Homemade turkey gravy made simple!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Separate the oil from the liquid in the turkey drippings by pouring the drippings into a clear 4-cup measuring cup. Allow the drippings to settle and separate into oil on top and juices on the bottom. Remove 1/4 cup oil using a kitchen syringe; transfer to a saucepan.

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  • Mix flour into the oil in the saucepan; cook and stir over medium-low heat until color changes to a light brown, about 5 minutes. Pour 1 cup juices from the measuring cup into flour mixture (roux); cook and stir, adding more drippings for a thinner gravy, until gravy is heated through and smooth, about 5 minutes. Mix chicken broth into gravy; cook and stir until heated through, adding more broth for a thinner gravy, about 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

For a 15-pound turkey, I usually have enough ingredients to make 4 times the above batch but I'm usually short by about 1 to 2 cups on the pan drippings. The result is still very good but the flavor isn't as strong.

There are a lot of factors that will influence the taste and quantity of your gravy. If you use a brine on your turkey, your gravy will naturally pick up some of those flavors and more importantly if you use a high-salt-content brine, the gravy will retain that as well. Taste the final result of the above ingredients and then begin seasoning to your taste preference. You can adjust the flavor with other spices such as rosemary, thyme, cooking wines.

I recommend letting the gravy cool for a few minutes and then heating over a medium-high heat while stirring. This will give you a better idea of how thick it will become. Sometimes it gets very thick upon reheating.

You can adjust the flavor with other spices such as rosemary, thyme, or cooking wines.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 1.6g; fat 25.6g; cholesterol 26.4mg; sodium 69.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
I've NEVER been able to make good, consistent gravy. Until now! Better than mom used to make.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2018
I've NEVER been able to make good, consistent gravy. Until now! Better than mom used to make.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2018
Super easy and super tasty! Perfect for someone like me who always messes up the gravy! Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
Easiest and best gravy ever!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2017
This gravy turned out with a delicious flavor. Read More
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12/27/2018
This is an easy recipe to for great tasting gravy! Tastes great and is easy to make. Loved it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2018
First timer and it came out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2017
Although tender my turkey turned out terribly dry. Thank you so much for this great gravy recipe that saved the day! So simple and quick to make they didn't notice as they were to busy complimenting how great the gravy was!!! Satisfied my picky eaters which is a major accomplishment!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2018
Everyone loved it! Very easy to make too! Read More
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11/23/2018
Great flavor!!! Read More
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