Easy-Peasy Homemade Cream Gravy

Updated on April 29, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

Easy Peasy Homemade Cream Gravy
Easy Peasy Homemade Cream Gravy | Source
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Cream gravy is just one of those irresistible items that just about everyone loves. It such a versatile ingredient that it can be used with so many different meals. We love putting it on our homemade biscuits, on toast, on chicken fried steak, on my oven-fried chicken, and even on my Salisbury steak. You really can't go wrong with a yummy cream gravy recipe, and its even better when you can share it with good friends.

This last week we had some good friends over for breakfast for lunch. We made my homemade quiche and biscuits and gravy together. She cooked up a batch of sausage in the pan first (in lieu of using oil) before adding in the flour, seasonings and milk. We ate so much that no one was hungry for dinner later. It was amazing and we've been eating the leftover gravy on just about everything this last week.

There's nothing quite like good food and good company. We enjoyed the entire afternoon together, though most of that time was cooking and eating. We'll have to make sure and share more of the great recipes we make together with you in the future. For now, let's get you making some of your own cream gravy!

Cook Time

Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: About 3 cups of gravy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cooking oil, (or melted butter)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by heating up a medium saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of your chosen cooking oil into the saucepan before it gets too hot. We like coconut oil over here.
  3. If you prefer to use butter, it really does give the gravy a really nice flavor. You can melt the butter right in the saucepan.
  4. Next add your 1 cup of flour.
  5. Mix well to combine.
  6. Season your gravy with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Stir in well.
  7. After your gravy is done, you can add in more of one or the other to reach the right flavor.
  8. Slowly add in your milk 1 cup at a time, stirring well between each cup.
  9. I recommend using a whisk to work out the lumps in your gravy throughout the mixing process.
  10. When finished, give your gravy a taste to see if you need to add more salt or pepper.
  11. I highly suggest using your gravy to top chicken fried steak or my homemade biscuits.
  12. Enjoy!
Step One: Heat up your pan and add 1/2 cup of cooking oil.
Step One: Heat up your pan and add 1/2 cup of cooking oil. | Source
Step Two: Add in 1 cup of flour.
Step Two: Add in 1 cup of flour. | Source
Step Three: Mix well.
Step Three: Mix well. | Source
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Step Four: Add in 1 teaspoon of salt.Step Five: Add in 1 teaspoon of pepper.Step Six: Mix together well.Step Seven: Slowly add in 1 cup of milk, stirring thoroughly to get rid of any lumps.Step Eight: Now for the second cup.Step Nine: It will look a little lumpy at first.Step Ten: Keep mixing until it's smooth and creamy.Step Eleven: Pour it over a chicken fried steak or even over my Homemade Flaky Biscuits for a delicious treat!
Step Four: Add in 1 teaspoon of salt.
Step Four: Add in 1 teaspoon of salt. | Source
Step Five: Add in 1 teaspoon of pepper.
Step Five: Add in 1 teaspoon of pepper. | Source
Step Six: Mix together well.
Step Six: Mix together well. | Source
Step Seven: Slowly add in 1 cup of milk, stirring thoroughly to get rid of any lumps.
Step Seven: Slowly add in 1 cup of milk, stirring thoroughly to get rid of any lumps. | Source
Step Eight: Now for the second cup.
Step Eight: Now for the second cup. | Source
Step Nine: It will look a little lumpy at first.
Step Nine: It will look a little lumpy at first. | Source
Step Ten: Keep mixing until it's smooth and creamy.
Step Ten: Keep mixing until it's smooth and creamy. | Source
Step Eleven: Pour it over a chicken fried steak or even over my Homemade Flaky Biscuits for a delicious treat!
Step Eleven: Pour it over a chicken fried steak or even over my Homemade Flaky Biscuits for a delicious treat! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Calories 300
Calories from Fat198
% Daily Value *
Fat 22 g34%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 7 g14%
Cholesterol 13 mg4%
Sodium 455 mg19%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Good to the Last Crumb
Good to the Last Crumb | Source

Feel free to experiment with this recipe. Maybe you like you gravy thinner and need more milk, or thicker and use less. You might like other kinds of meat in your gravy, or other flavors. You could try chicken or beef stock instead of cooking oil in your gravy, or cook sausage or bacon in the pan first for an even different flavor.

Cooking is a lot of fun and experimenting with your recipes is even better. I always encourage my readers to try different things as I don't even follow recipes to the tee myself. I think I use actual measuring cups and spoons for your benefit. give some new things a try and tell me how they worked out. You just may discover the next best recipe!

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      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        7 months ago from Fountain, CO

        thank you!

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        7 months ago from Fountain, CO

        thank you! Enjoy!

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        7 months ago from Fountain, CO

        It was amazing! I know you're going to love it!

      • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

        Victoria Van Ness 

        7 months ago from Fountain, CO

        You and my husband both!

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        Dianna Mendez 

        7 months ago

        It's been awhile since I've enjoyed homemade gravy over biscuits but I could really get into it tomorrow for breakfast. Your recipe is a good one!

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        Linda Crampton 

        7 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        I don't generally make cream gravy, but your version sounds like it would be very nice when made with butter. I'd love to try it with mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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        Kristen Howe 

        7 months ago from Northeast Ohio

        This looks so easy for everyone to do. I would love to try this at home and use it for mashed potatoes or roasted potatoes. Thanks for sharing.

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        7 months ago from Central Florida

        I made this last week with some homemade biscuits. Actually, I made sausage gravy by first cooking breakfast sausage until the sausage was crumbly and cooked through, then removed it with a slotted spoon. I then made the roux, added milk and put the sausage back in. I don't make it often because it's so fattening, but every now and then I crave good ole' biscuits and gravy!

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