!!HOT!! Cracker Barrel Biscuits Gravy Nutrition Facts
Stir in the sausage and season with pepper, salt, and rosemary. Split the biscuits in half and divide them among plates. Top each biscuit with some gravy and serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings (2 biscuits with 1/3 cup gravy)
Cracker Barrel Biscuits Gravy Nutrition Facts
Each salad is served with crackers (2 packs have 70 calories) and your choice of salad dressing: Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette (170 calories), Blue Cheese (310 calories), Buttermilk Caesar (280 calories), Buttermilk Ranch (240 calories), Dijon Honey Mustard (280 calories). Calories are based on a serving size of 2.5 ounces. (For further nutrition about the salad dressings, go to CrackerBarrel.com.)
For a lot of people, going out for breakfast is one of life's great pleasures. And restaurants that serve breakfast all day? That's a treat. With all the buzz you hear about low-sugar and low-carb living these days, browsing past the pancakes and biscuits with gravy to find some protein-powered egg dishes might seem like a healthier move. But, beware: As our research shows, the omelette section can have some of the worst red flags on a restaurant's entire menu.
Cracker Barrel's mission is "pleasing people," and with more than 580 locations spread over 41 states, many folks have stopped in to sample their classic southern house specialties such as chicken 'n dumplings, chicken fried chicken, or biscuits 'n gravy with bacon or sausage. Cracker Barrel does not publish its recipes or give nutritional information, but does offer suggestions for health-conscious patrons.
Classic southern dishes, including eggs, bacon, sausage, hickory smoked ham, buttermilk biscuits, gravy, grits, hash-brown casserole and fried apples are offered for breakfast all day at Cracker Barrel. Although the exact recipes used are closely guarded secrets, a fried egg generally has 90 calories, 7 g of fat and 210 mg of cholesterol, which is 70 percent of the RDA. A piece of bacon has 40 calories, 3 g of fat and 3 g of protein. The average buttermilk biscuit is 130 calories, has 6 g of fat and 15 percent of the RDA of sodium.
You can't think of Cracker Barrel without thinking of Southern comfort food. Creamy mashed potatoes smothered in butter, fluffy biscuits drowning in sausage gravy, and finger-licking good fried chicken. There's no shortage of indulgent, calorie-laden dishes on the menu at the popular chain. Some would say the food is just like mama made it. In that same category of stick-to-your-ribs good old-fashioned home cooking, is Cracker Barrel's Chicken n' Dumplins. According to Taste of Home, Cracker Barrel sells over 11 million orders of Chicken n' Dumplins each year.
Cracker Barrel's Chicken n' Dumplins sounds decadent, considering how much meat, fat, and buttermilk it features. But in terms of calorie count, the dish falls below most other main courses at the chain. Cracker Barrel's online nutrition information shows the Chicken n' Dumplins is 450 calories, not counting side dishes. The roast beef and meatloaf dinners have slightly more calories. The country fried steak with gravy is higher still, at 600 calories. If calories are a concern for you, don't even think about the chicken fried chicken, which delivers 1,140 calories.
According to its website, the chain's Country Boy Breakfast comes with all the fixin's, which includes three eggs, fried apples, hash browns, grits, two pork chops, Sawmill gravy, buttermilk biscuits, real butter, and jam.
This particular dish is made up of orecchiette pasta, beef, peppers, spinach, and well over a day's worth of sodium. On top of that, customers who order this dish get an extra plate of pasta to take home for tomorrow's leftovers (not included in nutrition facts).
According to its website, the chain's Country Boy Breakfast "comes with all the fixin's," which includes three eggs, fried apples, hash browns, grits, two pork chops, Sawmill gravy, buttermilk biscuits, real butter, and jam.
Sausage Gravy is a Southern Classic, but not the most point friendly breakfast dish. For one, sausage gravy is paired with biscuits for biscuits and gravy. Another thing is that sausage gravy is typically made with pork sausage, and that is not the healthiest or leanest choice out there. At least, until this recipe for turkey sausage and gravy with homemade biscuits.
My love of biscuits and sausage gravy came from our Southern Road trip where I decided that I am truly a Southern Grandma at heart. Our whole road trip was inspired after watching one of those travel shows about food (totally serious). We ate some of the best food in my entire life while traveling through Baltimore, MD; Asheville, NC; Savannah, GS; and Charleston, SC. I came back inspired and probably about 10 pounds heavier. It took forever to come up with a real deal biscuit recipe and even longer to nail this sausage gravy down--but I did it.
If you are making my light biscuits with this sausage gravy, make the biscuits first. You can make this sausage gravy in the amount of time it will take for the biscuits to bake. Once the biscuits finish, split a biscuit (or two) with a fork, and lay them out and ladle on that gravy.
Below is a video showing how I make the biscuits. If you are cooking both in one morning, start the biscuits first. Once they are in the oven, start your turkey sausage gravy. The biscuits are done in about 12 minutes and the sausage gravy only takes 15 minutes, so you'll have fresh biscuits ready to go by the end.