What Can Be Done to Save Gravy That Is Too Salty?

Although it may be necessary to remake the gravy from scratch, some steps can be done to save gravy that is too salty, such as diluting it with a sweetener or an acid or adding additional ingredients to make the batch larger. Gravy can be slightly salty when going on bland foods such as mashed potatoes, but dishes that have a heavy salt content should not be topped with salty gravy.

Adding sugar or cider vinegar a teaspoon at a time can reduce the level of saltiness in a gravy. Additionally, making extra gravy, which can include mixing flour or other starch in a bowl with water, milk or broth, depending on the type of gravy, and adding it to the salty gravy can reduce the level of saltiness.