Homemade Gravy Mix

homemade gravy mix

I am always looking for ways to cut corners while feeding my family a little healthier in the process.  This time of year if their are mashed potatoes on a plate, my hubby wants to know, “Is there gravy?” I will admit that I am not much of a gravy person.  However I am surrounded by gravy loving people. I have bought the gravy packets many times.  I blame the fact that I didn’t really care for it, so I didn’t want to make it.

Then I stood here in my kitchen and read the back of a gravy packet. ~sigh~ Have you ever read the back of one of those seasoning packets? The ingredients aren’t exactly something you know how to pronounce. If I can’t pronounce it, chances are I don’t want to eat it.  I knew that I could find a simple solution. Here is my gravy short cut.

Homemade Gravy Mix
Recipe type: Mix, Side Dish
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3T beef or chicken stock granules, MSG free
  • 2T onion powder
  • 1T garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground celery seed
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  1. Mix all of these ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Repeat as needed however many mixes you want to make.
  1. Whisk ¼ cup of mix with 1 cup milk or water. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down and cook for another minute while whisking smooth. Makes a great thick gravy. If you would like it thinner you can add ½ cup more milk or water to the mix.

Of course it wouldn’t be my house if there wasn’t also a gluten free version.
Gluten Free Homemade Gravy Mix
  • 1T corn starch
  • 2 tsp bullion (MSG free & Gluten Free)
  • 1T onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp ground celery
  • ¼ tsp ground thyme
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. Heat in a saucepan over medium heat with 1 cup of water or milk.
  3. Whisk continuously while bringing to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Serve.
  5. **Makes a thicker gravy, thin it out by adding ½ cup more milk or water to the mix.

Homemade Gravy Mix 4

This gravy turned out even better than I imagined! It has the perfect amount of flavor! I got 2 thumbs up from everyone!

homemade gravy mix 3

I got this picture of the steam rising up off the potatoes and gravy….it was just too awesome not to share!


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  1. Erika says

    This certainly looks like perfect gravy! I’ll have to give this a try, as I never buy those packets, but sometimes homemade gravy is tricky.

    Thanks to I Heart Publix for the link to this recipe :)

  2. Angela says

    Does the gluten free version just make one serving/batch? If I made a double or triple recipe, how much would I use to make one batch?

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