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Southern Tomato Gravy

Adapted from a recipe by Author: Stacey Little | Southern Bite
Course Sauce
Cuisine Southern American
Keywords Southern Tomato Gravy
Cooking Method saute
Hot/Cold Dish Either
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 heavy servings
Author Stacey Little

What You Will Need:

  • 3 Tbsps fat - vegetable oil, shortening, bacon grease, or rendered sausage fat
  • 3 Tbsps all-purpose flour - as a thickening agent
  • 1 1/3 cups chicken broth/stock - give or take
  • 14 oz tomatoes - can, diced or whole with juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt - more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper - more or less to taste
  • 2 Tbsps green onions - diced

Equipment Needed:

  • Stick Blender


  • In a skillet over medium heat, whisk the flour into the warm fat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the flour just starts to brown and smells nutty. Yep, you are making a roux.
  • Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and stir until smooth.
  • Add the undrained tomatoes.
    Canned tomatoes
  • I use a stick blender at this point but you can pour the sauce into food processor or canister blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cook until thickened - about 5 minutes, stirring often. Serve hot or cold over just about anything. I saw a guy, ok it was me, put some on ice cream.
  • stir in the diced green onions just before serving


You can substitute about 5 to 6 fresh diced tomatoes for the canned tomatoes in this recipe, but may need to add some additional chicken broth to reach the right consistency.


Nutrition Facts
Southern Tomato Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 710mg31%
Potassium 353mg10%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 213IU4%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.