Having gravy with Thanksgiving dinner is a must. With this Easy Garlic Turkey Gravy recipe, gone are the days of instant, from a package gravy!
There are two types of people on Thanksgiving: 1) someone who only puts gravy only on their mashed potatoes, or 2) someone who puts gravy on everything on the plate!
I firmly stand in camp #2! I think that gravy pulls the whole meal together, so it’s gotta be good!
Luckily, we start with the best ingredient!
Garlic and Turkey
Chef Shamy Garlic Butter is the base for this gravy. It starts the gravy off with a great flavor– and the perfect amount of garlic.
Melt it down and whisk in some flour. It’s a basic roux, but much more flavorful.
Then whisk in turkey drippings! Once it’s thickened, your gravy is ready! There’s nothing quite like the flavor of turkey drippings– especially with the little chunks of meat in there. Delicious!
Shortcuts, if Needed
This recipe calls for 4 cups of turkey drippings.
If you have a smaller turkey, you may not have that much. If that’s the case, feel free to make up the difference with some chicken broth. It has a similar flavor, and it’s not a problem to add a little bit in order to make enough gravy to go around.
You can put this Easy Garlic Turkey Gravy on turkey, potatoes, stuffing, bread, vegetables, whatever you want! There’s not wrong answer!
- ½ cup Chef Shamy Garlic Butter
- ½ cup flour
- 4 cups turkey drippings
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large saucepan, melt Garlic Butter over medium heat. Gently whisk in flour until full combined. Cook about 60 seconds.
- Slowly whisk in turkey drippings (if you don't have 4 cups, add chicken broth until you do). Continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until gravy is thickened.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if needed.
- Serve immediately.