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Homemade Turkey Gravy
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Delcious creamy homemade turkey gravy.

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make homemade gravy, thanksgiving dinner
Servings: 5 Cups
Calories: 673 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 5-6 C turkey drippings and/or broth
  • 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp bouillon
  • 1 tsp thyme or use one-two fresh sprigs
  • 1 tsp oregano leave
  1. After roasting turkey, remove turkey from oven and allow to rest. This allows some of the juices to seep out, just what we want for our gravy!
  2. Removed turkey from pan and skim off any fat. Set drippings aside to be used later. 

  3. in a skillet or large pan melt butter. When melted slowly whisk flour in until smooth. Let flour bubble for a one-two minutes on low heat. 

  4. Bring heat up to med-high heat and slowly add 4 cups drippings or broth while whisking continually. When gravy has thickened add remaining gravy to your desired consistency. (less drippings a thicker gravy, more drippings thinner gravy)  

  5. Add herbs and bring gravy to a simmer. Let simmer on low for about 30 minutes.Season with salt and pepper if needed. Don't remove from heat until you are ready to serve. 

Recipe Notes

- How much liquid you start with will be the same amount of gravy you end with. If you don't have enough drippings, add chicken broth. - Start the liquid out at a lower heat while adding the flour, whisk in the flour and then increase to a boil. This will help prevent clumping. - Be sure to use any brown bits on the bottom of the roasting pan- they have so much flavor!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Turkey Gravy
Amount Per Serving (2 tbs)
Calories 673 Calories from Fat 612
% Daily Value*
Fat 68g105%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 575mg25%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.