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Homemade Gravy

Broth, oil and flour: Prepare a practical and delicious Gravy with these 3 ingredients. We are here with the Best Homemade Gravy Sauce Recipe.

June 20, 2022
GravyPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6-8 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 20 mins



  1. Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Sift the flour and fry it with the butter. Cook for 3-5 minutes until thicken.
  3. Add the broth mixture and continue to mix slowly. Season with salt and pepper. Blend it until it gets a thick consistency.
  4. Then remove from heat. Serve it with meat or mashed potatoes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Gravy
Serves 6-8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 13 mg4.3%
Sodium 57 mg2.5%
Potassium 41 mg0.9%
Protein 3 g6%
Total Fat 5 g6.4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Stir the sauce thoroughly and constantly.
  • Make sure the roasting pan is not too hot.
  • You can choose meat or chicken broth. You can use vegetable broth for a vegan sauce.
  • You can also use milk in your recipe. For this, you can reduce the broth ratio and add milk.
  • If you want a thick sauce, you can add sliced carrots or onions into it. Chop 1/2 onion. Bake the vegetable in butter, until it gets soft and translucent.
  • Add soy sauce to add texture and flavor to your sauce.
  • To remove excess oil from the sauce, put a few ice cubes in the pan.
  • You can also add sage for extra flavor.
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Especially on Thanksgiving Days, the combination of turkey and gravy sauce is also looking forward. You can enchant the whole family with this flavor combination. You can prepare our Gravy from the scratch, which is an easy and wonderful sauce, vegan and gluten-free at home.

Be open to differences and new experiences. Only 3 ingredients you need! Come on, stop your meat or vegetable dishes from being ordinary with this sauce. Here is making gravy sauce at Home! Enjoy your meal.

How To Make The Best Gravy Sauce?

How To Fix Gravy Gone Wrong? Key points to consider when preparing The Best Gravy Sauce:

  1. The most important step is whisking the sauce well. If you do not mix enough, your sauce will be lumpy. If the sauce becomes lumpy, strain it to give it consistency. Then blend it.
  2. Add flavor to the sauce. Determine the rate of spices according to your taste. Apart from salt and pepper, you can also use soy sauce.
  3. Set the consistency of the sauce correctly. It is often difficult to cook sauce with the right consistency and flavor. However, you can bring your sauce to the right consistency with various methods. If your sauce is not flavored enough, add a little more broth, a pinch of salt or some wine. If it is too thick, add liquid. Add the broth or broth to the sauce. If it is too thin (fluid); add flour, starch or vegetables.

How To Thicken Gravy?

Use Flour. For 1 cup of broth, use 2 tablespoons of flour to thicken the sauce. When adding the flour, mix it with water or add it to the broth after sifting. Mix until the sauce has the desired consistency.

Use Corn Starch. It is a gluten free sauce thickener. Like flour, cornstarch helps to thicken the sauce. For 1 cup of broth, use 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. When adding starch to the sauce, mix it with water first. Or, after sifting the starch, mix it with the broth.

Use Vegetable Puree. One of the practical ways to thicken sauces is to add vegetables. You can choose vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and beets. Blend the vegetables. Mash it. Then add to the mixture. In this way, you can add consistency and flavor to the sauce.

Use Arrowroot. It is an ideal choice for a gluten-free recipe. Mix 2-3 tablespoons arrowroot powder with water. Mix it with 1 cup of broth.

Should Flour or Cornstarch Be Used To Make Sauce?

What's the difference between using cornstarch or flour to make your gravy? You can add flour or cornstarch to add consistency to gravy sauce. Starch has a greater thickening effect than wheat flour. For this reason, the ratio of cornstarch is less than flour.

Also, if you are using flour, we recommend that you fry it with butter first. If you are going to consume it immediately, you can choose starch. However, if the starchy sauce is heated again after it cools down, its consistency becomes thicker. In this case, flour will be a better choice.

How To Make Gravy without Butter?

When making gravy; You can use coconut oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, margarine instead of butter. You can use vegan butter for vegan sauce.

How To Make Gluten Free and Vegan Gravy?

For Gluten-Free, Vegan Gravy Sauces without flour:

  • Heat the vegetable stock in a pan over low heat.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water.
  • Add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling water slowly.
  • Continue whisking until the sauce thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

How To Serve Gravy?

You can serve gravy sauce in various ways. You can serve it with cauliflower puree, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes; You can also consume it with turkey, grilled chicken or tenderloin.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Gravy:

How To Store Gravy?

How Long Does Gravy Last? Sauces generally spoil quickly. It can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days on average. If you do not consume the sauce immediately after preparing it, you can freeze it.

A flour-based gravy sauce can be stored for about 3-4 months. If it's cream or milk-based, it won't stay fresh for long. It can be consumed for an average of 1 week.

Put the sauce in airtight containers or in a ziplock refrigerator bag. Store it in the refrigerator or freezer this way. If the sauce is kept at room temperature for a long time, it may spoil.

How Do I Make Gravy Ahead Of Time?

Yes. You can prepare the sauce before and heat it the day you will use it. However, you can get a better taste when gravy sauce is consumed fresh.

If you are preparing it at home ahead of time, wait for the sauce to cool. Store in a ziplock container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you want to use it, heat it on the stove or in the microwave.

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