Bacon Gravy Recipe

bacon gravy
A great alternative to sausage gravy is bacon gravy. This gravy is great if you are looking to serve something different for breakfast or just have bacon on hand and not any sausage. The bacon is cooked in the pan until crispy and then the gravy is prepared using the bacon grease. The bacon grease adds a lot of flavor to this recipe. Bacon gravy is very easy to prepare and goes great served over biscuits. Chances are you already have the ingredients on hand to make this. I also like to serve it with eggs and hash browns. Enjoy.

bacon gravy

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Bacon Gravy

Yield: 2 Cups


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Place 6 slices of bacon in the skillet and cook until almost crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and place onto a plate lined with paper towels.
  2. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the skillet. Add the flour to the bacon grease and whisk together. Cook for about 1 minute while whisking, being careful not the burn the flour. Add the milk, a little a time, while whisking constantly. Heat until bubbling (about 5-10 minutes), until the sauce starts to thicken.
  3. Meanwhile, crumble the bacon. Add salt and pepper to taste and the crumbled bacon to the gravy. Allow the mixture to simmer until it has reached your desired consistency. Serve over biscuits.


4 Responses to “Bacon Gravy Recipe”

  1. Terry M. — May 21, 2015 @ 9:17 am

    My momma always made this …I like it better than sausage gravy !!

  2. Althea — May 22, 2015 @ 5:44 am

    Thank you for this practical recipe. And, you are right! We don’t always have sausage on hand, so this is a great substitute.

  3. David B Teague — October 13, 2016 @ 5:44 am

    My mother made this with streak o’ lean, for fat back as we called it. This is very close to what she would do. Thanks for the memory and the wonderful recipe.
    Re: Sausage gravy: I remember “Southern” sausage and sausage gravy fondly but it now both treat my innards unkindly.

  4. Norma Kraning — December 2, 2017 @ 1:37 pm

    I will try this . Sounds delicious.
    Your right, I hardly ever have sausages
    On hand, but I do bacon.

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