Make the holidays extra special with Perfect Turkey Gravy. Great flavor and no lumps. For a change of pace, try one of the Flavor Variations listed below.

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix Gravy Mix and flour in large saucepan. Gradually stir in water and turkey drippings with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in chopped turkey giblets, if desired.

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  • Stirring frequently, cook on medium-high heat until gravy comes to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. (Gravy will continue to thicken upon standing.)

Tips

Flavor Variations:

Sage & Citrus Perfect Turkey Gravy: Prepare as directed, decreasing water to 2 cups. Stir 1 tablespoon orange or lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon McCormick(R) Rubbed Sage into Gravy Mix. Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings.

Roasted Cinnamon and Bacon Turkey Gravy: Cook 4 slices bacon in large saucepan until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon. Set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons drippings in saucepan. Add 1/4 cup chopped onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Mix 2 packages McCormick(R) Turkey Gravy Mix, 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon McCormick(R) Gourmet Collection Roasted Saigon Cinnamon, 2 cups cold water and 1 cup turkey drippings. Add to saucepan; mix well. Continue with Step 2 as directed above. Stir in bacon. Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings.

Herbed Perfect Turkey Gravy: Prepare as directed. Stir 1/2 teaspoon McCormick(R) Rubbed Sage or 1/4 teaspoon McCormick(R) Poultry Seasoning into Gravy Mix. Makes 15 (1/4-cup) servings.

Hearty Sage Turkey Gravy: Prepare as directed, decreasing water to 2 cups. Stir 1/2 teaspoon McCormick(R) Rubbed Sage into Gravy Mix. Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings.

Hearty Herbed Turkey Gravy: Prepare as directed, decreasing water to 2 cups. Stir 1/4 teaspoon McCormick(R) Poultry Seasoning into Gravy Mix. Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings.

Apple-Sage Turkey Gravy: Prepare as directed, decreasing water to 1 cup and adding 1 cup apple juice. Stir 1 teaspoon McCormick(R) Rubbed Sage into Gravy Mix. Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings.

Garlic and White Wine Turkey Gravy: Prepare as directed, decreasing water to 2 cups and adding 1/4 cup white wine. Stir 1/4 teaspoon each McCormick(R) California Style Garlic Powder with Parsley and McCormick(R) Thyme Leaves into Gravy Mix. Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings.

Mushroom-Onion Turkey Gravy: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms and 1/4 cup chopped onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Mix 2 packages McCormick(R) Turkey Gravy Mix, 1 1/2 cups cold water and 1 cup turkey drippings. Add to saucepan; mix well. Continue with Step 2 as directed above. Makes 8 (1/4-cup) servings.

Cinnamon-Chipotle Turkey Gravy: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Add 1/4 cup chopped red onion; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Mix 2 packages McCormick® Turkey Gravy Mix, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon each McCormick® Ground Cinnamon and McCormick® Gourmet Collection Chipotle Chile Pepper, 2 cups cold water and 1 cup turkey drippings. Add to saucepan; mix well. Continue with Step 2 as directed above. Makes 12 (1/4-cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts

39 calories; 1.2 g total fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 276 mg sodium. 3.4 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2006
I was in search of a turkey gravy for Thanksgiving that I could make from scratch using the turkey drippings. (This was my first attempt at that; I had a McCormick's Turkey Gravy packet ready and waiting for backup as gravy is not my forte). Thanks to this recipe it turned out I got to use the best of both worlds to make a great gravy!. I left out the giblets (nobody here is a fan of giblets) and lessened the water by 1/2 a cup for a nice thick absolutely delicious turkey gravy!. Thanks for the incredible easy-to-make and extremely tasty recipe.:) I'm definitely saving this one! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/13/2015
Didn't like it. Some of my Thanksgiving guests said it was okay but the rest of us thought it had a prominent "floury" taste. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2006
I was in search of a turkey gravy for Thanksgiving that I could make from scratch using the turkey drippings. (This was my first attempt at that; I had a McCormick's Turkey Gravy packet ready and waiting for backup as gravy is not my forte). Thanks to this recipe it turned out I got to use the best of both worlds to make a great gravy!. I left out the giblets (nobody here is a fan of giblets) and lessened the water by 1/2 a cup for a nice thick absolutely delicious turkey gravy!. Thanks for the incredible easy-to-make and extremely tasty recipe.:) I'm definitely saving this one! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2006
I was in search of a turkey gravy for Thanksgiving that I could make from scratch using the turkey drippings. (This was my first attempt at that; I had a McCormick's Turkey Gravy packet ready and waiting for backup as gravy is not my forte). Thanks to this recipe it turned out I got to use the best of both worlds to make a great gravy!. I left out the giblets (nobody here is a fan of giblets) and lessened the water by 1/2 a cup for a nice thick absolutely delicious turkey gravy!. Thanks for the incredible easy-to-make and extremely tasty recipe.:) I'm definitely saving this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
Easy and good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2005
Really good turkey gravy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2013
Excellent recipe. Used turkey pan drippings instead of the broth and did not use the optional chopped turkey giblets. I did use as other suggested (1 tsp. of each) poultry seasoning ground black pepper seasoned salt and garlic powder. And added 1 tsp. of ground sage too. So creamy and yummy! Will use again! Hate non-thick turkey gravy this was a huge hit at my table this year! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
Turned out great! It was the first time I ever made gravy so using the mix as an ingredient made me less nervous. It tasted great and was a big hit at our family Thanksgiving dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2013
This was great. I used the water from cooking the neck as my liquid along with 1C of the turkey drippings. Great flavor and nice consistancy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2012
Quick easy and delicious! My pan drippings made this even better. Wonderful reheated and non-lumpy gravy this one will remain on the Turkey Day rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2007
I am so scared of homeade gravy! This tasted homeade looked homeade and was delicious. I threw in cooked diced giblets. YUMMY! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/12/2015
Didn't like it. Some of my Thanksgiving guests said it was okay but the rest of us thought it had a prominent "floury" taste. Read More
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