Creamy Onion Gravy

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


1-1/4 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
You don't need to worry about having enough pan drippings from your turkey to make this gravy from our Test Kitchen. Prepare it anytime you serve mashed potatoes.


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a small saucepan, saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Transfer to a small bowl; set aside.
  2. In the same pan, melt remaining butter over medium-low heat. Combine the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper; whisk into butter until smooth. Gradually add buttermilk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in onion.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 99 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.