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How to Make Gravy from Scratch

Simple step by step instructions on how to make easy, but delicious country gravy.
5 from 17 votes
Servings 8 people
Calories 35 kcal


  • 1-3 Tablespoons pan drippings from cooking meat
  • 2 cups water, stock or broth, or milk
  • 4 Tablespoons all purpose flour
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Let pan with pan drippings cool.
  • Mix flour and liquid together in a separate container and stir with whisk until no lumps remain.
  • Add flour/liquid mixture to pan with pan drippings and turn heat to medium.
  • Stir constantly, making sure to scrape bottom and sides of pan to incorporate all pan drippings. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.
  • When gravy is thickened reduce heat to keep warm or turn heat off and reheat at serving time.


Using the proportions of 1 cup liquid to 2 Tablespoons of flour will yield perfect results and can be adjusted according to how much gravy you want to make. 
Note: Chicken stock was just in nutritional information and using water, milk or broth would change nutritional values. Pan Drippings were not included in nutritional facts. 


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 67mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
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