The Perfect Turkey Gravy

Pouring the perfect turkey gravy over my dinner is my favorite part of a holiday meal. This uses simple ingredients and is ready in a flash!


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 + 3/4 cup white onion, diced fine (approximately 1 large onion)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups turkey drippings (add chicken broth if you have less than 2 cups)
  • Low sodium chicken broth, to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Heat a saucepan on medium heat and add butter and onions.  Cook the onions, stirring often, until very soft and starting to turn a golden color, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and whisk with the onions.  Cook until the flour is starting to turn brown, approximately 3 minutes.
  3. Add the drippings slowly and whisk into the flour mixture.  Cook, whisking until well combined.  Taste and check the flavor – if it is bland, add a little more salt; if it is too salty, add a little low sodium chicken broth.  Once the flavor is to your liking, turn the heat off and serve.