Easy Turkey Gravy
This gravy comes out perfect every time. The cream of chicken soup is what gives it wonderful flavor. Nice and creamy, never lumpy.
This gravy comes out perfect every time. The cream of chicken soup is what gives it wonderful flavor. Nice and creamy, never lumpy.
AWESOME! We are keeping it simple this Christmas and are using Roasted Turkey Breast from Honey Baked Ham Co. Because I will not have pan drippings from a turkey, I needed a gravy recipe that didn't use drippings. I followed the following tips: 1. I used Swanson's canned chicken broth (3, 14oz. cans equal 5 cups). One of the cans I used Roasted Garlic chicken broth. 2. I increased the flour by 2 Tablespoons, and added 2 Tablespoons of Corn Starch. 3. I omitted the salt (and I like heavy salt). There's enough saltiness with the broth. Thanks JMOR777 for a terrific gravy recipe. Merry Christmas everyone!Read More
AWESOME! We are keeping it simple this Christmas and are using Roasted Turkey Breast from Honey Baked Ham Co. Because I will not have pan drippings from a turkey, I needed a gravy recipe that didn't use drippings. I followed the following tips: 1. I used Swanson's canned chicken broth (3, 14oz. cans equal 5 cups). One of the cans I used Roasted Garlic chicken broth. 2. I increased the flour by 2 Tablespoons, and added 2 Tablespoons of Corn Starch. 3. I omitted the salt (and I like heavy salt). There's enough saltiness with the broth. Thanks JMOR777 for a terrific gravy recipe. Merry Christmas everyone!
If you have very flavorful stock/drippings from your turkey this gravy is wonderful! So easy and reliable. I used the Homestyle Turkey the Michigander way from this site to roast my turkey and it provides great tasting and plentiful stock. I would not add the salt unless you are using low sodium soup. This gravy makes a great base for turkey stew or pot pie to use up those left overs.
This gravy was great! We used it on Thanksgiving with turkey and again on Christmas with ham. For the ham gravy we replaced turkey stock with ham juices and used cream of celery soup instead of cream of chicken soup. It was great again. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
GREAT AND EASY! Here's what used/did, as I didn't have exactly the same ingredients: I browned the turkey neck and giblets in a sauce pot and added 5 cups of ckn broth, brought to a boil & took out the neck & giblets. I added a can of cream of ckn with herbs soup because that's what I had, and I really think it added a little something extra that made it that much better. I then added some garlic powder, onion powder, lots of fresh ground pepper, and some ground savory (herb). I added 1/4 cup of flour to 1 cup of warmed milk - I did that because I thought the 1/3 was a bit much, and I was right - 1/4 was more than enough. I slowly poured it into the gravy while whisking and it thickened up immediately. Because it was so thick (it wasn't paste or anything, but it was definitely more creamy than a gravy), I added tons of pan drippings to the finished gravy, which not only thinned it out a tiny bit, but added A TON of flavor! I did NOT add any salt - you really don't need it (and I LOVE salty food). This gravy was SO ridiculously easy and SO delicious... I'll be making this a regular staple when make turkey or chicken. PS - this gravy is NOT enough for 28 people/servings. It makes a LOT of gravy, but if your family is anything like mine, then this is enough for about 2 dozen people. Again, just delicious!
Gravy turned out great and was easier then expected. Instead of mixing the milk with the flour i added all incredients at once and had no problems with lumps. I used 3 cups of drippings from the Michigander recipe and 2 cups of chicken broth.
This was very good and easy. However, one downside for me is that for “turkey stock” I had to buy a large quantify of turkey stock concentrate to make it from. It may take me to the year 2020 to use up the rest of the concentrate. But then again, this may be just a local problem.
I've never been able to make gravy very well. This gravy turned out just perfect. It wasn't a pain in the butt to follow the directions and didn't take a lot of time to do. I used cornstarch, instead of flour, and it thickened up while still on the burner. My husband loved the flavor and I loved that and how easy it was to make.
WOW!This gravy was amazing! It was a big hit this christmas! everyone loved it, and plus it was my firt time making gravy! so easy!I didn't have any milk so i put whipping cream instead and it came out wonderful!
