This was actually the first time I didn't end up with lumpy gravy at Thanksgiving! I'm usually so distracted cooking a whole turkey dinner, I end up with lumpy gravy, but this recipe is foolproof. The key is to slowly pour the broth in while constantly whisking. I even used gluten-free flour and it came out wonderful.
This is the way I make my gravy and it never fails. I do scrape the roasting pan to get all the bits off for flavor and add that in with the drippings. Depending on what I have sometimes I use water, milk, broth or a combination. If the gravy comes out to light, I add a dash of Kitchen Bouquet or Gravy Master. Be sure to check for seasoning before serving...most of the time I need more salt and pepper. Thanks for posting!
I make this either chicken or turkey drippings and it always comes out great! I do brown the drippings and flour until the form a ball to get a better flavor. I always get compliments.
My 11 Christmas guests LOVED it. First attempt at gravy, and it was awesome. It saved the turkey, which was just a bit bland. It can't get any easier than this recipe. :)
This was the first time I've ever made gravy and it turned out wonderful. This is a great recipe!
So easy and excellent. I usually like plain pan drippings as "gravy" but my husband likes a more traditional gravy. I made 2 turkeys so I had a lot of pan drippings and I made them without adding liquid to the pans. I strained the drippings and set them aside while I added the flour to the fat and then added the rest of the gravy. I had to add a little bit more flour and it turned out great. Tasted like my pan drippings that I like but wasn't watery. Thank you for this simple method! Happy Thanksgiving!
thanks soooo much for this as i used a pre-cooked smoked turkey breast so no drippings......i used this recipe, subbing 1/4 cup broth for step 4.....then followed as usual, you saved the hive thanksgiving!!!
This was perfect. I used chicken thigh drippings instead of turkey but it was still amazing. Thanks for the great recipe, I will never throw away my chicken drippings again.
First time making gravy by a recipe versus having another family member make it and used this recipe as written. It was voted a favorite of the meal this year. Great directions. Easy to make and delicious. Tip...taste of gravy definitely depends on how much seasoning you have in your drippings. Better Homes is so reliable. Thanks for posting TexasKelly. Enjoy! ChefDLH
Thank you TK! That was the best gravy my family ever had from this cook!