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Easy Homemade Turkey Gravy Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x

This easy homemade turkey gravy recipe is thick, creamy and loaded with turkey flavor! It only takes 5 minutes to make this simple gravy with drippings!



  • 1 cup degreased drippings from roasting a turkey
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1/41/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste


  1. Pour the turkey drippings into a pot along with the chicken or turkey broth. Bring to a boil and add then whisk in the cornstarch and water mixture.
  2. Bring the gravy back to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. If you want a thicker gravy, add another tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with water and bring the gravy to a boil again.
  3. Pour in the cream and season with salt and pepper if needed.

Recipe Notes

We start with 1/4 cup of heavy cream and add a little more if we think the gravy needs it. Getting the gravy as thick as you like and as creamy as you like is up to your preference, so start with the amounts in the recipe and add if needed!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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