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Turkey Gravy Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Transform those deliciously browned turkey drippings into a delicious turkey gravy in just minutes!
Servings : 8 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 2-1/2 cups pan drippings from Roast Turkey Breast
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves (or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary)
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste


  • Take turkey drippings and loosened browned bits from roasting pan (where you cooked the turkey) and strain them through a mesh sieve.
  • Discard solids and reserve 2-1/2 cups of pan drippings. If you do not have enough pan drippings, add low-sodium chicken broth to the drippings to make 2-1/2 cups liquid. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-heat.
  • Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute, or until browned and starts to smell nutty.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup of pan drippings and whisk until well incorporated.
  • Slowly whisk in remaining pan drippings; continue to whisk and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer; whisk in chopped herbs and continue whisking until thickened and bubbly; about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and taste for salt and pepper; adjust as needed.
  • Serve warm.


  • For a different flavor, you can also add a splash of wine, sherry, brandy, soy sauce, lemon juice, or cream.
  • Gravy can also be prepared with just turkey broth, roast chicken drippings, chicken broth, or vegetable broth.
  • Store leftover gravy in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 65.88 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.11 g | Protein: 0.59 g | Fat: 5.78 g | Saturated Fat: 3.61 g | Cholesterol: 15.05 mg | Sodium: 157.57 mg | Potassium: 23.5 mg | Fiber: 0.1 g | Sugar: 0.01 g | Vitamin A: 174.93 IU | Vitamin C: 2.06 mg | Calcium: 3.44 mg | Iron: 0.24 mg | Net Carbs: 3 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy thanksgiving recipe, holiday side dish recipe, how to make gravy, turkey gravy, turkey gravy with drippings