Turkey gravy recipe

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5 min


50 min

Turkey gravy is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas dinner and this simple turkey gravy recipe is a true Christmas classic.

Turkey gravy is so easy to make and is a great way of using up leftovers juices too. This recipe serves 6 people and will take around 55 mins to prepare and cook. This turkey gravy is packed full of flavour, one of the reasons homemade turkey gravy is so much better than shop-bought. It's a great way of making the most out of your Christmas turkey, as fats and juices often go to waste. This gravy is just perfect drizzled over crispy roast potatoes, dipping Yorkshire puds or smothering your veg in. Who doesn't love gravy to make sprouts that little bit easier to eat? For an adults-only twist on our turkey gravy recipe, try adding a splash of red wine - if you have any spare! It will just add even more richness and flavour.


  • 700ml water
  • giblets from roast turkey
  • 1x small onion, chopped
  • 1tsp mixed herbs
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4tbsp fat sediment from roast turkey
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • ¼ tsp garlic pepper
  • ½ tsp onion salt (try the herb section at your local supermarket)


  • Make the stock by filling a large saucepan with the water, giblets, onion, herbs and seasonings. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for about 45 mins. Strain the stock through a fine sieve.

  • To make the gravy, remove the meat from the roasting tin and strain off all except 4tbsp of the fat sediment.

  • Place the tin over a low heat and stir in the flour. Cook the flour gently until it is light brown in colour. Blend in the garlic pepper, onion salt and 600ml of the strained giblet stock. Simmer for 2-3 mins.

Top tip for making Turkey gravy

This recipe is best made and served on the same day.

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