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How to Make Homemade Gravy

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Does your gravy need a little help? Follow our simple steps to learn how to make homemade gravy that's smooth and delicious every time.

What you need

  • Drippings from cooked turkey
  • Cool water or fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Pepper

Make it

1. Pour drippings (juice and fat) from roasting pan carefully into a heatproof measuring cup or fat separator. Let stand until fat rises to the top.

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2. Remove 1/4 cup of the fat; return to roasting pan. Discard any remaining fat. Add enough water or broth to remaining drippings to measure 2 cups.

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3. Gradually add flour to drippings mixture, stirring constantly with wire whisk until well blended.

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4. Return drippings mixture to roasting pan over two burners. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 to 10 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently.

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5. Season to taste with pepper, stirring lightly with whisk.

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6. Pour or spoon gravy into gravy boat to serve. Makes 2 cups or 16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each.

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