KFC Gravy Recipe

Everyone needs a classic gravy recipe on hand for the holidays, cookouts, or random mashed potato cravings. And while you could take the easy way out and get store-bought gravy, it won’t taste nearly as good as one you make at home – especially when it tastes just like KFC’s. Mashed potatoes and gravy are iconic at KFC, and they’ve really mastered the homemade comfort food flavor, which is exactly what I’m looking for in a side dish. In this recipe, I’ll walk you through how to whip up a quick-and-easy copycat version of the famous KFC gravy. You’ll want to bookmark or print this one – I guarantee you’ll come back to it time after time. Enjoy!

Copycat KFC Gravy Recipe

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
6 5 min 30 min 35 min

KFC Gravy Recipe



  1. Heat butter in a skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add flour to melted butter and whisk together. Continuously stir for about 20 minutes. The mixture should have a thick consistency and be a light brown color.
  3. Next, stir in remaining ingredients – water, beef bouillon, chicken bouillon, onion powder, and black pepper. Once the mixture is smooth, turn up the heat on the stove and boil the gravy.
  4. Stir consistently for 10 minutes.
  5. Take off heat, and let cool before serving.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers.


Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5.5g 28%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 8.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Total Sugars 0.5g
Protein 1.4g
Vitamin D 6mcg 30%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 26mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • When you first heat the butter, be sure to use a whisk to continuously stir so the butter and flour mixture does not burn at the bottom of the pan.
  • If you prefer, you can use chicken or beef powder instead of bouillon. If you do, you’ll want to use 4 teaspoons of each.
  • Want to make KFC-inspired mashed potatoes along with your gravy recipe? You don’t need to make them from scratch. Pick up a bag of your favorite instant mashed potatoes (KFC uses potato flakes to make their mashed potatoes!).

For more copycat recipes to go with your KFC gravy, check out our KFC Coleslaw Recipe.

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