How to Make an Easy Turkey Gravy

Easy Paleo Turkey Gravy | Stumptown Nutrition

You’ve roasted your turkey, and now it’s time for gravy. In my opinion, you don’t really need a recipe — this is a simple step-by-step guide will show you how to make delicious gravy out of the pan drippings, broth, and a little potato starch.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Drippings from your roasted turkey (or turkey bone broth)
  • Chicken or beef bone broth
  • 1 sprig each fresh rosemary, thyme, and sage
  • 1-2 tablespoons potato starch

Easy turkey gravy:

After you’ve removed the turkey from the oven and set it aside to rest, set the roasting pan over medium-high heat over two burners. Pour one cup bone broth and begin scraping all the bits from the bottom of the pan.

Skim the fat off the top of the of the deglazed turkey drippings and set aside for another use.  To make a good sized batch of gravy you’ll need about 2-3 cups of flavorful liquid – if your pan drippings with the one cup of added broth don’t quite make 2-3 cups then add a bit more bone broth.

While the turkey is resting, simmer the broth & drippings for about 20 minutes with a sprig each of thyme, rosemary, and sage to add another layer of flavor.

Make a slurry by whisking together 1/4 cup cold water and 1 tablespoon potato starch.  Remove the herbs from the turkey broth and bring to a boil.  Slowly whisk in the slurry and continue whisking until the gravy is thickened.  If they gravy isn’t quite thick enough – make another batch of slurry and repeat this process.

Remove from gravy from the heat, place in your favorite gravy boat, and serve.  Next up: Crispy Sage Mashed Potatoes.

A Very Paleo Thanksgiving | Stumptown Nutrition

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