Go Back
gravy recipe in a turkey boat sitting in front of a platter of turkey
Print Recipe
No ratings yet


This Turkey Gravy Recipe is so easy to make. It comes together with the drippings of your turkey and a few pantry ingredients in just about 15 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thanksgiving, thanksgiving recipe
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 2 cups turkey drippings and/or chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • If you are using turkey drippings, strain them through a fine mesh sieve into a measuring cup. If there is less than 2 cups, you can add chicken stock until you have two cups. (Or you can use two cups chicken broth.) Before adding chicken stock, skim the fat off the top.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour until it is fully combined. Continue cooking until the color deepens to a brown color, about 45 seconds.
  • Slowly whisk in the drippings. Start by whisking in two tablespoons at a time. (No need to measure, just eye ball it.) Continue slowly adding the drippings, only adding more once the what you just added is fully absorbed. You can add it a little more quickly as you get further along. Continue whisking until all the liquid is absorbed. This should take less than two minutes.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the gravy is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste. (If you finish this recipe and find it lacking in flavor, read this.)