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peppered gravy featured image- gravy on chicken strip

Peppered Gravy Recipe

Peppered Gravy Recipe- the perfect peppery gravy to smother your chicken, mashed potatoes, or biscuits in. Ready in 5 minutes and family approved!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 60kcal
Author Lisa


  • 3 tbs butter melted
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon freshly grated pepper*


  • In a small bowl combine flour and melted butter until a thick paste forms. Set aside.
    3 tbs flour, 3 tbs butter
    thickener mixed
  • In a medium sauce pan combine broth and milk.
    2 cups chicken or beef broth, ⅓ cup milk
    adding milk to pan
  • Heat over medium heat until boiling, stirring frequently.
    milk and broth simmering
  • Once boiling stir in the butter/flour mixture, salt, and pepper. Taste a little and add more pepper if needed.
    ½ teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoon freshly grated pepper*
    adding pepper to gravy
  • Return gravy to a boil and boil until slightly thickened, usually 1-2 minutes.
    peppered gravy after boiling
  • Remove from heat and enjoy!
    gravy in cup



Tips and Tricks
  • *Freshly ground pepper will have a lot more flavor but if you only have pre-ground pepper, start with 1 ½ teaspoon then add more to taste.
  • Storing leftovers: Keep leftover gravy refrigerated in an air tight container. Use within 4 days. You can also freeze this gravy in a freezer safe container for at least 3 months.
  • Reheating: I recommend reheating leftovers in a small saucepan- stirring until warm. You can also reheat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until it is warm throughout.
  • Use this gravy on biscuits, over chicken strips, or for mashed potatoes!


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 411mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg