Quick and Easy Gravy

Quick and easy gravy

This simple gravy recipe is my go-to for making a quick gravy to go with mashed potatoes. This gravy would also be delicious with shredded chicken added in and then served over homemade waffles!

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Quick and easy gravy

Quick and Easy Gravy

This simple gravy is made with broth and corn starch and is a quick and easy recipe that can be whipped up in a jiffy to serve over mashed potatoes and more!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • sauce pan (linked below)
  • Whisk (linked below)
  • Measuring cup with a pour spout (linked below)


  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch heaping *see note
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • Bring broth and salt to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Whisk together cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Remove boiling broth from the heat and rapidly whisk in the cornstarch slurry.
  • Return gravy to heat and bring to a slow boil over medium heat for a few minutes until thickened, whisking constantly.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before serving.


If you wish to thin the gravy, you can return saucepan with the gravy onto heat and whisk in additional broth as needed. Once well incorporated and the preferred consistency, remove from heat. 
If the gravy is too thin you can add an additional 1/2-1 tablespoon of cornstarch whisked into equal parts water to create a slurry. Bring the gravy back to a boil and cook until thickened. Note* Gravy will also thicken some as it cools. 
Keyword Gravy, quick and easy, cornstarch, broth
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Equipment needed for this quick and easy stovetop gravy:

  • Saucepan I prefer to use a smaller 1 quart sauce pan for the amount of gravy given in the recipe. If you wish to double or triple the recipe you will also need to adjust the saucepan size accordingly.
  • Whisk A whisk is needed to stir the gravy as it cooks, a whisk is the best tool for eliminating lumps in the gravy.
  • Measuring cup A measuring cup with a pour spout is useful for measuring the broth and also for mixing up the cornstarch slurry in.

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My favorite chicken broth for gravy is the broth from the easy crock pot chicken recipe. This gravy goes perfectly with Ultimate Mashed Potatoes, Amish Stuffing, and Amish Style Mashed Potatoes.

Creamy Amish mashed potatoes made with cream cheese and whole milk.

Mom’s Amish stuffing recipe is a great recipe to have on hand for the holidays or even any random day you want it! We love this quick and easy gravy with stuffing and mashed potatoes, maybe because of our Amish roots, where those 3 dishes are a huge part of the community’s diet.

Let me know how it turns out for you in the comments below!

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