Homemade biscuits are a favorite with almost any kind of gravy from sausage gravy to hamburger gravy and of course this creamy bacon gravy with lots of crisp bacon and drippings.

A country-style creamy gravy with just a few ingredients and a little whisking. What better way to start the weekend than with a hearty breakfast? Bacon gravy is so easy to make and can be topped on everything from biscuits to waffles.

Bacon Gravy on buns and pan full in the back

What is Bacon Gravy?

Bacon gravy can either be white or brown but we most often enjoy this country-style gravy. Milk gives the gravy its creamy base while the bacon drippings, bacon pieces, and some salt and pepper give this yummy gravy its unique flavor.

This creamy sauce is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast spooned over biscuits, waffles, or even mashed potatoes or toast.

  • Nothing goes to waste when making bacon gravy! Use bacon fat for the roux.
  • Add your own favorite seasonings if you’d like.

ingredients to make Bacon Gravy

Ingredients and Variations

BACON: Any kind of bacon will do. Plain, peppered, or maple will give the gravy a new flavor every time. You’ll need to ensure you get at least 2 tablespoons of bacon grease to make the roux. If there isn’t enough fat, use equal amounts of butter (or cook up extra bacon for BLTs or to add to salads).

FLOUR: All purpose flour is used for thickening. We have not tried this with alternate low carb flour options.

MILK: Whole milk gives the gravy its rich flavor due to its high-fat content you can add a splash of heavy whipping cream if you’d like.

process of adding ingredients to pan to make Bacon Gravy

How to Make Bacon Gravy

A little whisking action and some patience make for the best gravy!

  1. Cook bacon crisp over medium heat in a skillet. Remove bacon from pan but leave the fat.
  2. Whisk in the flour per recipe below. Add milk a little at a time stirring until smooth.
  3. Add bacon pieces, salt, & pepper.

Serve over biscuits or cornbread.

PRO TIP: When making a roux, allow the flour and bacon fat to cook for at least 1 minute. Stir in the milk a little bit at a time whisking until there are no lumps, after each addition. The milk mixture will be very thick at first.

process of cooking ingredients to make Bacon Gravy


Store bacon gravy in a mason jar or covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Give it a shake and reheat on the stove.

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Creamy Bacon Gravy

Bacon gravy is creamy, savory, and full of flavor. It's perfect on biscuits, with waffles, or even on mashed potatoes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
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  • 8 slices raw bacon
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • baked biscuits for serving


  • Brown bacon in a large skillet until crisp.
  • Remove bacon and leave 2 tablespoons bacon fat in the skillet.
  • Whisk flour into the bacon fat and cook 1 minute.
  • Add milk a little bit at a time, stirring after each addition.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until thick and bubbly.
  • Crumble bacon and stir into the gravy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon over biscuits for serving.


You will need at least 2 tablespoons of bacon fat. If you don't have enough fat, cook more bacon or add some butter so you have a total of 2 tablespoons.
When making a roux, allow the flour and bacon fat to cook for at least 1 minute. This gets rid of the starchy flavor.
Stir in the milk a little bit at a time whisking after each addition. The milk mixture will be very thick at first.
5 from 23 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 272 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Pork, Sauce
Cuisine American
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  1. Tips for improving this recipe….from a southern lady!
    Use a cast iron skillet!!!
    Lightly brown the roux. This will take more than a minute. Watch it closely as it will go from brown to burnt quickly. Use evaporated milk diluted with water as this will prevent the gravy from having a sweet taste.

  2. The only way to make this better is to quadruple the bacon, hold the biscuits, get under the covers, and shovel it in.