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Plate with roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, broccoli and ham gravy

Ham Gravy

Tasty ham gravy with ingredients you have on hand!
4.35 from 23 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 42 kcal


  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 2 Cups Ham Broth store-bought broth or ham drippings


  • Roast ham on a roasting rack in the oven. My 9 lb ham took about 3 hours at 325 degrees.
    Oven roasted ham being lifted of roasting rack
  • Drain drippings and broth from the roasting rack.
    Pouring ham broth and drippings from roasting rack into a bowl
  • Pour broth in a measuring up. If you don't have 2 cups of broth add water, store bought broth, milk or cream to have two total cups of liquid.
    pouring ham broth into measuring cup
  • Melt two tablespoons of butter in a skillet on low to medium-low heat. Be careful to not burn the butter.
    Melting butter in a skillet
  • Add two tablespoons of flour to the butter. Whisk continuely for two minutes to smooth out any flour lumps.
    mixing flour into butter in a skillet
  • Flour and butter mixture should be slighly golden and smooth.
    whisking flour and butter in a pan
  • Slowly pour in a little broth at a time. Whisk well then add more broth.
    pouring ham broth into butter and flour mixture in skillet
  • *instead of using 2 cups of ham broth, use ½ cup ham broth with 1.5 cups milk, cream or coffee.
    Pouring milk into ham gravy in white skillet
  • Whisk and simmer gravy until reduced to your perfered thickness.
    white skillet with ham gravy simmering on the stove top



  • If dairy-free use oil instead of butter
  • If gluten-free use corn starch instead of flour
  • When using flour add it to the butter at the beginning of the recipe before you add the broth
  • When using corn starch add the corn starch slurry at the end of the recipe after you add the broth to the skillet
  • Use 2 cups of any liquid (broth OR a combination of broth and milk or cream) 
  • I needed to simmer my gravy for about 15 minutes to get it as thick as I like
  • The gravy thickens a little as it cools


Serving: 8gCalories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 1.7gProtein: 1.4gFat: 3.2gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 211mgPotassium: 55mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.2gCalcium: 4mg
Keyword gravy, ham gravy
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