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How To Make Turkey Gravy From Scratch

The simplest way to make turkey gravy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy, Thanksgiving Recipes, Thanksgiving Side Dish
Servings: 6
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Camille Beckstrand

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup flour (plus 1-2 Tablespoons more if needed)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cup drippings from cooked turkey (or chicken stock/broth)

Instructions

  • Remove drippings from roasting pan and pour through a strainer into a large bowl.
  • Let sit for about 3-5 minutes and remove any fat that moves to the top of the drippings.
  • To make this gravy, you are going to need about 4 cups of drippings. If you do not have four cups at this point, add enough chicken broth to make 4 cups.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter and add in black pepper over medium heat.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and whisk in 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons flour, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
  • Slowly add in pan drippings, about 1 cup at a time, whisking constantly to keep the flour from clumping.
  • Continue to whisk after adding all the liquid until the gravy starts to bubble and thicken (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Use gravy immediately, or keep warm on stove top and stir well before serving.

Notes

  • To make this gravy, you are going to need about 4 cups of drippings. If you do not have four cups, add enough chicken stock or broth to make 4 cups.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 709mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg