Roasted Turkey Gravy

Add tons of flavor to your Thanksgiving turkey with this simple and elegant gravy you can whip up in no time.

Thick and rich roasted turkey gravy.
Photo by Denise W.
Thick and rich roasted turkey gravy.
Thick and rich roasted turkey gravy.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

4

cups

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • Roasting pan and its contents (turkey removed)

  • 1

    cup dry white wine or hard cider

  • 2

    cups (or up to 3 cups) low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1/4

    cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

  • 1/3

    cup all-purpose flour

  • Kosher salt

  • Pepper

Directions

Remove the vegetables and neck from the roasting pan. Strain the pan drippings into a fat separator (or measuring cup). Let it stand for 5 minutes so the fat rises to the top. Leaving the fat behind (or spooning it off if not using a separator), pour the juices from the bottom into a large (4-cup) measuring cup. Place the empty roasting pan across two stove burners on medium-high heat. Add the wine or cider and cook, stirring and scraping up any brown bits, for 1 minute. Pour the wine mixture into the measuring cup with the pan juices and add enough low-sodium chicken broth to make 4 cups liquid total. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Sprinkle the flour over the top and cook, whisking, until deep brown in color, 4 to 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in the 4 cups liquid; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 8 to 12 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Strain just before serving.

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