southern white gravy on chicken fried steak

Southern White Gravy

Gravies & Sauces, Southern Sides

This Southern white gravy is so easy – it’s made from only a few ingredients that you’re sure to have on hand! This is your go-to gravy for chicken fried steak.

If you’re fixin’ some chicken fried steak for dinner, you’re in for a treat. And you’ve come to the right place. You’re going to need to top that yummy crunchy steak with the perfect gravy pairing. This easy peasy recipe is just what you need. (Unless of course you’d prefer some decadent sausage gravy. Then come right over here.)

This recipe is made with just a few ingredients that you’re sure to have laying around – milk, flour, butter, salt, and pepper. So without further ado, let’s get started.

By the way, if you’re looking for a vegan version of this gravy recipe, you can find one at the very bottom of our Vegan Chicken Fried Steak post.

We hope you’ll enjoy our Southern White Gravy recipe!

Southern White Gravy

This white gravy is exactly what you need for your chicken fried steak, or whatever else you want to make uber-yummy.
5 from 5 votes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8
Calories 95 kcal


  • 2 cups milk (whole milk works best)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt and pepper


  • Place the butter in your skillet and heat at medium-high heat on your stovetop, until fully melted.
  • Stir in the flour and let it break down in the butter for a couple minutes. Then slowly add in the milk, while continuing to stir. It will thicken after a few minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 237IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gravy
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  1. 5 stars
    Very tasty!

  2. Elsie S. Stewart

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe and it’s really good. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to try the recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    I thought I was the only one that made my white gravy like this. I’m 58 years young & this is exactly how my mother & her mother’s recipe deep here in San Antonio. I couldn’t believe how many other recipes called for 15 + ingredients. Simple cooking, simple ingredients are always the best. I’m thrilled to finally see recipes that have been in my family for over 60 years.

  4. 5 stars
    I love the recipe . It follows the rule of kiss = keep it simple I’m not going to put the last word . Not trying to be offensive. My family loves this gravy. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. 5 stars
    Loved it !!!!!!

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