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How to Make Gravy
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

How to Make Gravy: An easy gravy recipe that comes out perfect every time! Lots of rich flavor, accented with a lovely blend of seasonings.

Course: Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy, gravy recipe, how to make gravy, how to make homemade gravy, how to make turkey gravy
Servings: 8 1/4- cup servings
Calories: 53 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon fat from pan drippings (or substitute with the same amount of butter or oil)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white wine (or substitute with the same amount of pan juices or stock)
  • 1 cup pan juices (or substitute with the same amount of stock)
  • 1 cup stock (beef, pork, chicken, or turkey)
  • 1 sprig fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  1. After cooking your roast or searing your meat, remove it from the pan and pour the drippings into a fat separator.

  2. Place the roasting pan over medium high heat, add 1 tablespoon of fat from the pan drippings along with the butter, and cook until browned.

  3. Whisk in the flour and continue to cook until a deep nut-brown color.

  4. Whisk in the wine, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom.

  5. Continue whisking until no lumps remain and the mixture is a mahogany brown color.

  6. Slowly whisk in the pan juices, then the stock, making sure to whisk out any lumps.

  7. Whisk in the fresh sage, onion powder, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  8. Simmer the gravy until thickened.

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Recipe Notes

You will need 2 1/4 cups of liquid total.  That can be any combination of pan juices and stock, depending upon how much liquid your roast yields.  The wine should account for 1/4 cup, but if you want to make this gravy without wine, just use an additional 1/4 cup of pan juices or stock.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Gravy
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 246mg11%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 106IU2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.