Turkey Gravy.

Making turkey gravy is one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving season, because … gravy. It smells so delicious as it cooks, and it adds such a special, classic flavor to Thanksgiving dinner.

Turkey Gravy

I can’t imagine my Thanksgiving meal without gravy, and especially love it on stuffing, beans + for dipping biscuits into. OK, pretty much on everything.

Below you’ll find my simple recipe and tips for making Turkey Gravy. Check out our “How To” post on making a roux for more tips on making this recipe as perfectly as possible. If you’re not making a turkey yourself, I’ve also heard the Williams Sonoma Gravy Base is a wonderful alternative to homemade drippings.

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Turkey Gravy

  • Author: Heirloomed Collection


This turkey gravy is perfect for your Thanksgiving table. Try it on top of your turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing… okay really try it on anything.


  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups turkey drippings


  1. To begin, you need to capture your turkey drippings. Pour drippings from your turkey pan into a fine mesh strainer to allow them to cool a bit. You’ll see the fat rise to the top and start to solidify. Once this happens, use a spoon to remove the fat. Do this until you have the 4 cups of drippings. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter over medium-low heat, and sprinkle in the black pepper. Slowly add in the flour, constantly whisking to combine (this is where the roux post comes in handy).
  3. After a few minutes, the flour and butter will be incorporated, making a paste.
  4. Pour your drippings into the pan, continuing to whisk. Allow the gravy to cook for a few minutes in order to thicken.
  5. Serve immediately, or keep on very low heat until ready to serve. Enjoy!


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