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White Gravy
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
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White Gravy is a must-have staple on any Thanksgiving table! Top turkey and mashed potatoes with our low-effort White Gravy recipe for a stand-out dinner your family will love. Not sure how to make white gravy from scratch? It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Updated Aug 17, 2021

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons drippings from poultry, bacon or other cooked meat, or butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup liquid (turkey or meat juices, broth or water)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, 2% milk or half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper or coarse ground black pepper

Steps

  • 1
    After removing cooked poultry or meat from skillet or pan, place drippings or butter in skillet.
  • 2
    Stir in flour; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk and scraping up browned bits, until mixture is light golden brown.
  • 3
    Gradually stir in liquid and milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk. Boil and stir about 1 minute or until gravy thickens. Stir in salt and pepper. If gravy is too thick, stir in more milk until desired consistency.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cook up some bacon for drippings to serve over your favorite biscuits. Make sure it is nice and crisp so you get browned drippings for your gravy.
  • tip 2
    It is easy to double or triple the recipe for more servings.
  • tip 3
    End up with a few lumps? Pour your homemade white gravy through a wire mesh sieve to smooth the gravy to a silky smoothness.

Nutrition Information

90 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 5g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
90
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Our tasty white gravy recipe can be poured over your favorite entrée, from fried chicken and pork to biscuits and mashed potatoes. You can customize your gravy by choosing whatever leftover cooked meat juices you have on hand or use butter as a base for non-meat option. The name “white gravy” refers to the lighter color of gravy, which is caused by adding milk or cream to the gravy’s base. White gravy, also known as sawmill gravy, is very popular in the southern United States. This gravy is featured in several of our recipes, including easy biscuits and gravy for two and fried chicken sandwiches. Having the family over soon? Learn how to make enough gravy for at least 22 people in less than 20 minutes using our trusty guide. Ever tried mushroom gravy or gluten-free gravy? We’ve got the best gravy recipes to complete your next meal.
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