4.45 from 20 votes
Simple Turkey Gravy
Simple Turkey Gravy
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
12 mins

A simple turkey gravy recipe, perfect for whipping up quickly on Thanksgiving day. Butter, flour, broth, salt, and pepper is all you need!

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 79 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups unsalted (or low-sodium) chicken broth room temperature or warm
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Add the butter to a saucepan over medium heat. Immediately after the butter has melted, sprinkle with the flour and whisk to combine.  Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes, whisking often.

  2. Begin adding the chicken broth a splash at a time (about a 1/4 cup), whisking well after each addition. Once the mixture begins to resemble a pudding-like texture, you may begin streaming the remaining broth in slowly, whisking all the while.

  3. Once all of the broth has been incorporated, whisk in the salt and pepper. Raise the heat to medium-high, and allow the gravy to simmer for about 5-7 minutes, until thickened.

Recipe Notes

You can make the gravy 1-2 days in advance! Simply make the gravy as directed, allow to cool, transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate.

Just before you intend to serve the gravy, microwave at 1-minute intervals until heated through.

If the gravy is too thick, add room temperature, unsalted chicken broth 1 tablespoon at a time to the gravy, whisking after each addition, until desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Turkey Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 315mg14%
Potassium 67mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.