I only make gravy once a year – to go with the turkey on Thanksgiving :) So I’m by all means not a gravy pro. This easy foolproof turkey gravy recipe has never failed me – it always produces the perfect smooth gravy with no lumps! If you try this gravy recipe, you’ll never want to make another turkey gravy again!
Best of all, this easy turkey gravy recipe is make-ahead. I make this gravy 2 days before Thanksgiving (along with the perfect make-ahead party mashed potatoes), refrigerate it and then reheat it in the microwave when the turkey is ready!
The last thing I want is the stress of making the gravy when all the guests are here. This make-ahead turkey gravy recipe is perfect for someone like me, who wants to enjoy the party instead of being a short-order cook :)
Easy Foolproof Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy Recipe
Preparation time: 2 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings: 12
6 tbsp butter
6 tbsp flour
4 cups turkey stock or chicken stock (I use the store-bought chicken broth from the cans)
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions How To Make Gravy:
Melt the butter in the medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour and mix vigorously with the hand-held manual whisk, until the butter and flour mixture is smooth and bubbling. Keep cooking, whisking constantly, for another 2 minutes.
Add 1 cup of the stock and whisk until smooth and boiling. Add the remaining stock and whisk constantly, until it comes to a boil and the gravy is thinkened.
Remove from heat. Taste the gravy to see if it has enough salt and pepper. Add salt and pepper to taste, until it has enough. I always end up having to add salt, at least 1/2 tsp.
Pour the gravy in a microwave-safe container and refrigerate.
On the Thanksgiving day, right before you take the turkey out of the oven, reheat the gravy in the microwave. Just microwave it on high until it’s boiling. Then stir the gravy with the spoon. Microwave tends to heat unevenly, so taste the gravy after you mix it. If it’s not not enough, microwave it until it’s boiling again and mix it again.
You can also add turkey drippings to this gravy, and mix them in. Pour the gravy into the serving container and serve with your turkey!