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What To Do With Leftover Sausage Gravy

What To Do With Leftover Sausage Gravy: 5 Options

Last Updated on June 17, 2024 by Shari Mason

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Sausage gravy is a delicious and filling morning staple that goes perfectly with biscuits, toast, or can even be used as a topping for hash browns.

However, it’s not uncommon to find yourself with leftover sausage gravy after a hearty breakfast or brunch. So what can you do with leftover sausage gravy?

Instead of simply reheating it, I’ve found creative and delicious ways to transform this breakfast staple.

We’ll explore some of the best ways to use that leftover sausage gravy and turn it into a new and exciting meal.

5 Best Things To Do With Leftover Sausage Gravy

1. Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast Casserole

Biscuits and Gravy with Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole on a Pan

If you’re looking for a hearty and delicious breakfast or brunch dish, turn your leftover sausage gravy into a biscuit and gravy [1] breakfast casserole. 

Start by tearing up leftover biscuits and placing them in a greased baking dish. Whisk together eggs, milk, and favorite spices, then pour the mixture over the biscuits. 

Spoon leftover sausage gravy on the egg mixture, then sprinkle with cooked bacon bits and shredded cheese. 

Bake the casserole in the oven until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve hot, and enjoy a satisfying breakfast using your leftover sausage gravy.

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2. Sausage Gravy Pot Pie

If you want a comforting and hearty dinner idea, transform your leftover sausage gravy into a savory pot pie. 

Start by mixing leftover sausage gravy with cooked chicken, diced potatoes, frozen mixed vegetables, and seasonings of your choice. 

“Every single diet I ever fell off of was because of potatoes and gravy of some sort.”

– Dolly Parton, American Singer

Pour the mixture into a pie dish and top with a layer of pie crust. Brush the top with an egg wash, then bake in the oven until the crust is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly. 

Serve the pot pie hot and enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal using your leftover sausage gravy.

3. Sausage Gravy Poutine

Cheesy Poutine With Homemade French Fries

If you’re a fan of poutine, a Canadian dish of fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, consider using your leftover sausage gravy to make a delicious and unique version of this classic dish. 

Start by preparing a batch of crispy French fries and then top them with the leftover sausage gravy and shredded cheese curds. Place the fries under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with chopped scallions, and serve hot. 

The rich and creamy sausage gravy is the perfect addition to the crispy fries and tangy cheese curds, making this dish a favorite comfort food.

4. Sausage Gravy Stuffed Mushrooms

If you want a unique appetizer idea, consider using your leftover sausage gravy to make stuffed mushrooms. 

Clean and remove the stems from large mushrooms [2], then fill each cap with a mixture of leftover sausage gravy, cream cheese, chopped cooked bacon, and grated Parmesan cheese. 

Bake the stuffed mushrooms in the oven until they are tender and the filling is hot and bubbly.

The savory sausage gravy adds a depth of flavor to the creamy filling, making this a crowd-pleasing appetizer perfect for any occasion.

5. Sausage Gravy Mac & Cheese

Bowl of Mac and Cheese

Transform your leftover sausage gravy into a delicious, comforting mac and cheese dish. Cook your favorite elbow macaroni according to package instructions, then mix the leftover sausage gravy and shredded cheddar cheese. 

Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and top with breadcrumbs. Bake in the oven until the top is crispy and golden brown.

“Let your culinary prowess shine as you embrace the challenge of leftover sausage gravy, transforming it into a symphony of flavors that dance on the palate and awaken new possibilities with each delicious creation.”

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The sausage gravy adds a rich and creamy flavor to the classic mac and cheese, making it a satisfying and comforting meal that the whole family will love.

FAQs

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Yes, you can freeze leftover sausage gravy. Transfer the cooled gravy to an airtight container or a freezer-safe plastic bag, leaving some room for expansion. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eLabel the container with the date and contents, then store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.  u003cbru003eu003cbru003eWhen ready to use it, thaw the gravy overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat it on the stove over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eYou may need to add a splash of milk or cream to thin it out and restore the texture. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eAvoid freezing gravy that has already been reheated, as this can lead to a change in texture and flavor.

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Yes, you can use leftover sausage gravy as a pizza topping. Spread the sausage gravy on top of a pre-baked pizza crust, then add toppings such as cooked bacon, scrambled eggs, and shredded cheese. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eBake the pizza in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eThe sausage gravy will add a creamy and savory flavor to your pizza, making it a delicious and unique twist on a classic dish.

Final Thoughts

Leftover sausage gravy doesn’t have to go to waste. Instead of reheating it for the same old breakfast, get creative and use it to transform a variety of dishes into something new and delicious. 

Whether you turn it into a breakfast casserole, a savory pot pie, or pizza topping, leftover sausage gravy can add a rich and flavorful twist to your favorite meals. 

Don’t be afraid to experiment and develop your unique ideas for using up that extra gravy – with its versatility and delicious taste, the possibilities are endless.

References:

  1. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/219090/homemade-chicken-gravy/
  2. https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/g29993727/types-of-mushrooms/
Shari Mason

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