Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Biscuits and gravy casserole that you can make the night before! Just throw it in the oven in the morning. Use canned biscuits but homemade gravy. It is perfect for Christmas breakfast!

Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole from The Food Charlatan

For some reason Eric and the kids and I were talking about wishes the other day, and I asked Eric what his 3 wishes would be RIGHT NOW, 10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1.

What would you wish for? You only have 10 seconds to decide! GO!!

Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole from The Food Charlatan

Here’s Eric’s list: the new Zelda game, new family car, and movie passes for life. (Zelda????? You learn a lot about someone in 10 seconds.)

He did it for me immediately after, and of course I was stupid and hadn’t been thinking of my list while I was counting down his, so I only had 10 seconds to think; number 1 was to get an interior decorator, 2 was a minivan, and 3 was world peace. (PUH-LEASE.)

Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole from The Food Charlatan

We asked Charlotte and started counting down. She said, “I just want the whole world to be edible.”

WELL PLAYED, FOUR YEAR OLD. You win.

Well since we can’t munch on our chocolate pencils or snack on our cheese-flavored iPhones, I guess we’ll have to make real food.

Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole from The Food Charlatan

You will not BELIEVE how good this overnight casserole is guys. My mom didn’t serve biscuits and gravy growing up, but I fell in love with the ones they served in my freshman college cafeteria. My brother Nate went to BYU with me, (Cannon Center, fellow alumni? :) and he and his roommates would go back every semester after finals and pay their 7 bucks or whatever it was just to treat themselves to biscuits and gravy. I’m jealous I never thought to do it.

I wanted to try a casserole version, even though I was quite dubious about how the texture would turn out. I mean, won’t the biscuits get soggy? Oh no. It’s perfect. When I made it the first time I didn’t eat anything else for like a day and a half. Not kidding. It makes a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I can attest. Nate came over and was like, “Do you mind if I just eat all of this?”

Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole from The Food Charlatan

I got the recipe from Miss Information (who has such a cute blog, check it out!) Her recipe calls for a gravy mix, but I wanted to do a homemade version because I like the flavor and it’s not hard. So I nabbed The Pioneer Woman’s sausage gravy recipe and OH MY GOODNESS. Best biscuits and gravy casserole EVER. If you make this for Christmas, everyone will LOVE you.

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Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

Yield: Serves 9-10

Ingredients

    For the sausage gravy:
  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage, hot or mild
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1 and 1/2 to 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • For the egg mixture:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown the sausage over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low. When the sausage is cooked and no longer pink, sprinkle half of the 1/3 cup flour on the sausage and stir until it is absorbed. Add the rest a little at a time, and stir until all the flour is soaked up. Stir for 1 more minute to get the flour taste out.
  3. Turn the heat to medium. Pour in the milk, 1 cup at a time, stirring to thicken it up each time.
  4. Once you have added all the milk, continue stirring for another 10-12 minutes until the gravy has thickened up some.
  5. Add 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt and 1 and 1/2 to 2 teaspoons pepper.
  6. Meanwhile, mix together the eggs. Break the eggs into a large bowl or stand mixer and whisk. Add 1/2 cup milk, 3/4 teaspoons seasoning salt, mustard, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste.*
  7. Grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish. Open the can of biscuits and separate all the biscuits. Use scissors to cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.
  8. Drop the quartered biscuits onto the prepared pan and spread them out evenly.
  9. Pour the egg mixture over the biscuits.
  10. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese.
  11. Pour the gravy over the cheese and spread it out.
  12. (At this point you can cover tightly and refrigerate overnight).
  13. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for about 38-45 minutes if you are making is right away.
  14. If you have just taken it out of the fridge, cover with aluminum foil.
  15. There is no need to preheat the oven first. Just put it in the oven and turn it on to 350 degrees.
  16. Bake for about 30 minutes, then remove the foil. Continue baking for another 15-30 minutes, or until the biscuits have browned and the sauce is bubbly. (45-60 minutes total if it's been in the fridge overnight).

Notes

*All of the spices I put in the eggs are totally optional. That's the way I like it, but you can add just salt and pepper if you want to keep it simple.

http://thefoodcharlatan.com/2015/12/11/overnight-biscuits-and-gravy-casserole-recipe/

Source: recipe changed a bit from Miss Information; gravy recipe from The Pioneer Woman.

Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole from The Food Charlatan

More breakfast ideas for Christmas!

Breakfast Casserole with Potatoes and Ham << This is one of my absolute FAVORITES! We make it every year at Christmas.

Easy Breakfast Casserole with Potatoes and Ham from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Eggs Benedict Casserole <<this is a reader favorite!

Eggs Benedict Casserole (Overnight) from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Overnight Bacon and Asparagus Breakfast Casserole:

Overnight Bacon and Asparagus Breakfast Casserole from The Food Charlatan

Or how about something sweet?

Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole:

Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

More breakfast ideas from friends:

Green Chili and Cheese Egg Bake from Recipe Girl. << I love this recipe and have made it at least 4 times.
Ham and Cheese Croissant Breakfast Casserole from Yellow Bliss Road
Spinach and Mozzarella Egg Bake from Kalyn’s Kitchen

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  1. Susan Linn says

    Every year I try to come up with a new overnight casserole for Christmas morning. I have found it for 2015! Thanks so much for posting this.

    • says

      Awesome Susan! That is such a good idea to do a new casserole every year! We have a tradition on Christmas Eve where we do a different ethnic food every year (Italian, Filipino, German, etc.) Sometimes the tradition is trying something new :) I hope you guys love it!

  2. Kris says

    Did Charlotte really say “edible”? She’s 4 for goodness sake. What are you guys reading to her? The dictionary?
    Ok now we have to make this too when you guys are here! We will need to have about 6 meals a day (breakfast, second breakfast, elevensies anyone?😉) in order to make and eat all the food we want!

  3. Nancy says

    Looking over the spices, I have a quick question, by mustard, do you mean dry mustard? I’m assuming but wanted to double check. I making this for the ward christmas party tomorrow. What better way to try a new recipe?

  4. Rich says

    This is my first time visiting your awesome blog. This sounds like something I definitely want to try though I’m not fond of canned biscuits. They taste … canned. Bisquick biscuits are a snap; have you tried the recipe using a fresh batch? Any reason they wouldn’t work?

    • says

      Thank you for the compliment Rich! That is such a good idea with the Bisquick. I generally am not overly fond of pre-packaged food like biscuits, but I also know that I would rarely make this if I had to make the gravy AND the biscuits from scratch. So I picked one (gravy) and went with it. But I really like the idea of doing bisquick. I think it would work great. I would pat out the dough and not even bother cutting it into rounds; just use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 1 and 1/2 or 2 inch pieces (roughly the size of a biscuit quartered) and throw them in the pan. Let me know how it goes Rich! Great idea!

  5. says

    I made this the night before Christmas and then baked it Xmas morning— the house smelled sooooooo amazing and all our family (there was 11 of us) LOVED this casserole. It was fantastic! There were zero leftovers which means I’ll just have to make another one because I’m a huge biscuits and gravy for breakfast kind of person. THANK YOU!

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