Biscuits with Herb Breakfast Sausage Gravy

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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 servings



  • ½ cup skim milk, or as needed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white vinegar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 pinch dried oregano

  • 1 pinch dried basil

  • 1 pinch ground thyme

  • ¼ cup cold unsalted butter


  • 4 ounces turkey breakfast sausage

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning (such as Trader Joe's® 21 Seasoning Salute)

  • 1 ½ cups skim milk

  • ½ cup chicken broth


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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 (per serving)

294 Calories
16g Fat
27g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 294
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 755mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 228mg 18%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 262mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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