Satisfy your taste buds with a mouthwatering breakfast featuring these delicious sausage cheese biscuits. Whether enjoyed as a grab-and-go breakfast or as a comforting snack any time of the day, our sausage cheese biscuits deliver an irresistible combination of satisfying flavors.
The buttery, golden-brown crust adds a satisfying crunch that complements the tender, moist interior. The sausage brings a robust and slightly spicy kick, while the cheese brings a tangy and umami flavor. Together, these ingredients create a symphony of flavors that awaken your taste buds and leave you craving more.
Whether enjoyed as a grab-and-go breakfast or as a comforting snack any time of the day, our sausage cheese biscuits deliver an irresistible combination of satisfying flavors that will leave you wanting more.
Ingredients and Tools
These ingredients work together to create sausage cheese biscuits with a delightful combination of flavors, textures, and aromas. The sausage provides a savory kick, cheese adds richness, flour gives structure, eggs bind the dough, milk adds moisture, and baking powder ensures a light and fluffy result.
- Ground Breakfast Sausage – Sausage is a key ingredient in sausage cheese biscuits as it adds flavor and a savory element to the biscuits. It provides a rich and meaty taste that complements the other ingredients. Homemade breakfast sausage is a great addition to these breakfast biscuits but you can certainly use a prepared ground breakfast sausage.
- Cheese: Cheese adds a deliciously gooey and creamy texture to the biscuits. It also enhances the flavor and provides a slightly salty and tangy taste. The type of cheese used can vary, but commonly cheddar or a similar melting cheese is used.
- Flour: Flour is the main ingredient that provides structure to the biscuits. It helps bind the other ingredients together and gives the biscuits their characteristic crumbly and flaky texture when baked.
- Egg: Eggs act as a binder in the biscuit dough, helping to hold all the ingredients together. They also contribute to the texture, adding moisture and richness to the biscuits.
- Milk: Milk serves multiple purposes in sausage cheese biscuits. It adds moisture to the dough, making the biscuits tender and soft. Milk also helps activate the baking powder and contributes to the rise and lightness of the biscuits.
- Baking Powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps the biscuits rise and become fluffy when baked. It reacts with the other ingredients, particularly the milk, and egg, creating carbon dioxide bubbles that expand the dough.
How to Make Sausage Cheese Breakfast Biscuits
Savory sausage and melty cheese unite in our flaky, delectable biscuits. A scrumptious blend of flavors for a breakfast delight that satisfies.
- Prepare the dough
- Drop into a prepared oven-safe skillet
- Bake to golden perfection
- Serve and enjoy!
Why This Recipe Works
- Flavor combination: The combination of ground breakfast sausage and cheese creates a savory and delicious flavor profile. The richness of the cheese complements the meaty and flavorful sausage, resulting in a satisfying taste.
- Texture balance: The use of flour, egg, and milk in the recipe helps achieve a balance of textures in the biscuits. The flour provides structure, resulting in a crumbly and flaky texture, while the egg and milk add moisture and tenderness to the biscuits. This combination ensures that the biscuits are both light and satisfyingly hearty.
- Versatility: Sausage cheese biscuits can be enjoyed in various ways. They can be eaten as a standalone breakfast item, served as a side dish with soups or stews, or even used as a base for breakfast sandwiches. Their versatility makes them a popular choice for different occasions and meal options.
Variations for Breakfast Biscuits
- Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits
- Ham and Cheddar Biscuits
- Veggie Breakfast Biscuits with Spinach and Feta
- Sausage Gravy Biscuits
- Chicken and Waffle Biscuits
- Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Biscuits
- Mushroom and Swiss Biscuits
- Turkey Sausage and Pepper Jack Biscuits
- Maple Pecan Breakfast Biscuits
What to serve with Sausage Cheese Biscuits
There are several delicious options to serve with sausage cheese biscuits. These suggestions offer a range of options to suit different tastes and preferences, ensuring a satisfying and well-rounded meal with sausage cheese biscuits.
- Gravy: A classic choice is to serve the biscuits with a creamy and savory sausage gravy.
