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Turkey Gravy with White Wine and Sage

Turkey gravy made with fresh sage and white wine is a classic recipe with a flavor upgrade. The result is a smooth, rich gravy. The wine cooks off so that no alcohol remains.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: classic turkey gravy, easy gravy, gravy, Holiday recipe, Thanksgiving
Servings: 9
Calories: 119kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $1.50


  • Skillet or Saute Pan


  • 3-4 tablespoon Pan Drippings from Roasted Turkey
  • 6 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 8 leaves Fresh Sage
  • cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Dry White Wine (I often use a dry Chardonnay here)
  • 3 cups Low-Sodium Chicken or Turkey Stock


  • Heat pan drippings over medium heat in a skillet or saute pan.
  • When drippings are sizzling and very hot, add butter and sage leaves. Cook until sage leaves are wilted and start to brown, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the crispy sage leaves (you can discard them or use in something else).
  • Sprinkle flour over top of melted butter and stir until no dry spots remain and flour is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Slowly pour white wine over flour while whisking. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
  • Pour in stock and bring to a simmer. Simmer gravy until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Taste and season with some salt and black pepper. Serve warm.


Make Ahead - Gravy can be made up to 3 days ahead. Transfer to a container and cover with plastic wrap, pressing down gently so the plastic is completely touching the surface of the gravy. (This tight covering will prevent a skin from forming on the gravy.) Refrigerate. To reheat the gravy, remove the plastic covering and transfer to a saucepan. Warm over medium heat, whisking frequently. If the gravy is too thick after reheating, add some water or stock about 1 Tablespoon at a time to thin.


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg