Easy Turkey Gravy

  • Yield 12 servings

This is a thick Southern-style turkey gravy. It’s made in a saucepan like a white sauce, with the strained turkey juices added to the roux.

Easy Turkey Gravy
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

If you don’t have enough turkey juices, add reduced-sodium chicken broth to make 5 cups. This gravy is simple and plain and invites improvisation. I sometimes add herbs, wine or juice.


1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup flour
5 cups turkey juices


  1. Melt butter in a heavy-bottom saucepan.
  2. Stir in flour and whisk until smooth.  Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Whisk in turkey juices and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary with salt, pepper or your favorite fresh herbs. Serve right away. Makes 5 cups.
—Recipe by Relish Cooking Show Chef Brian Morris



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