Nothing beats a freshly baked, hot biscuit on a Saturday morning. Biscuits are even better when they are loaded with breakfast sausage and sharp cheddar cheese.
These biscuits are insanely easy to make and can be baked up in one casserole dish. They are the perfect breakfast dish to make ahead of time and serve to hungry house guests. They would also look beautiful on a brunch table. Christmas morning would be fast, easy, and delicious with a tray of these babies.
Make sure to completely cook the breakfast sausage before adding it to the biscuit dough. It is also important for the breakfast sausage to be completely cooled. If it is hot when you add it to the dough, it will melt the butter in the dough and change the texture.
You could totally add other mix-ins to these sausage cheddar biscuits like freshly chopped chives, scallions, or different cheeses like gruyere or gouda. I think the sausage tastes best with the biscuits, but you could also add bacon. You can also use these biscuits to make biscuit sandwiches by slicing them in half and adding more sausage and cheese inside!
You can easily freeze this tray of biscuits after you bake and cool them and then reheat them when you need them!
- 4 cups of all-purpose flour (unbleached)
- 2 sticks of butter (cold, unsalted)
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 2/3 cups buttermilk (or regular milk with 2 teaspoons of vinegar mixed in)
- 1 pound of breakfast sausage (cooked completely)
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 2 tablespoons butter (melted, to slather on the biscuits)
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Combine all dry ingredients and butter in food processor, pulse until it forms fine crumbs. If you don't have a food processor use a pastry blender or two forks. Be careful not to over mix or to use your hands. You want the little chunks of butter to stay intact and not melt from the heat of your hands.
- Add in buttermilk as you pulse or mix.
- Place the dough in a clean bowl. Cut in the shredded cheddar and cooled, cooked sausage until completely incorporated.
- Separate the dough into 12 balls. Form quickly and gently with your hands so that it is rounded. Place the balls of dough snuggly into a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Brush the tops of each biscuit with melted butter if you wish.
- Place the casserole dish in the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked all of the way through. Serve immediately or allow to cool and cover in aluminum foil and then freeze.