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Easy Turkey Gravy

This turkey gravy recipe only has five ingredients - turkey drippings/stock, butter, flour, poultry herbs and black pepper and can be made in no time.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 182kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon chopped poultry herb mix (rosemary, sage, thyme)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups leftover stock/drippings


  • Drain the drippings from the turkey through a sieve into a 4 cup measuring cup. Reserve 2 cups of the liquid. Scrape off any fat that forms.
  • Bring a medium saucepan to medium heat and add the butter. When melted add the herbs and black pepper. Add the flour and constantly whisk for about 3 minutes. Slowly pour in 2 cups of stock/pan drippings and whisk constantly until bubbly and thickened. Use immediately.


  • Add cold butter to a cold skillet and let heat up to proper temperature before adding the flour.
  • When making gravy, the most important tool is a whisk. Without whisking, you will probably have a lumpy gravy.
  • Simmer the gravy long enough to allow it to thicken, at least 5 minutes.
  • Keep the turkey gravy warm until right before serving as it thickens as it cools.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.4mg