Picture this: a warm, flaky biscuit drenched in rich, flavorful sausage gravy for the ultimate comfort food experience. And the best part? This Traditional Biscuits N’ Gravy recipe is not only gluten-free but also dairy-free. As a foodie and a biscuit lover myself, I have personally tasted different variations of this classic dish and can say without a doubt that this recipe is a game-changer.
I understand that switching to a gluten-free lifestyle can be intimidating, especially when it comes to beloved comfort foods like biscuits and gravy. However, with this recipe, you don’t have to sacrifice taste or texture for health. This dish is just as delicious, if not more so, than the original version.
This recipe takes your taste buds on an adventure with the perfect blend of spices in the sausage gravy, including ground black pepper and salt. Cornstarch is used as a thickener to achieve that perfect consistency that we all crave. Meanwhile, olive oil adds depth and flavor to the biscuits without overpowering their classic taste.
I truly believe that everyone deserves to enjoy hearty breakfast food without sacrificing their health or dietary restrictions. This gluten-free and dairy-free Traditional Biscuits N’ Gravy recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a hearty and delicious breakfast while staying true to their dietary needs. So come along with me on this journey of culinary delight, and let’s dive into this classic Southern breakfast dish with a twist!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Picture this: a warm, flaky biscuit smothered in a rich and savory sausage gravy. Is your mouth watering yet? This traditional biscuits n’ gravy recipe is the perfect hearty breakfast to fuel your day.
But why should you choose this particular recipe? Let me enlighten you.
First of all, it’s gluten-free! Those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease can still indulge in this beloved comfort food without sacrificing their health. And don’t worry, the taste and texture are just as delicious as the original.
Secondly, it’s easy to make. No need to fret over complicated measurements or ingredients. With simple substitutions like cornstarch and gluten-free flour, even novice cooks can whip up this dish. Plus, the recipe includes options for homemade biscuits or drop biscuits for even more convenience.
Thirdly, it’s versatile. You can switch out the breakfast sausage for Italian sausage or even make a dairy-free version by using margarine and almond milk instead of butter and regular milk. This recipe is truly adaptable to fit any dietary preference or craving.
Lastly, it’s pure comfort food. Nothing beats a hearty breakfast to start your day off right, and this biscuits n’ gravy dish will warm your soul and fill your belly. The savory sausage gravy pairs perfectly with the buttery biscuits, making each bite a little piece of heaven.
So go ahead, try this traditional biscuits n’ gravy recipe. Your taste buds (and stomach) will thank you for it.
- 1 pound gluten-free breakfast sausage
- ¼ cup gluten-free flour or cornstarch
- 3 cups milk (can be dairy-free)
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
- ¼ cup unsalted butter or margarine (can be replaced with olive oil for dairy-free)
- 1 tablespoon of diced onion (optional)
For the Gluten-Free Biscuits:
- 1 ½ cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Baking Flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter or margarine, cold and diced (can use dairy-free substitute)
- ¾ cup buttermilk or non-dairy substitute
Notes on Ingredients:
Pork Breakfast Sausage
When purchasing breakfast sausage, make sure it is gluten-free. Italian sausage can also be used as a substitute.
Use a gluten-free flour blend that already contains xanthan gum, like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Baking Flour.
Any kind of milk can be used in this recipe, including non-dairy options like almond or oat milk.
Unsalted Butter or Margarine
To keep this recipe dairy-free, you can substitute the butter with olive oil or a dairy-free margarine.
Adding onion to the sausage gravy is optional but adds flavor to the dish.
The Recipe How-To
Now comes the good part – the recipe itself! I know you’re all excited to get started, so let’s dive right in.
- 1 pound of your choice of breakfast sausage
- 1/4 cup of gluten-free flour (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill)
- 3 cups of milk (dairy-free milk can be used as well)
- 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter or margarine
- Salt and ground black pepper to taste
For the gravy, start by cooking the ground pork sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Make sure to crumble it into small pieces as it cooks.
Once the sausage is fully cooked and has gotten crispy, remove it from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set it aside.
In the same skillet, add 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter or margarine and melt over medium heat. Once melted, sprinkle in 1/4 cup of gluten-free flour and whisk until a paste forms.
Gradually pour in 3 cups of milk, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Keep stirring until the mixture begins to thicken and bubble.
How to Thicken Gravy Without Cornstarch or Flour?
If you’re out of cornstarch or flour or avoiding them for dietary reasons, try adding 1/2 tsp of potato starch at a time while whisking continuously. You can also blend blanched cashews with water to create a cream-like consistency, then mix it into the gravy until thickened.
