Sunday, August 17, 2014

Easy, Lightened Up Biscuits and Gravy

          Sadly, there's no universe in which biscuits and gravy will ever be healthy. But, when I got the craving recently I decided to make them at home rather than go to a restaurant where they'd likely be laden with butter, heavy cream, and served with even more fattening food.

           I tried this quick easy recipe that seems reasonably low calorie for such an indulgent dish, and used pork sausage from Jones Dairy Farm, which is about as healthy as sausage get. It's made with only four ingredients, and even allowed on the Whole 30 diet. The biscuits were packaged; not quite as healthy but still reduced fat and about 150 calories each.

Serves 6, each serving about 425 calories (servings are based on the gravy, you will have a couple of biscuits leftover if you buy a package)

1 package of sliced biscuits (Pillsbury or similar)
1 12 ounce roll of pork sausage
2 cups 1% milk
2 tablespoons of flour

1. Bake the biscuits according to instructions on the package (about 15 minutes).
2. Crumble and brown sausage in a skillet over medium heat
3. Remove sausage from the pan, leaving the drippings
4. Whisk two tablespoons of flour with the sausage drippings until it thickens
5. Slowly whisk in two cups of milk and bring to a boil
6. Lower heat and simmer for two minutes
7. Season with salt and pepper to taste
8. Add sausage back and serve over one biscuit sliced in half

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