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The Best Turkey Gravy Recipe
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The Best Turkey Gravy

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

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Original recipe makes 5 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    3 hrs 15 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 35 mins

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Note
  • This recipe assumes that the turkey will produce about 1 1/2 cups of drippings after skimming. Actual amount may vary.
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the stock ingredients. The actual amount of the ingredients consumed will vary. The nutrition data also includes the full amount of fat from the pan drippings, although the recipe calls for skimming the fat.
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Reviews More Reviews

Dec 10, 2011

I made a few changes to my original recipe and it turned out great! Maybe even better. I first browned the giblets in butter and then started the stock. also added brown gravy pack instead of turkey and it gave it a much richer flavor

 
Nov 05, 2010

It is worth the effort, very good gravy.

 
Nov 25, 2011

My step-mother made this gravy and it was incredible! I know it was a little more effort, but it was so worth it! I'll be using this recipe next time I need turkey gravy.

 
Jan 27, 2012

This is nothing short of outstanding. Tried it on New Years and and the crowd went nuts.

 
Nov 25, 2011

This truly was the best gravy! I was so proud of my gravy (which has never happened!)

 
Dec 25, 2013

Wow!!!! LOVE this gravy!!!!!!! I did brown my giblets first like a reviewer suggested but it is so worth the wait!!! And I love how it doesn't require too much attention while it is cooking! Thanks for the recipe!

 
Jun 15, 2013

This was my best gravy ever. I am giving it only 4 stars cause I deviate it from the recipe as some others suggested and put one brown and one turkey gravy mix instead.

 
Nov 17, 2012

I'm truly surprised that this recipe does not have more reviews. . .it is truly the best turkey gravy (with the changes added by the author of course!) Soooooo worth the time!!!! Thank you!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 229 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 143 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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