Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

I always make my gravy ahead of time for Thanksgiving and I make a lot of it.   Gravy makes everything better.  I buy lots of turkey parts and make stock with them.
 Then, the day that I make the gravy all I have to do is melt some butter in a heavy pot.

 Add some flour.

 Whisk it while cooking it for several minutes.

Then slowly start adding the stock.  I wait until it begins to thicken and then add more stock.
 Taste it for seasoning and adjust it as needed.  I already seasoned the stock so all the gravy really needed was some chopped parsley. This will be placed in a slow cooker on the Thanksgiving buffet so it will stay warm.


Peggy Lineberry said…
Thank you! The only gravy that turns out for me is sausage gravy and brown gravy. I won't have to purchase any for Thanksgiving. You are a life saver!!
Nellie said…
Isn't it odd that I've never been a fan of gravy? The men in the family? Well, that's another story! Can't leave off the gravy on Thanksgiving.:-)
Anonymous said…
Yes what would life be without gravy :-)
It's a smart idea! I rarely need to make that much food butit is a great idea to think of if I ever have a big dinner again!

Have a great day!

Guillaume said…
Yum! I usually have my turkey with cranberry sauce.
chickpea678 said…
Great make ahead idea!!!
Mary Ann said…
Oh gosh, it looks WONDERFUL! We will be eating out on Thanksgiving, but I'll think of your gravy.
I don't have to make the turkey gravy anymore but it's one thing I never had any trouble with. Love gravy and yours looks wonderful. I never made it ahead..but now I wish I had known to do that. SO easy to have a lot done before hand.
Kay said…
I love gravy, but I have the worst time making it. I always put my brother in charge of making in. Now that I've seen your post, I'm tempted to try again.