Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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

Sooo easy! My only successful foray into the gravy world so far! (My other attempts were pretty miserable.) Very good flavor, although admittedly high salt content. I only had chicken broth so that's what I used. One reviewer claimed it only tasted like flour and I am just like...baffled as to what kind of mistake they made in cooking it up that they only tasted flour. Like...did they omit the broth?! Ha. Either way, my husband claimed he wasn't hungry...and then had seconds, and thirds, with this gravy.

Katie C. October 19, 2016

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 15, 2015

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