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Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine for #SundaySupper #FWCon

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine with roasted Idaho® potatoes, sausage gravy, and cheese eggs. It's a southern twist to a classic dish.

Poutine entered my life last year. Wait, it was actually a couple of years ago. A friend ordered it at a local restaurant. The only part I tasted was duck fat fries. The first time I had the whole dish was at the 2015 Food Wine Conference. It was a non-traditional version with short ribs. Now the Idaho Potato Commission gave a challenge to create more versions. Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine is what I’m bringing to the virtual table.

What is traditional poutine? It’s a meal of fries covered in gravy and topped with cheese curds. It originates in Canada. The popularity of the dish has grown and variations of it are ever increasing. Of course I had to put a southern spin on it. My inspiration started with a breakfast commonly made in the south: sausage gravy biscuits.

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine | Magnolia Days

Sausage gravy biscuits is how it sounds. A thick brown gravy filled with pork sausage is poured over fresh baked biscuits. It’s a total carb fest. I substituted potatoes for the biscuits. I adapted my dad’s Roasted Potatoes with Onion recipe with cutting the potatoes smaller and roasting them on a baking sheet instead of in a dish. Cheese curds are hard to find here in the south. Cheese eggs instead of cheese curds was the answer.

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine | Magnolia Days

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine is decadent. It is sheer comfort food and a total splurge. It’s a meal with layers of heavenly southern breakfast goodies. The base is roasted Idaho® potatoes and onions. It is covered in pork sausage gravy. Cheese eggs are piled on top. Lard is in there too (you can substitute oil or butter though). If a regular portion is too much, you can always make a mini one:

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine | Magnolia Days

Are you ready for more poutine? Scroll down to find a list of 20 variations by Sunday Supper tastemakers. Plus there will be plenty more. Why? Because there is a contest and the top prize is $500 plus a ticket to the 2016 Food Wine Conference. For full details and how you can enter, go here: Idaho Potato® Let’s Poutine Contest.

Idaho® Potato Let's Poutine Contest

About the Food Wine Conference: It is a three day event filled with educational sessions for food bloggers, writers, photographers, and authors. It is held at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Florida. The best part? The people who attend! So be sure you are there to join in the fun, food, beverages, sessions, and festivities.

Idaho Potato Commission LogoMore on the Idaho Potato Commission: You can keep up with the latest on Idaho® potatoes by following them on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and visiting their website. For even more inspiration, check out the Potato Recipes featuring Famous Idaho® Potatoes Pinterest Board.

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Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine with roasted potatoes, sausage gravy, and cheese eggs. It's a southern twist to a classic dish.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Author Renee Dobbs


For the potatoes:

  • 5 medium Idaho® russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons lard See note below, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

For the sausage gravy:

  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
  • 2 tablespoons lard
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk whole or 2%
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

For the cheese eggs:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon butter


For the potatoes:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place potatoes on a large baking sheet. Drizzle lard over potatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat potatoes.
  3. Spread potatoes out to an even layer. Bake until browned and crispy, about 40 minutes. Flip potatoes with a spatula every 10 minutes to ensure even browning.
  4. Add onions after 20 minutes of cooking (to prevent them from over-browning).

For the sausage gravy:

  1. Place a large cast iron skillet or sauté pan over medium heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking it up and stirring with a spoon until browned and fully cooked.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to transfer cooked sausage from skillet to a bowl.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons lard, or enough to make about 3 tablespoons fat when combined with pan drippings, into the skillet and let melt.
  4. Add flour, one tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly to make a roux.
  5. Continue to cook roux, stirring constantly, for two minutes.
  6. Slowly add milk, stirring or whisking constantly, until combined.
  7. Cook until gravy thickens and just begins to boil, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add salt, pepper, and cooked sausage to the skillet and stir to combine.

For the cheese eggs:

  1. Whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. When butter has melted use a spatula or spoon to spread butter in pan.
  3. Add egg mixture. Cook, stirring slowly and gently, until eggs are just cooked (they should look slightly wet and soft). Do not over-cook the eggs in the skillet.

To assemble the poutine:

  1. Place potatoes in the bottom of a bowl or on a plate. Spoon sausage gravy over potatoes. Top with cheese eggs.

Recipe Notes

Southern Sausage Breakfast Poutine with roasted potatoes, sausage gravy, and cheese eggs. It's a southern twist to a classic dish.

Sometimes variations can be better than the original. Check out these poutine recipes by Sunday Supper tastemakers are sharing with their own spin on the traditional:



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Plus: Poutine Variations for National Sunday Supper Day from Sunday Supper Movement

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This post is sponsored by the Idaho Potato Commission in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

Recipe Rating


Saturday 24th of July 2021

Hey! Canadian here. This dish looks delicious, however I don't think it can be called a poutine because there are no fries. Poutine is a variation of fries, gravy and cheese curds, this is a hash if anything.


Saturday 27th of August 2016

Poutines look delicious and will attempt a few as I visit Va. Thank you for this blog of recipes .


Friday 15th of January 2016

I love these skillets, we eat them quite often.


Friday 15th of January 2016

Potatoes and sausage gravy are my all-time favorite breakfast items. Each bite is dreamy and delicious. Love that you made poutine for breakfast.

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Monday 11th of January 2016

I am now ready to start my day with Poutine! So fun to create with you for this Poutine project!