Creamy bacon gravy over biscuits on a plate.

Homemade Creamy Bacon Gravy Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Turn your meal into ultimate Southern comfort food with this creamy bacon gravy recipe. Perfect paired with biscuits for brunch.


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  • 8 strips of raw bacon
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. Arrange the bacon strips in a single layer in a large skillet. Cook over medium heat, flipping occasionally, until crisp, about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Remove skillet from the heat. Remove bacon from the skillet and immediately scrape the bacon fat into a bowl. Chop up the bacon.
  3. Wipe out the skillet. Measure 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat into the skillet. Add the flour and whisk until smooth. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook stirring continuously until it is slightly tinted in color.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of milk and whisk until smooth. Add another 1/2 cup of milk and whisk until smooth. Add the remaining 1 cup of milk and stir.
  5. Increase the heat to medium heat and heat the milk mixture to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and simmer stirring continuously until sauce is thick enough that you see the skillet when you stir.
  6. Remove skillet from the heat. Stir in the chopped bacon, salt and pepper. Taste and add more salt and pepper, if desired.

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