Old-Time Kentucky Bacon Milk Gravy for Biscuits


I grew up eating this milk gravy made with bacon grease. Everyone has heard of sausage gravy, but it doesn't compare to this. After frying your bacon for breakfast, use the bacon drippings to make true Kentucky biscuit gravy. Is it fattening? Oh yeah, you better believe it — but it's worth it! Pour it over biscuits and serve with crispy bacon and scrambled or fried eggs.

Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ¼ cup bacon drippings

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 4 cups milk


  1. Heat bacon drippings in a skillet over medium heat; whisk flour into drippings until smooth. Reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn, until roux is caramel brown in color, about 15 minutes. Stir in salt and black pepper.

  2. Add milk, 1/2 cup at a time, whisking until thoroughly blended after each addition. Bring gravy to a simmer, then whisk constantly until thick, smooth, and bubbling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
13g Fat
12g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 193mg 15%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 254mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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