Healthier Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

Low Fat Sausage Gravey and Biscuits from 101 Cooking For TwoLow fat sausage gravy and biscuits. Yep, the classic southern dinner breakfast comfort food can become a regular without by-pass surgery. A one biscuit (two halves) plus sausage gravy goes from 540 calories with 34 grams of fat to 220 with 3 grams of fat. Amazing.

I started with my no fat biscuits, added some sausage gravy with turkey sausage and non fat milk.  For the gravy I used a Pioneer Woman recipe as the model  for spicing but otherwise unrecognizable.

Rating

RS-4Low 4 or high 3. Not quite up to the full fat version but really very nice for what it is.

Notes: As I said in my No Fat biscuit post, the texture and taste are a little different but not much with the biscuits. The gravy is not as quit as creamy but almost. You will live longer with this version.

IMG_5516bPreheat oven to 400 convection or 425 regular.

IMG_5520bCombine 2 cups AP flour, 1 T baking powder, 1/2 t baking soda, 1 t salt. Mix well. Add 1 1/4 cup non fat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated.

IMG_5524bMake 8 drop biscuits  on a PAM sprayed baking pan. (Yep I know there are 9)

Zero Fat BiscuitsBake until golden brown .About  12 minutes.

IMG_5526bWhile biscuits are baking, brown 1/2 pound of turkey breakfast sausage.

IMG_5528bWhisk together 1/4 cup flour with 2 cups skim milk. I used a Tupperware shaker. Slowly add the milk-flour mixture to the sausage over medium heat while whisking.

IMG_5534bContinue to whisk and this will start thickening in a few minutes.  Add 1 tsp seasoning salt and 1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste). Simmer another 5-10 minutes.

Healthier Sausage Gravy and Biscuits from 101 Cooking For Two

Healthier Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
 
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Low fat sausage gravy and biscuits. A one biscuit (two halves) plus sausage gravy goes from 540 calories with 34 grams of fat to 220 with 3 grams of fat.
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Recipe type: Healthy, comfort food
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
Zero Fat Biscuits
  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • ½ t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1¼ cup non fat yogurt
Gravy
  • ½ pound turkey breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • ¼ cup AP flour
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt (I used Lowery's)
  • ½ tsp pepper (or to taste)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 convection or 425 regular.
  2. Combine 2 cups AP flour, 1 T baking powder, ½ t baking soda, 1 t salt. Mix well. Add 1¼ cup non fat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated.
  3. Make 8 drop biscuits on a PAM sprayed baking pan.
  4. Bake until golden brown .About 12 minutes.
  5. While biscuits are baking, brown ½ pound of turkey breakfast sausage
  6. Whisk together ¼ cup flour with 2 cups skim milk. I used a Tupperware shaker.
  7. Slowly add the milk-flour mixture to the sausage over medium heat while whisking. Continue to whisk and this will start thickening in a few minutes. Add 1 tsp seasoning salt and ½ tsp pepper (or to taste). Simmer another 5-10 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 halves with gravy Calories: 220 Fat: 3 grams

 

Updated
June 15 2014

Comments

  1. TC Moore says

    Thanks for the biscuit recipe, definitely going to give it a try. I like to add my flour directly to the cooked meat and cook it for a few minutes to get rid of the ‘flour taste’ just a bit. Then I just whisk in the milk. I think it tastes just a bit better and one less dish to clean.

    • says

      Thanks for the note. I’ll try that next time. The simmering of the gravy seems to take the raw flour taste out for me.
      DrDan

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