Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Makes about 6 cups

The turkey may be the star of your holiday table, but it’s not reaching its full potential if you’re not saving its drippings and turning them into homemade turkey gravy. This simple recipe (and its accompanying Herb-Roasted Turkey recipe) is brought to you by chef Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, Alabama.

With four ingredients and two steps, this gravy couldn't be easier. The whole thing comes together in under half an hour, leaving you plenty of time to tackle the rest of your holiday feast.

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How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, Alabama

Ratings & Reviews

jenneroutszong's Review

November 23, 2012
This gravy is outstanding! It came out perfectly! And the flavors from the Herb-Roasted Turkey: spices, carrots, onions, celery and white wine gave it soooo much wonderful flavor! This should be a 10 star gravy recipe!

huskygirl's Review

November 24, 2012