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A classic gravy recipe that requires only three ingredients. Use this technique to make turkey gravy, chicken gravy or beef gravy. 

Gravy - A Foolproof Recipe

A classic gravy recipe that is foolproof. It requires only 3 ingredients. Use this technique to make gravy with turkey, chicken, beef or veggies!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 41 kcal



  • 2 tablespoons reserved fat from roast chicken beef, or turkey (or butter)
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth turkey broth, beef broth or vegetable broth
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt


  • Reserve the 2 tablespoons of fat in your roasting pan. Place roasting pan on the stove. Heat fat over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over the top and whisk until smooth, cook 1 -2 minutes. Be sure to scrape up any of the brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  • Slowly whisk in chicken broth. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thickened, whisking occasionally. Gravy should coat the back of a spoon. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve.


Nutrition facts not guaranteed! Enjoy!


Calories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 3.5gProtein: 4.1gFat: 0.9gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 424mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4g
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Keywords: basic gravy, how to make gravy, pan gravy, thanksgiving dinner, thanksgiving side dish