Turkey Drippings Gravy

You can’t have turkey without turkey drippings gravy and let me tell you, this gravy is fool proof! It is so easy and tastes amazing, the perfect topping for your turkey. By adding the turkey drippings you get the slow cooked onions and celery chucks that add so much flavor to the gravy. This gravy is so easy to make and is adjustable as well. If you want a less creamy gravy you can swap the cream for more stock and if you want a thinner or thicker gravy just adjust by the amount of liquid you put in. Don’t forget to add lots of pepper as well, pepper is the key to any good gravy!








Turkey Drippings Gravy

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Total Time: 25m
  • Serves: 10
  • Yield: 3-4 cups gravy


  • 2 c turkey drippings (mine had onion and celery in them)
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1 qt turkey or chicken stock
  • 1/4 c heavy cream
  • salt and pepper


  1. Place the turkey drippings and the butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Once the butter is melted, add in the flour. Whisk the drippings and the flour to make a paste, while cooking out that raw flour taste (this should take 2-3 minutes).
  3. When the mixture is combined, slowly add in the stock while continuously whisking to make sure you get out any lumps that may form. Turn the heat up to high and let the gravy start to bubble. Season the gravy with salt and lots of pepper, I love a peppery gravy!
  4. When the gravy has thicken and come to a boil, add in the heavy cream. Taste and adjust your seasonings accordingly. If the gravy is too thick you can add in a splash of stock and if too thin add in a little more cream. Serve the gravy piping hot over your turkey- or your whole Thanksgiving plate like I do!

xo, Rachel

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