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Turkey Gravy

Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy is a must-have sauce for the holidays. Using pan drippings, we made this simple turkey gravy recipe a very delicious addition!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Turkey Gravy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 674kcal
Author Jen


  • 2 1/2 cup turkey pan drippings
  • 6 tbsp Butter
  • 6 tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


  • Add stock or water as necessary and whisk to release dripping from roasting pan.
  • Strain and remove solids and grease from pan drippings. Set aside.
  • Melt butter in a small to medium saucepan over medium low heat.
  • Slowly whisk in flour to make a roux and cook until light brown and nutty.
  • Slowly whisk pan drippings into the roux.
  • Whisk constantly until you get a slight boil.
  • Add thyme and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Continue to whisk frequently until thickened.
  • Add Salt and Pepper.
  • Remove from heat.


Notes: Your drippings can be from a roasted turkey or from a turkey breast.
Remember to whisk constantly.


Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 15g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg