I have my favorite Southern biscuits and gravy, but scaled it down and changed the seasonings for a decidedly Italian twist.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
5 mins
30 mins
5 servings


Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  • Pour milk into a measuring cup and add vinegar; set aside until milk curdles, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, oregano, basil, and thyme in a large bowl. Cut in cold butter using a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and stir gently with a wooden spoon while pouring in 1/4 cup curdled milk at a time. Stop adding milk when it resembles a slightly tacky but moldable dough, stirring until just combined. You may not need all of the milk.

  • Turn mixture onto a lightly floured surface, dust the top with a bit of flour, and then very gently turn the dough over on itself 5 to 6 times. Form dough into a 1-inch thick disc, handling as little as possible.

  • Using a 1-inch thick dough cutter, push straight down through the dough, then slightly twist. Repeat and place biscuits on a baking sheet in 2 rows, making sure they just touch; this will help them rise uniformly. Gently reform the dough and cut out 1 or 2 more biscuits.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until fluffy and slightly golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • While biscuits are baking, cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned, using a wooden spoon to break it up as it cooks, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir butter in a saucepan until melted. Mix in flour, salt, and seasoning. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and continue cooking and stirring until gravy has thickened. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. If mixture is too thick, add in enough chicken broth until gravy has desired consistency. Serve gravy immediately over split biscuits.

Cook's Note:

The Trader Joe's(R) 21 Seasoning Salute brings a flavor all on its own, and while it's not an Italian seasoning, if you don't have this seasoning on hand, Italian seasoning with black pepper, and cayenne pepper will be a close match.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 27.2g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 51.4mg; sodium 755.3mg. Full Nutrition