Once the gravy has reached your desired level of thickness, add in previously cooked stir-fried pork sausage, salt, and black pepper to taste.
Serve immediately over gluten-free biscuits, homemade buttermilk biscuits, or drop biscuits for a hearty breakfast! It will be an easy morning with this gravy recipe on hand – perfect for a comforting weekend morning feast.
Substitutions and Variations
Variety is the spice of life, and when it comes to biscuits and gravy, there are endless ways to add flavor and creativity! Here are a few ideas to switch up this classic dish:
– Gluten-Free Flour: If you don’t have gluten-free flour on hand or prefer to use regular flour, feel free to make that substitution. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor of your biscuits and gravy will differ slightly from the original recipe.
– Dairy-Free: For those who are lactose intolerant or prefer to avoid dairy products, you can substitute regular milk with a plant-based milk like almond or soy milk.
– Homemade Sausage: For an extra touch of indulgence, try making your own sausage from scratch. You can choose any type of ground meat, such as pork or Italian sausage, and add your own favorite blend of spices.
– Drop Biscuits: If you want a quicker option for making biscuits than homemade ones, try using refrigerated pre-made dough or even drop biscuits.
– Buttermilk Biscuits: For a tangier flavor and tender texture, swap out the regular milk in your biscuit recipe with buttermilk.
– Country Gravy: While this recipe uses sausage gravy, you can certainly make country gravy instead by swapping out the pork breakfast sausage for ground beef.
No matter which substitutions you choose – or if you choose not to make any at all – this hearty breakfast dish is sure to satisfy and bring comfort with each bite.
Serving and Pairing
Welcome to my humble abode where I serve up some of the heartiest breakfasts around. And there is no better way to start the day than with a plate of traditional biscuits n’ gravy! This recipe will satisfy your cravings for something savory and hearty, especially when served alongside other breakfast favorites, like scrambled eggs, bacon, and maybe even a side of hashbrowns.
For those who prefer a lighter option, you can opt for a fruit salad or freshly squeezed orange juice. However, this is not my recommendation for this particular dish. Instead, let’s talk about some of my favorite pairings for biscuits n’ gravy.
For an extra level of comfort and indulgence, add a side of maple syrup-glazed bacon or ham; the sweet and salty combo makes for an unbeatable taste sensation. If you want to switch things up a bit, try serving this savory dish with a sweetened fruit compote or homemade applesauce.
Now let’s talk about the best part – how to serve it! My personal favorite is ladling the sausage gravy over split buttermilk biscuits straight from the oven – there’s nothing quite like piping hot biscuits with warm and creamy gravy on top. It’s said that southern-style drop biscuits work really well too if you’re in a pinch for time.
No matter how you choose to serve it, one thing is certain: this classic breakfast dish is sure to become a staple in your home once you try it! So go ahead and indulge in this hearty breakfast dish any time of the day – you know what they say: breakfast for dinner never hurt nobody 😉.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now that you’ve mastered the recipe for traditional biscuits n’ gravy with sausage, you can easily prep in advance and store leftovers for a hearty breakfast any day of the week.
Make-Ahead: If you prefer to plan ahead, the biscuits can be made up to a day in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. The sausage gravy can also be made up to two days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the gravy on the stove over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.
Storing: If you have leftovers, the biscuits and gravy can be stored separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to three days. To prevent the biscuits from getting soggy, store them separately from the gravy until ready to reheat.
Reheating: When reheating, place the desired amount of biscuits on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds or until warmed through. To reheat the gravy, place it in a saucepan over low heat until warmed through, stirring occasionally. You can also place it in a microwave-safe dish and microwave on medium-high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
Whether you choose to make-ahead or store leftovers, this recipe is perfect for busy mornings and provides comfort food at its best. So go ahead and indulge in this hearty breakfast dish anytime!
Tips for Perfect Results
Hey there, folks. If you’re here, I assume you’re looking for some tips to ensure you make the best darn biscuits n’ gravy with gluten-free sausage gravy that has ever passed your lips. Well, you’ve come to the right writer for advice.
First and foremost, do not rush the process. Take your time and make sure each step is done right. The joy of biscuits n’ gravy is in its simplicity and hearty goodness, so don’t sabotage yourself by taking any shortcuts.
When it comes to seasoning both the biscuits and the gravy, make sure you use plenty of salt and ground black pepper. For best results, I recommend using freshly cracked pepper. It’ll add a subtle but undeniable zing to your dish.
Next up, let’s talk about thickening the gravy. Gluten-free flour doesn’t always have the same thickening power as its wheaty counterpart, so don’t be afraid to use cornstarch instead. Mix it with cold water before adding it to the hot gravy, and remember: a little goes a long way.
