Don’t Screw Up: The Gravy

If you screw up the gravy, you screw up Thanksgiving, so understandably you're nervous about making the stuff. Take a deep breath, it's not that hard to make a good gravy. Just follow this recipe and you'll be fine.

Clinton Kelly Gravy

Basic Delicious Gravy


  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 4 c. pan drippings from turkey (add chicken stock to get full amount if necessary).


  • Drain the pan drippings from the roasted turkey through a fine strainer.
  • Let sit and then remove any fat from the top of the drippings.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter.
  • Add in black pepper.
  • Add in 1/2 cup flour plus 3 tablespoons; constantly whisk for about 3 minutes over low heat.
  • Slowly add in the 4 cups turkey broth/drippings; whisk constantly over medium-low heat until bubbly and thickened (about 3 minutes).
  • Use right away or keep warm over lowest heat setting, whisk again before serving.
Don't Screw Up: The Gravy

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Mary would like to thank the lovely, generous people who gave me stuffed toys for her while I was on book tour. As you can see, she thoroughly enjoyed them last night when I returned home. Would you mind coming over this morning to clean up their guts, which have been strewn in every nook and cranny of our apartment. Thanks! 😘

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