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Turkey Gravy Recipe

This turkey gravy is incredibly flavorful and the best I have ever tried (no exaggeration). The folks at your holiday table will remember it. I must have refilled my plate with mashed potatoes three times just to have more of the gravy. It’s also really easy to achieve if you’re making a Turkey!

Hands down, the best turkey gravy. Try this and you'll never toss those turkey drippings again; liquid gold! | natashaskitchen.com

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Click here for the turkey recipe/tutorial. After roasting a turkey for several hours, you’ll be left with drippings that encompass all of the wonderful flavors and seasonings you’ve added to your bird. You just can’t replicate this homemade gravy with a store-bought powdered or canned mixture. Those pale in comparison. Once you try this, you’ll never toss those turkey drippings again; liquid gold, my friends. Liquid gold.

Ingredients for the Best Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy:

3 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp fat drippings from roasted turkey
2 cups turkey drippings, skimmed of fat (add water or broth if needed to make 2 cups)
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste

Turkey Gravy Recipe

How to make Turkey Gravy:

1. Once your Thanksgiving turkey has been transferred from the roasting pan and is resting, make your turkey gravy. Strain all drippings from the turkey pan through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup. Discard anything you catch in the sieve. Let drippings in the measuring cup rest for a minute, the fat will float to the top and broth will sink to the bottom.

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2. Skim off 3 Tbsp of fat and transfer into a medium sauce pan (skim off and discard excess fat left in the measuring cup, making sure to keep the broth underneath). Set sauce pan over medium heat. Once oil is starting to sizzle, whisk in 3 Tbsp flour and stir until well combined. Continue whisking until mixture is starting to turn a light golden brown.

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3. Gradually pour remaining broth from drippings into your saucepan, whisking constantly. You should have about 2 cups of drippings left in the measuring cup after fat is removed. Add more water or broth if needed to make 2 cups (I had to add 1/3 cup water). Bring to a light boil, whisking constantly.

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4. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk, or add it to taste and continue to simmer 5 min. Season with salt and pepper to taste if needed (mine was plenty flavorful without it). Remove from heat, cover with lid and keep warm until ready to serve, then transfer gravy to a gravy boat. It will thicken slightly as it cools. Pour over sliced turkey and mashed potatoes. It’s truly wonderful.

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Turkey Gravy Recipe

4.94 from 30 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Hands down, the best turkey gravy. Try this and you'll never toss those turkey drippings again; liquid gold! | natashaskitchen.com
Hands down, the best turkey gravy. Try this and you'll never toss those turkey drippings again!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $1
Keyword: Turkey Gravy
Cuisine: American
Course: Condiments, Sauce
Servings: 2 1/4 cups gravy; serves 8-10

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsp fat drippings from roasted turkey
  • 2 cups turkey drippings skimmed of fat (add water or broth if needed to make 2 cups)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Once your Thanksgiving turkey has been transferred from the roasting pan and is resting, make your turkey gravy. Strain all drippings from the turkey pan through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup. Discard anything you catch in the sieve. Let drippings in the measuring cup rest for a minute, the fat will float to the top and broth will sink to the bottom.
  2. Skim off 3 Tbsp of fat and transfer into a medium sauce pan (skim off and discard excess fat left in the measuring cup, making sure to keep the broth underneath). Set sauce pan over medium heat. Once oil is starting to sizzle, whisk in 3 Tbsp flour and stir until well combined. Continue whisking until mixture is starting to turn a light golden brown.
  3. Gradually pour remaining broth from drippings into your saucepan, whisking constantly. You should have about 2 cups of drippings left in the measuring cup after fat is removed. Add more water or broth if needed to make 2 cups (I had to add 1/3 cup water). Bring to a light boil, whisking constantly.
  4. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk, or add it to taste and continue to simmer 5 min. Season with salt and pepper to taste if needed (mine was plenty flavorful without it). Remove from heat, cover with lid and keep warm until ready to serve, then transfer gravy to a gravy boat. It will thicken slightly as it cools. Pour over sliced turkey and mashed potatoes. It's truly wonderful.

