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Air Fryer Sausage Gravy Stuffed Biscuits

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Air fryer sausage gravy stuffed biscuits are a morning game changer. The sausage gravy bombs are made with golden brown biscuits and center full of comforting sausage and gravy, allowing you to eat your favorite breakfast while on the go.

Air Fryer Sausage Gravy Stuffed Biscuits on a plate.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • It’s a game-changer for busy mornings. If you love classic biscuits and gravy, you will love these. The stuffed biscuits are portable, making them ideal for a grab-and-go breakfast when you want to go but want to take your creamy sausage gravy with you.
  • The air fryer ensures a golden brown finish. No need for deep frying or baking; the air fryer cooks up flaky biscuits to perfection.
  • You can prepare the gravy ahead of time. Making the creamy sausage gravy the night before not only saves time in the morning but also allows the flavors to meld together beautifully.
Sausage biscuits on a plate with oj in the background.

Ingredients

  • 1 can of flaky-style canned biscuits
  • 1-pound hot breakfast sausage (or your favorite)
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups of two-percent milk (reserve ½ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon thyme

A full printable recipe with measurements and instructions is listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Adding flour to cooked sausage

Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Break up the sausage with a wooden spoon until it crumbles into small pea-size pieces and caramelizes. Keep the rendered fat in the pan.

Then, sprinkle flour over the sausage until the flour absorbs the fat. Stir constantly and cook the flour/sausage mixture for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until the flour is slightly browned.

Pouring milk into sausage in a skillet.

Pour in two cups of milk while stirring constantly. Add salt, pepper, onion powder, and thyme. Keep stirring the gravy until the mixture thickens. The gravy will be very thick, which is perfect for biscuit filling!

Thick gravy in a bowl.

Once thick, add the gravy mixture to a large bowl. Chill the gravy in the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes until it’s firm and scoopable, or put it in the fridge overnight. The gravy should be scoopable.

Adding gravy mixture to your biscuits.

Once the gravy is chilled, open the biscuit can and remove the biscuits. Divide the individual biscuits in half, separating the biscuit 2/3 of the way. Don’t completely separate the biscuit. Lay the biscuit flat and place a ¼ cup size scoop in the center of each biscuit. Fold the biscuit shut and pinch to close. Make sure that all the edges are pinched tight and completely closed.

Uncooked biscuits in an air fryer basket.

Set the air fryer to 350 degrees, place four biscuits in the basket of your air fryer in a single layer, and bake for eight minutes.

Dipping sausage biscuits into gravy

Take the leftover gravy and warm it in a pan, add the ½ cup of reserved milk, and heat until warm and bubbly. Serve with the biscuits for dipping.

Can I Use Homemade Biscuit Dough?

Yes, you can use homemade biscuits for this recipe. Just make sure you seal the edges well before adding to the air fryer.

Variations

  • Cheese lovers: Add a piece of sharp cheddar cheese inside each biscuit for a cheesy surprise.
  • Spice it up: Mix in some red pepper flakes or hot sauce into your gravy for an extra kick.

Tips

  • Make sure the sides of the biscuits are sealed tightly to prevent the gravy from leaking out during cooking.
  • If your sausage is lean, add a bit of butter or oil to achieve the right fat-to-flour ratio for the gravy.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Milk: Use 2% milk, whole milk, heavy cream, or half-and-half for a different richness level.
  • Ground sausage: Choose spicy, medium, or mild sausage.

Storage Instructions

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat the air fryer for the best results.
Air fryer sausage gravy biscuits on a plate with a bite taken out.

The Air Fryer Sausage Gravy Stuffed Biscuits recipe is a modern take on a classic, delivering a hearty breakfast that combines comfort with a great meal. With its easy-to-follow steps, it is a great choice for anyone trying their hand at air fryer recipes for the first time, promising a delicious outcome that might just make your Saturday morning extra special. Have you found your new breakfast favorite yet?

Air Fryer Sausage Gravy Stuffed Biscuits

Air Fryer Sausage Gravy Stuffed Biscuits

Discover the perfect breakfast with Air Fryer Sausage Gravy Stuffed Biscuits. Quick, delicious, and easy to make. Try them now!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8
Calories 246 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can of flaky-style canned biscuits 8 biscuits
  • 1 pound hot breakfast sausage or your favorite
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups of milk reserve ½ cup
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon thyme

Instructions
 

  • Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat. Break up the sausage with a wooden spoon until it crumbles into small pea-size pieces and caramelizes. Keep the rendered fat in the pan.
  • Sprinkle flour over the sausage until the fat is absorbed by the flour. Stir constantly and cook the flour/sausage mixture for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until the flour is slightly browned.
  • Pour in 2 cups of milk, stirring constantly. Add salt, pepper, onion powder, and thyme. Keep stirring the gravy until the mixture thickens. The gravy will be very thick, which is perfect for biscuit filling!
  • Add the gravy to a large heat-safe bowl. Chill the gravy in the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes until it's firm and scoopable, or put it in the fridge overnight. The gravy should be scoopable.
  • Once the gravy is chilled, open the biscuit can and remove the biscuits. Divide the individual biscuits in half, separating the dough 2/3 of the way. Don’t completely separate the biscuit. Lay the biscuit flat and place a ¼ cup size scoop of the gravy on it. Fold the biscuit shut and pinch to close. Make sure that all the edges are pinched tight and completely closed.
  • Set the air fryer to 350 degrees and place 4 biscuits in the bottom of the air fryer basket in a single layer. Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Take the leftover gravy and warm it in a pan, add the ½ cup of reserved milk, and heat until warm and bubbly. Serve with the biscuits for dipping.

Notes

The fat content of the sausage varies between brands of sausage. I used a name-brand sausage that is about a 25% fat blend. If the fat content varies, use enough flour to soak up the fat and then use enough milk to thicken the gravy to the desired consistency. The gravy should be thicker than usual so that it chills to a scoopable thickness. It all depends on the fat content of the sausage. If the sausage is lean, then any fat, butter, oil, or bacon grease can be added to the pan. Basically, in this recipe, we are looking for equal parts fat to flour. 
This is a great recipe to make the gravy the night before for a quick breakfast the next morning. A light and portable recipe for on-the-go weekends. They reheat great in the air fryer.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate. 

Nutrition

Serving: 2gCalories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 12gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 567mgPotassium: 270mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 173IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 1mg
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