This easy to make thanksgiving gravy, is the perfect light gravy with only a few ingredients. Great for thanksgiving on top of homemade mashed potatoes.
The Thanksgiving Gravy just might be my favorite part of the Thanksgiving feast. I like to pour it on top of the mashed potatoes, the turkey, the stuffing, and I like to dip my rolls in it too. Since the Thanksgiving gravy is such an important aspect of the meal – its important that its delicious right?
This is a flavorful gravy, that is simple, and delicious and will takes any holiday meal to the next level.
This gravy is made with only a few ingredients – butter, flour, stock (I’ve used chicken or turkey with this recipe – definitely use turkey if you have it – especially if you have the fresh drippings from a turkey you cooked!) and a little salt and pepper for seasoning. You could add some other herbs if you wanted for flavor too.
This is another dish that I made for our blogger Thanksgiving last week. Stay tuned for my delicious mashed potato recipe that you can pour this gravy all over!
- unsalted butter
- all purpose flour
- turkey stock
- salt and black pepper
How to make Turkey Gravy?
- Add the butter to a large sauce pan over medium-high heat and cook it until the butter is melted.
- Once the butter is melted add in the flour and whisk it into the butter to form a paste. Cook it for a few minutes until the mixture starts to turn golden brown and becomes fragrant.
- Slowly pour in the turkey stock, whisking it into the flour mixture while you pour it in until everything is combined. Bring the mixture to a low boil and let it cook until the gravy thickens to your desired thickness.
- Season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy hot over your choice of mashed potatoes, or turkey.
Tips and Tricks:
- This is a great way to use up turkey drippings from your Thanksgiving turkey! But if you’re making this another time of year you can also use chicken drippings, or chicken stock, or even a water + bouillon combo to make your own broth.
- Add the pan drippings to a fat separator and let it sit for a couple minutes to separate. The fat rises, and you can pour out the remaining drippings to remove more of the fat from the drippings, and give you more of the delicious flavor for a rich gravy.
- Add some fresh herbs like
- This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a big crowd.
How to store leftover gravy?
Store leftover gravy in a sealed airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat it in a small sauce pan over low heat, until warmed through. Add a couple Tablespoons of water or chicken broth as needed to thin it out.
This homemade gravy is the perfect additional to Thanksgiving dinner! It’s such a delicious homemade turkey gravy, that will taste delicious on your favorite mashed potatoes, roast turkey, roast chicken, stuffing, or even dinner rolls.
Looking for more Thanksgiving recipes?
- Mashed Potatoes
- Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
- Cranberry Orange Sauce
- Homemade Green Bean Casserole
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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- 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 cups turkey drippings*
- salt (to taste)
- pepper (to taste)
- Slice your butter into thin pieces and melt it in a large sauce pan over medium high heat.
- Once your butter is melted add in your flour and stir it together with your butter till combined. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until nice and fragrant.
- Slowly pour in your liquid while whisking to combine everything together.
- Bring to a slow boil and allow everything to cook until gravy gets to desired thickness.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Enjoy this delicious Thanksgiving gravy on top of all your favorite Thanksgiving foods – especially your mashed potatoes!
Vickie Cook says
Made this gravy recipe for Christmas. It was easy and yummy!
Similar to what I make except I use turkey drippings and no butter. TFS
Aimee Berrett says
I just love the richness the butter gives to it. I would definitely make it with turkey drippings if I had a turkey on hand! (I’ve just never made my own turkey – that’s hopefully changing soon!)
Looks luscious. You really can’t beat real gravy. PS – I actually managed to find turkey broth in the grocery store the other day… I’ll have to see if it is any good.