Perfect Turkey Gravy

After I had roasted my gorgeous Thanksgiving Turkey, there was a lovely pool of drippings sitting in the roasting pan that was just begging to be turned into an absolutely perfect turkey gravy. I mean, turkey is not turkey without gravy, right? It was a super easy and quick process while the turkey rested! First, there needed to be a base roux to make the turkey gravy nice and thick.

The base roux of the turkey gravy cooking and getting nice and thick!
I heated up the pan of drippings on the stove over medium high heat. Then I added flour to it and stirred it all together until the flour cooked off and I had a thick roux, which took about 3 minutes. The roux made the perfect turkey gravy so gorgeously thick and luscious.
My rich, thick turkey gravy just finished cooking!
After the roux worked its thickening magic, I added half a stick of butter and let it melt right in as I stirred. Then I kept stirring while I slowly poured in a bunch of milk until I had a rich, creamy gravy. The turkey gravy cooked for another minute to meld and thicken, then I took it off of the heat. It looked gorgeous!
My super smooth turkey gravy all ready to go!
The last touch was adding in a splash of apple cider vinegar. It cut right through the richness of the turkey gravy and gave a touch of sweetness to it. That balanced the flavors gorgeously! Then I poured the gravy through a fine mesh strainer to make it incredibly smooth. No lumps were found in this gravy.

After that, I transferred it to a pretty gravy boat and served it immediately with the rest of my Thanksgiving meal. Oh my goodness, it was just incredible on the turkey, my sausage stuffing and my roasted garlic mashed potatoes! All of the flavor from the roasted turkey drippings came right through, and the texture was thick, rich and luscious. Happy Thanksgiving friends, from my kitchen to yours. I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday filled with love, laughs and lots of great food. XO

Perfect Turkey Gravy
Perfect Turkey Gravy
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Perfect Turkey Gravy
Perfect Turkey Gravy
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Servings: 1 batch
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 pan roasted turkey drippings from a freshly slow roasted turkey
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 stick butter cubed
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 dash apple cider vinegar
  1. Take the roasting pan of turkey drippings from roasting the turkey and heat it on the stove over medium high heat. Add the flour to it and stir it all around until it thickens and cooks for about 3 minutes to make the base roux.
  2. Stir in the butter cubes next until they melt in, then slowly pour in the milk while you keep stirring. Once the milk is stirred in for a minute, take the pan off of the heat. Add the dash of apple cider vinegar and salt to taste.
  3. Pour the gravy through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl to get out any lumps. Then just transfer to a pretty gravy boat for your Thanksgiving table!