Easy Turkey Gravy Tips
How do you thicken easy turkey gravy?
If your gravy is runny, slowly stir cold turkey or chicken stock into a bit of cornstarch or flour until you’ve created a smooth paste. Gradually whisk into simmering gravy. If you don’t have turkey or chicken stock, cold water will work, too. Or, consider having a make-ahead roux
on hand as a simple solution!
How can you get rid of lumps in easy turkey gravy?
The easiest way to get rid of lumps is to pour the gravy into a blender, and give it a whirl for 30 to 40 seconds. Or, pour the gravy through a mesh strainer and push out the liquid into a bowl or serving vessel using a spatula. Discard the solid lumps left in the strainer. For more tips, check out our guide on how to make gravy from scratch
from our Test Kitchen.
What are some variations of this easy turkey gravy recipe?
It’s easy to enhance an easy turkey gravy recipe with aromatics or other ingredients. It may take some trial and error, but common additions include rosemary, basil, tarragon, ground cloves, maple syrup, roasted garlic, apple cider, red wine, dry sherry, hard cider, dry white wine, soy sauce, miso paste, Worcestershire sauce or sauteed vegetables like onions, leeks, shallots, celery, carrots or dried porcini mushrooms. Experiment to see which you like best, or try one of our other Thanksgiving gravy recipes
.—Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor