The Best Gravy

The secret to the BEST gravy? It’s bacon!! And could not be easier!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword The Best Gravy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Author Amanda Rettke



  • 1/2 c up to 1 cup of bacon grease


  • 1/4 c turkey drippings
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 c liquid juices from roasted turkey, broth, water
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Prepare turkey as you normally would, only baste it with the bacon grease.


  1. Pour drippings from roasting pan into bowl leaving brown particles in pan. Return 1/4 cup drippings to roasting pan.

  2. Stir in flour.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  4. Stir in liquid. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.