet from Budget Bytes
- Peppery Pinto Beans with Sausage from Homesick Texan
- Sausage and Swiss Stuffed French Toast from Food Renegade
- Sausage Cheddar Bites from Brown Eyed Baker
Sausage Gravy and Biscuits with Tomatoes
For the gravy:
- 1 lb. bulk breakfast sausage
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 cups milk
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the tomatoes:
- 4 large ripe tomatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Herbs de Provence
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Dash of salt and pepper
- 8 buttermilk biscuits
Bake the tomatoes while you prepare the gravy:
- To bake the tomatoes, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice the tomatoes into thick, approximately 1/2” slices.
- Place on a baking sheet drizzled with half the olive oil. Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the tomato slices and sprinkle with Herbs de Provence, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until softened and just beginning to brown.
To make the sausage gravy:
- Add the sausage to a large skillet over medium high heat. Break the sausage up as it cooks using a wooden spoon or potato masher. Cook until no pink color remains.
- Sprinkle over the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened.
- Taste and add salt and pepper if needed.
- Split the biscuits and place on a plate.
- Serve the gravy over warm biscuits with the tomato slices on the side.
Lana Stuart is the cook and occasional traveler here at Never Enough Thyme. Lana has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove and started this blog in 2009 to share her delicious home cooking recipes. You'll find about 700 recipes here so there's sure to be something your family will like!
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