Simple Foolproof & Delicious Gravy



I went for years buying canned gravy. I never could figure out how to make it and it always had those nasty flour lumps in it! Well let me tell you, this was the first and the only gravy I ever succeeded at and that I still make today. What I like about this recipe is that it is a basic recipe for turkey, beef or chicken gravy. Even if I do bake a chicken, turkey or beef, I use canned broth whenever I want a delicious and easy gravy.






Melt 1/4 cup of butter into a

2 cup measuring cup. Add one can of

chicken, beef or turkey broth to the

butter to equal 2 cups total.



Pour broth into a small saucepan.

Gradually whisk in small

amounts of the flour until gone.



Continue to whisk until no lumps remain.



Salt and pepper to taste.

Place on the burner over medium

heat and cook until thick and bubbly

then serve.


Simple Foolproof & Delicious Gravy






  • 1/4 cup butter, (1/2 stick)
  • 1 – 14 oz can broth, (beef-chicken-turkey)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste


  1. In a 2 cup measuring cup, melt butter.
  2. Add the can of broth to the butter, this will give you 2 cups.
  3. Pour broth into a small saucepan.
  4. Whisk the flour into the broth a small amount at a time until it is all combined and no lumps remain.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring frequently then serve.





Categories: Marinades/Gravy


  1. I always make my own gravy and have done for as long as I can remember …I use homemade stock, balsamic and a little Worcester sauce and maybe meat juice or the potato or vegetable water..I thicken with flour if needed….It is so easy isn’t it Diane 🙂

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    • It really is Carol! Everyone tried to teach me how to make it when I was younger but never with a recipe. It was a little here and little there so I gave up. Then I figured it out when reading an article an a magazine, it just clicked. Definitely tastier with the homemade stock and more ingredients but this is a great recipe for beginners to start as it worked for me! Have great weekend Carol!

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  2. Thank you so much for this blog post. I thought I was the only person who never master basic gravy preparation. I will definitely be trying this. The only “help” I was ever offered after saying it always came out with flour lumps was to try using corn starch instead of flour.

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    • I hear good things about cornstarch but this is the only one I was able to make perfectly! It is meant to be a beginners gravy. Once you make this you can start exchanging ingredients if you want. I love to make my turkey gravy this way the day before the big meal…one less thing to worry about the day of! Just heat it up and serve when ready.


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