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Basic Gravy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Making a basic gravy is something every cook should know how to do. It's easy, can be made ahead of time and finishes a roast chicken or turkey perfectly.
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: French, American
Keyword: Sauces, Holiday Favorites
Servings: 8 2 cups
Calories: 35 kcal
Author: The Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups stock chicken, beef or mushroom, room temperature
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Other optional seasonings: soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, fresh herbs, cream
  1. Pre-heat a 2-quart saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add butter and melt. Add flour and whisk butter and flour together. Cook, stirring regularly for 2 minutes.
  3. Add 1 cup of stock, whisking constantly.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil and thicken it. Set it aside.
  5. When you have finished roasting your meat, pour the drippings from the roast into a fat separator. Let the fat rise to the surface and pour the flavorful drippings into the gravy. This will dilute the gravy to the right consistency and add the flavor from the roast to your gravy. If you want the gravy a little looser, gradually add the remainder of your stock.

  6. Season to taste with salt, pepper and any optional ingredients like soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, fresh herbs and/or cream.

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Nutrition Facts
Basic Gravy
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 260mg11%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.