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Microwave Roux

A butter and flour Microwave Roux is the perfectly simple solution for thickening gravy in the slow cooker or Crock Pot.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 8


  • slow cooker


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter or oil of choice
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour


  • Place the butter in a 4-cup Pyrex glass measuring cup.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave on high power for 50 - 60 seconds, or until the butter is fully melted.
  • Add the flour and whisk it into the butter until well combined.
  • Microwave the butter and flour mixture on high power for one minute. Whisk.
  • Repeat this process. Microwave for one minute and whisk, two more times, for a total of three minutes.
  • The roux will be a light blonde color and very smooth. Whisk it together with 2 cups of broth and seasonings to create a liquid that will thicken to a gravy in the slow cooker.