Silky Smooth Turkey Gravy


Elevate your turkey experience with our Silky Smooth Turkey Gravy. This gravy is the epitome of flavor, combining the rich juices of roasted turkey with a blend of savory herbs and spices. It's smooth, luscious, and the perfect complement to your turkey, mashed potatoes, or stuffing.

Silky Smooth Turkey Gravy

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Size

  • Servings: Makes about 4 cups
  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup per person


  • Turkey drippings from roasted turkey
  • Unsalted butter (1/4 cup or 57g)
  • All-purpose flour (1/4 cup or 31g)
  • Chicken or turkey stock (4 cups or 946ml)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Dried thyme (1/2 teaspoon or 1g)
  • Garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon or 1.2g)

Detailed Method of Preparation

Prepare the Drippings: After roasting your turkey, pour the drippings from the roasting pan into a bowl through a fine-mesh strainer.

  • Make the Roux: 
    • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Add Liquids: 
    • Gradually whisk in the turkey or chicken stock.
    • Add the strained turkey drippings.
  • Season and Simmer: 
    • Season with salt, pepper, thyme, and garlic powder.
    • Bring to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes, or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  • Strain and Serve: 
    • For extra smoothness, strain the gravy through a fine-mesh sieve.
    • Serve warm with your turkey feast.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Roux Consistency: Ensure the roux (butter and flour mixture) is smooth before adding liquids.
  • Thickness Adjustment: If too thick, add more stock. If too thin, simmer longer.
  • Flavor Enhancement: For extra flavor, add a splash of white wine or sherry.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make this gravy ahead of time? Yes, refrigerate for up to 2 days and reheat before serving.
  • What if I don’t have enough turkey drippings? You can use additional chicken or turkey stock.
  • Can this gravy be frozen? Yes, it can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator and reheat on the stove.