Chef John’s Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy Recipe

Chef John’s Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy Recipe

How To Make Chef John’s Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy Recipe

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes



  • 4 turkey wings
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Place the turkey wings, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, and rosemary in a roasting pan. Roast for about 1 hour, until the turkey wings are golden brown.

  3. Transfer the roasted ingredients to a large pot. Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Let it simmer for about 1 hour.

  4. Strain the broth into a clean pot, discarding the solids.

  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour and 1/4 cup of water to make a slurry.

  6. Slowly pour the slurry into the broth, whisking constantly, until the gravy thickens. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Let the gravy cool completely, then transfer to airtight containers and refrigerate until ready to use.

  9. When ready to serve, reheat the gravy in a saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally.


  • Calories : 180kcal
  • Total Fat : 4g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 40mg
  • Sodium : 810mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 16g
  • Dietary Fiber : 3g
  • Sugar : 4g
  • Protein : 20g
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