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Turkey Gravy Without Drippings

Turkey gravy without drippings is full of all the savory, umami 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: 174kcal
Author: Kasey Schwartz


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


  • Heat the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it's melted.
  • In a separate pot, heat the stock until warm.
  • 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.
  • Once the stock is warm, slowly pour it into the roux, while whisking.
  • Add salt, pepper and thyme.
  • 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.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 561mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg