Quick and Easy Gravy (with only 3 ingredients)

This simple gravy recipe is made with only 3 main ingredients and is my go-to for making a quick gravy to go with Amish Style Mashed Potatoes or Slow Cooker Ultimate Mashed Potatoes. This gravy would also be delicious with shredded chicken added in and then served over homemade waffles! Having a simple, 3 ingredient gravy recipe really comes in handy when making a large meal for hosting events or the holidays, so feel free to print and save this recipe for later!

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Quick and easy Gravy with only 3 ingredients

Quick and Easy Gravy

marilynpeight
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!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3

Equipment

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

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • Place broth and salt in a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Whisk together cornstarch and enough water or broth to create a thick slurry. Remove boiling broth from the heat and rapidly whisk in the cornstarch slurry.
  • Return gravy to the stovetop 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.

Notes

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. 
Additional notes and step by step photos below. 
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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Ingredients needed for this quick and easy, 3 ingredient gravy: Cornstarch, broth and salt.

Why is my gravy too thin/too thick?

I always use 2 and a half good heaping tablespoons for 2 cups of broth, so technically it’s probably more like 3-4 tablespoons if measured more accurately. Oops. How thick you prefer your gravy to be can vary, so feel free to add more cornstarch slurry and bring the gravy back to a boil to cook the cornstarch for a few minutes, if the gravy is too thin. You can also add more broth or water to the gravy if you see that it is too thick for your preference.

Step by step instructions:

  • Place broth and salt in a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Whisk together cornstarch and enough water to create a thick slurry. Remove boiling broth from the heat and rapidly whisk in the cornstarch slurry.
  • Return gravy to the stovetop 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

Additional notes on ensuring the best success with this easy gravy:

Be sure to remove the broth from the heat before adding the cornstarch slurry, also be sure to whisk the broth rapidly while adding the slurry to eliminate the chance of any lumps forming. In the case of unwanted lumps, you can pour the gravy through a sieve to remove any pesky lumps before serving the gravy.

My favorite chicken broth for gravy is the broth from the easy crock pot chicken recipe. This quick and easy, 3 ingredient gravy goes perfectly with Ultimate Mashed Potatoes, Amish Stuffing, and Amish Style Mashed Potatoes.

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.

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