How Do You Make Homemade Pork Gravy?

To make homemade pork gravy, mix the drippings from a pork roast with a mixture of cornstarch and water. Alternately, cook a mixture of butter and flour in a saucepan and add the drippings to the pan to make a thick gravy.

Pork Gravy

To make pork gravy with cornstarch, use the following recipe. This recipe is part of a recipe for pork roast originally published in Taste of Home magazine.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1-2 minutes

Ready in: 12 minutes


  • 2 cups drippings from pork roast
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons cold water
  1. Heat up the drippings
  2. Measure out 2 cups of drippings from a pork roast and skim off the fat. Pour the drippings into a saucepan or the original roasting pan and add 1 1/2 cups of water.

  3. Add the cornstarch
  4. Mix the cornstarch and cold water together and stir to remove the lumps. Gradually add it to the pan with the drippings and stir. Let the gravy thicken.

To make homemade pork gravy with butter and flour, use the following recipe. This recipe was originally published as part of a recipe for pork roast on the BBC Good Food website.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Ready in: 10 minutes


  • Drippings from pork roast
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  1. Make the flour and butter mixture
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Mix in the flour and cook the ingredients for 2 minutes.

  3. Add the drippings
  4. Add the drippings to the saucepan. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let the gravy thicken.