This easy recipe for pepper gravy Is a tasty multipurpose sauce!

This savory gravy has has all-purpose applications for steak, chicken, pork, or even breakfast sausage with biscuits.

It’s a foolproof, creamy gravy with tons of savory flavor and it’s a cinch to make!

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Easy Creamy Gravy!

  • This recipe for homemade gravy comes out rich and flavorful every time and is so easy to whip up with ingredients likely already available!
  • Super adaptable recipe! Creamy country-style pepper gravy can be used as a gravy, a sauce, or a topping in so many main and side dishes!
  • Gravy made from scratch can be made up to 2 days in advance and kept in the refrigerator. Reheat it on medium-low heat while whisking until it’s smooth and heated through.
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5 Ingredient Recipe

Dairy – Full fat butter and whole milk are the base for the best-tasting gravy with a smooth, velvety texture.

Flour – Be sure to whisk the flour before measuring it out from the bag or container as it will settle and you’ll scoop out more than you need. A gluten-free blend can also be used if you follow the conversion rates on the packaging.

Seasonings – The flavor of ground or cracked black pepper makes this gravy uber-versatile, but you can add other savory seasonings like a chicken or beef bouillon cube or this DIY ground beef seasonings. A ready-made Italian, Greek, or zesty taco seasoning will also work depending on your main dish.

Variations – Toss in some sauteed mushrooms or some sauteed onions to create a new gravy profile. Even a dash of Kitchen Bouquet will add savory flavor to pepper gravy!

How to Make Pepper Gravy

  1. Cook butter, flour, and black pepper in a skillet until browned.
  2. Whisk in milk and simmer until gravy is thickened.
  3. Serve as desired.

Best Gravy Tips

  • Be sure to brown the flour in Step 1 to extract all the flavor from it and eliminate any grainy texture.
  • If your gravy gets lumpy, it’s no problem! Simply pour gravy into a blender or food processor and puree.

Serving and Storing Pepper Gravy

  • Make instant black pepper gravy whenever you need to top a meatloaf, stuffing waffles, or pork chops without drippings! It’s also excellent stirred into white or brown rice or added to a chicken broccoli rice casserole.
  • Make a batch or two and freeze in ice cube trays to pop out and thicken a sauce, soup, or stew anytime. Keep leftover gravy in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat on the stovetop and whisk while adding a little milk or cream to loosen it up.
  • Freeze portions in zippered bags or ice cube trays for up to 4 weeks. Thaw overnight or in a saucepan on medium-low heat.
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Pepper Gravy Recipe

Make this pepper gravy for a delicious, multipurpose sauce!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly



  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk add an additional ¼ cup for a thinner gravy
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste


  • In a 10-inch skillet melt the butter. Stir in flour and black pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes while whisking.
  • Gradually add the milk, whisking after each addition until smooth.
  • Stir in the salt and simmer until thickened, about 4 minutes.
  • Serve warm over chicken or biscuits.


  • For additional flavor, add 1 chicken bouillon cube before simmering.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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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