Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Recipe by Dona England
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 6 cups




  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Arrange wings in a single layer in a large roasting pan.
  • Scatter onions over top.
  • Roast 1 1/4 hours until wings are browned.
  • Put wings and onions in a 5-6 quart pot.
  • Add water to roasting pan and stir to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom.
  • Add the brown bits to the pot.
  • Add 6 cups broth (refrigerate the remaining 2 cups) add carrot and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove wings to cutting board.
  • Save wing meat for another use if you wish, or discard.
  • Strain broth into a 3 quart saucepan, pressing vegetables to extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Discard vegetables.
  • Skim fat off broth and discard.
  • If time permits, refrigerate broth overnight to make fat skimming easier.
  • Whisk flour into remaining 2 cups broth until well blended.
  • Bring broth in pot to a gentle boil.
  • Whisk in broth flavored mixture and boil 3-4 minutes to thicken gravy and cook flour.
  • Stir in butter and pepper.
  • Serve now or freeze up to 6 months.