Mouth-Watering Gravy Recipe for a Perfect Sunday Roast

Welcome to my amazing gravy recipe! Gravy is a crucial component of any good meal, especially when it comes to Thanksgiving turkey. A good gravy can elevate even the simplest dish to new heights, and this recipe is no exception.

I’ve spent years perfecting this recipe to make sure that it turns out perfectly every time. Whether you’re an experienced cook or a novice in the kitchen, you’ll be able to make this gravy with ease.

In this article, I’ll walk you through every step of the process and give you plenty of tips and tricks to make sure that your gravy turns out amazing every time. So grab your apron and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

“Get ready to pour on the flavor with this amazing gravy!”

Are you looking for the best gravy recipe to complement your thanksgiving turkey or other roasted meat? Look no further because this amazing gravy recipe will make your taste buds dance with joy! Here are some reasons why you’ll love this recipe:

First, it’s easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make perfect gravy from scratch in just 5 minutes. All you need is some flour, butter, broth, and pan drippings or stock cube bouillon. You don’t have to be a professional chef to make this delicious gravy recipe.

Second, it’s versatile. You can make this gravy recipe with turkey drippings or any other roasted meat juices. You can also add fresh herbs or spices to customize the flavor to your liking. This gravy recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits, or sausage biscuits and gravy.

Third, it’s homemade. Making your own gravy from scratch is a great way to impress your guests and show them your culinary skills. Plus, homemade gravy is healthier and tastier than store-bought gravy, which is often loaded with preservatives and artificial flavors.

Finally, it’s the best gravy recipe out there. This gravy recipe has been tried and tested over the years and has received rave reviews from all who have tasted it. It’s the perfect balance of flavors and textures that will make your meal unforgettable.

In conclusion, if you want to make the best gravy recipe that will impress your guests and make your meal complete, then this amazing gravy recipe is the way to go. It’s easy, versatile, homemade, and the best gravy recipe out there. Try it and you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

“It’s gravy time! Perfect for topping your favorite dishes.”

Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to make this amazing gravy recipe. Don’t worry, you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Turkey drippings: 2 cups
  • Flour: 2 tablespoons
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Broth: 2 cups
  • Fresh herbs: 2-3 sprigs (optional)
  • Stock cube or bouillon cube: 1 cube (optional)
  • Powdered herbs: 2 tsp (optional)

Note: If you don’t have turkey drippings, you can substitute them with chicken or beef broth. Also, if you don’t have fresh herbs, you can use dried herbs. Similarly, if you don’t have stock cube, you can use 2 cups of broth instead.

The Recipe How-To

“Say goodbye to bland and hello to delicious with this gravy recipe.”

Now, it’s time to make the best gravy you’ve ever tasted! Follow these simple steps to make perfect gravy every time.


  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of turkey drippings or broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the roasting pan on medium-high heat and add 1 cup of turkey drippings or broth to the pan. Scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any brown bits.

  2. In another saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Once melted, add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour and whisk until smooth. Cook the mixture for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.

  3. Gradually add 1 cup of the turkey drippings or broth to the saucepan with the flour mixture, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.

  4. Add the mixture from the saucepan to the roasting pan with the remaining turkey drippings or broth. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the gravy thickens to your desired consistency.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Gravy Tip:

  • If you prefer a thicker gravy, add more flour to the butter mixture. If you prefer a thinner gravy, add more turkey drippings or broth.


  • If you don’t have turkey drippings, use 2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth instead.

Now that you know how to make the perfect gravy from scratch, you can impress your guests with your culinary skills. This gravy is perfect for pairing with your Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits, or sausage biscuits and brown gravy. You can also try adding some fresh herbs, such as thyme or rosemary, to elevate the flavor of the gravy. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

“This gravy will make any meal a masterpiece.”

There are many ways to play with the flavors and ingredients of a gravy recipe to make it your own. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Flour: All-purpose flour works well in this recipe, but you can also try using cornstarch or arrowroot powder for a gluten-free option.

– Broth: Chicken or beef broth can be used instead of turkey broth for a different flavor profile.

– Fresh herbs: Experiment with different herbs to add depth and complexity to the gravy. Thyme, rosemary, sage, and parsley are all great options.

– Mushroom gravy: For a vegetarian or vegan option, try making a mushroom gravy by sautéing sliced mushrooms in butter and adding them to the gravy.

– Brown sauce: To make a brown sauce, add a splash of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce to the gravy for a richer, savory flavor.

