While your turkey is resting after 3 long hour in the oven, now is your chance to make that creamy gravy from turkey drippings of your very own turkey! I had never done it before but it’s quite easy, as long as you save some fresh, hot drippings to add to it. 


2 tablespoons of flour

1/2 cup or a little more of turkey drippings

1 1/2 cup whole milk (room temperature)

salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

**You can substitute the milk for water or cream depending on the consistency that you prefer.

To begin:

Start with small-to-medium sized pan for the stove and turn on medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of drippings and two tablespoons of flour. Use a wire whisk to immediately start stirring the drippings with the flour. Stir continuously to ensure you get a gravy without lumps.

Add a couple more tablespoons of drippings and keep stirring. Once you get a nice creamy base, begin to add the milk, cream, or water a little at a time and don’t forget to keep stirring! Now add a little of each, drippings and cream/milk/water, until you get the gravy to the consistency that you’d like. (Do a taste test every time you add a little more of each thing to see if it’s got good flavor. You don’t want it to be too milky or too salty.)

Add a little salt & pepper to taste, but hold off on the salt until you try the mixture because the drippings already bring a lot of flavor to the gravy. Make sure to cover and keep hot until the turkey is served!

Gravy from turkey drippings

Serve on top of turkey or potatoes and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from SimplyRecipes.com