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Homemade Turkey Gravy Recipe

Learn how to make Homemade Turkey Gravy to complete your Thanksgiving meal. This gravy recipe is so easy, so quick and SO delicious.
Course Dip, Sauce
Cuisine American, Thanksgiving
Keyword How to Make Turkey Gravy, Turkey Gravy, Turkey Gravy Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 83kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1/4 cup skimmed fat from drippings or butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups drippings from the roast turkey see notes
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice optional
  • 1/2 green onion chopped finely
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Pour off all the turkey drippings into a large bowl or liquid measure. Skim off the fat. Return 1/4 cup fat to the roasting pan. Place over medium to medium high heat.
  • Sprinkle over flour and whisk to create a paste. Cook 1 minute. Whisk in remaining drippings. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer, whisking to avoid lumps. After gravy boils, it should thicken up nicely.
  • Taste and add salt or pepper if desired. Right before serving stir in green onion and lemon juice (optional, but delicious!) Serve gravy warm.


*If you don't have enough fat from your roasted bird, use butter
*If you don't have enough drippings, substitute remaining with chicken or turkey stock.
*This recipe easily doubles! 
*If you would like a thicker gravy, add an extra tablespoon or two of flour
*if you would like a thinner gravy, whisk in more chicken or turkey stock


Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg