Simple Pan Gravy

Author abountifulkitchen


  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups drippings from turkey fat skimmed from top (or 3 cups canned broth)
  • plus
  • 1 3/4 cups additional broth canned or bone broth*
  • 1-2 packets stock see note below*


  1. Melt butter in pan over medium high heat. Let butter become slightly browned. Add flour, sifting over pan. Use a whisk, and continue cooking butter and flour until smooth. This should cook for about 1-2 minutes, while whisking continually.
  2. Add drippings from turkey while whisking. Keep heat on medium to medium high. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until smooth and gravy thickens. Add the additional broth. Continue cooking until gravy is smooth and thickens back up a bit. Taste gravy. If you have only used canned broth, and the flavor is not strong enough, add 1-2 packets of flavor enhancer.
  3. Mix until smooth. Taste and add more pepper if needed.

Recipe Notes

-If using all canned broth for gravy, you will need 1-2 packets flavor enhancer or boosterI like Knorr Homestyle Stock the best. It is sold where you find bullion, and is sold 4 tubs to a packet. You may also use bullion, or other brands of stock to boost the flavor of your gravy.-This gravy may be made ahead and refrigerated until using. It may need to be thinned a bit with more stock or a little milk after reheating.