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This bacon gravy is creamy, savory, and full of delicious flavor! Rendered bacon fat makes the perfect base to this irresistibly rich recipe.

bacon gravy on biscuits with bacon pieces and chopped parsley on top

What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • It tastes incredible over pretty much anything! I love drizzling this flavorful gravy over warm biscuits. I’ve even served mine over mashed potatoes for an exciting topping.
  • It’s quick and easy to make! With just one skillet and 20 minutes you’ll have a savory bacon gravy. Start by cooking bacon, then stirring together the remaining ingredients until thick and creamy.
  • It’s a fun twist on a classic! This recipe takes the gravy-world to a whole new level. The addition of smoky bacon is never what you thought your gravy needed until now!

Key Ingredients

Bacon – To prepare the bacon for this recipe, start by chopping it into small 1/2-inch pieces. These bacon bits will make the perfect topping for your bacon gravy later on. Once cooked, reserve much of that delicious rendered bacon fat for the base of this recipe.

Milk – I used whole milk, but any milk will work in this recipe. Whole milk is my personal favorite and makes for an ultra-rich and comforting gravy. Though I’ve tried this recipe with 2% milk and it worked great too!

Chef’s Tips

  • If your skillet seems a bit too hot after cooking the bacon, then reduce the heat to medium-low. It’s better to play the temperature safe before adding in the flour and milk. If too hot, the flour can burn and separate from the milk which would ruin your bacon gravy.
  • Add as much or as little milk as you’d like! Less milk will yield a thick gravy, and more will aid in thinning it out. I like to start with just one cup of milk, then gradually add in more until I reach my desired consistency.
  • Save rendered bacon fat to use in this recipe later on! Say you’re cooking up bacon on a Sunday morning, but don’t want to make this gravy until Wednesday night. Simply transfer 1/4 cup of the bacon fat to an airtight container and store it in the fridge until ready to use. The fat will solidify in the fridge, but melt as soon as it hits the hot skillet.
bacon gravy being poured over biscuits on a plate

Other Must-Try Gravy Recipes

Recipe By: Sam Guarnieri
5 from 2 votes

Bacon Gravy


Prep 5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 20 minutes
This bacon gravy is creamy, savory, and full of delicious flavor! Rendered bacon fat makes the perfect base to this irresistibly rich recipe.
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Equipment

  • Large skillet

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon chopped
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1-2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Biscuits for serving

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy.
    bacon gravy step 1
  • Remove bacon and all but ¼ of rendered bacon fat from skillet.
  • Gradually stir flour into fat, then pour in one cup of milk. Whisk constantly on medium-low heat until thick. Add additional ½-1 cup of milk if thinner gravy is desired.
    bacon gravy step 3
  • Milk: 1%, 2%, or whole milk would all work perfectly in this bacon gravy recipe.
  • Make it Keto: Use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour.
 
Recipe yields approximately 8 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
 
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving , not including biscuits. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
 
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 8. Result will be the weight of one serving.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 99calProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 44mgTotal Carbs: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gNet Carbs: 3gVitamin A: 49IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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2 Comments

  1. a perfect base indeed! great way to use bacon grease, very creative, love the simplicity and just being able to use up the bacon grease instead of having to figure out how to get rid of it!5 stars

    1. Anna Claire | 40 Aprons Team Anna Claire | 40 Aprons Team says:

      We totally agree!5 stars

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