How to Create a Delicious Pork Gravy

Are you looking for the perfect finishing touch to elevate your pork dinners? Look no further than homemade pork gravy! By utilizing the flavorful pork fat drippings from your main course, you can create a rich and savory gravy that will take your pork dishes to the next level. The best part? It only takes 15 minutes to make!

An Easy Homemade Pork Gravy Recipe

This pork gravy recipe is not only incredibly delicious, but it’s also remarkably easy to make. The secret lies in using the pork fat drippings from your roast to infuse the gravy with a deep and satisfying flavor. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have a smooth and creamy pork gravy that will enhance any pork dinner.

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Smooth and creamy pork gravy is exactly what your pork dinner is missing!

Pork Gravy Ingredients

To create this delectable pork gravy, you’ll only need a handful of simple ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of pork drippings from a pork roast
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of cool water
  • 3 tablespoons of cornstarch

If you don’t have pork drippings, don’t worry! Check out my chicken gravy without drippings post for instructions on making it without.

How to Make Pork Gravy

Creating this pork gravy is a breeze and requires minimal preparation. Follow these simple steps to achieve gravy perfection:

  1. Scrape the fond: Remove all the flavorful fond (brown bits) from the bottom of the roasting pan and pour ¼ cup of pork drippings into a medium saucepan.
  2. Boil: Add 1 cup of chicken broth to the drippings in your saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Simmer: Reduce the heat and let the mixture simmer for 4-5 minutes, or until it reaches your desired flavor. Test the gravy and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Whisk in the slurry: In a small bowl, whisk together ¼ cup of cool water and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch to create a slurry. Slowly whisk the slurry into your gravy until it reaches the desired consistency.
  5. Enjoy: Serve the gravy immediately while it’s still warm and pair it with your favorite pork dishes.
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I love using the drippings from my pork roast to make the gravy. It adds an extra layer of flavor to the entire meal. Simply slice the roast and spoon the gravy over the top for a truly satisfying dining experience.

Tips & Recipe Notes

Here are a few tips to enhance your pork gravy-making journey:

  • To give your gravy a stronger flavor, consider using a bouillon base or cubes to make the chicken broth.
  • If you don’t have pork drippings, you can use Better Than Bouillon pork base as a flavorful substitute. You can also add butter to impart some richness.
  • Once the gravy has cooled, you can store it in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If properly sealed in a freezer bag or container, pork gravy can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat leftover gravy, simply place it in a saucepan over medium heat on the stove top for 10-15 minutes or until it reaches your desired temperature.

Tall image of a gravy boat full of pork gravy.


How Do I Make Pork Gravy Without Drippings?

If you don’t have pork drippings on hand, you can substitute them with Better Than Bouillon pork base. It offers all the concentrated flavors you would get from pork drippings and then some!

Can I Make Pork Gravy Without Flour?

Absolutely! Instead of using flour, this recipe calls for cornstarch, which serves as an excellent alternative thickening agent. If you prefer, you can also explore other cornstarch substitutes for a comparable result.

What Should I Serve With Pork Gravy?

While I love serving a pork shoulder roast smothered in gravy, you can pair pork gravy with any of your favorite pork recipes. This versatile sauce would be a delightful accompaniment to roasted rack of pork, pork steaks, and more!

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Delicious Pork Recipes

Looking for more mouthwatering pork recipes? Try these crowd-pleasing options:

  • Instant Pot Pulled Pork: Effortlessly prepare an incredible pulled pork sandwich.
  • Roasted Rack of Pork: Delight in a visually stunning and equally delicious rack of pork.
  • Asian Roasted Pork Belly: Savor the sweet and sticky goodness of Asian-inspired roasted pork belly.
  • BBQ Baked Pork Spareribs: Indulge in BBQ baked pork spareribs that will have everyone licking their fingers.
  • Air Fryer Thick Cut Pork Chops: Make perfectly cooked and juicy thick-cut pork chops with ease.
  • Air Fryer Shake & Bake Pork Chops: Enjoy the classic crispy coating of Shake & Bake pork chops that both kids and adults will love.


For the complete printable recipe card with detailed instructions and helpful tips, refer to the recipe below.

Please your taste buds and elevate your pork dishes with this simple yet immensely flavorful homemade pork gravy. Your family and guests will be asking for seconds!

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