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A gravy boat filled with gravy on a white plate.
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5 from 2 votes

Thanksgiving Gravy

This easy to make thanksgiving gravy, is the perfect light gravy with only a few ingredients. Great for thanksgiving on top of homemade mashed potatoes. 


  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups turkey drippings*
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)


  • Slice your butter into thin pieces and melt it in a large sauce pan over medium high heat.
  • Once your butter is melted add in your flour and stir it together with your butter till combined. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until nice and fragrant.
  • Slowly pour in your liquid while whisking to combine everything together.
  • Bring to a slow boil and allow everything to cook until gravy gets to desired thickness.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


*or chicken drippings/stock/broth