Easy Southern Homemade Turkey Gravy Recipe
It’s all about the gravy on Thanksgiving, and this easy and delicious make-ahead Southern Homemade Turkey Gravy or Giblet Gravy side-dish recipe is foolproof.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 4Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2tsp thymeyou can substitute 1 tsp poultry seasoning for the thyme and parsley
  • 1/2tsp parsley leaves
  • 2cups turkey stock*see recipe in notes or use purchased stock
  • 1/4tsp ground black pepper
  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Gradually add the flour whisking constantly.
  2. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the mixture has turned a nutty brown color and is just starting to smoke. Gradually add the turkey stock, constantly whisking, and cook for 5 minutes more or until the gravy has thickened. Add pepper. Taste and add a little salt if needed.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Reheat and serve.
Recipe Notes

*Notes: To make homemade turkey stock, place the turkey neck and giblets in a small saucepan over medium heat. Fill the pan almost to the top with water. Add half a peeled onion, one celery stalk cut in half, and one tsp of poultry seasoning. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for approximately 2 hours. Remove from the heat and pour through a strainer. Reserve the stock to make the gravy. If you are making giblet gravy, chop up the giblets and add to the gravy.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Southern Homemade Turkey Gravy Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 215mg 9%
Potassium 48mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.