The turkey is the star of Thanksgiving dinner, but what is a turkey without gravy? My husband seriously drenches his entire plate in 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.
Last year, I watched my mom very carefully as she made the gravy and was shocked at how simple it was to make. It only requires a few simple ingredients, and before you know it, gravy is ready in minutes.
If you are anything like me, and have been intimidated by gravy, stress no more. We have a simple gravy recipe, for you to try, and you are going to love it.
Now let’s talk turkey. Cooking a turkey has always been super intimidating to me. I remember my mom waking up on Thanksgiving around 5 am to get the turkey in the oven, after it had been thawing for exactly 31 1/2 hours (give or take a couple minutes).
Then there is the issue of the giblets and having to pull out all those insides, I just can’t do it.
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. Can I just tell you what a life-saver it is?
You pull it from the freezer (NO THAWING required), place it in a roasting pan, cut a few slits in the cooking bag it comes in, then let it roast away for about 4-5 hours.
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 (it has a popper that popped up when it was done), I removed it from the oven, placed it on a serving dish, and used the leftover pan drippings to make this perfect gravy.
Thanksgiving just got SO much easier and tasted like I had been prepping for a week to make this perfect turkey.
Now you can use your delicious gravy on all your favorite side dishes.
Our entire Thanksgiving Menu!
If you are in charge of planning Thanksgiving dinner, here are our favorite go-to Thanksgiving recipes:
- How To Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey
- 30 Minute Dinner Rolls
- Grandma’s Thanksgiving Stuffing
- Green Bean Casserole
- Slow Cooker Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- How To Make Turkey Gravy From Scratch
- Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese
- Strawberry Jello Fluff Salad
- Easy Sweet Cornbread
- Simple Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Dump Cake
need a pumpkin pie recipe? Watch how to make our simple pumpkin pie:
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Watch how to make our Simple Pumpkin Pie Recipe, here:
looking for some thanksgiving side dishes?
- Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
- Green Beans With Candied Pecans
- Fresh Berry Salad
- Slow Cooker Stuffing
- Mom’s Sweet Potatoes
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