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Foolproof Gravy Recipe

Foolproof Gravy Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 165 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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lorenzabell User ID: 8419715 270071
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2017

"Just like my mother in lae"

Gramma Amy User ID: 6989823 244124
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."

mom2lauren User ID: 7407229 232758
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"

Devildancer User ID: 7058979 191055
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."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 114792
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Delicous and easy!"

katiesnewlife User ID: 1051046 123420
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."

susuthebomb User ID: 6723614 191054
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Great and easy"

rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 193397
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Just as advertised, foolproof. For those of you that said it lacked flavor you wanted, that is easy to fix. Your gravy will leap up the flavor scale by what you place under the turkey skin and over the outside of the bird. We use a herbed mayo under the skin and all around the outside. You can also rub the outside w/ bacon drippings as well. Crisp skin and great tasting gravy reguardless of your prep choices."

Twodisneyfans User ID: 5579393 123419
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"This gravy was a hit for our Thanksgiving meal - and since I've tried it, we always make this gravy for Thanksgiving. Sometimes it turns out a little thick so I think it with a little more stock. Great flavor!"

evrhaze User ID: 1274087 192169
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I've been searching for a gravy recipe that was easy to make during the last minute rush of preparing a holiday dinner. I also tend to make minor errors in recipes so the foolproof name attracted me. I've made this twice now and it tastes great. I've been lucky enough to have plenty of turkey juices so I haven't had to supplement with chicken stock."

Iowabc User ID: 3433701 108641
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"I have a hard time making gravy so this was

an easy one to make."

Lmann13 User ID: 6505040 191053
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"I've always struggled with making a gravy even the most simple recipes just drive me nuts because it never works out in the end, but this one was a one hit homer...a GRAND SLAM!!! easy to make and yummy to the taste!"

arsschultz User ID: 1647907 212081
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"This gravy was good and foolproof but not the best. My husband said it was ok but not like my usual (I usually make a rue with butter/flour and whisk in chicken or beef broth). I thought it was good and will make it again."

twinkermom User ID: 2091250 131050
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"Everyone loved it. I've been cooking Thanksgiving dinner for many years and this was easy and delicious."

brianslady17 User ID: 4846169 108639
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"I have made this gravy 4 times, and it is unbelievably easy, just as it claims. There are no lumps and it is delicious. I like that it does not have a lot of sodium. This is a permanent recipie in our family's collection."

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