Easy Homemade Black Pepper Gravy Recipe


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  • Yield : 2 cups
  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m
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There’s quite as satisfying as making your own delicious mashed potatoes, chicken, turkey or meatloaf, and adding your own homemade gravy. And it’s actually one of the easiest recipes you can make?

This easy gravy recipe uses just a few basic ingredients and is the perfect compliment to many delicious meals.

Most commercial gravy mixes are extremely high in sodium and this recipe only uses a fraction of all that salt, without sacrificing taste.

The key ingredient here is the black pepper.

You’ll be doing yourself and all the recipes you prepare a huge flavor by having a pepper mill to always be able to make fresh ground pepper.

You see, fresh peppercorns have essential oils that are expelled during the grinding process which provide all the wonderful aroma and taste.

If you’re using pre-ground pepper you’re losing out on the very essence of what makes pepper one of the most aromatic and highly used spices in the world.

So be sure to use fresh ground pepper in this awesome and easy gravy recipe. You’re gonna love this one!

Easy Homemade Black Pepper Gravy Recipe

Easy Homemade Black Pepper Gravy Recipe American Southern Style


  • 5 Tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh ground black pepper


Step 1

Melt butter in a heavy, medium-sized sauce pan. Whisk in flour until mixture is creamy smooth and no clumps of flour are left.

Step 2

Slowly pour in the milk and continue whisking.

Step 3

Add salt and pepper and whisk until well blended.

Comments (12)

  1. posted by Kay on February 28, 2016

    Yeah, my husband may ask for MORE pepper! 😀

  2. posted by silverhuntress on July 8, 2016

    I’ve always made white gravy like this but when I make it for breakfast I like to add Owens Hot Sausage to it…..fantastic! Just make this gravy as usual…in a small saucepan brown your desired amount of Owens Hot Sausage, drain & add to the gravy. This will be spicy so you can use the regular sausage or cut back on the amount of black pepper. Enjoy!

  3. posted by Mandy Johnson on May 8, 2017

    We made this gravy a week ago and loved it but our pepper level isn’t this high, lol. So we are making it again and cut the pepper back. This is a great recipe! Thank you from Tennessee…

  4. posted by Alessio on November 22, 2017

    Shitty recipe. It tasted just like flour.

    • posted by Tim on December 7, 2017

      Came out fine for me, and I am not a good cook. My guess is that you didn’t get it hot enough and flour taste remained, which would be the result of a shitty cook, not a shitty recipe. I know that when thickening stews for example, you need to get the liquid hot enough or the flour taste will remain.

    • posted by Aaron W Battersby on February 21, 2018

      Then I would suggest you either take a lesson in Gravy 101 or buy a mix. The problem definitely isn’t with the recipe.

  5. posted by Md.Shamim Akhter on November 30, 2017

    No comments,If possible please clarify the procedure to cook chicken without oil,I mean black peeper,salt only.

  6. posted by Traci on March 28, 2018

    WAY too much pepper! Good and easy recipe otherwise.

  7. posted by Bea on October 8, 2018

    I feel like there should be a disclaimer on how peppery this recipe is, after the first tablespoon I stopped adding pepper. . .and my whole family’s mouth is still burning and the 1 year old couldn’t eat it. It is an easy good recipe otherwise. I will significantly cut back on the amount of pepper next time.

    • posted by Bradley Dalme on November 14, 2018

      Mine came out good,u must be like my Ex Tex Mex Wife she can’t cook for shit e either,, Mad Dog Louisiana

    • posted by Ashley on December 22, 2018

      It is a recipe for black pepper gravy😂😂 seeing as how it’s mentioned in the name that should tell you “pepper” is a main ingredient. Shame on you for giving it to a baby.

  8. posted by Jane on December 24, 2018

    Yeah…..too much dang pepper. I had to throw my breakfast away bc it was too much.


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