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Turkey Gravy Recipe

Simple Turkey Gravy Recipe. Forget the gravy packets! This easy recipe is the perfect finishing touch to your Thanksgiving feast!  

simple turkey gravy in a white dish on a blue napkin

Ready for the best gravy recipe of all time? What if I told you it is the BEST recipe and only has a few simple ingredients?

Kind of sweetens the deal, right? The secret to this grave is TURKEY DRIPPINGS. Drain them from the pan, strain out the chunks, and you have a flavor packed Foolproof Turkey Gravy.

Recipe Features:

  • One Pot: This recipe is all made in one pan! It is the best turkey pan gravy recipe– If you opt to make this directly in the same pan you made the turkey!
  • 5 Minutes: Start to finish you are looking at 5 to 7 minutes!
  • Perfect Side Dish: Gravy brings the meal together and can be the single most important addition to your menu!
simple turkey gravy recipe in a white dish

What You’ll Need:

Good news? You don’t need much to make this insanely easy turkey gravy recipe.

  • Butter
  • Cornstarch
  • Drippings OR Stock
  • Salt and Pepper

Homemade turkey gravy is actually really simple.

We season our turkey with salt and pepper and slow roast to perfection. You always get at least 4 cups of drippings but if you find you are a little short you can substitute chicken stock.

That means you can even double this recipe!

Step By Step Instructions:

1. Melt the butter in a medium sized pot (affiliate). Whisk (affiliate) in the flour until smooth and combined.
2. Add the 2 cups of broth or drippings, season with salt and pepper.
3. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a whisk constantly, until the mixture is at a boil and thicker in consistency, about 2 minutes.

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Tips and FAQ’s:

  • I always start with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. If the gravy is too thin, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch more with some of the warm gravy until a paste forms. Whisk into the gravy and cook one additional minute.
  • Always taste before and as you add the seasonings. A well seasoned gravy can make the meal, but heavy hand can ruin your gravy.
  • Whisk it, whisk it good. Constantly stirring can help cut back on lumps in your gravy.
  • No cornstarch? You can try flour.
  • Lumps? Run your gravy through a mesh sieve to smooth the liquid.

Related Recipes:

Simple Turkey Gravy

Simple Turkey Gravy

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This easy turkey gravy recipe can be made with or without the drippings. Easy, delicious, and the perfect finish to your meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons to 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups broth or drippings
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, more or less to taste

Instructions

    1. Melt the butter in a medium sized pot. Whisk in the flour until smooth and combined.
    2. Add the 2 cups of broth or drippings, season with salt and pepper.
    3. Cook over medium heat, stirring with a whisk constantly, until the mixture is at a boil and thicker in consistency, about 2 minutes.

Notes

I always start with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. If the gravy is too thin, mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch more with some of the warm gravy until a paste forms. Whisk into the gravy and cook one additional minute.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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Marilyn

Friday 21st of November 2014

Simply gravy recipes are the best!

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