Our 15 Most Gravy-Rich Recipes

pork chops in gravy
Photo: France C

The epitome of comfort food, any dish that includes gravy, or is smothered in it, is guaranteed to warm you body and soul. In our round-up of Allrecipes' 15 most gravy-rich recipes, we've got a variety of dishes like rich beef stroganoff, decadent poutine, and even deep-fried chicken gravy balls. So next time you need a hearty meal, or a comforting meal to boost your mood, these should be your first choice. And don't be shy with the gravy.

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Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy

Fried Chicken with Creamy Gravy
Allrecipes Magazine

Don't waste pan drippings. They're the liquid gold upon which a good gravy is built. Here the leftovers are turned into a rich and creamy gravy, perfect for drizzling over the crunchy fried chicken.

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Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff

Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff

"This recipe uses a roux to create a beef gravy that is then thickened with sour cream AND cream cheese," describes creator SanFranCook. While this decadent dish is often served with egg noodles, it's also delicious over rice or toast points.

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Steak N Gravy

steak with gravy on top

Venison steaks are pan fried with onions and mushrooms before getting smothered in rich gravy. Reviewer MKARAVANIC raves, "This was simply one of the best venison recipes I've ever tried! My husband is a hunter and we have struggled for years trying to find a venison recipe that I liked."

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Charleston Shrimp 'n' Gravy

shrimp in gravy in a white bowl

A Charleston classic, this recipe starts with a base of bacon grease and butter to create a rich gravy that coats each bite of shrimp, bell peppers, and onions. Traditionally, this dish is served over grits, but it's also delicious with steamed rice.

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Deep-Fried Creamy Chicken Gravy

Deep-Fried Creamy Chicken Gravy on a white plate
Chef John

Ever wished you could get away with eating gravy on its own? Well now is your chance! These fried croquettes feature a creamy chicken gravy on the inside and perfectly fried golden brown crust on the outside.

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Instant Pot® Chicken and Gravy

Instant Pot® Chicken and Gravy
France C

Recipe creator France C touts this dish as, "All the flavor of a slow-cooked roasted chicken dinner from the oven, but done in a fraction of the time using your Instant Pot® or pressure cooker!" The end result is succulent slices of chicken coated in a wow-worthy gravy.

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Gravy-Stuffed Stuffing Muffins

Gravy-Stuffed Stuffing Muffins on a grey plate
Chef John

"Instead of serving a basket of dinner rolls, let your family feast on these gravy-stuffed stuffing muffins," says Chef John. "Each muffin bakes up with a crispy exterior, a moist interior, and a nugget of thick, sausage-filled country gravy in the center."

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True Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy

True Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy on a white plate

This beloved British specialty is stick-to-your-ribs good. Each plate is layered up with creamy mashed potatoes, hearty sausages, and a heaping dose of beef gravy.

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Real Poutine

Real Poutine in a white bowl

Known as Canada's national dish, poutine consists of crispy fries, decadent cheese curds, and, you guessed it, plenty of gravy. Don't swap in shredded cheese for the curds; they're an essential part of the recipe's taste and texture.

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Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy

pork chops in gravy
France C

Meaty pork chops, earthy mushrooms, and savory onions all simmer together into a gravy-laden dish. Serve over a pile of homemade mashed potatoes for a stellar dinner.

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Sausage Biscuits and Gravy

Sausage Biscuits and Gravy

The ultimate weekend breakfast or brunch, buttery biscuits are smothered in decadent sausage gravy. Recipe creator chrisser77 warns, "Just make sure that after you make this for breakfast, you have a window of opportunity to go back to bed, because you won't be able to do much after consuming this."

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Best Ever Meatloaf with Brown Gravy

Best Ever Meatloaf with Brown Gravy on a white plate

Craving some classic diner comfort food? Then whip together this easy meatloaf with plenty of brown gravy on top. "This is absolutely great," says Keitha Russell. "Very moist, excellent flavor, held together perfectly."

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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie in a glass dish

You can taste that every component of this comforting casserole was homemade with a single bite. Ground beef and veggies swim in an ultra savory beef gravy, topped with freshly mashed potatoes and a coating of gooey Cheddar cheese.

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Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms

Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms on a white plate with rice and peas

Looking for a budget-friendly meal that's quick to make? Then salisbury steaks can fit the bill. Here they're made with a super savory gravy and sautéed mushrooms.

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Chicken with Rice and Gravy

Chicken with Rice and Gravy on a white plate

"Chicken breasts are seasoned and fried, then served with rice and a creamy gravy," describes recipe creator Anissa. "A family original, my family members request this all the time!"

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