Easy Turkey Gravy

Easy Turkey Gravy is velvety, rich and everything a gravy should be! Simple ingredients come together to form a gravy so good that you won’t believe how easy it is. Pour it over mashed potatoes, slices of turkey or cover the whole plate with this liquid gold and dig in!

Let’s Talk Turkey Drippings

Now, in order to get the ultimate turkey gravy, turkey drippings are needed! Immense amounts of flavor come from the turkey drippings along with about half of the liquid needed for the gravy. There’s just a richness from the drippings that can’t be replaced.

After the turkey has been removed from the roasting pan, tilt the pan so that all the juices flow to one side and use a baster to retrieve the golden drippings. Don’t you dare let someone throw them out! We need it to make our liquid gold! 

If you are needing to make a gravy and don’t have any turkey drippings, chicken stock can be used in place of the drippings. Season with a little bit of thyme and rosemary. Taste and adjust the seasonings and salt level after it comes together. Technically, it will be a chicken gravy at that point, but it will still be delicious!

How to Make Gravy

Gravy can seem like one of those things that is hard to make, but it couldn’t be any easier! All you need is a skillet, a whisk and about 10 minutes of attention. Here’s how to make gravy:

  1. Melt some butter in a skillet and whisk in some flour until a golden roux forms.
  2. Whisk in the turkey drippings and chicken stock.
  3. Simmer and allow to thicken, whisking occasionally. 
  4. Skim off the fat and impurities that rise to the top from the turkey drippings. Use a ladle to help you skim it right off the top. 
  5. Serve and enjoy!

See? Easy peasy! Really the most work you will have to do is give it a little bit of your attention and skim off the fat that rises to the top, if you are using turkey drippings. Trust me, you’ll be able to see the difference between the actual gravy and the fatty liquids that pool on the top!

How to Serve

Typically, I just go straight from skillet to the gravy boat and then to the table! But, if you need to make the gravy in advance or want to keep it warm for serving, use a small slow cooker! Set it to the “Warm” setting, add a ladle and let guests spoon their gravy to their heart’s delight! 

Keep in mind that the gravy will thicken as it cools, so if a constant liquid gold is needed, then I would go the slow cooker route! But, gravy boats are so darn cute. Plus, you can say: “Pass the gravy!” 

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Easy Turkey Gravy


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

Easy Turkey Gravy is velvety, rich and everything a gravy should be! Simple ingredients come together to form a gravy so good that you won’t believe how easy it is. Pour it over mashed potatoes, slices of turkey or cover the whole plate with this liquid gold and dig in!


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups turkey drippings
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat until melted. Whisk in the flour and allow to cook for about 30 seconds or until a thick roux has formed.
  2. Whisk in the turkey drippings and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer.
  3. Use a ladle to skim off the fat and impurities that rise to the top from the turkey drippings. Whisk occasionally while the gravy simmers until the desired consistency has formed, about a few minutes.
  4. Pour into a gravy boat and serve immediately, or keep warm in a small slow cooker.

Notes

  • If you don’t have turkey drippings, replace the drippings with additional chicken stock. Season the gravy with a bit of dried thyme, rosemary and salt to taste. Skimming the fat off the top will not be necessary if there are no drippings.
  • The gravy will thicken as it cools. Keep it warm in a small slow cooker for serving if desired.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Sauces

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 53
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Protein: 1.1g

Keywords: Easy Turkey Gravy

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