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How to Make Gravy

Creamy, smooth, succulent gravy

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Make Gravy; Gravy; How to Make Gravy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Recipe Idea Shop/Lois Carter Crawford


  • Drippings from a cooked 12-pound turkey (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup flour or gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water


  1. Pour the drippings into a sauce pan, reserving about 3/4 cup of drippings.
  2. Stir 1/4 cup flour into the reserved drippings until smooth. Alternately, for gluten free, use 2-3 tablespoons of corn starch instead of flour or substitute gluten free flour.

  3. Heat the sauce pan with the drippings on high heat until boiling. Then turn the temperature down to medium.
  4. Whisk in the flour mixture and continue to stir until the gravy thickens to the desired thickness.

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste. I add about 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper for this amount of gravy.


Recipe Notes

For a Healthier Option: You can reduced the amount of fat by using a gravy server or a fat separator.

Special Note: If the gravy doesn't have the amount of flavor you would like, you can add 1/2 teaspoon of Kitchen Bouquet seasoning, or a bouillion cube, or a little bit of dried thyme leaves (about 1/2 teaspoon). You can also season with Soy Sauce (a couple of teaspoons).