So, my husband really likes the Morningstar Farms Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuits. They come three to a pack, and when they aren't on sale, they are $5.50. For three little biscuits? I'm not that great at math, but I can tell that that's kind of a bad deal. I think it comes out to around $1.80 per biscuit.
I decided to take it upon myself to see if I could make something similar that would cost a little less. I mean, I have to come up with the money to pay for my $9 bottle of Aveeno lotion, right?
So, here we go. Be jealous of my badass cell phone photography. I won't tell anyone.
- 2 cans of Grands! Biscuits (I bought original, because I didn't know what the hell I was doing, and figure you couldn't go wrong with original)- [$4 ~ $2 each]
- 2 MorningStar brand sausage patties- 6 come in a box (I guess sausage crumbles exist, but not at my market) [$1.66 ~ the box was $5]
- 4-5 eggs (depending on size) [approx $1.25]
- Whatever shredded cheese you have in your fridge [barely enough to count, but I'll say $.50]
- You'll also need Pam and a muffin tin
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Scramble eggs. I mix them up and add some milk, but you probably know how to do this part already. I let them be a little wet (not well done), because you are going to bake them anyway.
Cut up your sausage until it resembles crumbles.
Spray eight holes of your muffin tin with Pam or other cooking spray. Yep, we use our pans in this house!
Open up a can of biscuits. I had never done this before, but I smacked it on the counter and it practically exploded. It's entertaining! Do this- it's more fun than using the spoon.
Take a biscuit and separate it half, into two layers. Place them in the muffin tin, and work them up the side a little bit.
Do this for all eight (you should have 4 biscuits left). Then add your sausage, egg, and cheese.
Once this has been done, again, slice the biscuit in half, lengthwise and then place over your yummy stuffing, working it down the sides until it touches the bottom layer of the biscuit.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown and pretty. Do that again with the other can of biscuits. Voila!
All together, my ingredients for 16 biscuits came to $7.41, which makes each biscuit only $0.46! Much better than the $1.80 cost of Morningstar. For 16 Morningstar biscuits, it'd cost over $28. Plus, these are larger, and my husband says they're better tasting than the Morningstar biscuits. I plan on freezing most of them.