Homemade White Gravy is delicious with a variety of comfort food dishes!

Nothing tastes better than velvety, rich, white gravy from scratch. This classic country gravy recipe hasn’t changed much over the generations because it’s so easy to make and so versatile. This is the best and only country gravy recipe that’s needed!

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Homemade White Gravy


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White Gravy from Scratch

  • Making white gravy from scratch is a cinch because it’s made in one pan with a few basic ingredients. After that it’s all technique to make a smooth and creamy homemade gravy that everyone loves.
  • Double the batch to use for country gravy and biscuits or chicken and waffles for dinner!
  • Chicken fried steak isn’t the same without a generous helping of seasoned white gravy on top!
  • Or smother a hearty helping of hashbrowns at breakfast with country gravy and top with shredded cheese!

White Gravy Ingredients

No doubt these ingredients are already in the pantry and refrigerator; a little butter, white flour, and milk. A dash of salt and pepper is the only seasoning.

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How To Make White Gravy

It couldn’t be any easier to make homemade white gravy from scratch:

  1. Stir flour into melted butter.
  2. Stir in the flour and then whisk in the milk slowly, per recipe below.
  3. Season and serve.

process of making white gravy


Keep leftover homemade white gravy in a jar in the refrigerator for about 3 days. Shake the jar before reheating. Reheat leftover gravy in a saucepan while whisking in a little milk. Freeze cooled white gravy in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside for up to 4 months. Reheat using the same method above.

Recipe Tips and Time Savers!

  • Lumpy gravy? No problem! Carefully pour gravy into a blender or food processor and puree.
  • For gravy that has that extra rich and smooth flavor, always use real butter and full-fat milk.
  • Homemade white gravy is a staple in any home cook’s kitchen! Use as a gravy, a sauce, or a topping in so many recipes!

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Homemade White Gravy

With this easy scratch recipe, don't be surprised if country gravy becomes a new kitchen favorite.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly



  • Melt butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in flour and whisk for 1 minute.
  • Gradually whisk in milk until there are no lumps remaining.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until thick, whisking continually for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 98mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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