Flaky Delights: Enjoy Savory Breakfast Biscuits with Sausage and Cheese

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.

A pan of sausage biscuits that has two biscuits missing. A silver serving spatula rests under a biscuit and on the edge of the cast iron pan.

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.

A bowl of ingredients needed for sausage cheese biscuits: flour, baking powder, sausage, salt, ground pepper, eggs, cheese,  and scrambled eggs (optional).

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.
A pan of raw sausage cheese biscuits ready foe the oven.

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.

  1. Prepare the dough
  2. Drop into a prepared oven-safe skillet
  3. Bake to golden perfection
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Why This Recipe Works

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

  1. Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits
  2. Ham and Cheddar Biscuits
  3. Veggie Breakfast Biscuits with Spinach and Feta
  4. Sausage Gravy Biscuits
  5. Chicken and Waffle Biscuits
  6. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Biscuits
  7. Mushroom and Swiss Biscuits
  8. Turkey Sausage and Pepper Jack Biscuits
  9. 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.

  1. Gravy: A classic choice is to serve the biscuits with a creamy and savory sausage gravy.
  2. Scrambled Eggs: Whip up a batch of fluffy scrambled eggs to enjoy alongside the biscuits for a hearty breakfast.
  3. Grits – A steaming bowl of Incredibly Creamy grits makes a great side.
  4. Fresh Fruit: Add a refreshing touch by serving a fruit salad or fresh sliced fruit on the side.
  5. Roasted Potatoes: Serve the biscuits with crispy and seasoned roasted potatoes for a satisfying combination.
  6. Breakfast Meat: Enhance the meal with additional breakfast meats like crispy bacon or smoky ham.
  7. Jam or Jelly: Offer a variety of sweet spreads such as strawberry jam or apple butter to complement the savory biscuits.
  8. Green Salad: For a lighter option, pair the biscuits with a tossed green salad dressed with a light vinaigrette.
  9. Yogurt Parfait: Create a balanced meal by serving a yogurt parfait with layers of yogurt, granola, and fresh berries.
  10. 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


  1. Once the sausage cheese biscuits have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container or a resealable plastic bag.
  2. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. Make sure to label the container with the date for future reference.
  3. 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.

  1. To reheat the frozen sausage cheese biscuits, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and heat them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until warmed through.
  4. 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.
  5. Once reheated, allow the biscuits to cool slightly before serving.
An up close image of two sausage cheese biscuits.

Recipe Tips & Kitchen Tricks

  1. Quality ingredients: Use high-quality sausage and cheese for the best flavor. Freshly grated cheese will melt better than pre-packaged shredded cheese.
  2. Cold ingredients: Keep your butter, cheese, and sausage cold before incorporating them into the biscuit dough. This will help create a flaky texture.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Baking sheet: Use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper [paid link] or a silicone baking mat [paid link]. This helps prevent sticking and ensures easy cleanup.
  8. 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.
  9. Let them rest: Allow the biscuits to cool for a few minutes before serving. This allows them to set and ensures a better texture.
A finished skillet of sausage cheese biscuits.
A pan of baked sausage cheese biscuits. Two biscuits have been removed; a silver serving spatula sticks out of the right side of the pan.

Sausage Cheese Biscuits

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
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.
4.88 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 255 kcal


  • 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

Optional Garnish

  • 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 [paid link] 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 [paid link].
  • 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.


Use 2 tbsp melted butter to oil the cast iron pan and the other 2 tbsp melted butter to brush the tops of the biscuits after they are finished baking.
Nutrition is calculated based on the recipe as written. Additions, omissions, or substitutions will change the calculated values shown. The addition, omission, or substitution of ingredients will alter the nutritional information shown. Nutrition percentages are based on a 2000-calorie diet. The FDA recommends 80 micrograms of vitamin K.


Calories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 11gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 506mgPotassium: 253mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 342IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 1µgCalcium: 141mgFolate: 29µgIron: 1mgZinc: 1mg
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65 thoughts on “Flaky Delights: Enjoy Savory Breakfast Biscuits with Sausage and Cheese”

  1. For the 2x, is the flour measurement (4) 1 cups for a total of (4) cups of flour? And for the 3x, (6) 1.5c for a total of 9 cups of flour?


  2. I made this, this morning for my 2 boys 1st day back to school breakfast(8th&10th grade)and they took that skillet down, me too. It came out perfect. I made a package of the pioneer peppered gravy for an addition on mine, perrfffectttt! The kids still don’t care for the gravy so much but I had little cups I put some maple syrup in for dipping and they went to town!

    It’s like a Church’s Chicken biscuit meets a collage of breakfast ingredients galore with the maple syrup and southern to the hilt with the white gravy. I dabbled in both :)

    So good and easy to make. Tasted like I spent awhile in the kitchen on this one, thank you for sharing your recipe.

  3. These are so good I make them on a regular basis. You can even sub with bacon or ham. I make them on Sundays and we eat them for breakfast throughout the week.

  4. 2nd time making these. First time the family loved them and they reheated so well. Husband took them for breakfast all week. This time I made them as small, bite sized breakfast bites! Made some peppered gravy (package) to go with them from the leftover sausage grease. Came out awesome again! Love this recipe!

    • Hi Melissa,

      I have not tried this yet but I will try this out next bake. ALso, maybe someone can help us out with this question. I use Bob’s red Mill 1 for 1 gluten-free flour and this seems to work especially well in most cases.

