Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Skillet
I didn’t grow up eating Sausage and Gravy. That’s a breakfast idea from the south and my parents were midwesterners from Ohio. But I have to admit I love it now. Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Skillet is a typical skillet breakfast you’ll find here in Texas. Along with my Porky Pig and Garden Vegetable skillets, this one ranks way up there in popularity in local cafes and diners.
Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Skillet is marvelous. This one has hash brown potatoes at the bottom. Then it’s topped with Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses. That’s followed with cooked sausage, sausage gravy and then sunny-side-up eggs. Some of the diners here in the Metroplex actually put sausage gravy on top of their Porky Pig skillets. But I prefer it only on this particular skillet recipe. Plus, I use a gravy mix so it’s even simpler.
Many of you know that my husband and I have been traveling around to different mom and pop diners and cafes to do breakfast over the past several months. We’ve been to so many restaurants and can surely tell you some great places to enjoy breakfast in the suburbs of north Dallas. John usually gets an egg-white omelet and I usually get a breakfast skillet of some kind (or pancakes, or both). Gulp! Most are so filling I usually have to save some of it for an additional meal! That’s the case with this breakfast skillet too. It’s very filling and satisfying.
If you have a chance to pre-cook the sausage and make up the gravy mix, it will be an easier way to whip up this skillet. You can even pre-cook the potatoes if you’re really short on time. Regardless, Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Skillet is superb for weekend, holiday or company breakfasts. Everyone will enjoy this sumptuous breakfast entree. But if you’re making multiple skillets, it’s probably easier to use a griddle and pre-cook as much as you can. Then just pull it all out and heat it the oven or microwave before adding the eggs to serve. Yumm-o!
Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Skillet is marvelous. It’s even better with some of my homemade Easy No-Knead Dinner Rolls!
Every bite is drool-worthy.
I season the eggs and the hash browns with parsley, rosemary and thyme which augments the flavor.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients. Notice that I pre-cooked the sausage and used a gravy mix.
Melt a couple of tablespoons of butter. Add hash browns. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, thyme and rosemary.
Cook on both sides until potatoes are tender. Transfer potatoes to an eight-inch oven proof skillet or to an 8-inch round glass baking dish.
Top hash browns with Monterey Jack cheese.
Now sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Top with cooked sausage.
Meanwhile, make gravy mix: Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a full rolling boil. (not pictured). Combine gravy mix and 1/2 cup cool water.
Pour the gravy mix blend into the boiling water.
Whisk vigorously until thickened.
Remove sausage gravy from heat.
Spread gravy over top of sausage in skillet. (You will not use all of it). Place in a preheated oven for about 5-7 minutes until the cheese melts and everything is hot. (Or if in a glass dish, microwave for about a minute until ingredients are hot).
Meanwhile, fry two eggs in a tablespoon of butter. Season eggs with salt, pepper, parsley, thyme and rosemary.
Remove skillet from oven or glass dish from microwave. Slide eggs over top of sausage gravy.
Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Skillet is terrific with fresh fruit and homemade rolls for breakfast.
Because I amp up the seasonings on the potatoes and eggs, this breakfast skillet is sensational!
If you enjoy Sausage with Biscuits and Gravy, you’ll love this amazing breakfast skillet.
Here’s the recipe.
SAUSAGE AND GRAVY BREAKFAST SKILLET
(My own concoction)
This is a southern-style meal that will grow on you!
Even though this is “one” serving, I can usually only eat about half at one sitting. 🙂
Potatoes, cheese, sausage and gravy, eggs. What’s not to love?