Who knew that making Turkey Gravy could be so simple that you will never need to buy gravy from the store again! And I bet you have all the ingredients you need in your pantry right now.

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For the longest time I struggled with making gravy, no let me rephrase that. I never made homemade gravy that wasn’t lumpy or tasted like wallpaper paste until about 5 years ago. Don’t get me wrong, I love gravy, especially when it’s ladled over biscuits for breakfast. But before a lady I worked with showed me how easy it was to make I was too intimidated to try on my own. But after you master the art of making gravy there’s few things easier to make.

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The ingredient that brings all the flavor to the gravy is the stock and you can certainly use boxed turkey or chicken stock. But I love experimenting with herbs and spices so many times I’ll make my own stock, especially around the holidays.

It is such a big hit that I was convinced to share how easy it is to make your own turkey gravy for Thanksgiving Dinner.

It’s always fun to learn how to do something new in the kitchen, especially when what you learn can impress your guests.

How to make  turkey gravy

Learn how to make Turkey Gravy

Step 1 – Butter and Flour

  • Over Medium-low heat melt 1/3 cup of unsalted butter, then whisk in 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour. Whisk until smooth.

Learn how to make Turkey Gravy

Step 2 – Whisk in the stock

  • Gradually add 4 cups (32 ounces) of turkey or chicken stock. Increase burner to medium heat and bring to a boil whisking continually.

Learn how to make Turkey Gravy

Step 3 – Simmer

  • Reduce heat to simmer and let cook for 5 – 10 minutes or until gravy thickens stirring occasionally.

Tips and Hints

  • Your gravy will thicken as it cools so stop cooking when gravy is slightly thinner than what you want.
  • If gravy is too thin, make a paste of equal parts flour and cold water. Bring gravy to a bubble; add flour mixture slowly into gravy until it thickens, whisking constantly.
  • If  your gravy ends up too thick, thin it out with turkey, chicken, or vegetable stock. In a pinch you can also thin it with water.
  • If gravy is too lumpy, press the mixture through a wire-mesh strainer and process gravy in a blender or food processor until smooth.

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Turkey Gravy Recipe

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Making your own turkey gravy is super easy and oh so tasty.

  • Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 32 ounces turkey stock, make your own or buy from the store. (You can substitute chicken or vegetable stock if you like)


  1. Melt butter in large skillet or sauce pan over medium low heat.
  2. Slowly add all-purpose flour whisking continuously until smooth.
  3. Add turkey stock, whisking continuously and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until gravy thickens. (normally 5 -10 minutes)


Adjust the consistency of your gravy by adding additional stock or water to thin it or if you need to thicken bring the gravy back to a boil and whisk in a 50/50 mixture of cold water and flour.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

So have I eased your fears about making your own gravy? I hope so, if not, leave me a comment below and let’s work through it together.



  1. This looks so easy! Can one use turkey and/or chicken broth insteak of stock? Thank you in advance.

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