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Herbed Bacon Gravy

  • Author: Debi~QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Bacon Gravy is fun to make, but some people have a hard time making it.  The secret is in the heat!



  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup half & half
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano (or your choice of herbs)
  • extra milk if needed


  1. Fry bacon in a cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Remove bacon and turn heat down.
  3. Add a couple of tablespoons of flour to the leftover grease in skillet.
  4. Stir well until the flour is absorbed completely.
  5. Turn up the heat.
  6. Add a cup of milk to the mix and stir until all lumps are gone.  Add water or milk as needed to thicken the gravy.
  7. Once everything is incorporated, turn down heat again and add cream.
  8. Stir until creamy.
  9. Add more milk if gravy gets too thick. Continue to cook if gravy is thin.
  10. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbs.
  11. Stir well.
  12. Crumble a few bacon strips into gravy if you wish.


When adding flour to the grease, stir until completely incorporated to avoid lumpy gravy.

  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: biscuits and gravy, herbed gravy, southern gravy, gravy