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Peppered gravy recipe.
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Peppered gravy recipe

This classic peppered gravy recipe is perfect for slathering over hot biscuits, fluffy mashed potatoes, or some good ol' chicken fried steak.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 205kcal


  • Whisk
  • Saucepan


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium low heat and sprinkle in flour. Whisk to form a roux. Continue to whisk for 2-3 minutes, or until the mixture slightly darkens in color.
  • Drizzle a little milk into the flour mixture while continuing to whisk to ensure it incorporates smoothly. Repeat until all of the liquid has been added and stirred into the sauce.
  • Bring the gravy to a gentle simmer, while frequently stirring to prevent the bottom of the pan from scorching. Add salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes, or until thickened to your liking. Then serve immediately.


You can use ground black pepper or white pepper in this recipe. The flavor will be the same, the only difference will be the appearance. 
This creamy gravy would be an amazing sauce for my easy breakfast pizzas!


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg