Stupid-Easy Recipe for Classic Turkey Gravy with Fresh Sage (#1 Top-Rated)


Fresh sage and drippings from a just-roasted bird make this the gravy everyone wants to pour over their Thanksgiving turkey and mashed potatoes.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Classic Turkey Gravy with Fresh Sage.

1. Info for Classic Turkey Gravy with Fresh Sage

  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Servings: 10
  • Calories: 883.61 kcal

2. Ingredients for Classic Turkey Gravy with Fresh Sage

  • 1 qt. turkey drippings (from a roasted turkey)
  • Unsalted chicken broth (if needed)
  • 2 shallots (medium)
  • 5 Tbsp. turkey fat (or unsalted butter)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh sage (chopped)
  • 5 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (or more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper (or more to taste)

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Spoon the fat from turkey drippings and set aside 5 tablespoons in a small bowl (discard the remaining fat). Measure the defatted turkey drippings and if needed, add enough chicken broth to equal 3 1/2 cups.

Finely chop the shallots.

3.2 Stove

Heat the reserved turkey fat in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallots and sage and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 2-3 minutes. Reduce the heat if shallots start to brown.

Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. While stirring, pour in the turkey drippings (and chicken broth, if used). Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, and cook until slightly thickened, 2-3 minutes.

Season the gravy with the salt and pepper.

3.3 Serve

Transfer to a gravy boat and serve.


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