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

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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword gravy
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
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