Easy White Country Gravy is made with 5 ingredients! I bet you have them all in your kitchen! It is a delicious gravy that is smooth, creamy, full of rich flavor and ridiculously easy to make in minutes!
I love comfort food…mashed potatoes and gravy, chicken fried steaks, biscuits and gravy and warm soups. This White Country Gravy is something that you will fall in love with!
If you have never made it before, you are missing out! It take minutes…yes, minutes…to make! And I am almost certain you have everything in your kitchen to make it!
The Ingredients for Easy White Country Gravy
Here are the ingredients you need to make this delicious rich gravy: butter, flour, milk (2% or whole works best), kosher salt and pepper. THAT’S IT!
The Rich Flavor of Easy White Country Gravy
So how do such simple ingredients end up being so dang good and comforting?
Anything homemade is always better in my opinion, so making white gravy from scratch already will taste better! But the simple ingredients are just so good!
You start out making a roux with the butter and flour, then adding milk. You want to use milk with a higher fat content so you can get the rich flavor. Whole or 2% works best. If you have made this basic roux before, you know that seasoned the right way it can turn into an amazing gravy, sauce or soup.
The salt and pepper is what makes this gravy so good. It is seasoned my simple ingredients but it is yummy! Season to taste and you will be amazed! So simple but so good! Sometimes simple is just good….no explanation needed!
Making the Easy White Country Gravy
First, you will start out by melting butter and whisking in some flour in a saucepan over medium heat. The flour and butter will be a bit thicker but this is what you want. This is what thickens the gravy.
You need to let it cook so the flour taste can cook out. Keep whisking and letting the butter and flour cook. It will start to smell buttery and yummy…let it cook for the flour to cook out. This is a simple roux and is the base for many gravies, soups and sauces and is what thickens it up!
TIP: I have small whisks in my kitchen that are perfect for whisking gravy or mixing sauces in my glass measuring cups. They are a kitchen must!
After you have let the flour and butter cook for a few minutes, you will add in your milk and whisk it until smooth.
It will start to thicken. Keep whisking! Once it thickens to how you like it is time to season it.
Next, you will add your salt and pepper.
It is up to you how much pepper to add. Traditional white country gravy is usually a bit more heavy on the pepper but it is up to you! Add a little at a time until you hit your perfect spot!
What do you eat with Easy White Country Gravy?
I love white country gravy on warm mashed potatoes, chicken fried steaks and biscuits and gravy! You can even add in some cooked sausage to take your biscuits and gravy to the next level!
No matter what you choose to eat with your White Country Gravy, you will love it that much more when you have made it from scratch!
For another delicious comfort food meal, try my Breaded Pork Chops with Creamy Dill Sauce. (These would also be delicious with this White Country Gravy instead of the Dill Sauce).
My Ranch Chicken would also be heavenly topped with this White Country Gravy!
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Easy White Country Gravy
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 cups milk, whole or 2% *you must use milk with a higher fat content
- kosher salt to taste * I use 1 tsp kosher salt (not regular table salt…see notes) this is the amount I like… start with less and add to taste if you are worried about it being too salty
- 1/2 tsp black pepper *more to taste
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt your butter and add your flour. Whisk together.
- Let the flour and butter cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Whisk in milk, whisking until smooth. It will start to thicken.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immedietly.
- This gravy will thicken as it cools. For reheating just heat over medium-low heat. Add milk as needed if the gravy is too thick when reheating.
1 tsp of regular salt will be much saltier than 1 tsp kosher salt so if you are using regular salt, start with less and season to taste!
That being said, season this gravy to taste … which is good advice for most dishes since everyone’s level of seasoning with salt is different… I like more salty while some like less!