Grpas Best Homemade Turkey Gravy Recipes

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There are just two simple steps (and five easy ingredients) in this delicious turkey gravy from drippings. You'll be delighted with the smooth, flavorful results. This is a recipe you'll return to every year, so be prepared to become the designated "gravy maker" at all your holiday gatherings. You'll get rave reviews, but don't let anyone know how easy it really is to make turkey graving from drippings; it may sound complicated, but with Betty's foolproof recipe you'll be able to add another turkey feather to your apron.

Provided by Betty Crocker Kitchens

Categories     Condiment

Time 10m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 5

1/4 cup turkey drippings (fat and juices from roasted turkey)
1/4 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 cups liquid (juices from roasted turkey, broth, water)
1/2 teaspoon salt, or less, if using turkey drippings
1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Pour drippings from roasting pan into bowl, leaving brown particles in pan. Return 1/4 cup drippings to roasting pan. (Measure accurately because too little fat makes gravy lumpy.) Stir in flour. (Measure accurately so gravy is not greasy.)
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Stir in liquid. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 40, Carbohydrate 2 g, Cholesterol 5 mg, Fat 1, Fiber 0 g, Protein 1 g, SaturatedFat 1 g, ServingSize 2 Tablespoons, Sodium 200 mg


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This gravy takes a little work but it is sooooooo worth the time and effort.

Provided by JULZBROWN

Categories     Side Dish     Sauces and Condiments Recipes     Gravy Recipes     Turkey Gravy Recipes

Time 3h35m

Yield 20

Number Of Ingredients 9

1 ¼ pounds giblets and neck from turkey
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 pinch ground white pepper, or to taste
2 (1.2 ounce) packages dry turkey gravy mix
3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth, or more as needed
1 ¾ cups turkey drippings
¼ cup quick-mixing flour (such as Wondra®)
½ cup milk


  • Remove the wrapping, and place the giblets and turkey neck into a large saucepan with onion, celery, white pepper, and turkey gravy mix. Pour the chicken broth over the mixture, bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the turkey liver and set aside. Allow the stock to simmer for 2 1/2 more hours. Stock should equal about 3 cups; add more chicken broth if necessary. Remove the giblets and chop them if you want to put them back into the gravy. Chop the liver if desired. Strain the stock into a saucepan; discard bones and spent vegetables.
  • When the turkey is finished roasting, pour the drippings into a fat separator or bowl, and skim off the fat. In a bowl, whisk the quick-mixing flour with the pan drippings until smooth, then whisk the flour mixture into the stock. Bring the gravy mixture to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, and add the chopped giblets, if desired.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 229.4 calories, Carbohydrate 4.9 g, Cholesterol 42.2 mg, Fat 20.3 g, Fiber 0.3 g, Protein 6.6 g, SaturatedFat 6 g, Sodium 142.9 mg, Sugar 1 g


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Provided by Alton Brown

Categories     condiment

Time 25m

Yield 10 to 12 servings

Number Of Ingredients 22

1 Good Eats Roast Turkey, recipe follows
24 ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
8 ounces red wine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh herbs such as oregano, thyme or rosemary
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
One 14- to 16-pound frozen young turkey
1 gallon vegetable stock
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped candied ginger
1 gallon heavily iced water
1 red apple, quartered
1/2 onion, quartered
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup water
4 sprigs rosemary
6 leaves sage
Canola oil


  • Remove the turkey from the roasting pan and set aside to rest. Leave the drippings from the turkey in the pan and place the roasting pan over medium heat. Add the broth and wine at the same time. Whisk to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan until all of the bits have come loose. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes in order to reduce the mixture slightly. Transfer the liquid to a fat separator and let sit for 5 minutes to allow fat to separate. Return 2/3 to 3/4 cup of the fat to the roasting pan and place over medium-high heat. Discard any remaining fat. Add the flour and whisk to combine. Cook, whisking continuously, until the mixture starts to thicken and become smooth, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Once this happens, gradually add the liquid back to the pan and whisk until smooth and you have reached your desired consistency, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Remember, your gravy should be slightly thin in the pan as it will thicken once you serve it. Add the herbs and whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 2 to 3 days before roasting:
  • Begin thawing the turkey in the refrigerator or in a cooler kept at 38 degrees F.
  • Combine the vegetable stock, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries, and candied ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve solids and bring to a boil. Then remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate.
  • Early on the day or the night before you'd like to eat:
  • Combine the brine, water and ice in the 5-gallon bucket. Place the thawed turkey (with innards removed) breast side down in brine. If necessary, weigh down the bird to ensure it is fully immersed, cover, and refrigerate or set in cool area for 8 to 16 hours, turning the bird once half way through brining.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Remove the bird from brine and rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard the brine.
  • Place the bird on roasting rack inside a half sheet pan and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Combine the apple, onion, cinnamon stick, and 1 cup of water in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Add steeped aromatics to the turkey's cavity along with the rosemary and sage. Tuck the wings underneath the bird and coat the skin liberally with canola oil.
  • Roast the turkey on lowest level of the oven at 500 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Insert a probe thermometer into thickest part of the breast and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Set the thermometer alarm (if available) to 151 degrees F. A 14 to 16 pound bird should require a total of 2 to 2 1/2 hours of roasting. Let the turkey rest for at least 15 minutes before carving.


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Homemade turkey gravy made simple!

