Today, I’m sharing an easy Make Ahead Turkey Gravy to top your Thanksgiving Turkey and mashed potatoes.  When you make it with bone broth, your gravy will be delicious and good for you too!

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Make Ahead Turkey Gravy Using Bone Broth

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Making Bone Broth: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 30 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
This is an easy Make Ahead Turkey Gravy using bone broth to top your Thanksgiving turkey or mashed potatoes.


Turkey Bone Broth

  • 2 Turkey necks, cut into pieces
  • 2 Turkey backsides, cut into pieces
  • 2 stalks Celery Stalks, including tops, chopped
  • 2 Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Medium yellow onion, skin on and chopped
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Whole black peppercorns
  • Water to cover
  • 1/2 cup White vermouth can substitute white wine or vinegar

Turkey Gravy

  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 4 tablespoons All-purpose flour
  • 4 cups Turkey bone broth
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup Heavy whipping cream


Turkey Bone Broth

  • Add all bone broth ingredients to your stockpot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then turn to low and allow to simmer for three hours. After 3 hours, strain solids and set liquid aside.

Turkey Gravy

  • Place the butter and the flour into a medium-sized saucepan and cook butter for approximately 4-5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Add 4 cups of bone broth to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir with a whisk until there are no visible lumps. Add the salt and stir.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1/3 cup heavy cream.
  • Store in your refrigerator and reheat when needed. Gravy will stay fresh refrigerated for up to 2 days.



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Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1459IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Gravy
Cuisine: Americana
Calories: 71
Keyword: Bone Broth Gravy, Gravy, Turkey Gravy
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