I am the submitter of this recipe and I just wanted to share a few pointers for making this gravy. I don't stuff my turkey just so that I will have lots of juices from the turkey to make my gravy. I fill the cavity of the turkey with chicken broth, and if it is a 20+ pound bird, I will pour in as much as 32 ounces of chicken broth. When the turkey is done roasting some 4 hours later, I pour off all of the broth, which is A LOT, and I use this broth to make gravy and to pour over my dressing. Adjust the flour and milk to thicken, adding more if you like a thicker gravy. Also, if I have brined the turkey, I do not add salt. A brined turkey gives wonderful broth, and the gravy is delicious. Hope this helps with some of the issues people are having.
This gravy has an awesome flavor. It does thicken upon standing for a few minutes. This is my new annual turkey gravy recipe!
I'm not sure what I may have did wrong but this gravy had no color, even a bit greenish! Taste was good, finally thickened with added cornstarch, not with standing as recipe suggusted.
Really creamy gravy! Of all the turkey gravies I've made this one was pretty darn tasty!! Also loved the unique flavor from the soup.
STOP! This is your gravy recipe..everyone will love it. Stir constantly...do not leave unattended. You are the hero.
This was good, but not as flavorful as I had hoped. I agree with another reviewer in that the color isn't very good. I added just a bit of Kitchen Bouquet, a few drops. That helped somewhat.
I made as directed minus poultry seasoning, salt and garlic powder (I roast my turkey with garlic). Add the flour to cold milk to avoid lumps, and pour straight into hot broth / soup mixture. Tasty. Only add salt if you plan to roast your turkey without salt.
My mom has been making gravy this way for as long as I can remember. But...she uses cream of mushroom. I wouldn't do it any other way.
This a great tasting recipe!! The only things I did different is used chicken broth...plain and garlic roasted and I added some onion flakes and parsely. I doubled the recipe so I did add a little more of the spices called for according to my taste and cut down on the season salt. Yummers!!!
This turkey gravy recipe is delicious! I made it for the first time last year and plan to make it again this year for Thanksgiving. It was a hit and I'm sure it will be again this year!
It probably would have helped if JMOR777 explained how to come up with 5 cups of turkey stock. For my stock I usually cook up all the contents that come inside the turkey (neck, liver, gizzards, etc.) with a quart or more of water, adding chicken boullion, celery, onion, carrots & parsley. It's okay but I would love to know if there is a more flavorful way to make turkey stock.
Quick and easy! I followed the recipe except for leaving out the garlic (for Hubby) & did not need to add the seasoned salt. This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!
This gravy is so good that my mother-in-law turns green because it's better than hers! After the first year I made it, it gets mentioned and requested by several people every year for Christmas dinner. I don't think I'd be allowed to host xmas dinner without it now. I do use more flour or add a tablespoon of cornstarch so it thickens better. And I use Old Bay in place of the poultry seasoning.
Very good and very yummy and super easy. Will definitely make again. I wanted to make ahead of time though and couldn't find Turkey Stock in the store so I had to use Chicken and then just added some of the juices from the turkey after so we weren't waiting. Got great reviews from family!
I am new to making gravy and this was excellent! It makes a ton though. I could have easily halved it and still had leftovers, but that's okay! I am looking forward to using the leftovers for turkey pot pie! I made turkey stock by browning the neck and giblets with onion in butter, then added 4 cans of chicken broth and some thyme and simmered for 2 hours. Then I strained it and added the drippings to make 5 cups.
I will never search for or make another gravy recipe! When I found out that I was having Thanksgiving this year my first thought was, 'how can I keep this simple?'. Of course buying gravy already made was on my list until I found this recipe! It sounded simple and I like to keep things homemade when I can. Well, this was a good call because everyone raved about it. My kids (21 and 15) who have never tried gravy...LOVED IT. For the Turkey, I used the recipe from this site Turkey the Michigander Way and used the drippings/broth right from the pan for the 5 cups of Turkey stock (and there was plenty). I also used Olde Bay Seasoning instead of poultry seasoning (which is pretty much the same with some added spices). Be careful with the salt because the soup is already salty and so is the broth. In fact, next time I would probably leave the salt out of the recipe all together. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.
