The Best (Do-Ahead) Turkey Gravy

Recipe by Dee514
READY IN: 1hr 40mins




  • In deep 12 inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add turkey wings and cook 10 to 15 minutes or until golden on all sides.
  • Add onions, carrots, celery and garlic, and cook 8-10 minutes or until turkey wings and vegetables are browned, stirring frequently.
  • Transfer turkey and vegetables to a large bowl.
  • Add wine to skillet, and stir until browned bits are loosened.
  • Return turkey and veggies to skillet.
  • Stir in broth, thyme and 3 cups water, heat to boiling over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes.
  • Strain into an 8-cup measure or a large bowl; discard solids.
  • Let broth stand a few seconds until fat separates from meat juice.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup fat from broth into 2-quart saucepan; skim and discard any remaining fat.
  • Add flour to fat in saucepan; cook, stirring over medium heat until flour turns golden brown.
  • Gradually whisk in reserved broth and cook until gravy boils and thickens slightly, stirring constantly.
  • Pour gravy into a 2-quart container or medium bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  • At serving time, reheat gravy and add pan drippings (and/or cooked diced giblets) from the roast turkey if you like.
  • Gravy can be reheated in microwave prior to serving.