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Cornstarch Gravy

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Cornstarch gravy is an easy recipe when you want to make a gluten free gravy or do not have flour on hand. You can also make cornstarch gravy without drippings so it is an easy, no fuss gravy to whip up in a flash.


  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth, stock, or drippings + 2 tablespoons additional (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups broth or stock to a boil over medium high heat.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons room temperature broth with cornstarch and stir until smooth.
  4. Add cornstarch slurry to the hot broth and stir to mix.
  5. Return saucepan to heat and bring to a simmer, continuing to stir.
  6. Add seasonings and simmer until the desired thickness is reached.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.


  • white wine can be used in place of broth in the cornstarch slurry for extra flavor
  • always wait until gravy is the desired thickness before adding salt and pepper to taste

Keywords: cornstarch gravy

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