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5 from 12 votes

White Gravy

How to make white gravy.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy
Servings: 6
Calories: 159kcal
Author: Heather


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted whisk in the flour. Whisk until combined.
  • Slowly pour in the milk and keep whisking until it thickens. Let simmer for about 3 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper.



Gravy is too thick - Whisk in a little milk, a few tablespoons at a time until desired thickness. 
Gravy is too thin - Let it keep boiling until it thickens. It that still doesn't work, stir 1 tablespoon of flour in with 1 tablespoon of water and pour into the mixture to help thicken. 


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg