Skip buying gravy this year and make this super simple Traditional Turkey Gravy instead! It’s so easy to make, and it’s tastes a thousand times better than store bought too!
Gravy is a quintessential part of any turkey meal, in my opinion. Basically at the holidays, I make my plate, and then pour gravy over the entire plate, because America. Gravy makes just about everything better.
Store bought gravy is disgusting. It really is. You need just a couple of ingredients, and five minutes and you can have your own gravy made from scratch! And it’s the BEST gravy too, because at the holidays you just can’t beat Traditional Turkey Gravy.
This recipe kind of assumes that you would have made your own turkey, so if you didn’t this recipe won’t work for you. You could probably cheat and use butter and turkey broth, but it just won’t be as simple and easy as this recipe. Need an easy way to cook a turkey and have it turn out amazing? Try this recipe for Easy Roasted Turkey!
After you cook your turkey, there should be a few cups of amazing turkey stock (that delicious juice that pools in the bottom of the pan). Strain that and save it to use for this Traditional Turkey Gravy recipe. It doesn’t need to be totaly smooth, but it’s best to strain out the large pieces of fat and skin that may have dropped into the stock.
Traditional Turkey Gravy
- 3 Cups Turkey Stock (from the turkey you just cooked preferably)
- ¼ cup flour
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- In a sauce pan, bring the turkey stock to a boil.
- Whisk in the flour and whisk continuously while the gravy cooks so no lumps form.
- Bring it to a rolling boil, and allow it to thicken for about a minute.
- Remove the pan from the heat.
- The longer it's off the heat the thicker the gravy will get.
- Serve warm.