The Easiest Turkey Gravy Recipe: This Thanksgiving Gravy Is Foolproof by 30Seconds Food

The Easiest Turkey Gravy Recipe: This Thanksgiving Gravy Is Foolproof

Do you stress about making gravy as the turkey bakes away on Thanksgiving Day? Don't stress! Making a rich, flavorful turkey gravy doesn't have to be hard and time consuming. This easy homemade turkey gravy recipe has just three simple ingredients for a basic gravy, but can be fancied up with seasonings and spices.

To make this easy, foolproof turkey gravy you will need your drippings from the roasted turkey, chicken broth and flour. That's it! The ingredients cook up together on the stovetop. Add some dried thyme and sage, or use poultry seasoning or salt and black pepper to jazz it up to fit your family's tastes. 

Serve this turkey gravy beside the turkey and mashed potatoes. You can't go wrong! 

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Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10


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Recipe Notes

  • Leave as much of the turkey fat in the gravy as you desire. 
  • Use gluten-free flour for a gluten-free gravy.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Pour the turkey drippings into a large 4-cup glass measuring cup. Remove most of the fat from the surface of the turkey drippings.
  2. Add enough chicken broth to the turkey drippings to measure 3 cups. 
  3. In a saucepot, whisk together 3/4 cup of the remaining chicken broth and flour until smooth. Slowly whisk in the turkey drippings and broth. Stir in any seasonings. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving


Total Fat: 3.8g

Saturated Fat: 1.1g

Cholesterol: 4mg

Sodium: 1030mg

Total Carbohydrate: 9.1g

Dietary Fiber: 0.7g

Total Sugars: 0.4g

Protein: 4.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 7mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 195mg

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Elisa Schmitz
We love a simple turkey gravy that's easy to make and savory to enjoy. Love this recipe! #yum
Nothing like a good gravy to guzzle...I mean drizzle 🤥 over your mashed potatoes, etc!

Just as an FYI - I've noticed that Campbell's generally has boxed turkey broth available during the holiday season, so for those of us who love turkey, and gravy...not that I buy more than 6 or 8 at a time, or anything... 😬
Elisa Schmitz
Great to know this, Terry , and thanks for sharing. Wishing you all the yummy gravy this holiday season! 😀

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