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.
1. Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
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.
2. Sausage and Biscuit 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, then bakes it all until the gravy is piping hot and the biscuits are golden brown. Get the recipe here.
3. Chinese Biscuits and Gravy
Who says that biscuit and gravy have to stay in the American South? With some spicy Chinese sausage and biscuits infused with scallions and sesame oil, this breakfast takes a trip to the Far East without ever leaving your kitchen. Get the recipe here.
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 recipe here.
5. Green Chile Biscuits with Chorizo Gravy
Take biscuits for a south of the border spin with this decadent take. The biscuit dough is loaded with green chiles and Parmesan and the gravy is laden with smoky chipotles and garlicky pork chorizo. All this needs is a margarita and a lazy Sunday morning. Get the recipe here.
6. 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 recipe here.
7. Seafood Biscuits and 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 recipe here.
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.