Ridiculously Quick and Easy Gravy Recipe

Ridiculously Quick and Easy Gravy Recipe

Ridiculously Quick and Easy Gravy Recipe

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by Adam

• April 13, 2018


How to make ultra-flavorful homemade gravy with or without pan drippings. Use this easy gravy recipe for chicken, turkey, beef and even vegetables! Jump to the Quick and Easy Gravy Recipe or read on to see our tips for making it.

There are some recipes we all need to have in our back pocket. This gravy is one of them. Make this with homemade stock, store-bought stock or use pan drippings. You need less than 10 minutes and you can make it in advance. It keeps in the fridge up to 5 days!

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Serve this silky smooth gravy next to our Whole Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Onions. The meat stays juicy and the pan drippings are insanely delicious — perfect for making gravy!

How to Easily Make Gravy from Scratch

Every time we make gravy, we are reminded of how easy it is. Our method works for all the meats. Chicken, turkey, beef, pork and lamb are all possibilities. You could even make this using our ultra-satisfying vegetable broth for a vegetarian gravy.

To make gravy, there are three important steps. They all happen in less than 10 minutes.

Make a smooth paste from melted butter (or fat skimmed from pan drippings) and flour. This paste thickens the stock so the gravy is silky smooth.

Whisk in stock, broth or juices left in a roasting pan.

Season with fresh herbs, mushroom powder (optional, I’ll talk about that below), salt and pepper.

I told you it was easy. In the photo above, there’s the dish we used when following our whole roasted chicken recipe. The chicken roasts on a bed of onions, which makes the chicken and the pan drippings ultra-flavorful.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: See how we make perfectly juicy oven-roasted turkey breast with garlic, herbs, and orange. Roasting a turkey breast is much quicker than roasting a whole turkey and it will still serve 6 people!

Now, back to that mushroom powder. I know it sounds weird, but wow does it add lots of flavor. We’ve used mushroom powder before — remember this secret-ingredient taco seasoning? You can buy it online or make it yourself. Start with dried mushrooms — any type of mushroom will work. We particularly love dried porcini. They are sold in large or specialty grocery stores, or you can buy online. Throw the dried mushrooms into a blender and blend until ground. Store in a spice jar and use to your heart’s content. It’s excellent in gravy, works wonders for sauces and can be added to spice rubs. If you’re not into trying it yet, that’s okay. The recipe below will still work nicely without it.

Pour this silky smooth gravy over our Favorite Roasted Vegetables, these Homemade Mashed Potatoes or this 20-Minute Mashed Cauliflower.

Serve this along side our Pan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Thyme, our Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples and these Perfectly Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Ham.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, review it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #inspiredtaste on Instagram. Happy cooking!

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Ridiculously Quick and Easy Gravy Recipe

PREP 5minsCOOK 5minsTOTAL 10mins

Homemade gravy is quick and easy. If you’ve roasted chicken, turkey or beef, use the drippings left in the roasting pan. They make the gravy extra flavorful and seasoned. You can make gravy without drippings and use stock or broth in it’s place. Store-bought stock is usually under seasoned. Take care when seasoning with salt and pepper towards the end of the recipe. Finally, for more flavor, whisk in mushroom powder. This is optional, but adds a deep savory flavor.

Makes about 3 cups

You Will Need1/4 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon mushroom powder, optional
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons half and half or cream, optional
Read the whole recipe on Inspired Taste