Homemade Turkey Gravy
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Homemade Turkey Gravy made easy! Make it with drippings or without drippings in just 15 minutes.
drippings* see notes for seasoning without drippings
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
, to taste
Other flavor add-ins
Melt butter over medium heat in a heavy bottom saucepan.
When melted, whisk with flour until a paste forms. Continue to whisk until roux starts to brown and become fragrant.
Slowly add broth and drippings while whisking vigorously. Continue to whisk until fully heated.
Taste test for seasoning. Add Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper sparingly until desired taste is achieved.
Add other seasonings, if desired and continue to heat for 5-15 minutes.
If you run into problems, such as your gravy being too thin, too thick, too salty or having other issues, check this post for common gravy problems and how to solve them!
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*To make gravy without drippings, add 1 teaspoon turkey rub seasoning or similar seasoning blend. Add more as needed.
For other seasonings, try these options:
3-4 leaves sage
2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
2-3 whole anise pods
3-4 grates of fresh nutmeg
2-3 whole cardamom pods
1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
1 tablespoon sherry
1 tablespoon white wine
1 tablespoon red wine
2-3 tablespoons finely chopped giblets
2-3 tablespoons minced or grated onion
2-3 cloves finely minced or grated garlic
2-3 tablespoons grated apple
1/3 cup apple juice
1 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup cream or half and half
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