If you want to switch up the type of sausage you’re using – maybe go from pork breakfast sausage to spicy Italian sausage – just make sure you drain any excess grease before making the gravy. Nobody wants a puddle of oil ruining their meal.
Lastly, consider making homemade drop biscuits instead of store-bought ones. They’re easy to make and add an extra level of comfort to this already cozy dish. And don’t forget: when it comes to serving, don’t skimp on the love! This is a perfect meal for sharing with family or friends over some good conversation and even better company.
Well there you have it, folks. With these tips in mind, I have no doubt that your biscuits n’ gravy with gluten-free sausage gravy will be a hit!
As with any recipe, there may be questions that arise when preparing traditional biscuits n’ gravy with gluten-free sausage. Below are some frequently asked questions and their answers to help ensure that your dish turns out perfectly. So whether you’re a seasoned chef or just starting out in the kitchen, these tips will provide key insights to becoming a true biscuit and gravy pro.
What is a gluten-free gravy thickener?
Looking for a gluten-free alternative to flour for your gravy? Cornstarch might be just what you need. This common and easily accessible ingredient could be sitting in your pantry already, ready to give your gravy the perfect texture.
What is the difference between country gravy and sausage gravy?
When it comes to gravy, there are two common types: country gravy and sausage gravy. Although they are quite similar, the main distinguishing factor between the two is that sausage gravy is made with sausage while country gravy is meatless. If you’re a fan of sausage, be sure to try out our popular sausage gravy recipe.
How do you thicken gravy for biscuits and gravy?
To thicken your gravy, start by mixing one tablespoon of cornstarch with a cup of cold water in a bowl. Make sure to whisk the mixture well enough to dissolve all the cornstarch granules. Keep the bowl aside for the time being. Next, put your pan with the gravy on low heat. Slowly pour the cornstarch mixture into the gravy, stirring constantly. You can use tapioca flour, potato starch, or arrowroot powder as a substitute for cornstarch if it’s not available in your pantry.
How do you thicken sausage gravy without flour or cornstarch?
Let’s talk about tapioca, which comes from the cassava root. Tapioca starch can be used as a thickening agent for gravies and sauces by adding 1 ½ teaspoons into the hot liquid and whisking until it thickens. This can be a helpful tip for those looking for a gluten-free alternative to traditional thickeners.
So there you have it, my fellow foodies! A traditional Biscuits N’ Gravy recipe that’s gluten-free and easy to make. With the right ingredients, tools, and techniques, anyone can whip up a hearty breakfast favored by many. From its savory pork sausage to its creamy and peppery gravy, this dish has everything you need for a comfort food fix.
Whether you’re serving it to your family or impressing your guests at a brunch party, this Biscuits N’ Gravy with Sausage recipe will surely delight everyone’s taste buds. So why not give it a try? I guarantee you won’t regret it.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, feel free to experiment with different types of sausages or substitute the dairy with dairy-free alternatives. The possibilities are endless!
In conclusion, food is not just about feeding our hunger but also about creating memories and sharing experiences with our loved ones. And what better way to do that than with a delicious meal like this Traditional Biscuits N’ Gravy Recipe? So go ahead, treat yourself, and let me know how it turns out. Happy cooking!
Traditional Biscuits N' Gravy (W/Sausage - Gluten Free) Recipe
- 2 small breakfast sausage links (I use Safeway maple breakfast sausage)
- 1 teaspoon finely minced or pureed onion (optional)
- 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 pinch ground black pepper (a little less than 1/8 tsp)
- 2 large gluten-free biscuits (I use $notetemplate1$)
- Cook 2 sausage links and 1 tsp onion in a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat until no longer pink in center (cover partway through to speed up cooking). Remove sausage, leaving behind drippings and onion.
- Reduce heat to low and add 1 tbsp butter. Meanwhile cut up the sausage into small pieces and set aside.
- When butter is melted, add 1.5 tbsp cornstarch and whisk into butter until it is fully mixed into a thick paste.
- Increase heat to high and add milk. Immediately whisk until flour paste dissolves. Reduce heat to med-high or medium once gravy begins to thicken.
- Return sausage to pan, stirring in 1/8 tsp salt and pepper to taste (recommend a little less than an 1/8 tsp pepper).
- Reduce heat to low once it reaches desired thickness stirring occasionally (estimating 1-3 minutes).
- Place biscuits on serving plates and split in half arranging so they are open-faced. Pour a generous amount of the gravy mixture over each biscuit letting it spill over the sides onto the plate.
- NOTE: You can leave the gravy in the pan covered over very low heat while you cook other things until you are ready to serve. If it thickens too much, simply add a little more milk to thin it out.
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