Turkey Gravy From Drippings

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x

This homemade turkey gravy from drippings only takes minutes to make! A creamy, thick, delicious gravy recipe for your entire turkey dinner!



  • 2 cups degreased drippings from roasting a turkey
  • 1 cup chicken or turkey broth
  • 1/41/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of 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

You can adjust this recipe for the amount of drippings that you have. The way it’s written will produce the most flavor, but you can get away with 1 cup of drippings to 2 cups of broth or stock as well. OR 1 1/2 cups drippings to 1 1/2 cups broth.

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!

Store: This homemade turkey gravy will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days.

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