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The Perfect 5-Minute Gravy Recipe

This homemade 5-minute gravy recipe gives you instructions on how to make gravy from meat drippings or stock. Perfect for the holidays or year-round!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword beef gravy, gravy recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 30 Servings
Calories 291kcal


  • 1/2 cup fat from drippings or butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 qt drippings or meat stock


  • Divide the fat from the meat drippings. You can do this manually by letting the fat naturally rise to the top and harden before you skim it off, or you can use a fat separator if you have one.
    If you're not using meat drippings, skip to the next step.
    Dripping from the turkey
  • Place the fat or butter into a deep skillet and bring it to a simmer.
    fat drippings in a pot
  • Slowly whisk the flour into the melted fat/butter, continuing to beat the mixture until everything is well-combined. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
    Flour being whisked into the butter/fat
  • In small portions, whisk the drippings/stock into the flour mixture until silky smooth. Bring the mixture to a simmer and immediately remove it from heat.
    Gravy mixture in a pot with a whisk
  • Serve the gravy while it's piping hot. Enjoy over turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rice, and so much more!
    Gravy in a bowl with a spoon in the bowl


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 2mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 0.1mg