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Turkey Gravy Recipe

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Easy Turkey Gravy Recipe you can make with or without turkey drippings. See how easy it is to make homemade gravy without unhealthy packets using simple ingredients.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup (4 servings) 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup drippings or any low sodium broth
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp butter and seasonings (if not using drippings)

Instructions

How to Make Gravy from Turkey Drippings

  1. Use straight drippings or skim the fat. If you let turkey drippings cool off, fat will solidify on top. You can remove it with a fork and discard.
  2. If you want lighter gravy and have no time to skim the fat, use half drippings and half water.
  3. Make slurry by whisking 1 tbsp of cornstarch plus 2 tbsp cold water for each cup of drippings in a separate small bowl.
  4. Bring desired amount of drippings to a boil in a small pot and whisk in previously prepared slurry with cornstarch. Make sure to whisk slurry again right before adding to hot drippings. Cornstarch settles very fast.
  5. Simmer on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until gravy has thickened.
  6. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste.

How to Make Turkey Gravy Without Drippings

  1. If you roasted a turkey breast, pour desired amount of boiling water to the bottom of the pan and scrape off the drippings with a spoon to combine. Or use any low sodium broth like vegetable, chicken, beef or mushroom broth as a base and omit any drippings altogether.
  2. Add to the pot along with 1 tbsp of butter for each cup of “drippings” or broth. Bring to a boil and make sure butter has melted.
  3. Make slurry by whisking 1 tbsp of cornstarch plus 2 tbsp cold water for each cup of drippings in a separate small bowl.
  4. Bring desired amount of drippings to a boil in a small pot and whisk in previously prepared slurry with cornstarch. Make sure to whisk slurry again right before adding to hot drippings. Cornstarch settles very fast.
  5. Simmer on medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until gravy has thickened.
  6. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Notes

Gravy Variations

  • Creamy: Add whole milk. For each 1 cup of gravy, add 1/4 cup milk. This is the gravy pictured, see its light brown colour? Milk makes gravy so creamy and adds another layer of flavor.
  • Mushroom: Saute sliced brown mushrooms and add them to gravy.
  • If Using Broth: Gravy would benefit from more flavorings like smoked paprika, dried thyme or even liquid smoke.
  • Thickened with Flour: You can thicken gravy with all-purpose or whole wheat flour instead of cornstarch. Just double the amount.

Nutritional info is very approximate as it will vary on drippings. Just eat it.:)

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