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After learning how to make gravy from scratch, the homemade gravy is ladled over mashed potatoes
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How to Make Gravy

Learn how to make gravy from scratch! This easy, insanely flavorful and FOOLPROOF classic homemade brown gravy recipe is perfect for turkey, mashed potatoes or just about anything else!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 69kcal


  • 2 tbsp pan drippings or butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken or turkey stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add fat to skillet over medium heat. 
  • Once heated, whisk in flour combining with fat and continue to whisk allowing it not to burn but to brown. This should take about 5 minutes or so or until it turns golden brown.
  • Whisk in stock and allow it to continue to cook over medium heat to thicken for about 7-8 minutes. Constantly stir to avoid sticking.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Whisking thoroughly while adding the flour into the fat is essential. Add in your liquid very slowly and continue to whisk until the roux is completely incorporated and not lumpy.


Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Iron: 1mg