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How to make gravy without drippings- Easy Homemade Gravy Recipe

Ever wanted to know how to make gravy without drippings? It’s actually really simple- with only a few ingredients you will have delicious, flavorful gravy that you will want to put on everything!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 59kcal
Author Lisa


  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • cup milk
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 3 tbs butter melted
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper


  • In a small bowl combine flour and melted butter until a thick paste forms. Set aside.
    butter and flour mixed
  • In a medium saucepan combine broth and milk. (2 cups broth, ⅓ cup milk)
    mixing broth and milk
  • Heat over medium heat until boiling, stirring frequently.
  • Once boiling stir in the butter/flour mixture, salt, and pepper (½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper).
    adding thickener to sauce pan
  • Return gravy to a boil and boil until slightly thickened, usually 1-2 minutes.
    gravy boiling in sauce pan
  • Remove from heat, pour into a gravy boat and enjoy.
    close up of gravy in white gravy boat



Tips and Tricks
  • Storing leftovers: Keep leftover gravy refrigerated in an airtight 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.
  • Gravy Boat: If you are wanting a fun new gravy boat, here is one like mine!


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg