Perfect No-Fail Roast Turkey Gravy

Recipe by BecR2400
READY IN: 3hrs 15mins


  • turkey parts (giblets, gizzards, neck, and liver)
  • 4
    cups water or 4 cups turkey broth
  • 1
    carrot, shredded
  • 1
    stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 3 -4
    tablespoons onions, finely chopped
  • 13 - 12
    cup turkey drippings (with browned bits)
  • 12
    cup water
  • 6
    tablespoons flour
  • 14
    cup milk (optional) or 1/4 cup cream (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water (or broth), turkey parts, shredded carrot, celery and onion, and bay leaf to a boil.
  • Cover, and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, about 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until liver is done; remove liver and set aside.
  • Continue to cook, covered, until giblets are done, about 2 hours more.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove turkey parts to a cutting board. Let cool slightly, then carefully remove all bones from meat. Cut up the turkey and liver into fine pieces; set aside.
  • Make a paste by whisking together 1/2 cup water and the flour in a glass measuring cup.
  • Gradually whisk the paste into the warm broth, whisking briskly to combine. Bring to a boil and boil gently, whisking all the while, for 2-3 minutes until gravy is thickened. Now reduce heat to low and stir in the turkey drippings, milk or cream, and finely chopped turkey meat.
  • Heat through briefly, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour into a gravy boat to serve. ENJOY your perfect gravy!