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Biscuits and gravy is as classic Southern comfort foods as it gets. Buttery biscuits, creamy gravy loaded with sausage, and your tastebuds. However, why stop there when you can take it a step further? Vegan biscuits, chocolate gravy, and even a Chinese version show that this recipe might be a classic but it’s anything but stagnant.

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1. Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

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It’s the gold standard for a reason. Fluffy buttermilk biscuits are split and then bathed in a creamy sausage gravy. A hint of cayenne pepper kicks up the heat without overtaking the flavor. Get our Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy recipe.

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2. Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole

For those of us who love the taste of sausage and biscuit but hate doing dishes. This recipe layers biscuits made from refrigerated dough with an easy sausage gravy (make a double batch), then bakes it all until the gravy is piping hot and the biscuits are golden brown. Get the Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast Casserole recipe.

3. Chinese Biscuits and Gravy

Who says that biscuit and gravy have to stay in the American South? With some sweet Chinese sausage (lap cheong) and biscuits infused with scallions and sesame oil, this breakfast takes a trip to the Far East without ever leaving your kitchen. Get the Chinese Biscuits and Gravy recipe.

4. Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy

Because chocolate improves everything. When plain buttermilk biscuits are layered with a thick and fudgy homemade chocolate sauce, they suddenly become dessert. Top with pecans and whipped cream for a particularly sinful indulgence. Get the Chocolate Gravy rcipe.

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5. Sweet Potato Biscuits with Chorizo Sausage Gravy

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Take biscuits for a south of the border spin with this decadent Sweet Potato Biscuits with Chorizo Sausage Gravy recipe. Try adding green chiles to the biscuit dough, and consider a cheesy chorizo “gravy” for another twist. In any case, all this needs is a margarita and a lazy Sunday morning.

6. Biscuits with Andouille Sausage Cream Gravy

No chorizo? Use andouille instead for a Cajun spin on the classic. This decadent gravy is also full of onions, garlic, hot sauce, and cheese; so good you’ll want to use it to smother everything. Get the Biscuits with Andouille Sausage Cream Gravy recipe.

7. Vegan Biscuits and Gravy

No animal products need apply for this decadent recipe. The biscuits are made with dairy-free butter an the secret to the rich mushroom gravy is unsweetened almond milk for a creamy texture. Don’t forget to add a few chopped walnuts for texture. Get the Vegan Biscuits and Gravy recipe.

8. Cheddar Bay Biscuits and Shrimp Gravy

Bacon and cheddar biscuits are topped with a creamy shrimp gravy that is loaded with corn, mushrooms, and old bay. The result is an exciting twist on an old favorite that pescatarians will love. Get the Cheddar Bay Biscuits and Shrimp Gravy recipe.

9. Sausage Breakfast Pizza with Country Gravy

Who said you can’t have pizza for breakfast? Make a biscuit crust (refrigerated crescent rolls come close enough), or use regular pizza dough and top with the classic sausage and gravy combo. Scrambled eggs and shredded cheese join them for an eye-opening bite. Get the Sausage Breakfast Pizza with Country Gravy recipe.

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Sarah Spigelman Richter is a New York City–based writer, blogger, and social media manager. She has developed recipes for Tabasco, blogs about her favorite restaurants and recipes at Fritos and Foie Gras, and can be found, most Friday nights, watching “Arrested Development” reruns.
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