A very nice gravy. The taste is devine. I too had a bit of a problem with the consistency... I would have like it a bit thicker but I didn't have the time to let it reduce as much as I would have liked. The soup is a great addition. I used the stock from our thanksgiving turkey and added a bit of chicken broth just for fun :) Overall a great recipe. thanks for sharing.
I liked that this recipe was so easy to make and it did have a good flavor. However, I found the end result a bit too thin for my liking; I didn't have enough time to wait for it to reduce. I think I'll stick to my old-fashioned way of making gravy, but the canned soup might make a nice addition.
This is okay but it's not turkey gray. Thanks to sailshonan I will not be makling this gray for Thanksgiving. I like traditional, so, I'll be using drippings from the turkey, seasonings and thickening with flour
This is a good basic idea especially when you want to stretch the gravy. I used this for a roast chicken last night but I don't use the flour/milk method. I prefer to make a roux with the drippings and flour. Comes out smooth every time. I'll be making chicken and dumplings with the leftovers and I'm happy to say that I've got enough gravy to get me going with that dish. Thanks so much!
This gravy was great! I was able to get about 4 1/2 cups of turkey drippings from our 21 pound turkey, but I still used the same amount of ingredients the recipe calls for (maybe a little more flour) and the gravy came out delicious! The only thing I changed specifically was the poultry seasoning for chicken seasoning, because that's all I had. Will have to try this with chicken broth, as others have suggested. The cream of chicken is a wonderful addition! Thanks for the great recipe!
Tried this a few years/Thanksgivings back and it was a hit! My Mother-in-law especially loved it & after trying the first few bites (this is after the entire family had been sitting at the dinner table for a while) she said she enjoyed it so much that she needed more. She went back to the kitchen for a second helping, then shortly thereafter she wanted a third & this time she brings the entire pot off the stove & places it directly on the dinner table & then everyone joined in & scraped the bowl! It is honestly that good & obviously a very impressive dish! It can be very versatile, you can adjust the amount of broth, etc to your liking & try different things with it. Since finding this gem we have made some minor changes, altering it making an easier version of a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner that can be used all year long & you don't have to bake an entire Turkey to enjoy it! And you can make it even more easily & save time by using a crock pot! Just buy turkey breasts & bake or boil them. Then after making this gravy recipe transfer it to a crock pot. Debone & "shred" (we actually leave it in big chunks) the turkey & add it to the crock pot. Let it simmer & mix together while you make cornbread dressing to go with it. Then there you have it, the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with out all the fuss! I'd say this is the best & most used recipe I've found online! Recommended highly! Thanks 4 posting!
Jan 9,2012..update. Made this again this Christmas and was so happy I did. Ignoring the fact that I flubbed it horribly last year, I used 1/2 turkey drippings and 1/2 stock and it turned out amazing. Everyone was thrilled with the taste and consistency, but no one more than me. Will make every year from now on. (last year): Giving this 4 stars only because you should not use all 5 cups of turkey drippings...especially if you have brined your turkey...I will make this for Christmas tho and use bought turkey stock as the majority of the base. This actually had great taste and was as easy as humanly possible to make...just way too salty the way it was prepared..My fault tho!
Would not call this turkey gravy.It tasted like cream of chicken soup gravy. To thin for my taste.
You weren't kidding -- this was the best gravy, and it was SO easy! I had to stop myself from slurping it by the spoonful when I was making it. I thought it was incredible, and it will be a staple every year when I am making a turkey. Thanks!
Made this for Thanksgiving, it was so yummy! I never, ever make gravy...it makes me nervous, (and I'm a bit of a health nut so we never eat it)and I haven't made any in years, so this was the perfect recipe for me....sooooo easy & so delish!
This recipe really saved me. I didn't have turkey stock & didn't have time to wait for the turkey to be done to make stock. I needed the gravy ready at the same time as the turkey. I used 2 cans of vegetable broth & 1 can of chicken broth because that's what was in the cupboard. The gravy turned out great. I was really pleased with it & the turkey eaters loved it, too! I'll try actual turkey stock the next time, now that I have some in the freezer. Thank you!