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-Natasha 

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  • Ken Marich
    November 28, 2020

    Made your Turkey and Gravy this Thanksgiving. It was the best ever!!! Will be doing my Turkey every year this way. BTW I purchased a 15lb brined Natural Turkey from Trader Joe’s. It was excellent!! Not salty at all. The gravy was like desert, l liquid gold as you say. Love your recipes, loads of love, Ken

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 28, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that Trader Joe’s tip with us!

      Reply

  • Sherry
    November 27, 2020

    Tried your gravy recipe.
    Came out great ..
    Thank you 🥰

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 27, 2020

      So great to hear that, Sherry. You are most welcome!

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  • Janie
    November 26, 2020

    I tried this last year but it didn’t work ☹️ I think all my drippings were mostly butter so no fat floated to the top. I’m going to try again today.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 26, 2020

      I hope it works out and you love this recipe, Janie!

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  • Paulette
    November 25, 2020

    Will try gravy recipe this year!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 25, 2020

      Awesome! This is so yummy, I hope you love it.

      Reply

  • Konner
    November 24, 2020

    I’m sure some of you are here looking for a turkey recipes that will amaze your family, friends, coworkers, or others. Perhaps this is the 50th turkey you’ve made, or maybe its the first ever turkey. In my case, its the latter. I’m 26 and I started my culinary journey about 3 years ago. This was my first attempt at making a bird. My entire life I thought something was wrong with me because I just didn’t like turkey. Like most, if not all, I’ve had turkey at least once a year; and every single year it has been a disappointment. From frying, smoking, or oven baked – I’ve tried it all. Every single time, the bird was dry; akin to a dog finding a crow in the middle of the road, having to choke down its supper.

    Let me tell you this. Making this bird, and following the instructions, has created the juiciest, most flavorful turkey i have ever had. I made this as a test cook with some of my closest friends and every single one of them was flabbergasted by how delicious this was. They all asked me the recipe, and I sent them here.

    I did do some things different. I had a 23lb bird. I went with a full bunch of parsley, 2 qtrd lemons, and 3 sticks of butter. I also added fresh thyme, rosemary, and sage to the butter.

    I could not recommend this recipe enough.

    10/10, would make and eat again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 25, 2020

      Hello Konnet, thank you so much for your wonderful comments and feedback. We really appreciate your comments and your perfect rating. That makes me feel inspired to create more recipes for you all!

      Reply

  • Keith
    November 24, 2020

    this recipe looks promising, i love the milk additive for a thicker texture. Sadly some of my family is lactose intolerant. any milk substitutes you’ve tired or can suggest (soy, almond etc)

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    • Natasha
      November 24, 2020

      Hi Keith, you can omit the milk and add a little extra broth or turkey drippings. That will work great.

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  • Trish B
    November 21, 2020

    The leftover turkey fat can be frozen and used for matzo balls (and added to chicken soup). I freeze in the amt called for in my recipe so easy to use. Beats trying to accumulate enough chicken schmaltz.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Ann-Marie LaFave
    November 4, 2020

    This was so easy to make! I almost went with the jar I bought because I’ve never mastered making gravy (always too thin or too oily). I am soooo glad I went with the recipe. I had lots of compliments and my bf practically licked the the gravy boat!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 4, 2020

      Fantastic! Thanks for sharing your great feedback with us, Ann-Marie!

      Reply

  • Bonnie
    October 17, 2020

    Have been making it this way for years, but I chop up the heart & liver after simmering it on the stove on low till it is cooked really well and add that as well for more flavour, this was how my mom did it so I continued the tradition. Just had our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday.

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    • Natasha
      October 18, 2020

      Thank you for sharing and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  • Shahla
    October 12, 2020

    Natasha, thank you for this nice recipe. I made it last night for Canadian thanksgiving, everybody loved it and gave very good comments.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me!

      Reply

  • Liliane Houde
    October 10, 2020

    Vraiment délicieux

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 10, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Liliane!

