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Homemade turkey gravy in a gravy boat. Fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds scattered around as decoration.
Homemade Turkey Gravy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

An easy and foolproof way to make Homemade Turkey Gravy with or without drippings. Use this recipe to make almost any gravy- chicken, pork, beef, or turkey!

Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade gravy
Servings: 12
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Countryside Cravings
  • 3 cups (710ml) chicken or turkey stock
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup (235ml) meat drippings from your roasted turkey
  • ¼ cup (35g) all purpose flour
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Pour meat drippings into a 4 cup measuring cup. Spoon off the fat. Add in enough stock to measure 4 cups of liquid. Set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan melt butter over medium-high heat. Stir in flour and continue to stir and cook for a couple of minutes.

  3. Slowly pour and whisk in the reserved drippings/stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and taste for salt and pepper and adjust to taste. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes
  1. Please read the post for lots of tips on making gravy. Plus, troubleshooting tips should you need them!
  2. You could also replace the butter with the skimmed fat which provides even more flavor! This is how I prefer to make gravy. 
  3. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate. Nutrition is for 1/3 cup of gravy. 

How to make gravy without meat drippings

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Turkey Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 117IU2%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.