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Turkey gravy in front of a roasted Thanksgiving turkey.
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Turkey Gravy Without Drippings

If you’re in a pinch and you need to know how to make turkey gravy without drippings, you’ve come to the right place! This easy turkey gravy is full of all the rich, savory flavors you love—just without the turkey drippings.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey gravy, turkey gravy without drippings
Servings: 6 - 8 servings
Calories: 157kcal


  • saucepan
  • pot


  • cup butter
  • 3 cups turkey stock
  • 5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, minced


  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it's melted.
    ⅓ cup butter
  • In a separate pot, heat the stock until warm.
    3 cups turkey stock
  • Sprinkle flour over the surface, then whisk to incorporate together and remove any lumps. This mixture is called a “roux”. Cook for another 1 to 2 minutes so the flour begins to thicken.
    5 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Once the stock is warm, slowly pour it into the roux, while whisking.
  • Add salt, pepper and thyme.
    1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2 teaspoons thyme, minced
  • Lower the heat so the gravy is just simmering, then cook down until desired consistency, scraping the bottom periodically so it doesn’t scorch, about 10 to 15 minutes.


Turkey broth, chicken stock, or chicken broth can be used instead of turkey stock if needed.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 352IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg