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The Best Turkey Gravy

The Best Turkey Gravy

JC Phelps
After cooking a turkey/turkey breast, don't let those delicious drippings go to waste; it's not Thanksgiving without the Best Turkey Gravy!
5 from 38 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 32 kcal


  • 1.5 c. turkey drippings
  • ½ stick butter unsalted
  • ¼ c. flour
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Using a sieve or a strainer of some sort, strain the turkey drippings. You will want to remove the majority of the solids while retaining the liquid.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add in flour and whisk until slightly browned. Add in thyme, rosemary, and parsley. Whisk until incorporated.
  • Whisk turkey drippings into the gravy in batches. Whisk for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once gravy comes to a boil, reduce heat and continue to whisk until gravy has thickened to your desired consistency. Season with kosher salt and course black pepper to taste.


Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 298IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
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