Easy Turkey Gravy

Easy Turkey Gravy Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck


Makes about 6 cups
Total time: 25 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 25 Minutes


Chicken broth (up to 2 1/2 cups), divided
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour


1. Pour pan drippings through a wire-mesh strainer into a large measuring cup, discarding solids. Add broth to equal 3 cups.

2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 10 to 12 minutes or until smooth and light brown. (Mixture should be the color of peanut butter.) Gradually whisk in drippings mixture. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until thickened. Add up to 1/2 cup broth for desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe brought to the table by chef Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, Alabama.

Frank Stitt,

Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

November 2012
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