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Creamy Homemade White Gravy

The velvety mouth-watering taste and texture of white gravy can improve the taste of many meals. Experience the same with this white gravy recipe if you have not yet.

October 14, 2021
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White GravyPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 6 mins
Cooking 8 mins
Total 14 mins



  1. Heat a pan on a medium stove. Once heated add the butter to it.
  2. When the butter gets completely melted then add the salt, flour, cayenne, thyme, and pepper to it. Whisk them together to mix well.
  3. Cook the mixture for 2 minutes.
  4. Now start adding the milk slowly to the mixture. Only add half a cup of it at a time and whisk well.
  5. After adding the whole milk to it this way, check if there is any lump left. If there is one then again keep on whisking until it gets removed.
  6. Remove the pan from the stove and keep on whisking to avoid getting the preparation burnt. Boil it for 4-6 minutes and wait for it to become thick and creamy.
  7. If you have made the gravy too thick by mistake. Add a bit of milk or water to it and get the perfect thickness you want.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 White Gravy
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28 g35.9%
Sodium 1 g0%
Cholesterol 35 mg11.7%
Protein 6 g12%
*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.


  • After adding milk to the gravy, keep on whisking, or else the preparation can get burnt.
  • Always try to use full-fat milk while preparing white gravy. It will add a nice creamy flavor to it.
  • Do not forget to make the flame simmer after adding the milk. A high flame can increase the chance of the gravy getting burnt.
  • After getting removed from the stove, the gravy keeps on becoming thicker with time. So, always keep it pretty thin while you are planning to take it off the burner.
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What are you planning to take in your next meal? What about some tasty homemade white gravy that can melt in your mouth! Gravy is something that can make your meal better. Its popularity all over the world has proved its potential as a great dish. Though it looks pretty simple it can enhance the taste of the food you are taking. It may be rice or biscuit, it goes well with many other food items you frequently take. Now, sauces have become a part of a meal in almost every well-known culture and some of them have turned it into daily food. Gravy, being a healthy dish, can be taken regularly and it does not cause any negative health issues in the long run.

Gravy can be prepared from the juice extracted from meat, vegetables, mushrooms, and turkey. It has added corn starch or wheat flour for its creamy texture. There are multiple variants of gravy and white gravy is one of the most popular ones among them. The white gravy recipe is an easy vegetarian recipe that can be tried at home.

What Is White Gravy?

White gravy is a kind of white, creamy dish that has a smooth texture. It looks kind of the same as the French white sauce but tastes very different from it.

Though there is confusion regarding its origin many culinary historians have a strong belief that gravy was first made in the southern part of Appalachia. And the time was the late 1800s. And after that, it became popular worldwide. You can serve white gravy with rice, mashed potato, roasts, biscuits, noodles, loaf, chips, etc. Some other types of gravy are brown gravy, egg gravy, mushroom gravy, red-eye gravy, chocolate gravy, and many more.

Is White Gravy Actually Gravy?

White gravy is considered a variant of gravy. Though it is very different in preparation and its ingredients do not include any veg or non-veg stock items like others. It is made of butter, milk, and flour. But still, its taste and texture can ensure it is gravy.

What Are The Differences Between White Gravy and Brown Gravy?

White gravy is very much different from brown gravy. Their ingredients made them different. White gravy is made of milk and brown gravy is made of turkey broth. And so, they look and taste very distinct.

What To Serve with White Gravy?

Gravy goes well with a great variety of food. One can serve rice, loaf, roads, mashed potatoes, biscuits, chips, noodles, steak, pasta, meatballs, etc. You can serve white gravy as a dip with fries. Adding white gravy into soups is also a great idea.

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

How to Store White Gravy?

Put the white gravy In a clean container with an airtight lid. And then store it in your freezer. White gravy can last for up to four months in a freezer. You can also store it in an airtight pouch with a zipper. Ice trays with lids can also work. When you want to consume it then take it out of the refrigerator and reheat it to make it liquid.

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