How to Make White Gravy Without Bacon or Sausage Grease

Updated on September 18, 2017

White Gravy With No Bacon or Sausage Grease

We rarely cook bacon or sausage. So, when I made biscuits the other night and my husband asked if I could make gravy to go with it, I was not sure that I could. We didn't have any bacon or sausage in the house, so I improvised—and it came out terrific! I would like to share this recipe with you. If you are looking for a way to make gravy without bacon or sausage grease, then try out this recipe, and let me know how you like it.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 People


  • 1/2 Cup Margarine or Butter, I used margarine this time
  • 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt, To Taste (change accordingly)
  • 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper, To Taste (change accordingly, (I like a lot of pepper)
  • 4 Cups Milk

What to do

  1. Heat the margarine or butter until melted. (medium heat)
  2. Add the flour salt and pepper while whisking continuously until smooth and browned according to your taste. I cooked it for about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the milk slowly while whisking to avoid getting lumpy.
  4. Continue cooking and whisking until thickened. (I had a very sore arm, I seriously need to start using my Shake Weight.) It will also thicken more as it sits. If it is too thick you can whisk in a little milk to thin it up a bit.

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        SUNSHYNE 11 days ago from California, US

        Lisa thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback.

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        Lisa Tipton 11 days ago

        This was the best gravy I've tried. Thank you it wad delicious. I love gravy but didn't want to use meat grease or oil, oil tastes bad when you make gravy. I love the butter recipe it was really good.

        Thank you

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        SUNSHYNE 11 months ago from California, US

        It really is so good. I love gravy. I don't eat it a lot, but I'm here visiting my daughter in Texas and gravy seems to be popular.

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        Tomi Smith 11 months ago

        I might have to try this out one day. We love sausage gravy and this one sounds very similar.

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        Angel Van Atta 3 years ago from Delhi, California

        Omg!!! Mmmmmmmmmmm! I cannot wait to try this one, too!!!