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Simple Pan Gravy

Simple Pan Gravy

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword gravy, One dish, Side dish, thanksgiving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
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 to mneadium-high heat. Let butter become slightly browned. Be careful to not burn the butter!

  2. 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.

  3. Add drippings from turkey while whisking. Keep heat on medium to medium high. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until smooth and gravy thickens.

  4. Add the additional broth. Continue cooking until gravy is smooth and thickens back up a bit. Taste gravy.

  5. If you have only used canned broth, and the flavor is not strong enough, add 1-2 packets of flavor enhancer (see recipe notes).

  6. 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 booster. I like Knorr Homestyle Stock. It is sold near 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.