      Reply

  • Norma Hall
    June 27, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I have noticed that you don’t have a recipe for Thanksgiving Dressing and if you have I can’t find it. Please can you make a video of one? Thank You so much. I really enjoy your recipes and videos

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 27, 2020

      Hi Norma, thank you for that suggestion! We are adding it to our list!

      Reply

  • SANDRA SOTO
    April 12, 2020

    Easter blessings! Family truly enjoyed delicious gravy. Well written and great pictures.😋😍

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2020

      Thank you for your compliments, Sandra!

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  • SANDRA SOTO
    April 12, 2020

    Easter blessings! Thanks for the delicious well written gravy recipe
    My family truly enjoyed👨‍👩‍👧‍👦😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 12, 2020

      You’re welcome and so happy to hear that your family enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Ruta
    December 26, 2019

    So easy and delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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      • Linda Creech
        November 17, 2020

        Hi!
        We are deep frying our turkey this year. So there won’t be drippings to make gravy. I still need to make gravy for the dressing & potatoes.So how do I make the gravy with no drippings?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          November 18, 2020

          Hello Linda, you might want to check out the other Gravy Recipes that I have.

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        • Patricia
          November 21, 2020

          google make-ahead turkey gravy. There are several…Ina Garten, Food Network, Taste of Home, Allrecipes…all have methods that can work for you.

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  • AA
    December 22, 2019

    Hello! What if need more gravy than this? Will doubling the recipe work?

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    • Natasha
      December 23, 2019

      Hi, yes it will still work. I would suggest adding more chicken broth and then seasoning to taste. It has more concentrated flavor as a single recipe without the extra broth but will still make a tasty gravy if you make more using extra chicken broth.

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  • Nataliia
    December 14, 2019

    This was amazing! And who would have thought that such simple ingredients will make such delicious gravy! Even my nephew loved this (and he never eats any gravies). He said ‘Good job, Natalie’.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2019

      That is the best when kids love what we moms (& Aunt’s) make. That’s so great!

      Reply

  • Elena
    December 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I made your mini caramel cheesecake and your roasted turkey both turned out delicious ( my sons both said it was the best turkey they’ve ever had.) I tried the turkey gravy recipe and was not successful. I followed the recipe but my gravy separated. Do you have any ideas on what went wrong? I love that your recipes are simple, yet so delicious. Thanks

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 6, 2019

      I’m more than happy to troubleshoot, Elena. Was anything altered in the gravy recipe? Make sure to cook & reheat over low heat so it doesn’t separate and you may need to add a little more liquid if it gets too thick.

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  • Tara
    December 2, 2019

    So easy for my first-time turkey and host of Thanksgiving!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 2, 2019

      It’s much easier after you try it the first time around isn’t it! Thank you for that great review, Tara!

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  • Vera
    November 30, 2019

    This gravy is AMAZING!!!! It’s the best turkey gravy I have ever had

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear it, Vera! Thank you for that great review!

      Reply

  • Annie Maier
    November 28, 2019

    Excellent recipe! I even messed up by mixing in the milk first (not a good idea). Really delicious all the same!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2019

      I’m so glad that still worked out for you, Annie! Thank you for the awesome review!

      Reply

  • Vel
    November 26, 2019

    Hi Natasha. We love your recipes especially your turkey recipes and the gravy that indeed liquid platinum. Here’s my dilemma. Nothing like last minute advice Huh? We are frying the turkey outside and so we’re not going to be able to get the goodness from the turkey to make the gravy. So I was thinking about roasting a chicken in the instant pot and using the dripping as the Gravy. Would that be OK? Would I need to make any adaptations to the recipe? Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes.

    Ohh, One more question. LOL. I want to make pumpkin custard in ramekins instead of a pumpkin pie. Do you have any recipes for that or any advice? I think that’s all for now. Thanks so much.

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    • Natasha
      November 26, 2019

      Hi Vel, yes that would work great to use drippings form instant pot chicken (I actually just filmed a recipe for that but won’t be putting it up until next month). I don’t have a recipe for pumpkin custard in ramekins but I have made pumpkin creme brulee and it was so yummy! Your idea sounds yummy!

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      • Vel
        November 26, 2019

        Natasha, thanks for the encouragement! Cross fingers it will be as tasty as your gravy.

