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Country Gravy

This Country Gravy is rich, creamy, and uses a combination of butter and bacon grease for maximum flavor! Less than 10 ingredients for the BEST white gravy. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Condiment, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick sauce, white gravy
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 769kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup bacon grease *
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour spoon and leveled
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk plus more to thin, if necessary
  • 1 teaspoon salt more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder more or less to taste
  • Fried Chicken for serving
  • Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes for serving
  • Air Fryer Biscuits for serving


  • Melt butter and grease in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Once melted, whisk in flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1-2 minutes (it should be bubbling a bit to cook out the flour flavor).
  • Slowly whisk in heavy cream, then whisk in milk, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Cook, whisking regularly, until thickened to your liking.
  • Thin with milk, if necessary, then taste and re-season, if desired.
  • Serve over fried chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes, and more!
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*I found store-bought bacon grease, but feel free to use leftover grease from whenever you cooked bacon last.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 769kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 43g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 684mg | Potassium: 323mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2292IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 236mg | Iron: 1mg