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3 Ingredient Gravy

This easy 3 Ingredient Gravy is hearty and delicious comfort food. It is so simple and can be made in just one pan with or without drippings. Butter, flour, chicken broth (or pan drippings), plus some salt and pepper are whisked over low heat to make this smooth chicken, turkey, or brown beef gravy.

This smooth creamy gravy is a great addition to make any dinner even more special, ready in just 10 minutes.

There is something so comforting about homemade gravy. We love to pour it over roasted chicken, or roast beef, and mashed potatoes, but it can be used over rice as well.

Homemade Gravy without Drippings over mashed potatoes on a plate.
Homemade Gravy without Drippings

We used chicken broth in these pictures, but you can easily use beef broth or drippings instead.

Can you freeze homemade gravy?

A flour-based gravy, like this one, can keep for up to four months in the freezer. Place it in containers, freezer bags, or even ice cube trays.

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Equipment used in this recipe:

How to make 3 Ingredient Gravy:

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

butter melting in a pan.

Then, whisk in the flour and black pepper to taste, until no lumps remain. Cook for 1 minute.

flour and black pepper whisked into butter in a pan.

Slowly add the chicken broth or drippings to the pan, whisking continuously.

3 ingredient gravy coking in a pan.

Cook and whisk for 5 – 7 minutes or until desired thickness is achieved.

Remove the pan from heat and season with salt to taste.

3 Ingredient Gravy on top of mashed potatoes.
3 Ingredient Gravy
3 Ingredient Gravy on top of mashed potatoes.
Yield: 4 servings

3 Ingredient Gravy

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy 3 Ingredient Gravy is hearty and delicious comfort food. It is so simple and can be made in just one pan with or without drippings. Butter, flour, chicken broth (or pan drippings), plus some salt and pepper are whisked over low heat to make this smooth chicken, turkey, or brown beef gravy. This smooth creamy gravy is a great addition to make any dinner even more special, ready in just 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth or beef broth (or pan drippings)
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Whisk in the flour and black pepper to taste, until no lumps remain. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Slowly add the chicken broth or drippings to the pan, whisking continuously.
  4. Cook and whisk for 5 - 7 minutes or until desired thickness is achieved.
  5. Remove the pan from heat and season with salt to taste.
  6. Serve in a gravy boat if desired.

Notes

  • We used chicken broth in these pictures, but you can easily use beef broth or drippings instead.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 687mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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Helen

Wednesday 24th of August 2022

I've made this gravy and it always turns out great.

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