Classic Turkey Gravy Recipe
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Classic Turkey Gravy Recipe

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Making gravy is very simple when you have the right proportions of ingredients. This recipe tastes delicious and you will be sure to serve this at every holiday dinner. —Virginia Watson, Kirksville, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • Drippings from 1 roasted turkey
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 45 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 127mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Pour turkey drippings into a 2-cup measuring cup. Skim fat, reserving 2 tablespoons; set aside. Add enough broth to the drippings to measure 2 cups.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine flour and reserved fat until smooth. Gradually stir in the drippings mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Season with salt and white pepper to taste. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Classic Turkey Gravy in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p50

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Marty360 User ID: 7893686 256704
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2016

"I haven't made it yet. It sounds tasty, but I'm at a loss to why someone would even think to giving a turkey gravy recipe for only 2 cups. That would only be enough for maybe 3 or 4 people, and if you only had 4 people, you most likely wouldn't be making a turkey. I know I can double or triple the recipe; just saying."

olgalu60 User ID: 8470488 237252
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015


Donut Queen User ID: 6883809 145574
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Second time making this yesterday; I cannot think of using any other gravy!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 6296404 184844
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

"This is the ONLY way I know how to make gravy!"

SueMoss User ID: 6496053 186832
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"#1 secret to making lump free gravy -- add the salt to the flour. You will not have any lumps if you do this."

dani.f User ID: 5884831 186831
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"Very good recipe, I go to all the time now. The additional tips and tricks on the page I found very helpful. Wish they could be added here."

b11b11 User ID: 4020557 184838
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"Great basic enjoyed it."

lady_g User ID: 4848935 187637
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"Great base gravy. Came out very rich and flavorful, then again mom's turkey drippings are fantastic to begin with!"

swensona User ID: 1861346 116417
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Your endless attempts to force people to read ads or watch popups in intolerable. If they don't stop, I will unsubscribe."

gama1904 User ID: 5632435 187635
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"A nice simple, but tasty, gravy. It's like the kind my grandmother always made."

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