Foolproof Gravy Recipe
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Foolproof Gravy Recipe

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Make your Thanksgiving or other special-occasion dinner easy with this can't-miss recipe. Use the drippings from your roasted turkey, and the gravy is done in just 20 minutes. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • Drippings from 1 roasted turkey
  • 1/2 to 1 cup turkey or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 165 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), trace protein


  1. Pour drippings into a 2-cup measuring cup. Skim and discard fat. Add enough broth to the drippings to measure 2 cups; transfer to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir into drippings mixture. Stir in the bouillon granules, poultry seasoning and white pepper. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Yield: 2-1/3 cups.
Originally published as Foolproof Gravy in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p94

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"I was looking for some help to make a rich gravy for Thanksgiving turkey dinner. This one was delicious. I love the white pepper seasoning, and the milk makes it very creamy and delicious."

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"This recipe is how I learned to make perfect gravy. I was never consistent. Now it's perfect everytime. I have this recipe memorized"

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"I made this at Christmas dinner, it was bland and very light color. My own homemade gravy is better and will make that next time."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Delicous and easy!"

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2013

"Very easy and tasty; and I didn't add any bouillon or broth. I had an herb rub on my turkey, and sliced celery and onion underneath it."

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