Of course, Thanksgiving is known for its big feast later in the day. It’s no secret, though, that we want to soak up every moment with our favorite people, so there’s no shame in starting the gathering ASAP. If you’re shooting for the morning, then you’re going to need something tasty to hold everyone over until it’s time to indulge. Thanksgiving Brunch Ring is a simple solution for this! Think of it as a more shareable, portable version of biscuits n’ gravy. Fluffy, buttery biscuits are baked around a creamy and smooth pork sauce. The ease of it allows your beloved guests to grab a warm biscuit, dip to their hearts’ content, and continue on carousing. There will be plenty of full bellies and happy hearts. It’s safe to say Thanksgiving Brunch Ring is the perfect way to start off your festivities!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound pork sausage, casings removed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 (16-ounce) can refrigerated biscuit dough
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Grease a 10-inch oven-proof skillet with cooking spray.

Step 3 –In another medium skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until browned all over and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 4 –Sprinkle the flour over the sausage and cook, about 1 minute.

Step 5 –Add the milk to the sausage mixture and bring to a boil.

Step 6 –Lower the heat of the sausage mixture and simmer until very thick, about 5 minutes.

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Step 7 –Season the sausage mixture with the salt, the pepper, and the cayenne.

Step 8 –Transfer the sausage mixture away from the heat.

Step 9 –Cut each of the biscuits in half and roll the halves into balls.

Step 10 –Place the dough balls around the perimeter of the prepared skillet to form a ring. The biscuits should not be touching.

Step 11 –Brush the dough balls with the egg mixture.

Step 12 –Add the gravy to the center of the biscuit ring.

Step 13 –Bake until the biscuits are golden, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 14 –Garnish with the parsley and serve warm.