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)
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.
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.
Transfer to a gravy boat and serve.