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White-Wine Gravy

For a silky-smooth gravy, whisk constantly as you gradually add flour to the pan. You can make this recipe to accompany any turkey, but it's particularly delicious with our Herb-Rubbed Turkey.

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  • Servings: 8
White-Wine Gravy

Photography: David Loftus

Source: Everyday Food, November 2007


  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. While the turkey rests, place the roasting pan on the stove across two burners (if using a disposable roasting pan, scrape drippings and browned bits into a medium saucepan). Heat drippings over medium-high, scraping up browned bits, until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add wine; cook, stirring constantly, until syrupy, 5 to 6 minutes. Gradually whisk in flour, and cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1 minute. Gradually add 1 cup broth; cook, whisking, until flour is a deep caramel color, 2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Gradually stir in remaining broth and 4 cups water. Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until gravy reaches desired thickness, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove neck and giblets, and strain gravy through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Reviews (9)

  • breakingpoetry 23 Nov, 2010

    If you use a half cup butter in stead of the turkey drippings it should be fine. I'm about to make it early and that's what I'm doing!!

  • sjgroove 3 Nov, 2010

    I don't understand how this is "make ahead" if you have to roast the turkey first?????

  • Hammy1 27 Nov, 2008

    A nice dry Riessling works well. NY Finger Lakes riesslings have an extra bit of mineralness that adds a nice touch to gravy.

  • Micheleatonic 16 Nov, 2008

    My favorite is a Sauvignon Blanc. Tastes great!

  • chocolatepumpkin 13 Nov, 2008

    I know that the type of white wine will vary the taste of this dish quite significantly, right? What did ya'll use? I'm trying to do 2 gravies and want to branch out a bit in the Tgiving feast favorites..any suggestions much appreciated.

  • chocolatepumpkin 13 Nov, 2008

    What types of white wine did ya'll try? I know this will make a BIG difference in the taste, right? Any suggestions would be wonderful. I'm trying to do 2 different types of gravy...branch out a little.

  • melbalisa 12 Oct, 2008

    So great! Very easy and had loads of flavor...had three kids at dinner who could not stop raving about it.

  • snowwhite51 20 Dec, 2007

    This is one of the best gravies ever, highly recommend it!

  • mmsrjs 25 Nov, 2007

    Since we all love gravy, it is exciting to try all the gravy recipes we can find. Especilly love the ones made with wine. Very good flavor

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