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Easy Homemade Turkey Gravy

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Homemade turkey gravy is a must have at every Thanksgiving dinner table but it’s also great any time of the year. We keep it simple and classic here for a familiar just like Mom made flavor. 


[T]hanksgiving is our favorite holiday of the year. And for good reason! Bring out the fat pats baby!! Rolls and cranberry sauce and beer brined turkey and creamy green beans with caramelized onions. And let’s not forget all.the.pies.


But if there is one thing that solidifies it all. The one thing that I would cry without at the table it’s gotta be gravy. Maybe you are a light gravy kind of person…..it’s okay. We can still be friends. Maybe you are a don’t let anything touch on your plate kind of person….still love ya.

But I can’t lie. I’m a pour the gravy all over just about everything kind of person. Don’t judge.


This recipe is classic gravy, nothing fancy here except good old butter, flour and liquid. Drippings? Check. Boil the gizzards and neck in your stock if thats your thing. But definitely whatever you do…..don’t forget the gravy.

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Homemade Turkey Gravy

Easy homemade turkey gravy is a thanksgiving classic.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
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  • 2 cups liquid: drippings from turkey homemade turkey stock or chicken stock **
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. In a saucepan over medium heat melt the butter until it starts bubbling.
    2. Add flour and stir until it looks like coarse sand. Cook for 1-2 minutes stirring frequently.
    3. With a whisk in hand pour all the liquid in while whisking vigorously until thoroughly combined (about 20 seconds).
    4. Cook until thickened to desired thickness, stirring regularly paying attention to scraping the bottom to prevent burning. Gravy will continue to thicken some as it cools. Thin with additional stock while whisking vigorously if it becomes too thick.
    5. Season to taste.


**If your turkey was brined the drippings may be very salty. Plan on doubling this recipe to dilute with unsalted stock or use less of the drippings overall.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 185mg | Sodium: 721mg | Sugar: 4g
Author: Dani Meyer
Course : *Easy Entertaining Dishes
Cuisine : American
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2 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Turkey Gravy”

  1. Thank you for this recipe. I grew up with gravy as part of the meal. Since my family doesn’t particularly like gravy, I quit making it and bought a jar when I needed some. Over the years, I lost the recipe (it was in my head). I tried various amounts of butter and flour because I was sure it was a 2 to 1 ratio. Yours is even amounts. It’s such a simple recipe, it amazed me how well I could mess it up!
    I believe it’s healthier and cheaper to make my own. I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.


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