Kittencal's Turkey Gravy

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"You don’t have to have 4 cups of pan drippings to make this gravy just mix chicken broth with drippings to make the 4 cups or it may be made with only chicken broth, take a look at note on the bottom of the recipe, this may be made slightly ahead and kept uncovered on top of the stove until ready to serve just heat over low heat and whisk before using, and any leftovers freeze very well and amounts may be reduced to half or doubled. To make this gravy using all chicken broth prepare as directed using 4 cups low sodium chicken broth and 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder or or you may add in low sodium chicken broth omitting bouillon powder to pan drippings to make up 4 cups. This recipe will yield about 5 cups"

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (14.3 g)
  • Calories 102.1
  • Total Fat - 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 30.5 mg
  • Sodium - 101.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 0.1 g
  • Calcium - 4 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Drain the pan drippings for the roasted turkey through a fine strainer.

Step 2

Allow to sit for about 5 minutes then spoon off any fat from the top.

Step 3

Add in chicken broth or water to make 4 cups if necessary.

Step 4

In a medium saucepan melt butter or margarine.

Step 5

Add in the 11 tablespoons of flour and black pepper; whisk for 1 minute.

Step 6

Slowly add in the 4 cups turkey broth/drippings; whisk constantly over medium-low heat until bubbly and thickened (about 3 minutes).


No special items needed.

9 Reviews


Delicious! We used both pan drippings plus chicken broth. This makes a lot of gravy which we enjoyed! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(26 Dec 2023)


Never have much luck with making gravy so I decided to see if there is a better way for me to be successful with it. This is it! Gravy came out nice and smooth and just right!


review by:
(24 Nov 2018)


I love this gravy! My whole famdamily does actually. So good whenever we have turkey or chicken.


review by:
(12 Dec 2015)


This was a lifesaver. I had some turkey in the freezer but no gravy. I used chicken stock, lots of pepper added some oregano and came up with a very passable gravy.


review by:
(8 Nov 2014)


You can't have turkey without gravy and since I am not an expert when it comes to making gravy I decided to try this one using measurements. It was excellent and was just the right thickness for us. We loved it and my wife and I agree that this is the way to go when making gravy from now on! Thanks Kittencal!


review by:
(30 Dec 2012)


Delicious easy to prepare gravy is what I was looking for. The gravy was so good!


review by:
(1 Dec 2012)

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