Rating: 4.81 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 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)
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 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
07/04/2021
Bought a roasted turkey Breast at the deli for sandwiches. It was so big, I had lots left over, decided to have turkey & dressing for dinner, but had no gravy! Found this recipe, subbed butter for turkey fat, but had enough liquid at the bottom of the tray for the drippings, used chicken stock & my husband, who “doesn’t eat gravy” had 2 helpings. Enough said?? Read More
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