While your Perfect Roast Turkey is resting, make this delicious gravy. The aromatics that cooked inside the turkey make for an incredible juice that's fantastic drizzles over sliced turkey and mashed potatoes—and everything else. The drippings are salty enough that they don't need additional seasoning once they're simmered. If you're sensitive to salt, consider using a no-salt-added chicken broth instead.Hungry for more holiday inspiration? Find more than 200 recipes for appetizers, side dishes, dinners, and desserts at our Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide

Anna Theoktisto


Credit: Jen Causey; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
Serves 16 (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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  • Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium-high. Whisk in flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until flour turns light brown and has a nutty aroma, about 2 minutes. Gradually add broth and reserved drippings, whisking until smooth. Add reserved vegetables and herbs from turkey cavity. Bring to a boil over medium-high, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, stirring often, until gravy slightly thickens, coats the back of a spoon, and reduces to 4 cups, about 10 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl or gravy boat, and serve.