3 Easy Types Of Gravy Recipes For Roast Dinners

Did you know that there are numerous ways to make gravy? Yes, it’s true! And not all of them require intensive labour or difficult techniques. In fact, some of the easiest gravy recipes are just a matter of combining a few simple ingredients. So if you’re looking for an easy way to take your roast dinner up a notch, check out these three recipes for delicious gravy.

gravy for roast dinner recipe

How to make Mushroom Gravy

You will need:

  • 30g Butter
  • 1 Finely chopped Shallot
  • 250g Sliced Mushrooms
  • 300ml Beef Stock
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the shallot and fry for 2 minutes until softened.

Add the sliced mushrooms and cook gently for 5 minutes. Pour in the stock and simmmer for 5 minutes. Add the parsley, thyme and salt and pepper to taste.

What goes with mushroom gravy?

There are a few things that go great with mushroom gravy. One is mashed potatoes. Another is roasted or grilled chicken or beef. And lastly, steamed or boiled vegetables such as carrots, green beans, and broccoli all pair well with mushroom gravy.

Can you freeze mushroom gravy?

Yes, pour in a liquid freezer bag when cool and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge the day before you need it and reheat in a saucepan.

onion gravy recipe

How to make Onion Gravy

You will need:

  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 30g Butter
  • 1 Sliced Onion
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 300 ml Chicken Stock
  • Salt and Pepper


Heat the oil and butter in a saucepan and add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until golden. Add the flour and stir through for 1 minute.

Add the chicken stock. Simmer for 5 minutes then add the salt and pepper.

What goes with onion gravy?

Again, mashed potatoes are a great option. But other choices include roasted meat, grilled steak, and even fish. Onion gravy goes with almont anything for an extra bit of tastiness! As for vegetables, green beans, carrots, and corn all go well with onion gravy. French fries are a great to dip in this onion gravy – add a splash of vinegar in the gravy, it’s so good!

red wine gravy recipe for meat

How to make Red Wine Gravy

You will need:

  • 30 g Butter
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 100 ml Red Wine
  • 300 ml Beef Stock
  • Juices from the meat
  • Salt and Pepper


Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until it begins to brown. Add the flour and stir for 1 minute.

Add the wine and beef stock. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Pour in any juices from the meat, and add salt and pepper to taste.

What to eat with Red Wine Gravy

Roasted or grilled red meats are a fabulous option such as beef, venison and lamb. Again great pairing is mashed potatoes. And lastly, cooked vegetables such as carrots, green beans, and broccoli all work well with red wine gravy.

gravy and fries

Gluten-Free flour to thicken gravy

To make a gluten-free gravy use Corn Starch. Corn starch is a great thickener because it is starchy and has a very mild taste.

How to make gluten-free gravy

Replace the plain flour as in the recipes above with Corn Starch but use less of it, about 1/2 a tbsp should be enough.

When making the gravy make sure it is on high heat so it begins to thicken. Once the gravy thickens stop mixing otherwise it will become runny again.

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