This Turkey Gravy Recipe is so easy to make. It comes together with the drippings of your turkey and a few pantry ingredients in just about 15 minutes.
- 2 cups turkey drippings and/or chicken stock
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- salt and pepper to taste
If you are using turkey drippings, strain them through a fine mesh sieve into a measuring cup. If there is less than 2 cups, you can add chicken stock until you have two cups. (Or you can use two cups chicken broth.) Before adding chicken stock, skim the fat off the top.
Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour until it is fully combined. Continue cooking until the color deepens to a brown color, about 45 seconds.
Slowly whisk in the drippings. Start by whisking in two tablespoons at a time. (No need to measure, just eye ball it.) Continue slowly adding the drippings, only adding more once the what you just added is fully absorbed. You can add it a little more quickly as you get further along. Continue whisking until all the liquid is absorbed. This should take less than two minutes.
Bring to a simmer and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the gravy is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste. (If you finish this recipe and find it lacking in flavor, read this.)