Cracker Barrels White Gravy (Request)

"I made this for biscuits and gravy one night, and I was surprised at how much it was just like Cracker Barrels."
photo by Caroline Cooks photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Caroline Cooks
photo by Myrna M. photo by Myrna M.
photo by Myrna M. photo by Myrna M.
photo by Myrna M. photo by Myrna M.
Ready In:


  • 5 slices maple bacon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 14 cup diced onion
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 12 - 3 12 cups milk (depending on how thick you like it)
  • 34 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 teaspoon salt


  • Brown the bacon in a large skillet, over medium-high heat, and then remove and crumble.
  • Add the butter and onions to the pan, and cook until onions are just browning.
  • Turn the heat to low and add the flour. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the roux smells nutty.
  • Whisk in the milk, salt, and pepper and bring to a boil over low heat, stirring often.
  • Add the crumbled bacon.

Questions & Replies

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  1. anne s.
    How long can you leave unused portion in refrigerator and can this gravy be frozen?


  1. Myrna M.
    Best homemade gravy I have ever tasted. I only eat this at cracker barrel. I usually don't like it when people make this homeade. I'm so glad I found this recipe. my husband actually just had a bowl by itself b4 the biscuits were done. He loved it. Thank u.
  2. Mrs_Rodz
    This was really good! I think I like it just as much as sausage gravy, if not more. It's cheaper than sausage gravy too (and probably has less calories). I had to use dried onions because I didn't realize that I had run out of "real" onions, and I don't really recommend that. It had an overpowering flavor of minced onions. However, I can just imagine how awesome it would be with the right ingredients. Thanks for sharing!
  3. serendipitya
    I just finished making this gravy recipe.It does taste a lot like Cracker Barrels.I didn't put as much pepper in it.I just peppered to taste,same with the salt.This is a keeper.Thanks for posting it.
  4. AndrewsMom
    I think just a tad too much pepper for us, I would use only 1/2 what's called for next time but very good gravy and easy to make!
  5. Diamond Girl
    My husband said you better write that down! We had this with #9494 Cheddar bay biscuits copycat. AWESOME


  1. Myrna M.
    I couldn't find the maple bacon so I used regular bacon and It was delicious.
    • Review photo by Myrna M.



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