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Pan Gravy with only 5 Ingredients

Only 5 simple ingredients come together in one pan to make an easy pan gravy in about 10 minutes. A perfect addition to almost any meal.

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Lately, I have been obsessed with trying out different types of gravy. There are so many ways to make it, and the flavor varies greatly depending on what you use. Today’s recipe is a super easy pan gravy. It takes only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of time.

This is a lighter gravy with a chicken flavor. It’s perfect over mashed potatoes or served on roasted chicken or turkey. This doesn’t use the bones or meat from chicken, but instead just chicken broth for most of the taste. I’ve done gravies both ways. I used the carcass of a turkey for turkey gravy. I made brown gravy without a bone. Obviously, this is easier but has a very different taste.

Since this is so quick, it’s a great last-minute addition to a meal. Having something like gravy can really round out a delicious meal.

For the holidays, I like to have two options for gravy. Some prefer a darker, more hearty gravy, such as homemade brown gravy. Others may prefer a lighter gravy like this one.

And don’t forget, one pan means you aren’t adding much to your clean-up after the meal, too!

Step by Step

Place butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat. Whisk in flour until bubbly, about 2 minutes.

Butter and flour whisked in a saucepan on a wooden surface

Slowly whisk in chicken broth, salt, and pepper.

Pan gravy mixed in a saucepan on a wooden surface

Cook, stirring often, until it comes to a boil, about 2-5 minutes. If it’s too thick, add more broth 1/4 cup at a time.

Pan gravy garnished with parsley in a white oval bowl with a plate of food behind all on a brown and white cloth surface

Leftovers

Leftovers can be saved in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or the freezer for 2-3 months. To reheat, pour into a saucepan and heat over medium heat, whisking often, until it has the consistency of gravy again. If it was frozen, let it thaw completely in the refrigerator before reheating.

Recipe

Originally Published On: November 6, 2020

Pan gravy garnished with parsley in a white oval bowl with a plate of food behind all on a brown and white cloth surface

Pan Gravy

Only 5 simple ingredients come together in one pan to make an easy pan gravy in about 10 minutes. A perfect addition to almost any meal.
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course:
Homemade Staple
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
gravy
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holidays
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one pan
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pan gravy
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Keto
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Nut-Free
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter (salted)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Place butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat
  • Whisk in flour until bubbly, about 2 minutes
  • Slowly whisk in chicken broth, salt, and pepper
  • Cook, stirring often, until it comes to a boil, about 2-5 minutes
  • If it’s too thick, add broth 1/4 cup at a time
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Nutrition Facts
Pan Gravy
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cups)
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 411mg17%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 177IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Pan Gravy with only 5 Ingredients”

  1. I usually try to stay away from gravy because I think it’s too heavy and rich, but this recipe doesn’t look that way. I like how simple it is and doesn’t require many ingredients or much time. Thanks for sharing this. Now I know of a gravy recipe that I can actually make and enjoy eating.

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