Start test tasting as it has started to thicken. If it needs more salt, add more. If it is too salty, you can always add more milk. You will find you can become a great gravy maker, it's just a matter of adding and adjusting and the thing about the package is that it's just a great starter and you add the milk and the extras. The butter and olive oil helps tremendously to make it taste home-made. If you have mashed up the patties well, people cannot tell the difference, I promise, because the spices are in there and once it's in the milk, it tastes like sausage. Just put it on a good biscuit. Yummy. People think it's the real thing. The gravy stands for itself and it is so much healthier, especially if you use fat-free organic milk as well. Play around with it, you'll see. It has stood the test of time in our family for about three years now. We make it every weekend.