Biscuits and Gravy are a class comfort food. But now, with this low-fat sausage gravy and biscuits, you can enjoy your favorite without by-pass surgery. One biscuit (two halves) plus sausage gravy goes from 540 calories with 34 grams of fat to 213 (60% lower) with 3 grams of fat (over 90% lower)—amazing.
A breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits is classic American comfort food. But is is so calorie-dense, it should be a rare treat. But it is an obsession with many people and one of the most missed food by many dieters. Well, we can fix that.
I started with my low fat biscuits, added some sausage gravy with turkey sausage and nonfat milk. For the gravy, I used the slurry method instead of a roux, and I used a Pioneer Woman recipe as the model for spicing but otherwise, her recipe is unrecognizable here.
About an average 4 or a little lower. But very nice for what it is.
As I said in my Low-Fat Biscuit post, the texture and taste are a little different but not much with the biscuits. There is a slight yogurt taste if you pay close attention but you won't taste that through the gravy spices.
You will notice a bit of a difference in texture, which is more fluffy and not flakey like standard biscuits.
I suggest standard non-fat yogurt but you can use Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt will give a bit more yogurt twang and may need a splash of milk since it is dryer.
While I call these biscuits "zero fat," they do have little under 0.4 grams per biscuit so really are "almost zero fat" biscuits AKA low-fat biscuits.
The gravy is will be a touch less cream. A lot less fat you know. But is still very acceptable. And you will live longer with this version.
All the fat the could be eliminated was cut out. I used a slurry gravy method that does not require the fat needed for a roux gravy method. See How To Make Gravy at Home for more information on this method.
The exact nutrition values depend entirely on the ingredients you choose. Different brands may have different nutritional values and they may change their product over time.
I have decreased the salt in the biscuits. This reflects my current practice and decreases the sodium by 120 per serving.
The serving is calculated with one biscuit cut in half and about ⅓ cup of gravy. If you want to use a more generous ½ cup, then the calories only increase by 45 calories.
Preheat the oven to 400° convection or 425° conventional oven.
Combine 2 cups AP flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt–mix well. Add 1 ¼ cup nonfat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated.
Make eight drop biscuits on a PAM sprayed baking pan.
Bake until golden brown—about 12 minutes.
While biscuits are baking, brown ½ pound of turkey breakfast sausage.
Whisk together ¼ 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 or mixing continuously.
Continue to mix, and this will start thickening in a few minutes. Add 1 teaspoon seasoning salt and ½ teaspoon pepper (or to taste). Simmer another 5-10 minutes.
Server over biscuits cut in half.
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Healthier Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
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- 2 cups AP flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup non-fat yogurt
- ½ pound turkey breakfast sausage
- 2 cups skim milk
- ¼ cup AP flour
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt - I used Lowery's
- ½ teaspoon pepper - or to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400° convection or 425° conventional oven.
- Combine 2 cups AP flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt–mix well. Add 1 ¼ cup nonfat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated.
- Make eight drop biscuits on a PAM sprayed baking pan.
- Bake until golden brown—about 12 minutes.
- While biscuits are baking, brown ½ pound of turkey breakfast sausage.
- Whisk together ¼ 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 or mixing continuously.
- Continue to mix, and this will start thickening in a few minutes. Add one teaspoon seasoning salt and ½ teaspoon pepper (or to taste). Simmer another 5-10 minutes.
- Server over biscuits cut in half.
- Use zero fat ingredients - milk and yogurt. And the lowest fat turkey sausage possible.
- Exact nutrition varies by the ingredients you use.
- You can use Greek yogurt, but there will be more of a yogurt taste and may need a bit of milk added since it is less moist.
- The serving is calculated with one biscuit cut in half and about ⅓ cup of gravy. If you want to use a more generous ½ cup, then the calories only increase by 45 calories.
- Use aluminum-free baking powder to prevent a metallic after-taste.
- Store biscuits at room temperature air-tight for 2-3 days. They are very crumbly after that.
- Store the gravy refrigerated for 3-4 days or frozen for 3-4 months.
To adjust the recipe size:
You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.
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