Homemade Pan Gravy

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Homemade pan gravy can be a challenge for some home cooks.  Just a little practice is all it takes, and its a snap.  Melt a little fat (of course, I like some good ole reserved bacon fat), equal portions of flour, to form a roux.  Then add fresh stock, such as roasted turkey stock, stir gently until thickened.  Add a little salt and fresh ground black pepper.   Simply the best.

Melt fat in saute pan, add equal parts flour, and stir until consistency of wet sand.   Let brown just a tad.
roux for homemade pan gravy
roux for homemade pan gravy

Slowly add warm stock, and whisk until thick.  Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.

homemade pan gravy
whisking roux with the hot stock makes for a perfect homemade pan gravy

Homemade Pan Gravy Recipe:


  • 3 tablespoons of fat, such as rendered bacon fat
  • 3 tablespoon of all-purpose of flour
  • 2 cups of hot roasted turkey stock, or chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt the fat in a medium saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the flour, stirring often.   Stir until the rouxs turns a very light tan, and resembles wet sand
  3. Slowly whisk in the hot stock, continue whisking until slightly thickened.  About 6 or 7 minutes.
  4. Salt and pepper to taster (be sure to taste before you salt…you may not need to add any!)



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