Don’t know what to serve with biscuits and gravy? Here are 19 ideas that you should try out.
If you’re unsure what to serve with biscuits and gravy, this list should help you.
Before we begin to enumerate the many dishes that go well with this Southern favorite, let’s first understand what it is.
Biscuits and gravy are a normal breakfast dish in the US.
It first came about due to shortages in food supplies during the American Revolution in the 1700s.
This prompted people to make do with what they had, and these included biscuits that were made with only flour and milk.
The resulting biscuit was filling, albeit hard, tasteless, and dry.
So adding a ladle full of gravy made it more palatable and softened the tough discs of bread enough to make them easier to chew.
The gravy that was added to these older versions of the biscuit consisted of any flavored bits of meat, usually bacon fat or sausage, and the watery roux that helped stretch the flavor.
These days, when you say biscuits and gravy, you get light and fluffy circles of dough that are smothered in thick, saucy roux that has lots of sausage bits in them.
Some people enjoy this breakfast staple as-is, but there are those who enjoy it, even more when it’s partnered with a few other sides.
These sides can be anything made out of potatoes, like Cheesy Hash Browns and Mashed Garlic Potatoes, or meaty options like Breakfast Steak and Chicken Fried Steak.
Sometimes, however, people opt for simpler fare to partner with their biscuits and gravy, like #5 or #6.
Whatever your choice is, the contrasting or complementing flavors that you get with these pairings are sure to leave you satisfied with your first meal of the day.
Curious as to what these dishes are?
Here’s the list!
This potato dish gets additional flavor from the cheese that’s added to it before it’s fried.
While this recipe calls for cheddar cheese, you can choose milder cheeses.
Some great mild cheese substitutes include mozzarella, provolone, and Jarlsberg.
If you want it sharper, Monterey Jack, Pepper Jack, and Gouda can be used.
Mexican Chorizo can lend a spicy flavor to your breakfast.
You can buy ready-made, but why would you when you can make your own from scratch?
Most Mexican chorizos use ground pork, and this one is no exception.
To add some sweetness to your chorizo, you can always add a teaspoon or two of brown sugar to the mix.
Herby meatballs, like this one, are another dish you can try when you’re figuring out what to serve with biscuits and gravy.
These are not fried and are baked instead, making them less greasy.
Aside from sage, other herbs and spices you can find in this dish include marjoram, garlic powder, and onion powder.
For a kick, some crushed red pepper flakes can also be added to this before forming the balls.
Eggs go great with biscuits and gravy, and this is one way you can serve eggs with this breakfast favorite!
The mushrooms in this dish provide some earthiness to it, while the cheese adds creaminess.
The spinach rounds out the flavor of this omelet while giving it a different texture.
You can also add some chopped bacon, ham, or other breakfast meats.
Fried Green Tomatoes is a side dish that goes well with many dishes, and this breakfast dish is one of them.
Crisp on the outside but slightly soft on the inside, tangy and a bit sour, it’s the perfect complimentary dish for the rich gravy and soft biscuit.
It’s also a Southern favorite, which makes this pairing rather apt.
Since it may be too early to fire up the grill in the morning, you can prepare these veggies in your oven.
You can also grill these on the stovetop with a grill pan.
The vegetables in this recipe can be any vegetables in season that you have, but mushrooms, zucchini, and squash are great choices for this.
If you want to balance out the creaminess and richness of the gravy on your biscuits, a salad is a perfect choice.
This bowl of all green vegetables has lots of different textures in it, with the greens, pistachios, and apple giving you some crunch, the avocados adding some creaminess, and the dill adding lots of freshness.
The sprinkling of red pepper flakes gives this salad a spicy kick, but you can omit this if you want.
10. Chicken Fingers
Looking to add chicken to your breakfast?
This dish of breaded chicken breasts should fit the bill.
This recipe allows you to cook your Chicken Fingers two ways—deep frying or baking.
