This Biscuits and Vegetarian Sausage Gravy recipe puts a surprising but delicious twist on a classic Southern breakfast. Vegetarian sausage has a firmer texture than pork sausage. Crumbling it helps distribute it evenly throughout the gravy. This quick breakfast has 3 grams of soy protein per serving.
1 (16.3-ounce) can reduced-fat refrigerated biscuit dough
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Crumble sausage into 1/2-inch pieces; return to pan.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and 1% low-fat milk, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add milk mixture, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to pan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 minutes or until thick. Split the biscuits in half. Place 2 biscuit halves on each of 8 plates; top each serving with about 1/3 cup gravy. Serve immediately.
This recipe needs to have an actual 'rue'. Sauté the flour in a few tablespoons of butter until brown to prevent the doughy or raw flour taste. Continue the recipe by whisking in your milk at this point.
Full disclosure: I'm not vegetarian, so if I'm making biscuits and gravy, I'm gonna make biscuits and gravy. To make a delicious (yet still low-cal) meat version, use reduced-fat pork sausage (e.g. Jimmy Dean) and skip the vegetable oil. Keep the rest and use the low-fat biscuits, and it's amazing. This recipe's definitely a keeper! :-)
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