– Serving suggestions: Gravy is not just for turkey! Try serving it over mashed potatoes, biscuits, or even sausage biscuits and gravy for a hearty breakfast.

Remember, half the fun of making homemade gravy is experimenting with different ingredients and techniques to find the perfect flavor for you. Don’t be afraid to get creative and make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

“Drizzle this savory goodness over your mashed potatoes and enjoy!”

No turkey dinner is complete without gravy, and this amazing gravy recipe will elevate your Thanksgiving turkey to a whole new level. This rich and flavorful gravy is perfect for serving over mashed potatoes, biscuits, or even turkey sausage biscuits for breakfast the next day.

When it comes to pairing, a good rule of thumb is to match the richness of the gravy with the protein you’re serving it with. This gravy pairs perfectly with roasted turkey, but it’s also great on top of chicken or pork. If you’re serving it with chicken, try adding some fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary to the gravy for an extra burst of flavor.

For a vegetarian option, try making a brown mushroom sauce instead of using turkey drippings. Simply sauté some mushrooms in butter until they’re browned and tender, then whisk in some flour and broth to make a thick and flavorful sauce.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this homemade gravy is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So go ahead and pour it on thick – after all, Thanksgiving only comes once a year!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“This gravy is the perfect finishing touch to any holiday feast.”

The great thing about this amazing gravy recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. After making the gravy, let it cool down to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.

When reheating the gravy, you can do so on the stovetop or in the microwave. To reheat on the stovetop, pour the desired amount of gravy into a saucepan and heat it over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it is heated through. If the gravy is too thick, you can add a little bit of broth or water to thin it out. To reheat in the microwave, transfer the gravy to a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until it is heated through.

If you’re making the gravy for a large gathering, you can double or triple the recipe and store the leftovers in the freezer for up to 3 months. To freeze the gravy, let it cool down to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and freeze it. When you’re ready to use it, let it thaw in the fridge overnight, then reheat it using one of the methods mentioned above.

It’s important to note that the texture of the gravy may change slightly after being stored and reheated. To keep the gravy from becoming too thick or lumpy, add a little bit of broth or water to thin it out as needed. You can also add fresh herbs or spices to the reheated gravy to give it a little extra flavor.

Overall, this amazing gravy recipe is perfect for making ahead of time and storing for later use. Whether you’re using it for mashed potatoes, biscuits, or your Thanksgiving turkey, you’ll have perfectly reheated gravy every time with these tips and tricks.

Tips for Perfect Results

“Pour it up, pour it up! It’s time for some savory gravy.”

Making a delicious gravy from scratch may seem intimidating, but with a few tips and tricks, you can make the perfect gravy every time. Here are some tips to help you achieve the best results for your homemade gravy.

First and foremost, use good quality ingredients. The better the quality of your ingredients, the better the final product will be. Use fresh herbs and high-quality broth or stock for the best flavor. If possible, use the pan drippings from a roasted turkey or chicken for a flavorful and authentic taste.

When making the roux (the mixture of flour and fat used to thicken the gravy), use equal parts flour and fat, such as butter or oil. Melt the butter over medium heat in a saucepan and then add the flour. Whisk the mixture constantly until it turns a light golden brown color. This will take about 5 minutes.

To avoid lumps in your gravy, whisk the roux and broth together slowly, adding small amounts of broth at a time. This will allow the mixture to thicken evenly and prevent lumps from forming. If you do end up with lumps, strain the gravy through a fine mesh sieve before serving.

If your gravy is too thin, you can thicken it by adding a slurry of flour and water. Mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/4 cup of water until smooth, and then slowly whisk the mixture into the gravy. Cook the gravy for a few minutes to allow it to thicken.

Conversely, if your gravy is too thick, you can thin it out by adding more broth or water. Start with small amounts and add more as needed until you reach your desired consistency.

Finally, taste your gravy and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add salt and pepper to taste, and consider adding a dash of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce for extra depth of flavor.

By following these tips, you can make a delicious homemade gravy that will impress your guests and elevate any meal.


Now that you know how to make the most amazing gravy from scratch, you might have a few questions about the recipe. Here in the FAQ section, I’ll answer some of the most common questions that people ask about making homemade gravy. So, let’s get started!

What is the secret to good gravy?

As a seasoned chef, I have some insider tips to share with you for making the perfect gravy. First and foremost, it’s important to remove any excess fat before starting to make your gravy. This not only helps to make the gravy healthier, but it also ensures that the taste is not overpowered by too much fat.

