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4.24 from 21 votes

Easy Homemade Gravy

Easy, delicious, and no meat drippings required!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Kristin


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and cook until it just starts to brown.
  • Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add in the broth and whisk until combined.
  • Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • Reduce heat to medium and stir in the half and half and salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot.



  • If you are serving a beef dinner, use beef broth. For turkey or chicken, use chicken broth.
  • For the smoothest gravy, make sure to whisk continuously while adding the broth.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 7-8 days.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 45mg | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.2mg