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Pouring gravy over slices of turkey.

Turkey Gravy Recipe

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WW Freestyle: 4
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Transform those deliciously browned turkey drippings into a delicious turkey gravy in just minutes!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 65.88


  • 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. 
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Gravy Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65.88 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.78g9%
Saturated Fat 3.61g18%
Cholesterol 15.05mg5%
Sodium 157.57mg7%
Potassium 23.5mg1%
Carbohydrates 3.11g1%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.01g0%
Protein 0.59g1%
Vitamin A 174.93IU3%
Vitamin C 2.06mg2%
Calcium 3.44mg0%
Iron 0.24mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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