Creamy Bacon Gravy is a hearty, delicious gravy made with just 5 simple ingredients. Serve over biscuits for a satisfying country breakfast, brunch or dinner!
Bacon Gravy, also known as Country Gravy, is a twist on our favorite Sausage Gravy and it’s just as easy to make, with a very similar recipe. Until recently, I had only ever made the sausage version and never considered making it with bacon but now I love (and make) them both equally. The only ingredients needed to make this bacon gravy are bacon (of course!), flour, milk, salt and pepper. That’s it!! It sounds too good to be true but I promise you that with those few simple ingredients, you’re going to end up with a breakfast full of flavor. My favorite way of serving Bacon Gravy is over soft, warm biscuits like my Easy Drop Biscuits. They pair well with this recipe because they come together quickly as well – you can prepare them while the bacon is cooking and they’ll be hot and ready by the time the gravy is done! You can of course just serve this over toast, or whatever type of biscuits you have on hand1
Bacon Gravy Recipe Notes:
- Besides a little bit of salt and pepper, the flavor comes entirely from the bacon – both the pieces of bacon and the bacon grease or fat. You will likely need to drain or set aside about half of the bacon grease after cooking the bacon. You’ll only need around 3 tablespoons to make the gravy, unless you plan on doubling the recipe.
- Opt for thick cut bacon for the most fat and best flavor.
- I find that this recipe over biscuits is a complete, filling meal on its own but I do know others who also like to serve this up with some scrambled eggs and a few extra pieces for bacon. My favorite is to serve it up with a big Fruit Salad to round out the meal!
- You only need approximately 3 tablespoons of bacon grease – if you add too much, you’ll either have a very thin gravy or need to thicken it up a bit with extra flour.
Creamy Bacon Gravy
- 6 Slices Bacon thick cut works best
- 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
- 4 cups of milk
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 -1 teaspoon Black Pepper to taste
- Optional additional seasonings to taste: Seasoned salt garlic powder, cayenne pepper, dried sage
- Cook the bacon according to the instructions on the package.
- Remove from the pan and pour out half of the bacon grease. (You should have about 3 tablespoons of bacon grease in the pan.)
- Once the bacon has cooled slightly, cut the slices into small pieces. Set aside
- Place the pan back on the stove over medium heat and sprinkle in the flour.
- Whisk continuously until the flour starts to bubble and turns a light brown color.
- Whisk in the salt and pepper and let the mixture thicken for another 30-45 seconds.
- Pour in the milk and whisk the entire time.
- Continue whisking and cooking until the gravy starts to simmer.
- Reduce the heat to low medium and whisk until the gravy thickens (about 5 minutes).
- Mix in the bacon pieces and remove from the heat.
- Let it cool for 3-4 minutes to allow it to thicken more before serving over biscuits.
- Store leftover gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.