Turkey Gravy Recipe

September 14, 2012 1 Comment

Turkey Gravy Recipe

Turkey Gravy in a Hurry

Need a fast but delicious turkey gravy recipe….

Who says you have to roast a turkey to have turkey gravy? Maybe you just want some turkey gravy for leftovers or for turkey open faced sandwiches. Here’s a recipe that that’s quick and easy and should do the job.

Now if you are looking for something more elaborate, check out Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy recipe.

Turkey Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Turkey Gravy


1/2 cup melted butter

1/2 cup flour

4 cups chicken or turkey stock*

2 sprigs fresh thyme sprig

Pan drippings from roast turkey

Salt & ground black pepper - to taste

How To Prepare At Home

Assemble all the ingredients that you will need to prepare this gravy.

Start by making a roux with the melted butter and flour and hold to the side. In a saucepan bring chicken stock or turkey stock, thyme sprig and pan drippings to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.

Whisk the reserved roux to simmering stock being careful to get rid of any lumps. Over low heat, cook the gravy for about 10 minutes until it has reached the desired thickness.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, strain to remove the thyme sprig and any unsightly "stuff" from the pan drippings and serve.

Most sauce recipes say to strain at this point and it is better for presentation, but I honestly can't tell you I do it all the time. Just be sure to get the sprig of time out of the gravy boat.

*For the best source for roasted chicken stock and classic turkey gravy, check out the links below.  Amazon has a full line of commercial stocks and stock reductions that are perfect for this recipe as well as making gourmet sauces. And you may be interested in some of the other brands making commercial turkey stock for you turkey gravy.



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  1. Samantha says:

    I am planning for Christmas day,and read this with anticipation,even though its over a month away 🙂
    I am doing everything you have advised,but a month earlier!!!

    Happy Thanks Giving form the Uk

    Kind regards – Samantha

    Ps do you have an alternative to red current jelly for Turkey,as we don’t really like it ?

    Hi Samantha, thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you too. You may want to try one of your favorite jams like raspberry, apricot or peach. Really depends on your personal preferences. – RG

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