Best Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy, I am sure most of us have experienced, runny, lumpy, tasteless Turkey Gravy while at family and friends’ homes during Thanksgiving.

Turkey Gravy is a sauce, made from the juices from a roasted Turkey, that run naturally during cooking and is often thickened with or corn starch for added thicken the turkey juices to a cream texture.

Best Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy


For Best Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy

Roast your turkey on a rack in order to collect the dripping under the turkey.

Strain turkey drippings through a fine-mesh sieve; discard solids and reserve 2 1/2 cups pan drippings; set aside.

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Whisk in corn starch and thyme until lightly browned, about 1 minute.

Gradually whisk in reserved pan drippings.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5-10 minutes. Stir in parsley; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serve warm.

I realize I have duplicated the instructions on this site and the right side of this page, reason, to make it clear the steps as some cooks do not read every instruction on a blog post.

The staff of Boston Newborn Care wishes everyone a safe and lump-free Turkey Gravy Thanksgiving holiday.

How to get a lump-free Best Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy

Roux-based sauces make the Best Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy.

  • Adding hot liquid to hot Turkey Gravy stops the butter from clumping and causing lumps.
  • Adding the liquid gradually to start and mixing well between each addition.
  • Whisking rather than stirring the sauce it cooks helps to knock out any lumps.

The steps are simple, mix butter, corn starch and one third of the turkey drippings into a large sauce pan, heat over medium.

You want to make a paste out of these ingredients.

Once the Roux as it is called becomes like a creamy past cooking for three to five minutes, it will look like  mess.

Keep going, add the rest of the stock to this mixture, stir and continue to cook over low heat until you have a lump free creamy sauce.

Growing up my mother made not the Best Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy, it was lumpy, watered down, and tasteless, then again she cooked the turkey to a state of jerky.

This recipe works every time if you take your time. Cooking is to be relaxing, well kind of.