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turkey gravy poured on turkey

Perfect Turkey Gravy

Perfect Turkey Gravy is rich, thick and flavor packed!  This silky smooth gravy is simple to make and perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Author Nichole


  • /2 Cup 1 Stick Salted Butter
  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1-2 Cups Turkey Pan Drippings
  • 4-5 Cups Turkey or Chicken Stock
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Fresh Sage
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped Fresh Thyme
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste


  • Heat the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until melted.
  • Whisk in the flour until smooth.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cook, whisking occasionally for 5-6 minutes until golden brown.
  • Turn the heat back up to medium.
  • Slowly whisk in the turkey pan drippings, then, whisk in the turkey stock until smooth.
  • Add in the fresh herbs, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Simmer for 3-5 minutes until thick.
  • Taste the gravy and add additional salt, pepper, sage, and thyme before serving if desired.


TO MAKE GRAVY AHEAD:  Prepare as directed.  Cool the gravy, then store in an airtight container or large resealable bag and place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
STOCK/BROTH:  I recommend using TURKEY STOCK for this recipe if you can find it.  If not, chicken stock works well.  You can also use broth, but the gravy will not be as flavorful as it will with stock.