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.
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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!
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.
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.
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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!
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