Don’t have enough drippings to make gravy for everyone? This Turkey Gravy Recipe Without Drippings will make enough gravy for a crowd!
What’s your favorite part of Thanksgiving? I know many say the gravy, lots and lots of gravy over mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey.
But there’s never enough gravy. The gravy we make from drippings is never enough for a big party. So people turn to store bought gravy or gravy mixes. They might be good for emergency gravy situation, but if you spend a few minutes ahead of time and use this turkey gravy recipe without drippings, you’re not going to be stressed about having enough gravy on Thanksgiving day.
This gravy is made with very basic ingredients. I used store bought organic turkey broth but if I have the time, but I’m sure chicken broth would work perfectly, too. This easy brown gravy for mashed potatoes will be one of your go-to Thanksgiving recipes!
Notes and tips for this turkey gravy recipe without drippings:
- This recipe calls for turkey stock, you can simply substitute it with chicken, vegetable or beef stock if that’s what you prefer.
- You can make this gravy up to 4 days ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to reheat it.
- To reheat, I suggest using stove top. If you’re using the microwave, make sure to stir it every 20 seconds so the gravy heats evenly.
- Cook the flour for longer if you like the gravy to be darker. Make sure not to burn the flour. The more flour is cooked, the nuttier it will smell and taste.
- Add the stock slowly to the flour mixture to avoid lumps. Add a little bit of stock fist and whisk to form a paste, and then add the stock slowly and stir constantly.
Looking for more Thanksgiving recipes?
- HOMEMADE CHEESY SCALLOPED POTATOES
- APPLE GALETTE RECIPE
- ROSEMARY CHEDDAR CORNBREAD
- MULLED CRANBERRY APPLE CIDER
- SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE WITH MARSHMALLOWS AND PECANS
Turkey Gravy Recipe without Drippings
Don't have enough drippings to make gravy for everyone? This Turkey Gravy Recipe Without Drippings will make enough gravy for a crowd!
- 12 tbsp Unsalted Butter 1 1/2 stick
- 6 tbsp All Purpose Flour
- 2 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Dried Thyme or 2 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
- 1 tsp Salt
- 6 cups Turkey Broth or chicken broth
Place a pot on the stove and turn the heat on to medium.
Add the butter to the pot, stir until almost melted. Turn the heat to medium low.
Add flour and whisk well for about 5 minutes until it starts smelling nutty.
Add in onion powder, garlic powder, thyme and salt. Stir well.
Add 1/4 cup of broth slowly to the mixture, stir well until it forms a paste. Then add the rest of the broth very slowly and stir constantly to avoid lumps.
Once all the broth is mixed, turn the heat to medium and stir until the gravy starts simmering and is thick enough, about 10 minutes.
Serve warm with mashed potatoes.
- You can make this no-drippings gravy 4 days ahead of time and store it in a jar or an airtight container.
- Keep watching the flour while cooking it with butter to avoid burning.
- If you like the gravy to be darker, you can brown the butter, cook the flour longer or use beef stock.