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5 from 4 votes

Gravy Recipe

EASY Homemade Gravy - Made with just 3 ingredients in under 10 minutes! Simple to make and perfect for beginners. You'll never use store-bought gravy again! 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy
Servings: 8
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour or cornstarch
  • 2-3 cups pan drippings , can add broth

Optional seasonings: Salt & Pepper, Worcestershire sauce


    • Place the pan drippings from cooking your meat (get every last drop and loosened browned drippings) in a fat separator, or through a mesh strainer. If you don't have 3 cups, add the remainder of beef or chicken broth. If I'm making a roast, I will add beef broth. If I'm making turkey gravy, I will use chicken broth.
    • First make the roux. Melt 3 Tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a large saucepan. Allow to start to bubble. Whisk in 3 Tablespoons of flour and whisk until it has thickened and formed a paste. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Wait to add any seasonings until after the broth has been added.
    • Then slowly whisk in the broth from the meat. Alternate whisking and adding liquid until you reach the consistency you like. Bring to a light simmer. Cook until it has thickened, about 3 to 5 minutes. If you'd like a thicker gravy, add less liquid. Add more liquid for a thinner gravy.  
    • Season with salt and pepper (or additional seasonings), to taste. Add a dash or two of Worcestershire if desired. Serve over meat and mashed potatoes. 


    Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 32mg | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg