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Holiday Turkey Gravy

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 hours

Makes

6 cups

I make this recipe a day ahead so I can get the food on the table faster on the big day. The aroma while this cooks permeates the whole house and gets everyone ready for the feast. I save the turkey meat and use it in recipes that call for cooked turkey or chicken. —Isabelle Rooney, Summerville, South Carolina
Holiday Turkey Gravy Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 turkey wings, halved (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 medium onions, halved
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place turkey wings and onions in a roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, until well browned, about 1 hour. Transfer wings and onions to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add water to pan, stirring to loosen browned bits. Add to slow cooker. Stir in 6 cups broth, carrots and thyme. Cook, covered, on low 4 hours.
  2. Remove wings; discard or save for another use. Strain and discard vegetables from turkey stock; skim fat. In a 6-qt. stockpot, melt butter over medium-low heat; whisk in flour, pepper and remaining broth until smooth. Slowly whisk in stock; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer and stir until gravy reaches desired consistency.

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