How to make Turkey Gravy Without Drippings

Welcome, today I’m showing you “how to make easy and tasty homemade turkey gravy without drippings from scratch?”

This is an easy-to-go turkey gravy without drippings recipe. It comes out velvety smooth every time and works perfectly – even if you don’t have turkey drippings.

This gravy is so easy to make and it’s great because the recipe works whether or not you have pan drippings.

Once you know how easy it is to make, you’ll never use gravy from a jar again.

Make-ahead Turkey Gravy is a must for a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner and prep.

Products I have used are mentioned below:

  • Saucepan: Multifunctional saucepan, easy to use and clean, dishwasher safe.
  • Hand whisk: A high-quality whisk with stainless steel wire, easy to clean, and dishwasher safe.

How to make Turkey Gravy Without Drippings

Start with making a roux, and that’s going to serve as the thickening agent for our gravy.

To make any roux you just need some butter so we’ll melt that in the pan. When butter is melted, stir in some flour and this is the other part of the roux that is going to help thicken our gravy.

Whisk that in and its gonna form a bit of a paste. You just want to cook that raw flavor out of the flour.

So just a couple of seconds around in with the butter and what’s nice is it allows the butter to brown a little bit which gives you a really nice color to your gravy.

And after a few minutes, it starts to turn into a nice golden color, which is exactly what we’re looking for.

The next thing we need to do is add some turkey stock.

Take some turkey stock and pan drippings, about two cups total. Now we’re whisk in-between to incorporate that flours just so we don’t get any lumps nice and slow.

Now if you don’t have pan drippings feel free to use all turkey stock that you purchase in the grocery store, that’s perfectly fine.

What’s great about this turkey gravy without drippings recipe is you can easily double it or cut it in half based on your needs.

We just want to make sure we don’t have any lumps in there nobody likes that.

Now we need to add some flavoring to this so if you used your Turkey
drippings you should have great flavor from that.

But we’re just gonna kick it up just a little bit more with some poultry seasoning.

How to make Poultry Seasoning?

In a food processor jar/spice grinder, add 2 teaspoons ground sage, 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme, 1 teaspoon marjoram, 3/4 teaspoon rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and process until finely ground.

Add poultry seasoning into the gravy and the last thing we’re going to add is some house seasoning blend.

And then just give everything a whisk we want to bring this to a simmer and as it simmers it’s going to thicken.

When our gravy starts to come to a light boil, just let it hang out for a few minutes and just let it thicken up nicely.

Give it a taste and see if our seasonings are right, if you need add a little more salt and add just a little bit more pepper.

You can also cut up the giblets of the turkey and put them in, I am NOT a fan of that but many of them do this. And that is entirely up to you if you’re adding that you would do that now.

When it’s cooked you just stir that in and you’re ready to go. Serve our turkey gravy without drippings with Roasted Garlic Butter Chicken, Mashed Duchess Potatoes, and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner.

Our gravy is done, let’s just drizzle it on top of everything perfectly thick no lumps so there you have it is the perfect holiday gravy.

Turkey Gravy

This is an easy-to-go turkey gravy recipe. It comes out velvety smooth every time and works perfectly – even if you don’t have turkey drippings.
Course Gravy
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, chicken stock, gravy, thanksgiving, turkey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 47kcal


  • Saucepan
  • Hand whisk


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cup turkey stocks and pan drippings
  • ½ tsp house seasoning
  • ¼ tsp poultry seasoning


  • Melt butter in a pan, then add flour when butter is melted and whisk until it forms a smooth paste.
  • After whisking for 1 minute, add strained turkey stock slowly and keep whisking.
  • Now add house seasoning and poultry seasoning and whisk well.
  • Simmer over medium heat until desired consistency and serve.