Making Pan Gravy

Say good-bye to lumpy gravy! We show you how to get rich, flavorful gravy in five easy steps.


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Scrape the Pan
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Step 1: Scrape the Pan

    After moving your cooked turkey to a cutting board, pour the pan drippings into a large glass measuring cup. Scrape browned bits from pan into cup.

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Step 2: Skim the Fat

    With a spoon, skim and reserve the fat from the drippings. Pour 1/4 cup of the fat into a 2-quart saucepan (discard any remaining fat).

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Step 3: Make a Roux

    Stir 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour into the fat in saucepan. Add enough reduced-sodium chicken broth to remaining drippings in measuring cup to equal 2 cups.

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Step 4: Add Liquid

    Add the broth mixture to the flour mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more.

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Step 5: Strain the Gravy

    Strain the gravy into a serving dish. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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