Delicious! We had it for Thanksgiving and plan to next year! Best gravy EVER!
I used this recipe instead of traditional gravy made from pan juices because we deep fried our bird instead of roasting. If you roast your bird, I would recommend sticking to the traditional flour and pan juice method. This gravy just didn't resemble turkey gravy at all.
I absolutely love this recipe and make it often with the exception of reducing the poultry seasoning by half and adding a 1/2 cup more of milk or water, whichever you prefer to use is fine. If you are looking for a more creamier gravy, use milk and for a thinner, watery gravy use water. Add hot mashed potatoes and toast with sliced turkey breasts or chunks and you have a quick and easy meal that the whole family will enjoy!!!
Delicious & very easy! I didn't even miss the pan drippings. It went perfect with fried turkey. May never make gravy the old way again.
Loved this! I used chicken stock instead of turkey stock because that's what I could find/had available. It still went well with Thanksgiving dinner.
IF made with real turkey drippings, then what a FANTASTIC and easy gravy recipe! Please note: one cannot expect the same result with all broth/stock, especially if canned/boxed and no turkey fat. Just b/c it utilizes a little canned soup (easssssy, gravy snobs, easy) doesn't mean it's not phenomenally savory, creamy, and the perfect consistency. Only changes I made were to omit garlic, only use a sprinkle of poultry seasoning, and cut salt back by half. I'd never have guessed about the soup being one of the ingredients. I will never make another turkey gravy recipe again. Ridiculously easy to make! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I absolutely love this gravy! My whole family enjoys it, even the picky ones! Very easy to make and much more delicious than a packet.
Great flavor. This was a lifesaver as all my turkey drippings dried up. I had to use 3 cans of chicken broth (2 regular, 1 low sodium), and I left out the added salt. I put the milk & flour in a mason jar and shook it until the flour dissoved then added to the pan--this guaranteed no lumps. Will use this again next holiday.
This gravy saved my Thanksgiving because my turkey was dry. I don't have to be worried about making great gravy again!
Turned out fantastic! The first time I've made gravy. My grandma makes the best gravy in the world and I am very picky about it. This tasted just like hers! I used 3 cans of chicken broth rather than turkey stock and a lot of pan drippings. I didn't have poultry seasoning, so I didn't use it. I don't think it took away from the taste though. As the recipe promises, no lumps.
My husband is usually the gravy maker in the family. Last night he was doing a deep-fried turkey so I decided to try to do a gravy from scratch. I didn't have any turkey stock so I used water with chicken bouillon cube and followed the rest of the recipe. It was perfect! He asked me today to do some more to eat with the leftover turkey. This way there is no fat in it either. I'm so happy with this recipe which is very simple to make. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
i made this gravy on Thanksgiving, it was sooo good and plenty of it. it was so nice being able to make it early and put it in a crockpot, also made a crockpot stuffing which was amazing. i got to spend plenty of time with my guests as they showed up and everything was hot, very tasty and ready at the same time! whoo! hoo!
pretty tasty, but not thick enough. Only add 1/2 cup of milk, and leave out the salt!
OMG... This is the best gravy I ever made!!! I always wanted to make good gravy and never could till now.Everyone wanted this recipe, I will make it every time I need gravy. THE BEST!!!!!
This was a mess and did not turn out right at all. Not sure what I did wrong, but this one never even made it to the table.
Wow, so easy, it's fool proof!
Thank you!!!! This was the quickest and most delicious gravy I've tasted!!! My family loved it and I plan on making it for Thanksgiving!!!!
Great flavor, a little too salty though.
This gravy was AWESOME!! Gravy was always my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal when I was growing up and I'm absolutely thrilled to now be able to make my own awesome gravy!! I made the an Allrecipes recipe for my turkey: Homestyle Turkey, the Michigander Way by Robin C. and both the turkey and gravy were out of this world! I definitely recommend the combo. Because the turkey recipe already had seasoned salt and chicken broth, I omitted the seasoned salt in the gravy - and I am so glad I did! It was still very salty! (In the future, I will use lower-sodium ingredients in the turkey.) This gravy thickened wondefully, there were absolutely NO lumps, and above all, it tasted and looked fantastic! This will be made each time from now on :) UPDATE: Used low-sodium chicken broth with my turkey this year; still omitted the seasoned salt from the gravy; it was perfect! Next year, I'm going to have to simmer the chopped giblets during step one, and add a hard-boiled egg or two. My dad and I love gravy with that "stuff" in it!