If you have an air fryer, you can use that to get a deep-fried texture but without the greasiness that usually comes with deep frying.
Like your breakfast a bit on the heavy side?
This is what you should try.
While this dish has its own gravy recipe to it, you can eliminate one task by using the same gravy on your biscuits and steak!
You can even use the drippings of the cube steak to add a more meaty flavor to your gravy!
Here’s another beef dish that you can pair with your favorite biscuits and gravy recipe.
To get the best flavor into your steak, marinate it the night before.
The recipe recommends slicing the sirloin into thin strips for easy marination and cooking.
For an upscale feel to your breakfast, you can opt to cook the steak whole.
Choose a more tender cut of beef, such as tenderloin or top sirloin, if you plan on going this route.
Combine eggs, cheese, chopped sausage, and vegetables; what do you get?
You get this amazing breakfast casserole that pairs really well with just about anything!
If you don’t want to use sausage in this dish (you already have sausage in your gravy), you can always swap it out with shredded chicken or diced ham.
Also, this breakfast dish can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, so you don’t have to allocate a lot of time making it before breakfast.
Another wonderful partner for your biscuits and gravy is fruit!
This fruit bowl, which consists of three different kinds of melon (honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon), has the perfect level of sweetness and juiciness to balance out the saltiness of your breakfast mains.
Dressing these fruits with a mixture of honey, mint, and lime adds some tanginess and freshness to the dish.
15. Scrambled Eggs
This egg dish is one of the most satisfying dishes to serve with your biscuits and gravy breakfast.
Sprinkle some chopped chives, green onion, or parsley on top for added color and flavor.
You can also add grated cheese, some diced bell pepper, and even pepper flakes to this dish to make it a bit more interesting.
16. Corn Pudding
Corn Pudding is another Southern favorite, which is probably why it’s often partnered with this Southern breakfast.
With a custard-like consistency and caramelly sweetness, this pudding can also be served at dinner as a rustic kind of dessert!
If you’d rather have savory corn pudding with your breakfast, you can always eliminate the sugar and add some bacon, sauteed onions, and garlic to this casserole.
Spuds always go well with biscuits and gravy.
So, aside from hash browns and fries, this Garlic Mashed Potato dish is another good option to try.
To amp up the garlic flavor, and to lend some smokiness to the dish, roasting your garlic before adding them in is a must.
This dish is so good; you’ll want to serve it with lunch—and with dinner too!
18. Hot Chocolate
If you’d rather have this dish alone for breakfast, without side dishes to accompany it, maybe a warm drink is a better idea.
This hot chocolate is made the old-fashioned way – using hot milk and real dark chocolate chopped finely for easy melting.
For a kick, you can add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper into this drink!
For those who’d rather have a cold drink with their breakfast but don’t want to settle with the usual glass of orange juice, this drink is for you!
This smoothie needs milk, yogurt, frozen mixed berries, and one fresh banana to make.
Honey adds a touch of sweetness, but it can be left out since berries are sweet enough on their own.
The bottom line
This list of options you can try when you’re figuring out what to serve with biscuits and gravy covers quite a varied range of choices.
From savory dishes to sweet dishes to salads and even drinks, each one is sure to make your breakfast a more enjoyable experience.
Give each recipe a try and see which pairing with biscuits and gravy takes your breakfast to another level!
- Cheesy Hash Browns
- Mexican Chorizo
- Breakfast Meatballs
- Cheesy Mushroom & Spinach Omelet
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Grilled Vegetables
- Sauteed Mushrooms
- Spinach & White Bean Frittata
- Mixed Green Salad
- Chicken Fingers
- Chicken Fried Steak
- Breakfast Steak & Eggs
- Breakfast Casserole
- Melon & Lime Fruit Salad Bowl
- Scrambled Eggs
- Corn Pudding
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Hot Chocolate
- Banana Berry Smoothie
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