Consider these Whole30 sausage gravy bowls the healthy version of homestyle biscuits and gravy. Hash browns replace the biscuits, and the gravy is dairy free, but still so creamy and delicious. We top ours with a runny egg for extra protein. These bowls are the perfect Whole30 breakfast.
These sausage gravy bowls are Whole30, but we enjoy them all year round--not just when we're doing a Whole30. They're super filling and well-balanced, and I love that we can enjoy the flavors of classic biscuits and gravy without all the heaviness.
- Hash browns- You can make your own or buy them from the store. Many frozen hash browns are not Whole30 compliant, so make sure you read your labels. Cascadian Farm hash browns are compliant.
- Ground pork, turkey, or beef- You can also use Whole30-compliant ground breakfast sausage, but that's harder to find. We prefer ground pork or turkey--ground beef can be a little heavier (and less breakfast-y).
- Almond milk- Make sure you use a Whole30-compliant brand.
- Arrowroot starch/powder/flour
- Spices: salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
See recipe card for amounts.
Step 1: Cook your hash browns according to package instructions (or make your own).
Step 2: Add ground meat to a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
Step 3: In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of almond milk with arrowroot powder until the arrowroot powder is dissolved. Then add the rest of the almond milk, the arrowroot powder mixture, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to the pan with the meat. Allow it to come to a simmer and cook it for 7-10 minutes until thickened, whisking frequently.
Step 4: Add hash browns and sausage gravy to a bowl. Optionally, top with an over-easy or sunny-side-up egg. Garnish with green onions and hot sauce if you like.
Frequently asked questions
Arrowroot powder is made from the arrowroot plant. It's a great gluten-free thickening agent, but can become gummy if you don't premix it and whisk it frequently while it's cooking. Arrowroot flour, powder, and starch are all used interchangeably.
We've made this with ground turkey, pork, and beef. You can also use Whole30 compliant ground breakfast sausage, but that's harder to find. We prefer ground pork or turkey. Ground beef can be a little heavier (and less breakfast-y).