        I think we’e making a pumpkin mousse. Never had it before.

        Happy Thanksgiving!
        Vel

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 27, 2019

          Happy Thanksgiving, Vel! Thank you for that great review.

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      • Shirley DiJoseph
        October 19, 2020

        Regular pumpkin pie filling can be baked in ramekins. I have done that and it turned out great.

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  • Francy Williams
    November 23, 2019

    We do a 12 lb. turkey in a deep roaster filled with 3 inches of chicken stock cavity is stuffed with herbs onion, carrots cooked 1 hr. 500 degrees, turned over breast side up
    cooked 400 degrees last hr. partial covered with foil last 15 min. No drippings for gravy What can I add to broth for flavor? LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG

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    • Natasha
      November 24, 2019

      Hi Francy, if you are looking to make a gravy from scratch, we have some tasty options and they are quick and easy to whip up. We have a mushroom gravy that takes a little more time with slightly more ingredients (but worth the effort). And then we have a super fast mushroom gravy if you are in a time crunch.

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  • shani
    November 23, 2019

    I made the turkey las year and plan to use the same recipe. I want to use the gravy recipe, but I can’t use milk. Is there another substitute you would recommend?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2019

      Hi Shani, The milk is optional but I do like that it gives it a creamier consistency. Thank you for all the great tips!

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  • marie
    November 9, 2019

    can you please make a videos turkey gravy

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    • Natasha
      November 9, 2019

      Hi Marie! I’m not sure if we will be able to sneak that in before Thanksgiving but will try. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 9, 2019

      Hi Marie, thank you for that suggestion! Have you tried our Leftover Turkey Gravy?

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  • Rene Hazledine
    October 15, 2019

    The best turkey ever!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 15, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that.

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  • Bex
    October 14, 2019

    My first time making gravy from scratch. It was delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Bex. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Shannon
    December 1, 2018

    Hi! Your ingredient list does not call for ‘oil’… Do you mean the skimmed fat?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 1, 2018

      Hi Shannon, I had about 3 Tbsp of oil which is fat drippings, skimmed off from the turkey. The turkey recipe did have oil in the recipe 🙂

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  • Anna
    November 23, 2018

    The gravy turned out absolutely delicious 😋. You are the best! Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2018

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me :). I’m all smiles!

      Reply

  • Katherine
    November 22, 2018

    Your turkey recipe is great. I made it for Thanksgiving last year and again this year. So moist and delicious. The gravy is good too but I had the same problem this year as last. First, there’s not much fat and it doesn’t ever “set” so it’s difficult to skim it off the top. Second, I only get about 1/2 cup of usable drippings so most of what I’m using is broth. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. It’s still really good.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 23, 2018

      I’m happy you enjoyed that Katherine. Did you alter anything in the recipe? Was there anything else in the pan absorbing the drippings? Also, how big was your turkey?

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      • Elizabeth Clarkk
        November 5, 2019

        do you have a video of the turkey gravy? I’m not seeing it. Excited to use your turkey recipe. I can read the gravy recipe, but I’d rather watch video first. Thanks! Loving your videos.

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    • Petunia53
      November 21, 2019

      I always add 1 cup of water to the pan when cooking my turkey and that ensures I have enough drippings. I hope this helps!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        November 21, 2019

        Thank you for sharing that with me, Petunia!

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  • Manija
    November 22, 2018

    Love all your receipts. Thank you for making it look so fun.

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    • Natasha
      November 22, 2018

      Thank you for that wonderful feedback! I hope you love the turkey gravy recipe and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  • Thomas
    November 21, 2018

    SAVE 1-2 cups of the potato water and add to the gravy (instead of regular tap water or broth!!). The Potato water is filled with goodness!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 21, 2018

      Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Kathy
    November 17, 2018

    Can you use low fat milk or does whole milk work better?

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  • Vera
    November 11, 2018

    Great recipe – thanks for sharing!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2018

      My pleasure!! Thank you for the great review!

