Buttermilk Gravy


This gravy is a diner classic, often served over biscuits and sausage. But it's equally good on fried chicken, pork chops, mashed potatoes, country fried steak, and french fries for a hearty meal any time of day.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ⅔ cups buttermilk, or more as needed

  • ½ teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat bacon drippings in a skillet over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until well combined and bubbly, about 1 minute. Pour in buttermilk gradually and bring to a boil, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in chicken bouillon, salt, and pepper. If gravy is too thick, whisk in more buttermilk until you reach your desired consistency. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
12g Fat
11g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 165mg 4%

* 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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