Turkey Pan Gravy

Turkey Pan Gravy

Turkey pan gravy is a savory and flavorful sauce that is made by using the drippings from a roasted turkey to create a rich and aromatic base. The drippings are combined with flour or cornstarch to create a roux, which is then cooked until it is thick and smooth. Stock or broth, and sometimes wine or other seasonings, is then added to the roux to create the final gravy.

Turkey pan gravy is a special and traditional accompaniment to roast turkey, and is often served alongside other Thanksgiving or Christmas dishes such as mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. It is also a popular choice for serving with roast chicken or other roasted meats.

Turkey pan gravy is a special and beloved part of many holiday dinners because it adds flavor and moisture to the meat, and also helps to create a sense of occasion and celebration. It is an integral part of many traditional holiday dinners and is enjoyed by people all over the world.

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 12 Preparation Time: 0:15

Categories: Sauces, Stocks & Accompaniments


4    tablespoons butter

4    tablespoons flour

4    cups turkey stock

½     cup pan drippings

salt and pepper — to taste

In a large sauté pan, melt butter, add flour and mix well with a kitchen spoon. Let mixture cook slowly for approximately 5 minutes, mix continuously so it doesn’t burn. Stirring continuously, add turkey stock and pan drippings until thicken and smooth in texture. Season to taste. Serve warm.