How to Make Gravy From Gravy Mix

by Zora Hughes ; Updated September 28, 2017

Serve the gravy in a gravy boat for presentation.

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Gravy moistens and enhances the flavor of the meat you are serving for dinner, especially if the gravy is made from the juices of the meat. Gravy also pairs well with mashed potatoes, and in the South, gravy accompanies freshly baked biscuits. When preparing a big dinner, however, sometimes taking the time to create a gravy mixture from scratch is just too time consuming. Thankfully, there are plenty of prepared gravy mixes available where all you need to add is water. Gravy mixes come in many meat flavors as well as other complimentary flavors to enhance any dish.

Pour the gravy mix into a small saucepan.

Gradually stir in 1 cup of water, or whatever amount the back of the package requires.

Bring the mixture to medium-high heat, stirring frequently until the gravy begins to boil slightly.

Reduce the heat and simmer for one minute before removing from the heat. The gravy will thicken upon standing.


  • Feel free to add seasoning to flavor up the gravy even further if you prefer.

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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.