Black Pepper Gravy


A creamy pepper gravy that is sure to please everyone! This white sauce goes great on fries, mashed potatoes, and meats. If you are wary of adding all of the pepper, add a teaspoon at a time and taste. I like mine really peppery, so I always use about 2 tablespoons. My mother doesn't like it so peppery, so she tends to use 1 or 1 1/2 tablespoons. The best part about this recipe is that you can adjust the spice to your liking.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 cups


  • 4 cups skim milk

  • ½ cup margarine

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground black pepper, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Pour milk into a microwave-safe container and heat in a microwave oven until warm, about 2 minutes.

  2. Melt margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and continue cooking until the mixture bubbles, about 5 minutes.

  3. Pour milk into the saucepan slowly while whisking. Cook and whisk until the mixture begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Add pepper and salt. Continue whisking until the gravy comes to a boil, about 3 minutes more. Remove from heat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
6g Fat
7g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 528mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 110mg 2%

* 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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