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Yellow Gravy Without Drippings

This Homemade Yellow Gravy Without Drippings is made from scratch, without Thanksgiving turkey or giblets meat juices. Use this make-ahead gravy for turkey, chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, and more!

yellow gravy without drippings drizzled over mashed potatoes

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Key Ingredients

  • Butter
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Broth
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper
broth, butter, flour, and spices in separate bowls

Seasoning and Spices

Whenever you make gravy without drippings be sure to season to taste or the gravy will be bland. You can use any of your favorite spices. Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper work well.

How to Make Yellow Gravy Without Drippings

Detailed measurements and full instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  1. Heat a saucepan or skillet on medium heat. Add butter.
  2. When melted, add flour.
  3. Add broth.
  4. Taste repeatedly and add onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste as needed.
melted butter and flour in a skillet

How to Thicken the Gravy

A butter and flour roux will create a nice and thick gravy. I like to add my broth in slowly until I get the consistency of gravy I am looking for.

How to Thin Out Gravy When It’s Too Thick

Thick gravy can be smoothed out by adding additional broth or stock to the pot.

yellow gravy without drippings in a pan

Can You Use Turkey Drippings or Drippings from Meat?

Absolutely! Check out my Turkey Graving From Drippings recipe.

How Long Will Homemade Gravy Last?

Store the gravy tightly covered and sealed for 3-4 days.

yellow gravy without drippings in a gravy bowl

Freezer Tips

You can freeze leftover gravy covered and tightly sealed for up to 6 months.

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Yellow Gravy Without Drippings

This Homemade Yellow Gravy Without Drippings is made from scratch, without Thanksgiving turkey or giblets meat juices. Use this make-ahead gravy for turkey, chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, and more!
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Course sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gravy without meat juices, how to make gravy without drippings, make ahead gravy, turkey gravy without drippings, yellow gravy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1.5 cups
Calories 36kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat a saucepan or skillet on medium heat. Add the butter.
  • When melted, add in the flour. Add it in stages and stir continuously to avoid clumping. This will create a roux, which will thicken the gravy.
  • Add 1 cup of broth and the spices. Stir until the gravy begins to thicken. If the gravy is too thick, add additional broth. Stir (and continue to add broth) until the gravy reaches your desired consistency.
  • Whisk continually (be patient) to remove any clumps.
  • Taste repeatedly and add salt and pepper to taste as needed.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 3g
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