Simple and Easy Turkey Gravy

This easy turkey gravy is rich and creamy and so simple to make. Just turkey drippings and just the right amount of flour will make this the perfect topping for your holiday sides.

Easy Turkey Gravy main | 2 Cookin Mamas This easy turkey gravy is rich and creamy and so simple to make. Just turkey drippings and just the right amount of flour will make this the perfect topping for your holiday sides. #recipe

Easy Turkey Gravy

Now I wouldn’t call it a complete Thanksgiving or holiday meal without a spectacular turkey gravy. I mean what would mashed potatoes be without a little gravy?

I have my Mom to thank for this simple to make turkey gravy. She was famous throughout our family and neighborhood for this gravy and everyone always wanted to come to our house just to get it. She always made it seem like the easiest thing in the world to make and, with a few tricks, it can be just as easy for you.

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After all, what is a gravy but a sauce made from the juices of meat and then thickened with flour or cornstarch to get the right texture. This recipe starts out with the juice from our Thanksgiving turkey, easily captured when your turkey is cooked in a cooking bag, which is then transferred to a saucepan after the turkey is finished cooking.

How to Make Turkey Gravy

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  1. Take a large measuring cup or bowl and add 1/4 cup flour to it. To that, add just enough water to make a thin paste (see above to get an idea of the right consistency).
  2. This step is the important one. Take about 1/4 cup of the hot turkey drippings and add it to the paste to temper it. This brings the temperature of the paste up so, when added to the hot turkey drippings, it will not form lumps.
  3. Now whisk the paste into the remainder of the drippings in the saucepan and continue to whisk until it starts to thicken. That’s it! See how easy that was?!

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Now you’ve got a nice thick gravy that’s delicious on top of our perfect mashed potatoes and our classic turkey dressing. No more worries – just sit back and wait for the oohs and aahs as they gobble everything up.

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Happy Turkey Day!

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SIMPLE and EASY TURKEY GRAVY
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
This easy turkey gravy is rich and creamy and so simple to make. Just turkey drippings and just the right amount of flour will make this the perfect topping for your holiday sides.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keywords: how to make turkey gravy, turkey gravy
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 20 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • Turkey dripping from 16-20 lb turkey
  • Giblet stock optional
  • 1/4 cup flour or cornstarch for gluten-free version
  • Cream or milk (optional)
Directions
  1. Pour turkey drippings that have been caught in the cooking bag into a small to medium saucepan. 

  2. Strain the drippings to remove any unwanted bones or pieces of fat.

  3. In a measuring cup, mix 1/4 cup flour and just enough water to make a thin paste.
  4. Add 1/4 cup turkey drippings into this paste to temper (bringing temperature up so that when added to hot liquid it will not form lumps). Once it is smooth and well mixed, whisk into remainder of turkey drippings in saucepan. Keep whisking until mixture starts to thicken.
  5. At this point, if the gravy is the consistency you want, just pour it into your gravy boat and serve. 
  6. If you would like it a bit thinner or creamier, you can add some of the giblet stock (if you cooked them from the turkey) and, as an option, a little cream or milk. I don’t add the cream but it is up to you.

Nutrition Facts
SIMPLE and EASY TURKEY GRAVY
Amount Per Serving
Calories 20 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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