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Homemade Ham Gravy

Homemade Ham Gravy, made with leftover ham drippings. Delicious side dish with ham, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 441kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff



  • Mix together the flour and heavy whipping cream in a small mixing bowl or glass measuring cup.
  • Gradually whisk together the flour/cream mixture with the ham drippings in a large saucepan or skillet on medium heat.*
  • Add in the water.
  • Continue whisking and stirring the gravy until it begins to thicken and is ready to serve.
  • Serve with ham, mashed potatoes, and all the fixin's!



*Take your time to avoid any lumps in your gravy. It’s pretty much a given that you may have a few lumps, but you can minimize them by whisking the gravy.


Serving: 12servings | Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 67mg
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