Homemade Turkey Gravy Recipe

This homemade turkey gravy recipe explains how to make fool-proof gravy from either roasted turkey drippings or canned broth.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 80 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 5 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups turkey drippings + broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pour the dripping for your roasted turkey/turkey breast into a fat separator. Allow the fat to rise to the top and pour just the drippings into a 4-cup capacity measuring cup.

  2. Add canned turkey (or chicken) broth to the drippings to equal 4 cups of liquid.

  3. To a clean sauce pan, add 5 tablespoons of butter and melt over medium heat. 

  4. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 - 2 minutes, until the mixture is completely smooth and bubbling and starting to get golden in color. 

  5. Whisk in the turkey drippings/broth mixture.

  6. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until it reaches the thickness of gravy you prefer. 

  7. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper accordingly. Serve immediately.