White Gravy

White Gravy | jollycrumbs.com

Happy New Year! This post goes right along with the Four Ingredient Biscuits from yesterday. It’s my humble opinion that you can’t have biscuits without gravy. A nice, fluffy biscuit with warm gravy is one of the best combinations ever invented. I have also found homemade gravy to be more delicious than the dry packet mixes you make with milk or water. This recipe is so easy, you’ll never need a packet mix again!

Seriously, this gravy is delicious. It tastes better than a packet mix. Also, it is so easy to make. It doesn’t require much more than making a packet mix. So, why would you use a packet when you can make it from scratch? You probably have everything in your pantry and refrigerator to make this. I will be using this recipe going forward.

White Gravy | jollycrumbs.com

The first step is to melt the margarine in a saucepan over low heat. Once it is completely melted, whisk in the flour, salt, and pepper. Cook this mixture over low heat until it turns golden and bubbly brown.

White Gravy | jollycrumbs.com

Once the mixture is bubbling, whisk in the milk. Bring the temperature up to medium heat and bring to a boil. Once the gravy is boiling, stir continuously and boil for one minute. The gravy will thicken as it stands, so if it is not to your liking, just remove it from heat, and let it sit for a few minutes. 

White Gravy | jollycrumbs.com

This gravy is great! It is very flavorful, but it doesn’t overpower biscuits. It’s 100% better than the packet mixes you can buy. You can add in flavors that you like, such as garlic, onions, and more seasonings. You can also mix in sausage if you’d like. This is really easy to make and comes together in minutes. This recipe is no harder than using a packet mix, so I will be making homemade gravy from now on!

White Gravy
Total calories: 585
Servings: Enough to generously cover 8 large biscuits


  • 4 tbsp lite margarine or butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 ½ cups milk (any kind will work)


  1. Melt margarine in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook until smooth and bubbly. Mixture will turn a golden, bubbly brown.
  2. Whisk in milk. On medium heat, bring to a boil. Stir continuously and boil for 1 minute.

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