Rich and Creamy Gravy With Fresh Herbs Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serves: 12 servings
Makes: 3 cups

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

  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. 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.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
90 Calories
7g Fat
5g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 96mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)