How to Make Homemade Turkey Gravy

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Homemade Turkey Gravy – Made with leftover turkey drippings and neck broth, homemade turkey gravy is a delicious side dish with turkey, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings!

How to make homemade turkey gravy to go along with your Thanksgiving and holiday dinner. Mashed potatoes just wouldn’t be the same without this delicious side dish.

Homemade Turkey Gravy, like ham gravy at Christmas, is a staple side dish with Thanksgiving dinner. It just wouldn’t be the same without gravy to smother over our sliced turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes.

The main flavoring for the gravy comes directly from the turkey itself. So you’ll definitely want to keep in mind that if you brine your turkey or add a glaze of any kind, that flavoring will go into your gravy. For example, if you’re using a sweet brine, your gravy will be a little sweeter.

It really only takes a few minutes to make homemade gravy, so it’s usually the last dish we make before we all sit down to eat. But it’s delicious and definitely worth the minimal effort.

I’m definitely adding this recipe to my favorite Thanksgiving Recipes and Christmas Recipes, where you’ll find all the Thanksgiving inspiration you need in one place.

Use turkey drippings to make a delicious Homemade Turkey Gravy. Takes about 20 minutes to make, definitely worth the minimal effort. Perfect over turkey and mashed potatoes!

Tips for how to make Homemade Turkey Gravy

  • Mix together the flour and water in a small mixing bowl.
  • Gradually whisk together the flour/water mixture with the neck broth and turkey drippings in a large saucepan on medium heat. Take your time to avoid any lumps in your gravy. It’s pretty much a given that you may have a few lumps, but you can minimize them by whisking the gravy.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Continue whisking and stirring the gravy until it begins to thicken and is ready to serve.
  • Serve with turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing… The works!

Use leftover turkey drippings to make a quick batch of Homemade Turkey Gravy to go with your holiday dinner. Delicious side dish recipe!

Turkey gravy is great for dipping too, especially for dipping Leftover Turkey Stuffing Crescent Rolls.

Looking for more Thanksgiving sides to add to your dinner menu?

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Southern Green Beans

Creamy Bacon Corn Casserole

Apple Walnut Bread Stuffing

Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cauliflower

And just in case you’re still looking for a turkey recipe, Maple Bourbon Brined Roasted Turkey is so good!

Turkey Gravy also makes a very tasty addition to your next Baked Potato Bar.

Tools you may need to make Homemade Turkey Gravy

Mixing Bowl – for mixing together the flour and water.

Large Saucepan – You’ll make the gravy in a saucepan on the stove. This recipe feeds a crowd, so you’ll need a larger pan.

Whisk – Helps to minimize lumps in your gravy.

Wooden Spoon – There’s nothing quite like a wooden spoon for stirring.

Heat Resistant Spatula – Works well for stirring and scraping the sides of the pan.

Gravy Boat – for serving.

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Homemade Turkey Gravy

Homemade Turkey Gravy, made with leftover turkey drippings and neck broth. Delicious side dish with turkey, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings!

Cuisine Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 to 12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup neck broth
  • 1 cup leftover turkey drippings
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix together the flour and water in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually whisk together the flour/water mixture with the neck broth and turkey drippings in a large saucepan on medium heat. Take your time to avoid any lumps in your gravy. It's pretty much a given that you may have a few lumps, but you can minimize them by whisking the gravy.
  3. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Continue whisking and stirring the gravy until it begins to thicken and is ready to serve.
  5. Serve with turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing... The works!

Recipe Notes

 

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Homemade Turkey Gravy, made with leftover turkey drippings and neck broth. Delicious side dish with turkey, mashed potatoes, and all the fixings!

Homemade Turkey Gravy, made with leftover turkey drippings. Delicious side dish for holiday or weeknight meals. Must have with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and all the fixings!