Excellent gravy recipe! The only changes I make are that I use canned chicken broth and cream of chicken with herbs. It comes out great every time!
Very good recipe, easy to make. Had a nice thickness and made plenty. Next time I will reduce the seasoned salt to 1/4 or 1/2 tsp as 1 tsp was a bit much and left a slight aftertaste. Overall I'm very pleased. Thank you! I will be making it for Thanksgiving dinner 2010.
This was very easy to make and went fast.
Oops sorry...I used 3 cans(I meant 3 cans not 2) of chicken broth and 1 can of the cream of chicken, added the spices as directed and the gravy was a total hit..definitely a keeper !!
easy yet very delicious, my picky daughter even said it was great
I have tried to make this twice with a so-so result the first time and a big flop the second. Admittedly, it could be user error; however it really didn't turn out for me.
very easy and yummy! didn't even add the poultry seasoning
wonderful gravy! Plentiful and not one lump!!!!
Easy to make and very delicious
Yummy. I used only 2 cups of beef stock, no poultry seasoning (did not have one) and followed the rest of the recipe. At the end I added small can of mushroom and more pepper. It turned out delicious. This is going to be my stable rec for gravy. Thanks
Very good! I grew up watching store bought gravy being used at the holidays. I've been playing with different gravy recipes since I got married and this one got the most compliments. Also worked well afterwards in making my turkey stew.
I never get gravy right so I never make it HOWEVER my hubby begged me to try again. So I did. and it was lumpy. as always. So this time instead of throwing it out I put it in the blender and then it turned out foamy. YUCK! So I then put it back on the stove determined not to waste food and when it heated thru it turned back into a gravy like consistency and was fantastic! I cooked the Roast Sticky Chicken Rotissere Style from this site and used its drippings/broth to make the gravy. No seasonings needed with that recipe, very savory already. Thanks for sharing.
This makes really great gravy. I have made it several times now and always get lots of complements. Thanks for sharing!!
Quick easy and tasty I used cream of chicken......I will always make my gravy this way from now on
Very easy to make, but next time I will cut back on the seasoned salt and just season to taste!
Wish I could give it more than 5 stars. Fabulous. Didn't change a thing. I've been making gravy for over 40 years and will always make it this way from now on. Rave reviews from Family and Friends. My sister and daughter also used this recipe and got the same results and compliments.
10 stars!! First time making gravy from scratch for me, always was afraid and thought it would be too difficult. This recipe is fantastic! So easy, so tasty! I made absolutely NO changes. No problems with lumps either, very smooth, very pretty. Yummy. This will always be my gravy recipe. Thanks so much!
this gravy was soooo easy to make. definite time saver or thanksgiving day. all the guests raved about it!! made it twice - once with the seasoned salt and once without. seasoned salt recipe is too salty for my taste but without the seasoned salt the gravy gets an A+++.
This will be the gravy that I use from now on.
This made excellent gravy. Probably the best recipe I've used and one of the easiest so I'll definitely be making this from now on. It makes a TON though, so unless you're feeding 30 people or like things floating in gravy you can easily cut this in half and still have lots of gravy. I used reduced sodium Campbell's because I brined my turkey and didn't want the gravy to be too salty.It came out great!
This gravy is great!! Everyone requests that I make this gravy throughout the year. Also super easy to make.
Fantastic and SOO easy! Everyone enjoyed it on Thanksgiving. Ty for sharing!
Fantasic! We loved it.
This recipe made awesome gravy!
This was incredible! I didn't change a thing. I think next time I might add a little less black pepper to suit my tastes, but this is now my go-to recipe! Thank you!
This was decent gravy, nothing really wrong with it but I did feel like it was missing something, just not sure exactly what. I followed the recipe exactly.
