Basic Gravy (W/O Pan Drippings)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I adapted this recipe from THE JOY OF COOKING and have been making it for more years than I care to remember. It's fast and easy.... fast and easy enough to be able to make a 2nd batch in the middle of dinner b/c folks scarfed up the first batch! NOTE: I'm not sure how 1-2 TEAspoons of Worcestershire got changed to 1-2 TABLEspoons.... which is way too much! I've changed the recipe back to 1-2 TEAspoons of Worcestershire.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in flour til well blended.
  3. Slowly add broth, whisking continually.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and pepper.
  5. Cook over medicum heat til thickened, stirring from time to time.
  6. Keep an eye on the saucepan, the thickening process goes quickly.


Most Helpful

October 8, 2011. This is a good, easy base gravy recipe. I made as written using beef broth and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and found that even though it was a nice thick gravy that much Worcestershire sauce was over bearing. The next time I make this I will either omit the Worcestershire sauce or only add about 1 teaspoon. Thanks for posting.

October 10, 2011. I am updating my review of this recipe after finding out that the amount of Worcestershire sauce was wrong. I made this again to go with a beef roast I made for dinner and this is a wonderful gravy and so easy to make, I used the recommended 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce this time and it was perfect. Thanks again.

Papa D 1946-2012 October 10, 2011

Great gravy! I made this with beef broth to accompany recipe #92781 and Recipe #294506 and the flavor was fantastic.Thanks for sharing Impera! Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Game,

ElaineAnn May 04, 2010

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