Spicy Sausage Breakfast Gravy

Happy Friday foodilicious friends! I never thought I would be a dog person; my mom never let me have a dog. I had a cat growing up. Her name was Mitten and she was the cutest little kitty cat in the world. It was not until I was a senior in high school that she got sick and at that point my mom refused to get another animal, even though I thought we should have a fur baby around.

When I met Nick he had a Pippy. If you don’t know what a Pippy is, take a look. How could one not love a fluffy boy with a smile? Pippy was the first dog I ever loved. Now, I have a Sophie, too. I’ve never had a puppy before so there is a huge learning curve with this little four-legged fur baby. She’s kind of crazy.

Pippy

Wondering what the point is? I am wondering the same thing, too.

Oh yes.

I used to think dogs smelled bad. Sometimes I would gag. Now my both of my little fur babies are probably the dirtiest dogs on the block and I still pick them up and love them. I still kiss them and let them sleep next to me.

I’ve gone crazy.

Pets will do that to you, I suppose.

Sophie

Nick and I have decided to forgo children. We love our fur babies and believe they will be enough of a challenge for us. However, we also thought that having dogs would make life easier to manage; i.e. travel, outings, vacation, work, meetings, etc. While many of you parents will argue that raising children takes much more work than having pets I have to tell you everywhere we take them they have a bag.

Yep, they have a legit travel bag. It’s bigger than your traditional diaper bag. Having a second dog is a serious commitment.

Whew boy.

Let me not get started about how Sophie is under my feet all of the time, especially when I am in the kitchen. For instance, the other night I was making this fantastic breakfast for dinner meal. I was in a crazed state of haze running around the kitchen checking up on everything. One of the things I was making was this delicious Spicy Sausage Breakfast Gravy. I love biscuits and gravy. Who doesn’t?

Anyway, on top of it all I had to make sure I didn’t kill the pup. She is tiny and is always foraging around in the most inappropriate spaces. In fact, she tries to jump into the oven AND the dishwasher.

I’ve almost had a heart attack about 100 times.

Oy.

Anyway, take a look at this delicious creation! It’s the best creamy gravy ever!

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 8 to 10
Serving Size: 1 biscuit and ½ cup gravy
Calories: 323. 2
Fat: 14.2 g
Carbohydrates: 34. 8 g
Fiber: 1.1 g
Protein: 11.6 g
Points+: 8

Ingredients:

1 to 1 ½ pound Spicy Italian Sausage Links

2 tablespoons flour

2 cups Fat Free Half and Half

1 container Flaky Biscuits {or homemade}

Pepper

Red Pepper Flakes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

Cook the biscuits according to directions

In a large skillet, lightly grease and preheat over medium – high heat

Add the sausage links and cook all the way through, about 10 minutes

Remove to a cutting board and set aside

Over medium heat, whisk the flour into the same skillet with the sausage grease. Whisk until the flour is completely incorporated and then slowly add the half and half. Whisking continuously over medium heat add the entire 2 cups of half and half

Bring the cream to a boil and reduce to medium – low heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes

In the meantime, cut the sausage links in half and add them to your blender

Blend until the links are chopped up into small pieces

Add the sausage pieces to the cream gravy, and then add the pepper and red pepper flakes

Allow to simmer for another 5 to 6 minutes

Pour about ½ cup over a biscuit and ENJOY!!!

I love this meal. Really, I LOVE it! It is hearty and packed full of such terrific flavor. Seriously, I could eat it once a week. I can only ever eat 1 biscuit with gravy at a time. It fills me up that quickly. I am really not complaining but the flavors in this gravy make my heart happy and I always want to eat more than I can fit into my stomach!

I hope you make it this weekend!!

xoxo Mel