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Biscuits and Gravy Skillet

Our biscuits and gravy skillet is an easy, one-pan breakfast recipe you’re sure to love. Enjoy old-fashioned biscuits and gravy made in a cast iron skillet for a meal that has comfort written all over it.

sausage gravy and biscuits in a cast iron skillet

When it comes to breakfast, there are few foods more delicious than old-fashioned biscuits and gravy.

Easy Biscuits and Gravy Skillet

I’ve been using my mom’s sausage gravy recipe for years, and I recently discovered that I can put this dish on the table even faster when I make this yummy biscuits and gravy skillet.

Why This One-Pan Breakfast is Special

  • It’s comfort food made easy
  • It is family loved (just ask mine)
  • It will remind you of your childhood
biscuits and gravy on a plate with a fork

How to Make Skillet Biscuits and Gravy

  1. Add butter to a hot 10-inch cast iron skillet. (Note, you do not have to use cast iron, any skillet that is oven-safe is fine.)
  2. Then, add your breakfast sausage and break it up with a wooden spoon. Cook until sausage is a golden brown and fully done.
  3. Next, stir in the flour, salt, and the pepper. Keep cooking until the meat is done.
  4. Gradually stir in the milk and let the mixture come to a boil. Simmer a few more minutes until your gravy is thickened and creamy.
  5. Prepare the Bisquick mix, then drop biscuits by spoonfuls on top of the warm sausage gravy. Bake until biscuits begin to turn golden brown.
  6. Brush biscuits with melted butter and serve immediately.
Biscuits and gravy in a cast iron skillet with a wooden spoon

Old-fashioned Sausage Gravy

If you’re looking for a wonderful old-fashioned sausage gravy recipe, we’ve got you covered.

This is truly the perfect old-fashioned sausage gravy recipe and tastes amazing over homemade biscuits, canned biscuits, crescent rolls, or even toast.

Biscuits and gravy is an American classic dish, and I found out some fun facts about it when I did some searching recently!

If you love old school recipes, don’t miss my tasty John Wayne casserole.

Can You Make This Sausage Gravy Skillet Ahead?

Save even more time when making your biscuits and gravy skillet by making your sausage gravy the night before!

After following the recipe for the gravy, allow it to cool. Add the gravy to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two days.

Reheat before adding your drop biscuits when you’re ready to eat your skillet biscuits and gravy.

biscuits and gravy on a plate with a fork

Can You Freeze Sausage Gravy?

Unfortunately, I’ve found that milk-based gravies like this one do not freeze well, as it tends to separate when thawing.

I hope you enjoy our wonderful biscuits and gravy skillet as much as my family does!

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Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Skillet

Sausage Gravy and Biscuits Skillet

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

You're going to love this quick and easy old-fashioned sausage gravy and biscuits skillet recipe!


Sausage Gravy

  • 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage, hot or mild
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 to 3 ½ cups whole milk


  • 2 ¼ cups Bisquick original
  • ⅔ cup whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Crumble sausage with 2 tablespoons of butter into a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Cook over medium high heat until completely browned and thoroughly cooked.
  3. Stir in the flour, salt and the pepper until combined, continue to cook for a minute or so, continuing to stir so it doesn’t stick.
  4. Gradually add the milk, pouring with one hand and stirring with the other. Allow the gravy mixture to come to a boil, stirring constantly. Turn down to a simmer and allow to cook another 3 to 4 minutes or until thickened then turn off while making the biscuits.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the Bisquick and the milk until a soft dough forms. Drop by spoonfuls onto the top of the gravy. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in the microwave. Brush the tops of the biscuits with the melted butter. Serve immediately.


Want to make the gravy and bake your biscuits in the oven? Feel free to utilize the sausage gravy recipe only. It's so good!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 heaping scoop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 613 Total Fat: 39g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 21g Cholesterol: 98mg Sodium: 1488mg Carbohydrates: 42g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 15g Protein: 24g

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  1. This looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love the new blog! These are the kind of recipes I want to see. Great idea! Keep them coming.

  3. This looks like a recipe that my whole family will love! Trying it this week!

  4. Do you think this recipe could be modified to add frozen biscuits on top in place of the Bisquick?

    • Hey Hannah, while I haven’t tried it, I’d say if the cook time for the frozen biscuits is close to the cook time for the drop biscuits, it should be fine! I love the frozen Grands! Buttermilk style biscuits, so I’m going to try it too. I’ll let you know how it turns out. 🙂

  5. Thank you. This looks amazing and easy. Can’t wait to try it.

  6. This is a regular receipt at our house. However I add onions and garlic to my pan before I fry the sausage. My family love the change in taste it brings.

  7. My most favorite comfort meal!! Thank you for making it easier!

  8. Thanks for the recipe. Love the Golden Girls photo after email sign up!! Congrats.

  9. We don’t have Bisquick in South Africa – please share a recipe to make biscuits for this meal.

  10. I am going to fix this for Breakfast tomorrow morning! Thanks for sharing

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