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EASY TURKEY GRAVY RECIPE

This homemade turkey gravy recipe is a must for this Thanksgiving! Full of delicious creamy flavor, you’ll wonder how you went so long making it any other way!

bowl of mashed potatoes with turkey gravy

RECIPE FOR TURKEY GRAVY

I think what I love most about this turkey gravy from drippings, is how easy of a recipe it is! Cook the base, add your milk and cornstarch, and then you wait! It really is that easy of a recipe for turkey gravy.

When the holidays come around, more specifically Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to do is be stuck over a hot stove trying to cook some turkey gravy and just hoping you don’t mess it up! And when you do…. oh cue the frustration!!

Oh and did I mention it’s a turkey gravy from drippings as well as turkey stock? You can make this prior to Thanksgiving with turkey stock and then again using your leftover drippings once the holiday is over! Two delicious ways to make it but with the same great taste.

But let me just say… this recipe for turkey gravy is a real crowd-pleaser even without the drippings! It’s creamy, the perfect consistency, and full of flavor. Everyone is sure to enjoy this to pour all over their favorite Thanksgiving dishes this year! 

Now, let’s get to the full recipe for this easy turkey gravy recipe!

bowl of turkey gravy

bowl of mashed potatoes with turkey gravy

EASY TURKEY GRAVY INGREDIENTS

For this easy turkey gravy recipe, you’ll need these simple ingredients!

  • TURKEY STOCK: For this recipe, you can use either 32 ounces of your standard chicken or turkey stock, or you can use 5 cups of turkey stock from leftover pan drippings.
  • CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP: Just one can of condensed cream of chicken soup will do!
  • SEASONINGS: We used poultry seasonings, pepper, and garlic powder to give this turkey gravy recipe the perfect flavors!
  • MILK: Milk gives this turkey gravy the perfect creamy taste.
  • CORNSTARCH: In order to thicken this recipe into a nice gravy, you’ll need a thickening agent such as milk.

turkey gravy being poured on mashed potatoes

bowl of mashed potatoes with turkey gravy

HOW TO MAKE TURKEY GRAVY

Scroll down for the full step-by-step printable recipe!

  1. COOK THE BASE: Bring the turkey stock to a boil in a large saucepan and then add in the soup, poultry seasoning, and garlic powder. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer.
  2. ADD THE MILK AND CORNSTARCH: Warm the milk in the microwave and whisk in the cornstarch with a fork until there are no lumps. Return the gravy to a boil and gradually stir in the milk mixture. 
  3. SERVE: Continue to cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute, or until thickened. Be careful not to burn the bottom of the pan! Serve with your favorite Thanksgiving foods and enjoy.

turkey gravy sitting next to mashed potatoes

turkey gravy on spoon

CAN TURKEY GRAVY BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?

Somewhat! For best results, make the gravy early in the morning or the night before. To reheat it, cook it in a pan on a low heat stirring constantly until it has reached the desire temperature.

Since this turkey gravy has a milk base, you will not want to freeze it as the ingredients will begin to separate.

HOW CAN I THICKEN THE TURKEY GRAVY?

If your turkey gravy comes out thinner than you prefer, you can add some extra cornstarch. But add it slowly! If you make it too thick, add some additional milk to thin it back out. (Be careful not to overdo this process as you will lose the flavors when you add too much milk!)

HOW LONG WILL TURKEY GRAVY LAST?

For best results, you’ll want to eat up this turkey gravy within 2 days. It will not freeze well, so it is not recommended to freeze to make ahead of time.

WHAT IS THE BEST FOOD TO SERVE WITH TURKEY GRAVY?

There are so many great dishes you can serve your turkey gravy on! My personal favorites are the true classics – mashed potatoes, turkey breast, stuffing, green bean casserole, and even poured onto a sweet buttery roll!

bowl of mashed potatoes with turkey gravy

bowl of mashed potatoes with turkey gravy

Check out these other Thanksgiving recipes!

If you have tried this Easy Turkey Gravy recipe, then please rate it in the recipe card and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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bowl of mashed potatoes with turkey gravy
Yield: serves 10-12

EASY TURKEY GRAVY RECIPE

This homemade turkey gravy recipe is a must for this Thanksgiving! Full of delicious creamy flavor, you'll wonder how you went so long making it any other way!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces chicken or turkey stock, or 5 cups turkey stock from pan drippings
  • 1-10.75 ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Bring the chicken or turkey stock to a boil in a large saucepan. Stir in the soup, poultry seasoning, and garlic powder. Reduce the heat to low, and let simmer.
  2. Warm the milk in the microwave and whisk in the cornstarch with a fork until there are no lumps. Return the gravy to a boil, and gradually stir in the milk mixture.
  3. Continue to cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute, or until thickened. Be careful not to let the bottom scorch and serve with your favorite thanksgiving foods!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 23g

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4 comments on “EASY TURKEY GRAVY RECIPE”

  1. We love gravy and your recipe was a hit with the family, thanks so much!

  2. I love that you can make this with or without pan drippings. Yum!

  3. Good Gravy for thanksgiving makes or breaks the meal. This recipe is fool proof and has a creamy delicious flavor!  Your mashed potatoes will thank you!  

  4. Okay, I am craving mashed potatoes and gravy right now! The gravy looks SOO good! I can’t wait to try it!

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