Easy Gravy

November 9, 2017

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

Homemade Gravy Recipe

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!

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!

Easy Gravy

Ingredients Needed for This Recipe

  • Fat drippings from any type of roasted meat
  • Chicken or beef broth
  • Corn Starch
  • Water or milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

How to Make Gravy

  • Cook fat drippings and broth in a saucepan or stove-top safe roasting pan over medium heat until hot.
  • Whisk water and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth. Add to broth in saucepan.
  • Stirring constantly with a wire whisk, bring to a boil over medium heat and boil 1 minute.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm.

Easy Gravy

Cornstarch is a Key Ingredient for This Gravy

This 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.

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.

Easy Gravy

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.

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

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Easy Gravy

5 from 3 votes

A versatile easy gravy recipe that uses rendered drippings from your favorite roasted meat. It's deliciously flavorful, it has a great consistency and it's the ultimate topping to mashed potatoes. Recipe yields about 2 cups.

Servings: 5 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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

Nutrition Facts
Easy Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 344mg15%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Vitamin C 6.6mg8%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gravy
Author: Jaclyn