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Homemade Turkey Gravy

Delcious creamy homemade turkey gravy.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 56kcal


  • 5-6 cup turkey drippings and/or broth
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon thyme or use one-two fresh sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon oregano leave


  • 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!
  • Removed turkey from pan and skim off any fat. Set drippings aside to be used later. 
  • 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. 
  • 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)  
  • 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. 


- 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!


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg