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Simple and Delicious 5-Ingredient Gravy

Five minutes and five ingredients are all you need to create a simple roux-based gravy whose flavor profile can be customized to suit your taste!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Kitrusy



  • Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium heat until lightly bubbling.
  • Reduce the heat to low and add the flour and mix well to incorporate all the fat and flour together. Allow the butter and flour to cook for a couple minutes until lightly browned and the mixture spreads outwards a bit. Be sure to stir frequently to ensure that the flour isn't burning.
  • Stream in one cup of your warmed broth while whisking briskly. Turn the heat up to med-high and keep whisking until the gravy begins to thicken before adding in the rest of the broth.
  • Allow the gravy to simmer for 2 minutes before adding in the spices and seasoning. Taste and adjust seasoning and salt levels to your preference.
  • Allow the gravy to cool a bit so it can thicken up even further.
  • Enjoy and store and leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Note that once cooled, the gravy will thicken up significantly and may even appear gelatinized, this is normal, and once reheated, your gravy will return to it's previous liquidus state.


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg