Easy Gravy


This Easy Gravy recipe is so versatile and it’s the perfect compliment to a batch of fluffy mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving! Plus, it only requires a few ingredients and it’s a breeze to make.

This post was sponsored by Argo® Corn Starch. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Easy Gravy

I was raised on mashed potatoes and gravy. My mom made a roast along with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy (and usually a side of green beans or corn) nearly every single Sunday as I was growing up. I always looked forward to that comforting meal after church!


Easy Gravy

I know some people skip over the homemade gravy but it can really make all the difference. Plus, when it’s as simple as this recipe, you can whip it up in almost no time! Today’s recipe is based off of Argo Corn Starch’s original Easy Gravy, and while I stuck to the classic recipe, you can easily make this your own by adding fresh herbs, sausage or mushrooms.

Argo Corn Starch is an ingredient I always have on hand. I’ve used it since I first started cooking and baking and it’s a product I love and trust.

I often find that it is that secret ingredient that gives my recipes a specially something. Like in my super soft Sour Cream Sugar Cookies for instance, they wouldn’t have that melt-in-your-mouth texture without the Argo.

Easy Gravy

I also love to use it to thicken soups, like in my Slow Cooker Beef Stew. And my stir fries and teriyaki sauce wouldn’t be the same without it.

It’s also perect for thickening up fruit syrups and fruit fillings. And did you know it helps gives Belgian waffles the best texture around?

Plus, it adds just the right amount of thickening to that deliciously lemony Chicken Piccata. And of course, it’s perfect for Gluten-free baking.

Easy Gravy

Argo is so frequently the “secret ingredient” in so many things I cook and bake. It thickens things so well and it can give so many things that perfect textural improvement it needs.

Try it in your homemade Thanksgiving gravy this year and see for yourself!

Easy Gravy


Easy Gravy

5 from 2 votes

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 cups


  • 2 - 3 Tbsp fat drippings (from any type of roasted meat)
  • 2 cups broth
  • 2 Tbsp Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water or milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook fat drippings and broth in a saucepan or stove-top safe roasting pan over medium heat until hot.

  2. Whisk water and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth. Add to broth in saucepan.

  3. Stirring constantly with a wire whisk, bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute. 

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

  5. Recipe source: recipe adapted from Argo

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  • Kari: HI: this looks like a wonderful gravy recipe. My question is..do you like it better with the water or milk? I am guessing the pic is with water. So very curious to know if anyone has made it using the milk and if the like it better. Thanks November 27, 2017 at 1:58pm Reply

    • Sheila: Mine came out like this i then added milk to get a lighter gravy n bamb, worked well! July 18, 2018 at 4:38pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): mmm I love love love gravy! November 16, 2017 at 9:27am Reply

  • Mary Rodrigues: Thank you for this delicious gravy recipe…I would also love to get the green bean recipe which is in the photo with the mashed potatoes and gravy. Is that possible? November 10, 2017 at 8:56pm Reply

  • Julia: Looks delicious and contains my favorite vegeteble potato :) November 10, 2017 at 3:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Julia! November 10, 2017 at 9:39am Reply

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