Roasted Turkey Gravy

A simple yet rich, savory gravy that will perfectly compliment your turkey.

Roasted Turkey Gravy

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A simple yet rich, savory gravy that will perfectly compliment your turkey.


  • 6 cups turkey broth

  • 6 tbsp. flour

  • 6 tbsp. fat from turkey in roasting pan

  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Pour fat and other liquid from roasting pan into a heatproof measuring cup, bowl, or gravy fat separator. Let cool until fat rises to the top and separate.
  • Use the roasting pan that your turkey was roasted in, or the pan that the parts were roasted in to make the broth. Place this roasting pan on the stove over medium heat. Use a wooden spoon to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the roasting pan (This helps give the gravy a rich brown color and enhances its taste).
  • Add fat to the roasting pan and heat, then sprinkle flour over fat, a little at a time, whisking until smooth.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles, about 3 or 4 minutes. While stirring with whisk, slowly add broth. Bring to a medium boil and reduce to simmer until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


  • For Fat-Free Gravy: Omit fat, turn burners slightly lower and stir flour in roasting pan until brown, scraping sides of pan. Add broth slowly, stirring constantly until mixture comes to boil. Simmer 1 or 2 minutes to thicken. Serve and enjoy.
  • If you’re using disposable pans, use 2, fitting 1 pan inside another for extra strength.
  • Elsie’s Recommendations: Use a Cephalon-style non-stick roasting pan to get those nice, browned bits to make gravy with. Use a digital probe to ensure turkey is cooked thoroughly to a safe temperature and not overcooked.

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