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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Biscuits and Vegetarian Sausage Gravy

The hubs' family makes an amazing biscuits and gravy--I had it for the first time a few years ago.  So when I came across this recipe, I wondered if it would be as good, especially since it calls for fake sausage.  I don't know why, but I was intrigued by this recipe.  Finally, a night with a vegetarian friend who spent the night gave us an opportunity to try it. 

It was good! Even B said 'you can't tell it's not real sausage'. 

This took a looooong time to reduce but may be because I used skim instead of 1% in the sauce.  I think it took like 30 to 45 minutes to really get it reduced to the right consistency.I definitely need to work on my sausage gravy skills.   I must also admit that it took us a while to find this fake sausage in Wegman's, not being veggie people we aren't as familiar with that section. 

As of today's post, 6 people rated this 5 out of 5.  I would give it a 4.

Recipe by Lorrie Hulston Corvin, Cooking Light, September 2004

Yield: 8 servings


  • 1  (16.3-ounce) can reduced-fat refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1  tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 1/2  (14-ounce) package meatless fat-free sausage (such as Lightlife Gimme Lean)
  • 1/4  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 3  cups  1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper


Prepare biscuits according to package directions.
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.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 268 (29% from fat)
Fat: 8.7g (sat 2.4g,mono 4g,poly 1g)
Protein: 11.4g
Carbohydrate: 36.9g
Fiber: 0.6g
Cholesterol: 4mg
Iron: 1mg
Sodium: 910mg
Calcium: 131mg

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