Rich and Creamy Gravy With Fresh Herbs


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Rich and Creamy Gravy With Fresh Herbs

[ Photographs: Joshua Bousel ]

About the author: Joshua Bousel brings you new, tasty condiment every other Wednesday and a recipe for weekend grilling every other Friday. He also writes about grilling and barbecue on his blog The Meatwave whenever he can be pulled away from his grill.

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  • Yield:Makes about 3 cups
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups turkey drippings or stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. 1.

    Melt butter over medium high heat in medium saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring frequently, until golden blonde, about 2 minutes.

  2. 2.

    Gradually add in turkey drippings or stock in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until reduced to 3 cups, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. 3.

    Stir in heavy cream, sage, thyme, and rosemary. Continue to cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week, reheating over medium-low heat before serving.