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Foolproof Homemade Gravy Without Drippings

Nothing compares to the savory flavor of a thick, warm gravy. Adding this gravy to your beef, chicken, or turkey dishes makes for a dish you won’t forget!

Delicious gravy in a gravy boat

Easy Gravy for Thanksgiving or Anytime

Gravy is a quintessential part of the Thanksgiving feast, but there are no rules against adding such a wonderful flavor to your dishes year-round! My recipe doesn’t require drippings, and it comes with a full-bodied flavor. 

How long to make Foolproof Gravy? 

It takes only 15 minutes!

How to make Gravy without drippings? 

The recipe is quite simple in terms of ingredients (especially without drippings)—it just requires fairly constant attention. Whisking continuously as liquid ingredients are added to make sure that everything combines evenly and doesn’t burn is the most important part.

Can Foolproof Gravy be frozen? 

Definitely! It can last 3-4 months frozen, and that’s because it is flour-based. Dairy-based gravies will separate when frozen. It will be good in the refrigerator for a few days. Of course, gravy is always best served hot and fresh!

Can I make this ahead?

 This gravy can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months. 

Reheating

Gravy shouldn’t go into waste. If there is any leftover, it can be warmed. Pour gravy into a saucepan and warm over medium heat. Whisk well to help the gravy heat evenly until warmed through. Add water as needed if gravy is too thick – you may need to put in a little extra work to get the flour to loosen up.

Gravy served over Turkey wings and mashed potatoes

What to serve with gravy? 

Gravy goes great with mashed potatoes, beef, chicken, or turkey and can be rounded out with green beans, peas, or asparagus.

Gravy won’t thicken? 

While adding more flour can be an option, I wouldn’t recommend doing that as the first option. Gravy requires time to thicken up, be patient, and continue cooking it till you reach the desired silky consistency.

Notes:

  1. Add salt to taste at the end to avoid your gravy being too salty.
  2. I used Chicken broth in this recipe; however, beef broth or vegetable broth can be used.
  3. For best result, be sure to stir the gravy consistently to prevent it from browning too much. if too browned it will turn out bitter.

Other delicious recipes you can serve with this gravy:

Delicious gravy in a gravy boat

Foolproof Gravy

Foolproof Gravy — Nothing compares to the savory flavor of a thick, warm gravy. Adding this gravy to your beef, chicken, or turkey dishes makes for a dish you won’t forget!
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Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Thyme
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey stock low sodium
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, and thyme and cook till tender. About 5 minutes.
  • Make the roux by stirring in the flour—Cook for about 30 seconds. Don’t overcook the roux because we want to maintain the golden brown color.
  • Slowly pour in the stock and whisk while you pour to prevent lumps.
  • Add the poultry seasoning, bouillon cube, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook, continuously whisking until smooth and thick serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Add salt to taste at the end to avoid your gravy being too salty.
  2. I used Chicken broth in this recipe; however, beef broth or vegetable broth can be used.

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