For me, my mom's version of Biscuits and Gravy is amazingly delicious comfort food x 100,000! For some reason her recipe just tastes better than anyone else's (and that is including restaurants!). I have gone years without asking her for the recipe or hoovering over the stove while she makes it... I just simply enjoyed consuming it. Honestly, I think I didn't want to know how high in fat and calories this favorite holiday breakfast indulgence is! Some things are just better left unknown...
But the truth came out this Christmas, and I was quite surprised to learn that my mom uses fat-free milk and only about a half tablespoon of butter per person for her gravy. She still uses regular pork sausage, but you could easily sub that out for a reduced fat sausage. And to save time this Christmas morning, my mom used Pillsbury Grand! Biscuits... which also come in a reduced fat and wheat version now. Sometimes we will make our biscuits from scratch, but if you're short on time or are looking for a quicker and easier Biscuits and Gravy recipe, using refrigerated biscuits is the perfect way to go!
Biscuits and Gravy
Mama W. original recipe
makes about 6 servings
1 (12oz.) package pork sausage (reduced fat, for a lighter version)
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
3 cups fat free milk
pepper, to taste
8-12 biscuits (reduced fat, for a lighter version)
Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Remove sausage with a slotted spoon, leaving the drippings in the pan.
Season with pepper, and stir in cooked sausage. Reduce heat, and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes. If gravy becomes too thick, stir in a little more milk.
Seriously, it's soooooooooo good... and really quick and easy!
Believe me, you will make everyone's tummy happy with this comforting, hearty breakfast dish! Maybe these Biscuits and Gravy will even become a holiday tradition for your family like it is for our family.
Hope all you enjoyed your holiday season...
Happy New Year and Cheers to a happy and healthy 2015!!!