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Homemade Gravy

A delicious homemade gravy makes the perfect addition to any meal

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 428 kcal
Author Michelle


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cups finely chopped yellow onion
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken stock heated
  • 1 tablespoon Cognac or brandy optional
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  1. In a large (10- to 12-inch) saute pan, cook the butter and onions on medium-low heat for 12 to 15 minutes, until the onions are lightly browned. (Don't rush this step; it makes all the difference when the onions are well cooked.)
  2. Sprinkle the flour into the pan, whisk in, then add the salt and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the hot chicken stock and Cognac, and cook uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes, until thickened. Add the cream and serve. (Alternatively, you can cool the gravy and transfer it to a freezer-safe container or bag. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, and warm up over low heat before serving. Add a splash or two of chicken or turkey stock to thin out, if needed.)
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 880mg38%
Potassium 284mg8%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1020IU20%
Vitamin C 6.3mg8%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.