  5. It’s good! And almost tastes like my mom’s biscuits and gravy. Al little too salty (I use kosher salt)So, next time i think I’ll use a little less salt and replace the milk with condensed milk since thats what my mom uses for her gravy. Give it a little sweetness. I will definitely do this again

    • Katie, gravy would be good. I bet your mom uses evaporated milk since condensed milk is a thick, very sweet milk such as EagleBrand.

  6. Just made a batch of these to freeze and have for a quick one-handed breakfast after baby #2 arrives in a few weeks! Husband loves, too. I added some garlic powder and sage to the flour mix (wish I had chives on hand to add). Added some dehydrated onion to sausage while cooking. Also had to add a splash more milk to get dough to form. Oiled a baking sheet with avocado oil and brushed with butter after baked.

  7. These were pretty good. I added some cilantro and garlic powder for an extra boost of flavor. Overall, they were really filling and tasted like a hearty breakfast biscuit.

  8. They are easy to make, but my biscuit part of this was dense and bland. I used turkey breakfast sausage that my family loves so I’m not sure that is the problem. I’ll retry this using regular sausage because it seems so great as a grab and go. It was just “ok” this time around, though.

    • Hi Kim – sorry you felt it was bland. I always say any recipe is just a starting point – feel free to spice it up to your tastes. We use a bold breakfast sausage as we do not prefer turkey sausage. That being said, I’m all about adapting a recipe to suit your family’s tastes so I hope you try it again and share your variations with us.

    • I used 2-3 T almond flour and 1 T coconut flour,1/2 tsp baking powder 2 eggs and a pound of sausage and 1 cup of mixed cheeses(all I had. Delicious and taste like sausage ball bidcuits(I haven’t done carb count but would basically just be the flours.

    • Hi Brenda,
      Absolutely, however, adjustments will have to be made to the recipe. Whole wheat flour is denser and heavier than regular all-purpose flour, therefore in order to produce baked goods with the same texture as all-purpose flour, you need to use less flour. Substitute 3/4 of a cup of whole wheat flour for every 1 cup of all-purpose flour flour.

  9. I will be cooling a casserole at the same time @350 temp. Question is can I cook this @350 if so, how much time should I add? Thank you

    • Hi Brandon,
      I believe that you can and the time difference would only be about 5 minutes more at 350 degrees F. So this would be about 20 minutes vs the 15 minutes called for in the recipe at 425 degrees F. I have not tried the recipe myself at this temperature so it may be a little longer say 5-7 minutes. I hope this helps. Thanks for taking the time to stop in and ask. Have a great day.

    • Hi Angela,

      We’ve eaten them fresh from oven, reheated and room temperature. NOt usually stone-cold from the fridge. For my early morning trips, I get up a few minutes early and pop them in the oven. It is highly subjective as to whether or not you and your family would enjoy them cold, so it’s a very difficult to say.

    • Hi Melissa,
      This recipe was adapted from one that started with Bisquick so it’s certainly doable. I don’t keep bisquick on my shelf since it’s just flour with baking soda and salt added into the mix. Why keep another box around when I already have those ingredients in my pantry? Not to mention the added cost for the “convenience” of it already being added together.
      If you start with Bisquick, you will omit the baking powder and salt and do a 1 for 1 replacement with only the flour.

      Thanks for posting. I hope you enjoy the recipe.
      If you

  10. These are really good! I added chopped green chile when I scrambled the eggs & made cream gravy to go along side. They’re like a giant sausage ball with a bit of egg. My son-in-law wants to take them for a handheld breakfast during hunting season. Thank you!

  11. These were AMAZING!!! I made them for our road trip a couple weeks ago for easy breakfast transport. My husband has requested them since for breakfast and commuting. So I make a big batch once every two weeks and freeze. I’ve added onion and peppers for a Southwest flair. One time I removed the sausage and used figs, havarti cheese and spinach…yummy!!!

  12. These were delicious. I used the cast iron skillt but next time I’m going to make them bite sized for Mother’s day brunch. Awesome!

  13. Hi just wondering if I pre made the mixture (dough, sausage, egg mixture) and popped them in the oven a few days later will it still be the same?

    • Hi Rose, you can also halve the recipe, but these should also freeze well after baked. Reheat in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil. Thanks for taking the time to reach out. I hope you enjoy these biscuits!

  14. Think this could be done with out the scrambled eggs? Or does that help hold it together? I’ve got a little one who is allergic to eggs.

  15. So just to be clear- the 4 TBS of butter is for buttering the pan and topping the baked biscuits? It’s kinda moot now- since they are in the oven. lol

    • Hi Andrea! Yes, use 2 tbsp melted butter to oil the cast iron pan and the other 2 tbsp melted butter to brush the tops of the biscuits after they are finished baking. I am sure you will be fine. I have updated the recipe and added a note to make this clearer. Thank you for taking the time to post your question. I hope you enjoy them.

  16. Ronda. Now I can’t wait to try your adapted recipe.
    They look so good and love that you upped the amount of egg.The recipe really needed that I think.
    I also am so thrilled that these are totally from scratch and includes the recipe for homemade baking mix..I’m living single now and always have flour on hand as opposed to always having both in the pantry. So glad your co-workers liked them too.
    It’s wonderful how well they reheat as you stated..An all around delicious, easy recipe.Thanks sweetie.
    Oh great idea with using the scoop as well, they are sticky. lol


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