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Creamy and flavorful gravy is made without drippings.
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How to Make Gravy Without Drippings

This Gravy without Drippings recipe is perfect for whipping up a flavorful side to chicken or turkey if you're not cooking the whole bird. Whisk together some butter, flour, broth, milk, and seasonings on the stovetop for a quick and easy gravy.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 47 kcal


  • 2 Tbsp. butter salted
  • 3 Tbsp. flour or a gluten-free 1-to-1 blend
  • 1 cup chicken broth regular sodium
  • ½ cup milk regular or plant-based
  • ½ tsp. poultry seasoning optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place butter in a small saucepan or skillet over medium heat and wait for it to melt. If you’d like a darker gravy, let it start to brown slightly.
  2. Add flour and whisk until a thick paste forms.
  3. Pour broth in ¼ cup increments, whisking well after each addition.
  4. Once it thickens up, pour in ½ cup milk in ¼ cup increments, whisking between each addition until smooth. Continue whisking and simmering until your desired consistency is reached.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste and add in poultry seasoning, if desired.

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Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: This recipe is perfect to make a day or two before you need it. You can save time and precious stovetop space on a busy day of cooking.
  • To Store: Keep this gravy in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 to 6 days.
  • To Freeze: You can save leftovers in a tightly sealed Ziploc bag with all of the air removed in the freezer for up to 4 months.
  • To Reheat: Warm the gravy back up in a saucepan on the stovetop, adding milk until you get the desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Gravy Without Drippings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 101IU2%
Vitamin C 0.04mg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.