Provided by Travis Strean

Categories     Side Dish     Sauces and Condiments Recipes     Gravy Recipes

Time 25m

Yield 16

Number Of Ingredients 4

2 cups turkey drippings, or as needed
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth, or more as needed
salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Separate the oil from the liquid in the turkey drippings by pouring the drippings into a clear 4-cup measuring cup. Allow the drippings to settle and separate into oil on top and juices on the bottom. Remove 1/4 cup oil using a kitchen syringe; transfer to a saucepan.
  • Mix flour into the oil in the saucepan; cook and stir over medium-low heat until color changes to a light brown, about 5 minutes. Pour 1 cup juices from the measuring cup into flour mixture (roux); cook and stir, adding more drippings for a thinner gravy, until gravy is heated through and smooth, about 5 minutes. Mix chicken broth into gravy; cook and stir until heated through, adding more broth for a thinner gravy, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 238.7 calories, Carbohydrate 1.6 g, Cholesterol 26.4 mg, Fat 25.6 g, Fiber 0.1 g, Protein 0.3 g, SaturatedFat 7.5 g, Sodium 69.7 mg, Sugar 0.1 g


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I don't throw the word "best' out lightly, but this is seriously the best gravy that I've ever did. You'll just want to ladle yourself a bowl full of gravy and just eat it like soup. It's luscious, delicate and has so many dimensions of flavor. I make this gravy simultaneously with turkey, so it's best if it's made together. However, you can certainly replicate it using butter and chicken broth.

Provided by CHEF GRPA

Categories     Sauces

Time 20m

Yield 2 1/2 cups

Number Of Ingredients 3

1/4 cup turkey fat or 1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken drippings or 2 cups broth


  • This recipe is made together with Roast Turkey, and the turkey fat and drippings that render out while the turkey is roasting in the oven.
  • Strain the turkey liquid and the vegetables through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on the vegetables to get out as much juice out of them as possible. Discard the vegetables. They did their job.
  • Set the turkey drippings aside for about 5 minutes. The fat will rise to the top. If you have a gravy separator, this would be the time to use it.
  • Carefully spoon the fat into a small saucepan. You should have approximately ¼ cup of the turkey fat. If your turkey is on the leaner side, or you're cooking a wild turkey, add additional butter or oil, to have ¼ cup.
  • You should also have about 2 cups of turkey liquid, if not, add more broth, to equal 2 cups. You can also add a splash of white wine. I normally add wine to most of my gravies and sauces, but in this case, the gravy is SO flavorful, I don't think it needs it.
  • Heat up the fat until it's simmering.
  • Add the flour and whisk to combine.
  • Cook for about a minute, to cook off the raw flour taste.
  • Slowly pour in the turkey liquid (or chicken broth), whisking the whole time.
  • Bring it to a simmer and keep slowly adding more turkey liquid or chicken broth, whisking the whole time.
  • Simmer the gravy until it thickens, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes and turkey.
  • You can easily reheat the gravy, if you make it ahead of time. It will thicken significantly with time, so if you're serving it the next day, you may wish to add more chicken broth to thin it out.
  • My Note:.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 45.5, Fat 0.1, Sodium 0.2, Carbohydrate 9.5, Fiber 0.3, Protein 1.3


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Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Time 3h

Yield 8 cups

Number Of Ingredients 11

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 medium onion or leek, or 2 shallots, sliced
Neck and giblets from your turkey (discard the liver)
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 sprigs thyme, parsley, rosemary and/or sage
1 bay leaf
Turkey drippings from your roasting pan
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons cold Flavored Butter, recipe follows (optional)


  • When your turkey goes into the oven, start the broth: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion and turkey neck and giblets; cook, stirring, until the giblets are browned, about 15 minutes. Add the chicken broth, herb sprigs and bay leaf; cover and simmer while the turkey roasts, about 2 hours. Strain the broth and keep warm; reserve the neck and giblets, if desired.
  • When your turkey is done, transfer it to a cutting board and pour all the pan drippings into a degreasing cup. Add 1/2 cup of the prepared broth to the roasting pan and scrape up the browned bits with a wooden spoon. (If the bits are stuck, put the pan over a low burner to loosen them.) Add the bits and liquid to the degreasing cup.
  • Let the fat rise to the top of the degreasing cup, then spoon off 1/2 cup fat and transfer to a large saucepan over medium heat. Make a roux: Sprinkle the flour into the pan and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the flour browns slightly, about 4 minutes.
  • Gradually add the hot broth to the roux, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low. Pour the dark roasting juices from the degreasing cup into the gravy, discarding any remaining fat. If desired, chop the giblets and shred the neck meat; add to the gravy. Simmer, whisking occasionally, until the gravy thickens, about 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the flavored butter, if desired.
  • Start with cold heavy cream and mix on high speed.
  • After about 3 minutes, you'll have whipped cream; continue mixing.
  • After about 6 more minutes, the butter will clump and separate from the liquid. Strain and wrap the butter in cheesecloth, then squeeze out the liquid.
  • Tip: To make perfect rounds, shape flavored butter into a log using parchment paper; wrap and chill, then slice.
  • Pumpkin
  • Mash 1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin, 1 stick softened butter, 1/4 teaspoon orange zest, 1/2 teaspoon each sugar and pumpkin pie spice, and a pinch of salt.
  • Spiced Cranberry
  • Simmer 1/2 cup cranberries with 1 tablespoon water, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 strip lemon zest, 1 cinnamon stick and 1 clove, 6 to 8 minutes. Discard the zest, cinnamon and clove; let cool. Pulse in a food processor with 1 stick softened butter and a pinch of salt.
  • Bourbon-Raisin
  • Microwave 1/2 cup raisins with 1 tablespoon bourbon, covered, 45 seconds; let cool. Pulse in a food processor with 1 stick softened butter, 1 tablespoon chopped chives and a pinch of salt.
  • Sage Brown Butter
  • Melt 1 stick butter over medium heat and cook until browned. Add 1/4 cup sage and fry 30 seconds; drain on paper towels, then chop. Let the brown butter cool; mash with 1 stick softened butter, the sage and a pinch of salt.

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