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Traditional Homemade Gravy Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 60
This easy traditional homemade gravy recipe is the perfect way to top off your Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potatoes! This traditional recipe uses your fat drippings from your roasted turkey or chicken and gives you the perfect gravy taste and consistency every time.


  • 1/2 cup fat drippings from a roast (preferably roast chicken or turkey)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups chicken stock


  • Collect about 1/2 cup of excess fat dripping and juices from a roast pan, ensuring to scrape up browned bits of meat as well and transfer to a small bowl.
  • In a large skillet on medium heat, add the fat drippings and begin to whisk in the flour about a tablespoon at a time, quickly whisking with a wire whisk. As the flour begins to become incorporated into the drippings, begin adding in the chicken stock/half and half mixture a little at a time. Continue to whisk the gravy mixture on medium heat until it begins to thick and lightly simmer. Once it has reached desired consistency, remove from heat and pour the gravy into a gravy boat. Serve immediately with your favorite roast.
Calories: 60kcal
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American


Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg