Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

A simple and basic gravy recipe, flavor will depend on broth used.


  1. Melt butter in pan over medium heat.
  2. Add flour, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, you want the mixture to turn light brown but not burn.
  3. Add broth, salt and pepper and continue to stir for 3 minutes, sauce should be getting thicker.
  4. Move to serving bowl.
  5. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

This recipe is very simple, yet the result is gravy that has pleased everyone to which I've served it. I see a review complaining of a flour taste, but I have never experienced this issue. Continuously stir while adding the flour gradually, and you should end up with a smooth, flavorful result. The consistency of your broth/stock/drippings may play into how thick your gravy gets. Sometimes I use slightly less liquid when I'm looking for thicker gravy.

disquietous February 13, 2016

This recipe is horrible. I only put 3/4 of flour and it only taste like flour. Do not use ??

aishaholton June 16, 2015

Wow! This recipe was easy and very tasty! I feel like I could eat it straight with a spoon. It came together quick and was great over our meat pies. I used some homemade chicken stock from the freezer. Really, very minimal ingredients made amazing. Thank you!

Mntmomma December 15, 2014