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
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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 equals 45 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 127 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g 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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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

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

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

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

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."

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."

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