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  • barbie merkel
    November 10, 2018

    I Love gravy, just gimme a big bowl, this looks so yummy, but i have never heard of anyone using milk in their Turkey Gravy. when i was a kid, my Grams always just took the turkey out of the pan and she would bring the juices up to a boil on the stove and just added the flour/water slurry straight to the pan, and it was always good, the first time i made a turkey i did it her way, but then each time after that it never turned out right. this year i want to make my gravy the proper way, i even just bought a fat seperater just for this reason. i always add some water with butter to the pan that my turkey will cook in, so i can have enough juices for extra gravy. i think i will try this recipe this year. every year i try to make it better than the year before. now i am guessing using the milk in this gravy as opposed to water, the milk makes it richer? am i right?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 10, 2018

      Yes! It makes it rich and creamy! I hope you love it!!

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  • Nastia
    November 23, 2017

    Never made gravy or turkey before. Used both of your recipes and they turned out beautiful. My father in law who is American said that he has been eating gravy all his life but never had a better tasting one. He did end up having more potatoes just to have more gravy. 😁 thank you for the awesome recipe!!!! Вкуснятина!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 24, 2017

      You’re welcome Nastia! I’m happy to hear the recipe is so well liked! Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers!

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  • Tamara
    November 23, 2017

    How much oil did you use?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 23, 2017

      Tamara I used 3 Tbsp of oil which is fat drippings, skimmed off from the turkey.

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  • Darya
    November 23, 2017

    Hello Natasha, I was planning on making a mushroom gravy for turkey and the mashed potatoes until i saw this recipe, and now I’m thinking of doing this, but can I still add mushrooms? have you tried that before? (I’ve never made gravy before)

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 23, 2017

      Hi Darya, I think that would still work to sauté the mushrooms on the side and then add them to the gravy.

      Reply

  • Melissa Millikan
    November 15, 2017

    This gravy is AMAZING!!!! It’s the best turkey gravy I have ever had.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 16, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe Melissa! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review!

      Reply

  • Shaina
    November 13, 2017

    I would love to make this gravy for Thanksgiving but have many family members that are gluten free. Could I use cornstarch instead of flour and if so, how much would you recommend?

    Thanks!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 13, 2017

      Normally you would use half of the amount of cornstarch instead of flour. I have not tested it in this recipe so let me know how it goes.

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  • Dawn
    November 11, 2017

    I’m planning to make this gravy for Thanksgiving this year. It sounds wonderful. My question is, can you double the recipe if you’re feeding a larger crowd?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 11, 2017

      Hi Dawn you can increase it only as much as you have pan drippings. You could add more broth to increase the overall amount but it will dilute the flavor a bit. It would still taste great but not as rich in flavor if you double it.

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      • Dawn
        November 11, 2017

        That makes sense. Thanks!

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  • ellen
    October 9, 2017

    It was delicious. Best turkey I have ever made, including the gravy. Thank you for the recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2017

      What a compliment! I’m glad you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Ellen!

      Reply

  • Callie
    January 12, 2017

    I wanted to try this recipe but I was wondering if you can make it ahead of time? Like a couple days before?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 12, 2017

      Hi Callie, I like it best fresh but yes you could make it ahead of time, but when you reheat, be sure to reheat over low heat so it doesn’t separate and you may need to add a little more liquid if it gets too thick. Enjoy! 🙂

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  • Marla
    November 25, 2016

    My husband and I tried your recipe this year instead of our traditional one and it turned out wonderful! I was nervous about trying something new but was really glad we did it had a lot more flavor and was very moist. Thanks for a great recipe!! I’m trying to give this a 5 star rating but its not letting me.

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    • Marla
      November 25, 2016

      Sorry my comment was suppose to be about the roasted turkey and not the gravy. One note I found in making the gravy DO not add any additional salt there is enough in the drippings! Thanks again Natasha!

