Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

You can use half chicken broth and milk if desired, add in some cayenne for some heat also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth.
  2. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned (about 10 minutes, the mixture MUST be browned!).
  3. Gradually whisk in milk or cream; cook/whisk until smooth and thickened (no lumps must remain).
  4. If the gravy becomes too thick add in a litle more milk and whisk until smooth and heated.
Most Helpful

1 5

Horrible. The instructions weren't especially helpful. Might be good to go back and add detail like when and how the mixture is supposed to thicken. Might also like to specify what you mean by browning - like making caramel, there are shades of brown and which one you stop at is important. Light brown? Dark brown? Medium brown? Either way, the result tasted like reduced cardboard with milk, and adding heaps of salt and pepper is done more to mask the lack of flavor than enhance it. I'm typically never this negative about a review, but this recipe was unnecessarily vague (incomplete/unhelpful recipe instructions) and the result was shameful.

1 5

I followed the recipe to the T and it came out terrible. I should of known, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil is ridiculous. This was disgusting, I wasted a lot of oil, flour, and half & half for a big pot of nasty thick "gravy". Disappointment.

5 5

I LOVE all your recipes and would like to come over for an extended stay! Just kidding. This is a great recipe for me. I am new to country gravy because where I grew up, we never had it-at home or in restaurants. I like the fact you don't have use grease from meat to make this gravy and it is very good. It came out nice and my family liked it. I added a little more milk to mine because it was thick but this is a good recipe! Thank you