Being a girl from Oklahoma, I cannot resist delicious white gravy served over mashed potatoes or biscuits for breakfast. You’ll be making this homemade gravy all the the time, once you learn how easy it is to make this White Gravy Recipe!
What is white gravy in America?
Words cannot describe how I feel about white gravy. I remember the first time that I realized that white gravy is a Southern food, I was shocked that some many people were missing out on this deliciousness! Can you imagine if you never had biscuits and gravy?
I can probably eat a large bowl of gravy. I love it so much. My mom made this white gravy recipe when I was growing up with mashed potatoes and I think I might like the gravy more than the potatoes!
Luckily now wherever you are from (this is no longer just for the South), you can enjoy this easy milk gravy recipe with flour. This gravy is great served with mashed potatoes, biscuits, chicken strips and chicken fried steak! Yum…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
I also love to dip french fries in white gravy instead of ketchup. If you haven’t tried this, I hope you try it soon. You’ll never dip them in the ketchup again!
This easy and delicious white gravy recipe is an American staple and my family loves it as much as I do. And since this recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes, I know you’ll be making it for your family all the time now too!
White gravy can be made from scratch in minutes!
Earlier this week I made my family homemade fried chicken strips for dinner with mashed potatoes so of course there has to be white gravy. Back in the “old” days we would buy the package and make it from there.
However, once I figured out how easy it is to make white gravy from scratch, we started making our own. I thought today we would talk about how to make white gravy with ingredients from your pantry. You are not going to believe how easy this recipe is!
What is white gravy made of?
You only need 5 ingredients to make this delicious and easy homemade white gravy and they are all pantry basics so I bet you already have them in your cabinets! Woohoo!
- Salt and Pepper
That’s it! Can you believe that this is all you need to make this easy white gravy recipe?
That means this homemade white gravy is much more frugal than the packets at the store. So you can enjoy a delicious white gravy and save money too. Woohoo!
Check out this video to see how to make this White Gravy Recipe in only 10 minutes!
How to make white gravy with flour and milk:
Ok let’s get started with how to make homemade white gravy from scratch. I promise, it’s easy to do and tastes way better than anything from a packet!
First heat the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat until the butter melts. Then add flour and whisk it into the melted butter.
Once the butter and flour are combined, slowly stir in milk. Continue adding milk and whisk to make sure that there are no lumps in the flour mixture. Heat stirring constantly.
Then allow the gravy to simmer for approximately 3-5 minutes or until the gravy thickens.
If the gravy becomes too thick, add more milk. You may need up to another cup of milk depending on how you prefer your gravy.
If the gravy is too thin, allow it to simmer longer until it thickens more.
Now it my favorite part! Now is the time to taste test your gravy and add more salt if needed.
Then that’s it! Serve the gravy immediately while it’s still warm and enjoy!
It really does take less than 10 minutes to make… more like 6 minutes to be honest. 😉 Next time you are in the mood for some good ‘ol country white gravy save money by making your own!
What substitutions can be used for this recipe?
Here are a few substitutions that you can use in case you’re missing an ingredient for this recipe.
- Butter – Bacon grease is a great option if you’re all out of butter. I love using bacon grease to make delicious sawmill gravy.
- Milk – You can used heavy whipping cream or half and half. Also, chicken stock is a good substitution if you need a diary free option.
How to store leftovers for this gravy recipe:
This gravy is great heated up as leftovers as well. I store any that is left in the refrigerator in an air tight container for 5-7 days. There is nothing better than left over biscuits and homemade white gravy to enjoy throughout the week or as a late night snack!
Print this homemade gravy recipe below:
Learn how to make this White Gravy Recipe in just a few minutes and with pantry ingredients. Save money by making your own white gravy!
- ¼ cup Butter salted
- ¼ cup Flour
- 2 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
In a medium sauce pan, combine butter and flour.
Heat over medium heat until butter melts.
Once butter and flour is cooked, pour in milk.
Continue to pour in milk and whisk to make sure there are no lumps.
Allow the gravy to simmer for about 3-5 minutes or until thick.
If it is too thick, add more milk. You may need up to another cup of milk.
If it is to thin, allow it to simmer longer.
Taste and add more salt if needed.
You can store in a covered container in the fridge and reheat.
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