Let’s face it, it’s not physically possible, nor should it be legal, to ingest delicious turkey without loading on the gravy first. And because nobody wants to slave over a stove while their living room is filled with family, we found a super simple, over-the top delicious recipe that can be (mostly) made a day ahead!

Make-Ahead GravyA classic gravy that will last for up to three days!
prep time
5 Minute/s
cook time
1 Hour/s
total time
1 Hour/s 5 Minute/s
Serves 10Ingredients
  • turkey neck + gizzards
  • 2 tbs oil (we used olive)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 container of chicken stock (http://www.knorr.com/product/category/245804/homestyle-stock-)
  • 2 cups water
  • tsp dried thyme or 4 springs of fresh
  • 6 tbs unsalted butter
  • 6 tbs flour
  • salt & pepper
  1. Heat oil in your pan. Add turkey neck and gizzards. Cook for 5 minutes, until lightly browned.
  2. Add in onion, carrot and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Lower your heat and cover. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so.
  3. Add your chicken broth, stock, water and herbs, taking care to scrape up all of those yummy brown bits. Simmer for about 30 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into a large bowl.
  4. In your pan, melt butter. Add in your flower and whisk continually until the mixture turns a golden hue, about 5 minutes. Add in your liquid a little bit at a time, stirring constantly until each pour is incorporated.
  5. Simmer gravy for about 5 minutes until it reaches the desired thickness. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Store in fridge for up to 3 days.
  6. NOTE: When it's time to reheat, add in your turkey drippings for a richer flavor.

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