Searching for a way to save time on Thanksgiving and reduce the last-minute kitchen stress? Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy is a wonderful and tasty way to make the complications of the big feast just a little bit easier.
If you’re feeling adventurous, make your own Turkey Stock using wings and necks from the butcher, and roast the pieces first to get dark color and rich flavor, when you make the stock. Simple onions, celery, carrots and peppercorns (and any other scraps you have lying around) will make a great stock. Or, buy good quality, low-sodium chicken broth and follow the recipe below for a simple solution to last-minute stovetop gravy.
Make the basic version of this gravy way ahead of time (like today!) and heat it up just before serving, then trick it out with last-minute extras like pan drippings (that’s the most important Chef’s note here!) or add-ins. This is grand gravy that is guaranteed to be lump-free and delicious.