A thick creamy white gravy served with mashed potatoes in restaurants is surely everyone’s favorite. Moreover, many restaurants have their secret white gravy recipe, that many among us want to copy. Today we are sharing a quick and easy restaurant-style white gravy recipe with our readers to make and enjoy the delicious taste of gravy with biscuits, pasta, potatoes, fries, and steaks. You will need simple ingredients from the kitchen to make a creamy, and thick gravy.

White Gravy Recipe

Preparation Time 2 minutes
Cooking Time 7 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Type Sauce
Cuisine French
Yield 6 servings
Calories 105 kcal
White Gravy Ingredients
  • Unsalted butter 4 tbsp
  • All-purpose flour 2 tbsp
  • Milk 2 cups
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Black pepper 1 tsp

Directions for Making White Gravy Recipe

Heat Butter

Firstly, take a heavy bottom pan and put it on the stove, turn on the stove. Then add 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter into the pan, and let it melt on low flame.

heat butter

Add Flour

Secondly,  add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour into the pan and mix it with melted butter using a whisk or a spatula. Then keep mixing on medium-low flame for 2 minutes or until it changes color to a golden brown. The roux is ready for making white gravy.

add flour

Pour Milk

Gradually pour milk into the milk while whisking the roux. Then keep it on medium-low flame for 2- 3 minutes and don’t stop whisking.

add milk

Add Spices

Finally,  add salt and pepper to the gravy. Keep cooking it for 2 minutes or until it reaches desired consistency. Once the gravy is thickened enough, turn off the flame and remove the saucepan from the sauce.

add spices in white gravy


Then dish out gravy in a bowl, and serve along with your favorite dish.



  • You can refrigerate and store white gravy in an airtight container for 3- 4 days.
  • While in the freezer it can be stored for a month.
  • You can add chili flakes for a spicer version of white gravy.


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