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Homemade White Country Gravy

This recipe for Homemade White Country Gravy is so delicious, you’ll want to smother everything with it!

Golden fried chicken on a plate is smothered in Homemade White Country gravy.

Country gravy is about as good as American comfort food gets- it’s thick texture and rich taste were practically made to drench over mashed potatoes (a marriage made in heaven of course). breaded chicken, country fried steak, biscuits, and even veggies! 

Flour is sprinkled over melted butter in a stainless steel saute pan.

Making smooth, lump-less gravy at home may seem like a tough hill to climb; like somehow achieving a smooth gravy is like hiking Mt. Everest. I’m here to tell you- move beyond your fear- you can accomplish anything! I will help you!

A whisk stirs clumps of butter and flour together in a saute pan.

How to Make Gravy with No Lumps

You’ll start by combining equal amounts of melted butter and all-purpose flour by whisking them together in a large frying pan. It will lump up- DONT panic, this is normal.

Milk is poured from a measuring cup into a stainless steel pan with clumps of flour and butter.

Whisk the lumpy mixture together (stir the lumps around) for 2-3 minutes to COOK the raw flour and help release the starch from the flour. The starch is what thickens the gravy!

A thick paste of flour, butter and milk is stirred with a whisk in a stainless steel saute pan.

When the flour has been cooked, pour a little of the milk into the pan (maybe about 3-4 tablespoons) and quickly/vigorously whisk it into the buttery clumps. It should dissolve them and turn the contents of the pan into a thick paste.

Homemade White Country Gravy boiling in a stainless steel saute pan.
Seasoned salt is added to a mixture of milk, flour and butter in a saute pan to make Homemade White Country Gravy.

Whisk in about half the remaining milk, and when it’s thoroughly combined, whisk in the remaining milk, seasoned salt, white and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil. It should thicken up about this time.

Homemade White Country Gravy is poured from a saute pan into a brown ceramic gravy boat with a ladle.

Turn the heat off and transfer your Homemade White Country Gravy to a gravy boat or other serving container.

Homemade White Country Gravy is poured over fried chicken.

Enjoy your Homemade White Country Gravy on anything you want

This gravy is so good and goes great with breaded frozen chicken tenders, biscuits, or anything really. Please rate and review this recipe, I always love the feedback!

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Homemade White Country Gravy

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Smother your mashed potatoes, fried chicken, steak, and veggies with this ultimate comfort food recipe.


  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of Whole milk 
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large frying pan set over medium heat. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and whisk to combine. Continue whisking clumps around for about 2 minutes to cook the flour. It should start to turn golden in color.
  2. Pour about 3 tablespoons of milk into the pan and vigorously whisk into the flour/butter mixture, thinning out the clumps. Pour about half the milk into the pan and whisk until all ingredients are combines and gravy is smooth.
  3. Whisk the rest of the milk, the seasoned salt, and black and white pepper into the gravy. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Pour into a gravy boat or other serving container and serve. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 6.4
  • Sodium: 490
  • Fat: 12.7
  • Saturated Fat: 7.8
  • Carbohydrates: 8.8
  • Fiber: 0.3
  • Protein: 4.5
  • Cholesterol: 35

If you enjoyed this recipe, check out One Skillet Bacon Mac and Cheese, this lovely Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, or this Creamy Chicken Biscuit Bake!

Smother your mashed potatoes, fried chicken and steak with this ultimate comfort food recipe for Homemade White Country Gravy

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