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      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        November 26, 2016

        Thanks Marla!! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving 🙂

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 26, 2016

      Thank you so much for the wonderful review!! I’m so happy you liked it! 🙂 What device are you using (iPhone, desktop, etc) – I’d like to try and figure out why it wouldn’t let you rate the recipe. Thanks again for the awesome review! 🙂

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  • Irina
    November 25, 2016

    This turkey gravy was super easy to make and it was delicious! I did realize that it would’ve been a lot easier to make it if I had a fat separator. I ended up buying one for next time.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 25, 2016

      Hi Irina, it does help with a fat separator, but I usually just let it sit in a large measuring cup until the fat floats to the top, then I skim the excess fat off the top with a large spoon or small ladle. 🙂 I’m so happy you enjoyed the gravy!

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      • Irina
        November 25, 2016

        I did use a small ladle to skim the fat off and that’s not hard to do. I just thought that using the fat separator would make it even quicker and easier. Plus, I love buying/using different kitchen gadgets😉

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        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 25, 2016

          Ha ha, story of my life with kitchen gadgets! lol. 🙂

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  • Bree
    November 24, 2016

    Is it thick or thin? Thx.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 24, 2016

      I would say it is in the middle, not too thick not too thin. If you wish for it to be thinner, it is easy to thin it out with adding more milk or broth.

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  • Bernadette Harris
    November 19, 2016

    I want to say thank you for the your recipe to making turkey gravy. I have tried and had no luck. The pictures exact measurements is what I neededed. I made two bowls of gravy 1with gibbets and 1 without. Thank you

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 19, 2016

      You are most welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

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  • Dave
    November 14, 2016

    In my cooking experiences…If you want all the goodness of your efforts, do not discard any of the occupants of the roast pan, whisk them right in. Simply a sad waste of superb flavours, especially if you roasted vegetables with the turkey/ chicken, add a bit of water, simmer, scraping off the hardened bits on bottom and don’t forget to scrape off the brown dried luscious coating on the sides of roasting pan (loaded with flavour). Makes a fantastic gravy every time. Milk? Never heard of using dairy in a gravy. I’ll try it just to see.
    Sometimes when I roast a bird and don’t need gravy, I drain all liquids, separate the grease/oils in small containers or ice cube trays and freeze separately to use later for gravy (using above method), stir frys or add to my stock pot when simmering saved bones/carcasses for stocks or soup base. Save your foul greases in freezer especially DUCK fat, excellent to use to make hash browns with.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 14, 2016

      That’s a great idea to store the extra grease in ice cube trays! I love that and thank you for sharing!! The milk is optional but I do like that it gives it a creamier consistency :). Thank you for all the great tips!

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    • susan
      November 16, 2016

      I used a silicone spatula/scraper to carefully slide under the turkey skin. I saw it on another website and used. It worked great to separate the skin.

      Also, I simmer the giblets in water w vegetables. I use that flavorful broth to add to all of the pan drippings. I’ve never used milk either.

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  • Oksana
    November 9, 2016

    Natasha, do you ever make gravy after roasting a chicken? I am considering roasted chicken for Thanksgiving, but am not sure if there will be enough drippings to make a gravy. Thank you.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 9, 2016

      Hi Oksana, I haven’t made a gravy out of chicken drippings but I think it could work. Get all you can from the chicken and add some chicken broth to make a good amount of gravy. So if you only get 1/4 cup of drippings, add 1 3/4 cups chicken broth then add salt and pepper to taste 🙂 I would use the same method listed for this turkey gravy. If you want it to have a creamier look and texture, you might use a little less broth and add a splash of cream or milk.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 9, 2016

      Funny, I just made this turkey gravy so I have gravy on my mind 🙂

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  • Nastya
    November 7, 2016

    hi natasha, am i able to add mushrooms and carrots and onions to this gravy like you did to your other gravy recipe?

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 7, 2016

      Hi Nastya, you can if you wish but this gravy is very flavorful without those add-ins 🙂

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  • Richard
    December 26, 2015

    For the first time in 27 years (when our daughter was born three days before Christmas) I took over cooking the turkey from my wife. In fact, I really haven’t cooked much. My wife is a great cook and I’ve been content to wash the dishes and occasionally assist.

