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Turkey Gravy Recipe without Drippings

Don't have enough drippings to make gravy for everyone? This Turkey Gravy Recipe Without Drippings will make enough gravy for a crowd!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Shadi HasanzadeNemati


  • 10 tbsp Unsalted Butter 1 1/2 stick
  • 6 tbsp All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Thyme or 2 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 6 cups Turkey Broth or chicken broth


  • Place a pot on the stove and turn the heat on to medium. 
  • Add the butter to the pot, stir until almost melted. Turn the heat to medium low. 
  • Add flour and whisk well for about 5 minutes until it starts smelling nutty and changing colors.
  • Add in onion powder, garlic powder, thyme and salt. Stir well.
  • Add 1/4 cup of broth slowly to the mixture, stir well until it forms a paste. Then add the rest of the broth very slowly and stir constantly to avoid lumps. 
  • Once all the broth is mixed, turn the heat to medium and stir until the gravy starts simmering and has thickened to your liking, about 10 minutes. 
  • Serve warm with mashed potatoes. 


  • You can make this no-drippings gravy 4 days ahead of time and store it in a jar or an airtight container. 
  • Keep watching the flour while cooking it with butter to avoid burning. 
  • If you like the gravy to be darker, you can brown the butter, cook the flour longer or use beef stock.


Calories: 179kcal