When it comes to straining the gravy, there are differing opinions. Some chefs prefer to strain the gravy to remove any lumps or impurities, while others believe that these imperfections add to the flavor and texture. Ultimately, the decision is up to you and your personal preference.

One crucial step in making gravy is to ensure that your liquid mixture is hot before adding any thickening agents. This helps to prevent lumps and ensures that the flour or cornstarch is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

To thicken the gravy, it’s common to use a mixture of flour and water or cornstarch and water. It’s important to use the right ratio of thickening agent to liquid to achieve the desired consistency. A general rule of thumb is to use one tablespoon of flour or cornstarch for every cup of liquid.

When adding the flour mixture to the hot liquid, it’s best to use a whisk to ensure that it’s evenly mixed. This helps to prevent lumps and ensures that the gravy has a smooth texture.

If your gravy does end up with lumps, don’t worry! Simply strain it through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps or impurities. This will ensure that your gravy is silky smooth and ready to be poured over your favorite dishes.

How do you make gravy more interesting?

One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner is the gravy. There are many different ways to make gravy, but my personal favorite is to use the drippings from the roasted turkey. After the turkey is cooked, I like to stir the drippings into a pot on the stove and let it simmer until it thickens up into a rich, savory gravy.

To add even more depth of flavor, I like to brown up some butter in a separate pan and then pour it into the gravy. This gives the gravy a nutty, caramelized taste that really takes it to the next level.

Another trick I like to use is to add a splash of wine to the gravy. This helps to deglaze the pan and gives the gravy a subtle, fruity flavor that pairs perfectly with the turkey.

To really amp up the flavor, I recommend roasting a head of garlic and adding it to the gravy. This gives the gravy a rich, smoky taste that is absolutely delicious.

If you’re short on time, you can cheat a little by using pre-made aromatics like onions, carrots, and celery. Just sauté them in some butter and then add them to the gravy for an extra boost of flavor.

For a savory, meaty taste, I like to add a bit of umami to the gravy. This can be achieved by adding ingredients like soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or even a dash of fish sauce.

Finally, fresh herbs are a must for any good gravy. I like to use a combination of thyme, sage, and rosemary, but you can use whatever herbs you prefer. Just chop them up finely and add them to the gravy right before serving for a burst of fresh flavor.

How to make gravy tastier?

As a chef, I’ve learned a few tricks to bring out the best flavors in any dish. One of the most important steps is to stir in the pan drippings, which adds depth and richness to the sauce. Another key technique is to simmer with fresh herbs, which infuses the dish with a burst of fresh, aromatic flavors.

To really enhance the umami flavor profile, I always recommend adding an umami-rich condiment like soy sauce, miso paste or Worcestershire sauce. These ingredients help to bring out the savory, meaty notes in the dish.

To add some color, texture and nutrition to the dish, I like to sauté some vegetables like onions, peppers and mushrooms. This not only adds flavor, but also makes the dish more visually appealing.

Finally, for an extra boost of flavor, I suggest adding some roasted garlic. This adds a depth of flavor and richness that is hard to match with any other ingredient. With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to take any dish to the next level and impress your guests with your culinary skills.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this amazing gravy recipe is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a holiday feast or a weeknight dinner. With just a few simple ingredients and some easy-to-follow steps, you can make perfect gravy every time. This recipe is so versatile that you can also customize it to your liking by adding fresh herbs or substituting the broth for a different type of stock.

Don’t settle for mediocre gravy when you can make the best gravy with this recipe. It’s the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits, or sausage biscuits and gravy. With this recipe, you can elevate your meals and impress your guests with your homemade turkey gravy.

So, what are you waiting for? Follow these steps, use the recommended ingredients, and make this amazing gravy recipe today. You won’t regret it!

Amazing Gravy Recipe

This recipe is another Mollie Katzen master piece. The quality of ingredients is very important here so use the absolute best you can find for the broth. I use Better Than Bouillon Chicken flavor rather than a can of broth so I don’t waste anything. I love using this gravy on everything.

  • 2 cups delicious broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • salt and pepper (optional)
  1. In a medium size saucepan, heat the broth until hot, but not boiling.
  2. Place the flour in a small bowl, and ladle in enough hot broth to dissolve the flour (3/4 cup or so). Use a small whisk until smooth, then pour it back into the hot broth. Whisk the broth as your pour.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until lightly thickened.
  4. Add salt and pepper, for desired.
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