Turkey Gravy


You can’t have a Thanksgiving feast without the gravy! This recipe for turkey gravy is simple, full of flavor and one everyone will love!

Seasoned Turkey Gravy. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comWhat is your favorite thing to eat on Thanksgiving? Mine would be the rolls AND the gravy. I can’t begin to imagine that turkey dinner without amazing gravy! I pour it all over my entire plate of food, I love it so much. I am not a turkey gravy snob by any means. Meaning, I like really simple gravy. You don’t need a bunch of extravagant ingredients to make amazing gravy, either. As long as you season that bird right, your gravy should be spectacular!

For the past 3 years on Thanksgiving I have made this SLOW COOKER TURKEY RECIPE . The juices from this turkey recipe make for the most incredibly delicious gravy recipe, so I thought I better share it with you all! 🙂

 You don’t have to use that recipe to make this gravy either. You can use any turkey recipe drippings or even turkey stock. The flavor will obviously be a little different, depending on how you season your bird, but this method is really easy so it’s the way I like to make my gravy. It comes out perfect every time!

Seasoned Turkey Gravy. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comI do use one ingredient you may not agree with. A packet of turkey gravy. Yep, you read that right. I cheat just a little and use the help of a gravy packet. I LOVE the added flavor it gives the gravy. You do NOT need to do this, especially if you’re worried about added salt. But I love it and make mine this way every time. I think it only makes it extra delicious. 

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Turkey Gravy

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Author Holly


  • 4 cups turkey drippings OR 4 cups turkey/chicken stock
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 packet 0.87 ounce turkey gravy (I like the McCormick brand)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • (Make sure to strain turkey drippings first to get rid of any large chunks before using)
  • Place strained turkey drippings in a large saucepan. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then skim any fat from the top surface. Add butter to drippings then cook over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often, until slightly thickened.
  • Mix together cornstarch and water to create a slurry. Whisk slurry into the saucepan. Then whisk in gravy packet contents, if using. Continue to simmer until gravy thickens. Season with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Seasoned Turkey Gravy. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.com

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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and my whole family gobbled it up! Loved it!! I was a little skeptical about the McCormick packet, but it was absolutely perfect! Thanks again!

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