If you have never made homemade gravy before, you are in the right place. We are going to share how we make our turkey gravy from scratch!
The turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner, but what is a turkey without gravy?
With some leftover pan drippings, turkey gravy is actually quite simple to make.
It has always intimidated me, because I feel like it’s just a known secret that every grandma and mom knows, but I had no idea how to make it.
It only requires a few simple ingredients and the gravy is ready in minutes.
If you are anything like me and have been intimidated by gravy, stress no more.
Ingredients for turkey gravy from scratch:
- ground pepper
- turkey drippings
Now let’s talk turkey drippings.
You will need a turkey to collect turkey drippings (aka all the liquid left in the bottom of the pan after you are finished cooking a turkey).
If you need help cooking a turkey, check out these recipes:
- The Best Thanksgiving Turkey (Mom’s Recipe)
- Instant Pot Turkey Breast
- How To Cook a Turkey (5 Different Ways)
- Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
- How To Cook a Turkey in a Convection Oven
This year, I discovered that you can purchase an oven-ready turkey!
I found this one in the meat department at my grocery store: Whole Bird Oven-Ready Turkey. Not sponsored, just another great option!
It has already been rubbed with herbs and seasoning and all giblets have been removed prior to freezing.
It literally took me 5 minutes to get it in the oven.
When it was finished cooking, I removed it from the oven and used the leftover pan drippings to make this perfect gravy.
So, there are lots of options on how to get that those drippings!