- Scrambled Eggs: Whip up a batch of fluffy scrambled eggs to enjoy alongside the biscuits for a hearty breakfast.
- Grits – A steaming bowl of Incredibly Creamy grits makes a great side.
- Fresh Fruit: Add a refreshing touch by serving a fruit salad or fresh sliced fruit on the side.
- Roasted Potatoes: Serve the biscuits with crispy and seasoned roasted potatoes for a satisfying combination.
- Breakfast Meat: Enhance the meal with additional breakfast meats like crispy bacon or smoky ham.
- Jam or Jelly: Offer a variety of sweet spreads such as strawberry jam or apple butter to complement the savory biscuits.
- Green Salad: For a lighter option, pair the biscuits with a tossed green salad dressed with a light vinaigrette.
- Yogurt Parfait: Create a balanced meal by serving a yogurt parfait with layers of yogurt, granola, and fresh berries.
- Coffee or Tea: Complete the breakfast experience with a hot cup of coffee or tea to enjoy alongside the flavorful biscuits.
Storing, Freezing, and reheating instructions
- Once the sausage cheese biscuits have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.
- Keep them at room temperature for up to 2 days. However, if the weather is particularly hot or humid, it’s best to store them in the refrigerator.
- If you want to freeze the sausage cheese biscuits for longer storage, individually wrap each biscuit tightly with plastic wrap or place them in a freezer-safe container.
- Make sure to label the container with the date for future reference.
- The biscuits can be frozen for up to 2-3 months for best quality.
It’s important to remember that reheating may slightly affect the texture of the biscuits, making them slightly less flaky than when freshly baked. However, they should still be enjoyable and flavorful.
- To reheat the frozen sausage cheese biscuits, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and heat them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until warmed through.
- Alternatively, you can reheat them in a microwave. Wrap the biscuit in a damp paper towel to prevent it from drying out, then heat for 20-30 seconds on medium power or until heated to your liking.
- Once reheated, allow the biscuits to cool slightly before serving.
Recipe Tips & Kitchen Tricks
- Quality ingredients: Use high-quality sausage and cheese for the best flavor. Freshly grated cheese will melt better than pre-packaged shredded cheese.
- Cold ingredients: Keep your butter, cheese, and sausage cold before incorporating them into the biscuit dough. This will help create a flaky texture.
- Proper mixing technique: Use a light hand when mixing the dough. Overmixing can lead to dense and tough biscuits. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
- Don’t overwork the dough: When rolling out the dough, be careful not to overwork it. Overworking can result in tough biscuits. Handle the dough as little as possible.
- Layering technique: For extra flakiness, try a layering technique. Fold the dough over itself a few times before cutting out the biscuits. This creates layers that will rise beautifully.
- Baking temperature: Preheat your oven properly and bake the biscuits at the right temperature specified in the recipe. This ensures even baking and a golden brown color.
- Baking sheet: Use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat . This helps prevent sticking and ensures easy cleanup.
- Timing: Keep a close eye on the biscuits while baking. Overbaking can result in dry biscuits, so remove them from the oven when they are golden brown on top.
- Let them rest: Allow the biscuits to cool for a few minutes before serving. This allows them to set and ensures a better texture.
Sausage Cheese Biscuits
- 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- .75 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp butter , melted (divided) [See Note]
- 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
- 4 eggs scrambled
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- .75 cup milk
- Melted butter
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
- In a large 12-inch cast iron skillet, crumble the sausage and sautee until browned through.
- Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl add the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- When the sausage is browned, drain well and then add it to the flour mixture and stir to combine until the sausage is fully coated.
- Drain any abundance of oil from the pan and then add the beaten eggs into the pan and cook to a soft scramble. Add the scrambled eggs to the flour mixture and stir to combine.
- Next, add the cheese and milk. With a spoon, stir the mixture until all the flour is incorporated and a slightly sticky dough forms. With a spoon, floured hands or an ice cream scoop, drop biscuits into the buttered skillet or sheet pan .
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until biscuits are lightly golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Brush the tops of the hot biscuits with melted butter. Serve warm.