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How to make Gravy

Learn how to make homemade Gravy from scratch with the most basic ingredients. So simple and tasty, perfect for your mashed potatoes, steaks and fried chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy, sauce
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 313kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 piece chicken broth cube (or ½ tablespoon if using powder)


  • Warm oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add flour and whisk until both oil and flour turn into a smooth paste, about a minute.
  • Gradually add water while continuously stirring to make sure no lumps will form. Add broth cube, ground pepper, and soy sauce and bring to a simmer while stirring to avoid bottom from burning. 
  • Once it starts to thicken, turn off heat. It will continue to thicken while the sauce is hot. 
    Transfer to a bowl or gravy boat and serve while warm.  


You may use 1 tablespoon butter instead of oil for added creaminess by adding it when it starts to boil.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 993mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.9mg