Rating: 4.8 stars
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This simple turkey gravy is...wait for it...simple! You don't want to use gravy from a can or from a package when it's this easy and delicious!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat fat from turkey drippings in a saucepan over medium-low heat until liquefied, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk flour into turkey fat until golden, about 5 minutes.

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  • Whisk liquid from turkey drippings and turkey stock into fat-flour mixture; increase heat to medium and cook, whisking continuously, until gravy is smooth and desired consistency, 5 to 10 minutes. Season gravy with pepper.

Cook's Note:

Chicken stock can be substituted for turkey stock.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 3.1g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 19.9mg; sodium 83.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2017
This recipe worked a like a magic trick! I'd roasted turkeys before, but never made gravy. My turkey didn't produce the half-cup of fat drippings, so I started with half a cup of butter and half a cup of flour. Whisk, whisk, whisk. After 5 minutes I tasted it, and it was floury-tasting, so I cooked it a little longer, still floury. Well, time was running short, had to proceed, so I added 2 cups of my turkey stock and the cup of pan drippings. Dear husband took a turn with whisking, then I finished, and IT TURNED INTO GRAVY! It was absolutely delicious, and it was all gone at the church Thanksgiving potluck. I AM A GRAVY-MAKER! (Thanks to you!) Read More
(21)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2017
This recipe worked a like a magic trick! I'd roasted turkeys before, but never made gravy. My turkey didn't produce the half-cup of fat drippings, so I started with half a cup of butter and half a cup of flour. Whisk, whisk, whisk. After 5 minutes I tasted it, and it was floury-tasting, so I cooked it a little longer, still floury. Well, time was running short, had to proceed, so I added 2 cups of my turkey stock and the cup of pan drippings. Dear husband took a turn with whisking, then I finished, and IT TURNED INTO GRAVY! It was absolutely delicious, and it was all gone at the church Thanksgiving potluck. I AM A GRAVY-MAKER! (Thanks to you!) Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Always freek out about making gravy on Thanksgiving. Everything else was ready except the gravy & I went searching for an easy recipe. Saw this, made it , was so easy, everyone loved it!!! Happy, happy!! My new go to gravy...thank you!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2016
Yes it was a simple to make recipe. The family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2018
This gravy was awesome! I cooked my turkey in a bag and when it came out of the oven, I took a ladle and skimmed off the fat and some of the juices into a saucepan. Brought it to a boil and whisked in the half cup of flour. It started to get really thick and clumpy but then I stirred in 3 cups of the turkey drippings (I had added a can of chicken broth to the bird prior to cooking) brought it to a boil, while stirring constantly and it thickened up and tasted fantastic! Loved it and will make it every year from now on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2017
Easiest gravy recipe I've found!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2018
Simple and so good! The best turkey gravy we ve had and it reheated perfectly days later. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2016
Perfect every time I make it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2020
Easy and delicious. I follow recipe but was slightly shy on turkey fat so used bacon grease to complete the 1/2 cup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2017
Excellent!!!! Read More