    This year, retired in Mexico, I volunteered to cook the Christmas turkey. I was a bit nervous but decided to follow your recipe, which I found online under “cooking a moist turkey.” Here in Mexico, many ingredients are hard to find but yours’ were very simple and the instructions were so straightforward…only had a little problem getting so much of the butter seasoning under the skin!

    I cooked a 15 lb. bird for 10 of us. Wow! It was the best, most moist roast turkey any of us had tasted. I mean, I got resounding applause. There was heavy competition for the leftovers! I used your gravy recipe as well, but only added a drop of milk beacuse it was rich enough without it. Equally fantastic!

    I guess I’m just not washing dishes any more!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 26, 2015

      I was so happy to read your comment this morning. Thank you so much for a wonderful and thoughtful review 🙂

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    • susan
      November 16, 2016

      I used a silicone spatula/scraper to carefully slide under the turkey skin. I saw it on another website and used. It worked great to separate the skin.

      Reply

  • Cindy
    November 26, 2015

    I made my turkey this way and was it ever GOOD. I will be doing this butter mixture from now on. I think it will be good on baked chicken, pork roast, chops etc. It was simply yummy! Going to use the drippings tomorrow for gravy on the leftovers. Sorry I did not take pictures but the bird was the most beautiful brown and the skin was crispy just like my husband likes it.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 26, 2015

      Thank you for such a nice review Cindy, I’m so glad you and the family liked it 😀 .

      Reply

  • Anastasia
    November 23, 2015

    how long does this take to make?
    and how do you keep your turkey warm while making the gravy?
    my family wants to eat the turkey the minute it comes out of the oven. lol

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 23, 2015

      Hi Anastasia, I’ve done tons of research on turkey making and all of the good sources say to rest your turkey after it comes out of the oven. Your turkey stays hot if you cover it with foil as I describe here: https://natashaskitchen.com/2014/11/06/juicy-roast-turkey-recipe/
      The gravy only takes 10-15 minutes – it’s quick to make and so so delicious; definitely worth making :).

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  • Yuliya
    November 20, 2015

    This gravy is soooo good. Made it last year and can not wait to make it again 😉 Few more days ! 😉

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 20, 2015

      I can’t wait for it too. I think I look forward to the gravy the most every year 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  • Lynne hurst
    November 20, 2015

    I FINALLY learned a fail proof way to make gravy!!! However I use a lot of creole spices in my marinade for the turkey, so I had to add a lot of milk n more flour to tone my spicy gravy down ha ha. So if you’re from the south n inject n rub your roasted turkey with spices add 2 more cups of milk and 3 more tbsp of flour:) NO SALT WAS NEEDED! Thank you again so much!!!! Happy holidays:)

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 20, 2015

      A spicy gravy actually sounds pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing that Lynne! 🙂

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  • Natalie
    November 28, 2014

    Yes, I made it. Delicious.
    Put it in a microwave to keep it warm and remembered about it after we were done with dinner and started to serve dessert. 🙁
    Used Black Friday today to buy some vitamins for memory. :-)))

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2014

      Oh no! What a bummer :(. I’ve done that before with side dishes and dessert where I just forgot to take them out of the fridge, plus there’s so much to think about on Thanksgiving, you just have to give yourself some slack :).

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  • Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
    November 10, 2014

    Looks perfect! I use the same recipe, except for the turkey fat – I replace it with butter.

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 10, 2014

      So much of the fat is butter from the recipe. Isn’t home turkey the best!? 🙂

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      • Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
        November 12, 2014

        Hey, I didn’t even think about that lol For my turkey I don’t use much of the butter so that’s why I didn’t use it, but for this recipe, it totally makes sense!

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        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 12, 2014

          Yeah this one sure had plenty of butter! 🙂 Good thing butter makes everything better 😉

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  • Olya
    November 10, 2014

    Amazzzing Natasha! Your a great cook 🙂 liquid gold.. You made me laugh cuz the only other liquid gold I know is breastmilk lol! Sorry totally off topic!

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    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 10, 2014

      Ha ha! 🙂 I think I remember one of the nurses saying that in the hospital when I had my son 5 years ago.

      Reply

  • Natalie
    November 9, 2014

    I just can’t wait for the holidays!

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