This thick and creamy homemade gravy is the perfect addition to a large bowl of mashed potatoes. In partnership with Idahoan® Foods.

Homemade Gravy with Bacon Grease

Easter meal prep is well under way and I can guarantee that there will be a big helping of mashed potatoes on our table. With that being said, I will have requests from several family members for homemade gravy to drizzle on top. The kind of gravy that is thick and creamy, made from bacon grease and has crushed peppercorns. Do I have your attention now?

Homemade Gravy with Bacon Grease

Homemade Gravy with Bacon Grease

This next Sunday we will be coming home from church and any additional help in the kitchen will be needed for meal preparation. I had the privilege to try out the new Idahoan Signature™ Russets Mashed Potatoes. The Signature Russets were just released this past year and I couldn’t wait to try it out after I tried their soup line. I was a bit skeptical about making mashed potatoes from a package. However, after seeing the combination of potatoes, butter and real milk; I now had mashed potatoes ready that were full of flavor.  In less than 5 minutes, you get creamy mashed potatoes that taste just like you had peeled, boiled and mashed the potatoes yourself.

Homemade Gravy with Bacon Grease
Homemade Gravy with Bacon Grease

Feeding a small crowd? These packets are also resealable and come with instructions for 4, 8 and 12 serving sizes. Of course, my family of 5 went with the whole packet and we almost devoured it all in two sittings. I can’t wait to put these mashed potatoes back on our table next weekend along with this easy Homemade Gravy with Bacon Grease.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

Homemade Gravy with Bacon Grease


  • 1/4 cup bacon grease
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon crushed peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Add bacon grease a skillet over low/medium heat. Slowly whisk in the flour for about 2 minutes until clumps start to form. Pour in 1 cup of milk and stir until gravy thickens about 3 minutes. Then add another cup and repeat until gravy is thick and creamy. Place heat on low and sprinkle in the salt and pepper.

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  1. Made this a few minutes ago, and love it! Simple ingredients and easy to make and delicious

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