How to Make Gravy: 7 Homemade Gravy Recipes

By: Kaitlin Weiler, Editor,

Learning how to make gravy may seem daunting, but this guide for How to Make Gravy: 7 Homemade Gravy Recipes will make it as easy as can be. Most of the following homemade gravy recipes accompany another recipe so that you can have a complete meal. If you are feeling adventurous, you can make any of these gravy recipes and then use the gravy to top any and all foods imaginable. Once you get the hang of making your own gravy from scratch, you will be able to go gravy crazy!

Whether you are looking for a recipe for brown gravy, white gravy, sausage gravy, or chicken gravy, you are sure to find a recipe that will suit your tastes below. You will love starting your day with a spoonful of gravy over biscuits, and soon you will be looking for excuses to douse your dinner in your favorite gravy.


How to Make Gravy: 7 Homemade Gravy Recipes

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How to Make Gravy: Homemade Gravy Recipes

Homemade Gravy Recipes for Breakfast

Chipped Beef Gravy – This quick and simple gravy only requires butter, flour, milk, and beef. If you are just learning how to make gravy, this easy recipe is a great place to start. Spoon this beef gravy over biscuits, toast, or anything else you can imagine.

Waffle Biscuits and Gravy – Waffles make for a classic breakfast, and this savory twist on sweet waffles will fill you up and remind you of your favorite Southern breakfast. The star of this recipe is the white sausage gravy that covers the biscuit-like waffles.

Chorizo Sausage Gravy – Spicy chorizo is what makes this homemade gravy recipe irresistible. The chorizo offers an unexpected twist on the usual sausage gravy, but it still pairs beautifully with freshly baked biscuits.


Country Ham and Red-Eye Gravy – For a breakfast that is sure to get you going, top your morning ham and grits with a zippy gravy made from ham drippings, water, cornstarch, and the most important ingredient: coffee. You'll be wide-eyed and raring to go after a plate doused in red-eye gravy.



Homemade Gravy Recipes for Dinner

Country Fried Steak with Mushroom Gravy – Nothing beats a crispy, fired steak, except perhaps the gravy that is poured over it. You will love dipping your country fried steak in flavorful gravy made from onion, herbs, wine, beef broth, and tons of sliced mushrooms.


Chicken Fried Steak for Two – If you crave creamy, brown gravy made from delicious steak drippings, this is the recipe for you. This brown gravy is made from fat, flour, and buttermilk. You'll be licking your plate clean once you taste this homemade gravy recipe.


Southern Cornbread Dressing and Gravy – Freshly made cornbread dressing is the perfect vehicle to soak up rich, homemade chicken gravy made from butter, flour, and chicken stock. No matter what don't leave out the secret ingredients that make this gravy special: chicken livers and a grated hard-boiled egg.



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