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Learn How to Make Turkey Gravy and skip the store bought gravy. This is super easy and amazing over turkey or mashed potatoes.
Once you see just how simple it is to make homemade turkey gravy, you will be hooked. This easy turkey gravy is so simple and really flavorful. If you are in charge of Thanksgiving dinner this year, make this turkey gravy.
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How Do you Make from Scratch?
Don’t let homemade gravy intimidate you. It is actually very simple. You just need some drippings from a cooked turkey. If you don’t have any, you can use chicken broth.
Everything is combined with butter, flour and seasonings to create the best gravy. It is really that easy to make the best turkey gravy recipe.
- Drippings from a Cooked Turkey (or Chicken Broth)
- Unsalted Butter
- All Purpose Flour
- Salt and pepper
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- Seasoning – Feel free to add in fresh herbs such as thyme, parsley, sage, or rosemary to the turkey drippings. This will add delicious flavor to the gravy.
- Broth – If you prefer to add in broth to the drippings. Add in turkey broth or chicken stock.
- Cornstarch Slurry – You can also make a cornstarch slurry to thicken the gravy mixture.
Step by Step Instructions:
- Step 1 – Strain the pan drippings through a mesh strainer that is in the roasting pan. This will remove any solids. Set this aside for later.
Step 2 – Second, melt the ¼ cup butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Once the butter is melted, whisk in the flour for about 1 minute and cook the roux.
Step 3 – Gradually whisk in the pan drippings or broth to thicken the gravy. You can use a equal parts of both if you do not have a full 2 cups of drippings needed for the gravy. Just add in the broth until you have the full 2 cups.
- Step 4 – Bring the mixture to a boil and then lower the heat to medium low heat and simmer. Make sure to whisk constantly until the mixture has thickened. It normally takes about 5 to10 minutes.
- Step 5 – Season with salt and pepper. It is amazing over turkey and any of your favorite sides
- Gravy Consistency – The gravy often gets thick as it sits. Just warm it up to help thin it out. You can also stir in more drippings or broth if needed.
- Measuring Cup – We recommend using a measuring cup to add in the right amount of broth or drippings. This ensures that you are adding in the right amount of liquid.
Once you have made your turkey gravy, pour into a gravy boat to easily pour over creamy mashed potatoes.
- Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Crock Pot Stuffing
- Easy Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing
Frequently Asked Questions:
You can store the gravy using an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.
Yes, you can Freeze Gravy. Gravy can also be frozen up to 3 months if stored properly in freezer bags or containers. I also have used ice cube trays and once frozen, transferred to a freezer bag. That is really handy when you only need a little bit.
Sometimes I make extra just to have some to freeze to use later.
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How to Make Turkey Gravy
- Strain the pan drippings through a mesh strainer to remove any solids and set aside.
- Melt the butter is a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. This whisk in the flour for approximately 1 minutes.
- Gradually whisk in the pan drippings or broth. Note: If you do not have a full 2 cups of drippings, you can add in broth until you have the full 2 cups.
- Bring the mixture to a boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer (whisking constantly) until the mixture has thickened (approximately 5-10 minutes).
- Then season with the salt and pepper and serve warm.
- Pour over your turkey and your favorite sides and enjoy!
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