Taste was good but WAY to salty. I even used the healthy request soup. I think it was because my stock came from a brined turkey. I just don't think this is a good recipe to use if you are using brined turkey stock. Probably will be very good if made with low salt chicken broth or unbrined stock. Also, I reccommend that you use cornstarch and waster rather than milk and flour for the roux to prevent lumps. MAke sure your water is cold for the roux.
Hands down the easiest, creamiest, most delicious gravy I ever made. The chicken soup which I was skeptical on really added a nice depth of flavor to the turkey stock. My family fought for the leftovers this Thanksgiving. This was the first year my grandmother didn't make her traditional brown turkey gravy she's made for the past 60 years and not one person missed it!
Made this almost exactly like the recipe, and it was SOOOO good. (We only had about 2 cups of stock from the turkey, so we supplemented with chicken broth.)
I made this last year for my Thanksgiving Dinner and it was WONDERFUL! Easy and delicious! I've made it a few times throughout the year with Chicken dishes too. I am looking forward to making it again this Thursday so I am so glad that I saved in in my Recipe Box on this site last year and I wanted to thank the provider for this recipe, so THANK YOU GRADEN! Update: 11/17/2015 - this is my go to Thanksgiving Day gravy for the past 4 yrs now and will continue to be from now on. Never disappoints and tastes so very good!
This is really quick and easy and great tasting. It makes good gravy for stuffing or potatoes when you just don't have time for the real thing.
This is the best, most flavorful dressing I've ever had. My daughter wanted to drink it like soup.
Wow, this was almost more of a side dish, than an added topping for my Thanksgiving turkey. I mean that in a good way, due to the flavours being so amazing and first rate. It tasted like it took forever, but it was super simple. That's the way I like it! This was great.
This gravy is awesome and easy to whip up in a pinch! I used Old Bay for the poultry seasoning and it added wonderful flavor! We're saving this one to use at all holidays!
O.k. but tasted too much like the cream of chicken soup it calls for. I like the packet gravy better than this. Sorry!
Delicious gravy - I had to do a lot of tweaks, since I didn't have things like turkey stock/pan drippings, so I used three cans of beef stock, 1 can condensed cream of chicken and mushroom salt, almost 1/2 cup flour and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Deliciousl
absolutely amazing my family raved about this gravy!!!!
I followed the instructions closely with the exception of the Turkey Drippings. Mom is making the Turkey, not I, so instead I used the drippings from the Sweet Italian Turkey Sausages I baked for a stuffing recipe (Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing). It stilled turned out pretty good! I personally couldn't get it to thicken with the prescribed flour only, so added cornstarch and done! I think it tastes great - hope the family does tomorrow at dinner!
Last minute changes caused us to be home for Thanksgiving. I didn't have all the things I needed, but thought I had gravy. Found out today (T-day) that I didn't, so found this recipe and it was a huge hit. Omitted salt like others, and didn't have poultry seasoning, but I had already seasoned water with chicken boullion cubes for my turkey and decided to see if that flavor was enough, and it was. Thanks for a great recipe!
This gravy was the perfect combo to my Rosemary Roasted Turkey. However, I recommend that you only use only 1/4 of condensed cream of chicken soup can because it made the gravy a bit salty for my taste. The second time around it was perfection.
I really watch my salt, so I was careful (reduced the seasoned salt; cooked a fresh, unbrined turkey; and used reduced salt mushroom soup. This gravy is the best I have ever made in my 60+ years!
Very good and VERY easy!! I added drippings from the turkey, then added chicken stock to make the 5 cups. I messed up on the flour part somehow, had lumps that I skimmed out, it was my first time ever making gravy. Will DEFINITLY make again!! **Update** made this again, turned out great (no lumps). Only difference is I did it with beef drippings from a prime rib. Instead of cream of chicken soup I used cream of mushroom soup and beef broth to make up the 5 cups. Nix the poultry seasoning, it was fantastic as ever!
This recipe came in very handy when putting everything on the table. The turkey was borrowed from the "the Michangander Way." I made a few alterations I used 2 cans of Campbells chicken & mushroom soup along with the drippings from the turkey. It was quite tastey. I look forward to using it again.