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How To Make Gravy with Drippings

The good old fashioned way to create thick, delicious gravy with drippings

Course gravy, sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword gravy, Thanksgiving, turkey
Cook Time 10 minutes
resting time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • drippings from one 12-16 pound turkey
  • 2 cups turkey broth, separated (you can use chicken in a pinch)
  • 1/4 cup flour of choice (see my gluten free suggestion above)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. After turkey is removed from the oven, remove from roasting pan, cover with foil and allow to "rest" for 30 minutes before carving. Begin making gravy.

  2. Place turkey roaster with drippings on cooktop, you may need to use two burners. Turn heat to medium, when drippings start to simmer and pop add 1 cup broth to pan. Scrape pan with spatula or wooden spoon to loosen those flavorful brown bits.

  3. Whisk 1/4 flour and 1/2 cup broth until smooth. Slowly add flour mixture to the pan with the drippings while whisking constantly as gravy begins to thicken. Whisk another minute or so. If gravy is perfect, take off heat, you're done! If it's too thick: while whisking add remaining 1/2 cup broth a little at a time until desired consistency is achieved

  4. If needed, season to taste with sea salt and pepper, then smother everything on your plate with this lovely gravy!