How to Make Turkey Gravy

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


What to do with all those wonderful pan drippings from that tender and juicy turkey you just made!? Why make turkey gravy, of course! There is nothing better than homemade gravy, and this turkey gravy recipe really packs a flavor-wallop. Easy to make (really!) this wonderful turkey gravy is the perfect pairing to your roasted turkey.

How to Make Turkey Gravy

It is that time of year – the holiday season, and I bet turkey is on your table at least one in November or December. So many people eat turkey as their main holiday entree for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day! According to the National Turkey Federation – “in 2016, more than 219 million turkeys were served for meals in the United States. We estimate that 44 million of those turkeys were enjoyed at Thanksgiving, 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter.” That’s a lot of birds!

Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!

Note:

• The amount of pan drippings that the turkey will yield will depend on how much the turkey itself gave along with the 1 cup of broth added during cooking. • This amount of roux should thicken approximately 2 – 2½ cups of gravy, using the rough ratio of 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons flour to 1 cup of liquid.

Turkey Gravy Ingredients:

• 2 cups Turkey Pan Drippings
• ¼ cup Butter
• ¼ cup Flour (you can substitute Wondra)
• Pinch Garlic Powder
• Pinch Onion Powder
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• ¼ tsp Poultry Seasoning

Turkey Gravy Mise en Place:

• Frying Pan
• Strainer
• Spoon or Whisk
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


Turkey Gravy Directions:

• Strain the pan drippings to remove the solids (this step is optional); set aside.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• In a fry pan, melt the butter and flour to make a roux. Mix the flour in with the butter and cook this mixture until it turns golden in color.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• Add the pan drippings to the roux in small ½ cup portions, bringing it to a low boil, and incorporating the drippings into the mixture until it thickens, and then add another ½ cup of pan dripping, continuing this until you have added all the drippings.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Taste with a clean spoon and add more seasonings according to your taste buds.

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


• When you have used all the pan drippings, if you feel there is not enough gravy, or the gravy is too thick, you can add turkey broth in the same increments as the drippings.
• Serve hot.


How to Make Turkey Gravy

Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups Turkey Pan Drippings
¼ cup Butter
¼ cup Flour
Pinch Garlic Powder
Pinch Onion Powder
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
¼ tsp Poultry Seasoning

Directions:

• Strain the pan drippings to remove the solids (this step is optional); set aside.
• In a fry pan, melt the butter and flour to make a roux. Mix the flour in with the butter and cook this mixture until it turns golden in color.
• Add the pan drippings to the roux in small ½ cup portions, bringing it to a low boil, and incorporating the drippings into the mixture until it thickens, and then add another ½ cup of pan dripping, continuing this until you have added all the drippings.
• Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Taste with a clean spoon and add more seasonings according to your taste buds.
• When you have used all the pan drippings, if you feel there is not enough gravy, or the gravy is too thick, you can add turkey broth in the same increments as the drippings.
• Serve hot.

Makes 8 servings Turkey Gravy

How to Make Turkey Gravy. Turkey gravy goes hand and hand with roasted turkey. Instead of buying canned or jarred turkey gravy the next time you make a bird, why not make your own? It is easier than you think!


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Spiced Cranberry Butternut Squash Recipe

Spiced Cranberry Butternut Squash Recipe. Spice up your butternut squash with this delicious, easy to make cranberry and butternut squash recipe. A nice autumn side dish that perfect for pairing with pork, turkey or chicken.


Spice up your butternut squash with this delicious, easy to make cranberry and butternut squash recipe. A nice autumn side dish that perfect for pairing with pork, turkey or chicken. This would be a great recipe for Thanksgiving, or for a family dinner.

Spiced Cranberry Butternut Squash Mise en Place:

• Pot
• 3 Bowls
• Masher
Measuring Cup
Spatula or Spoon
Measuring Spoons


Spiced Cranberry Butternut Squash Recipe

Spice up your butternut squash with this delicious, easy to make cranberry and butternut squash recipe. A nice autumn side dish that perfect for pairing with pork, turkey or chicken.

Prep Time:20 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb. Butternut Squash (sliced very thin or diced)
1 cup Dried Sweetened Cranberries
Hot Water
3 TBSP Butter
½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Sage Powder
1/8 tsp Dried Chili Flakes
¼ tsp Nutmeg

Directions:

• Put the cranberries into a bowl with hot water to soften. Set aside.
• Slice butternut squash very thin (or dice).
• Place the butternut squash into a pot filled with enough water to cover the squash, and cook until tender. Drain.
• In a small bowl, mix the spices in with the butter. Combine well to incorporate.
• Drain the cranberries and the butternut squash.
• Place the cranberries into a bowl with the squash.
• Mash the mixture together. Some cranberries may mash, some may not, this is good as it provides texture to the dish.
• Add the spiced butter mixture and stir to melt into the squash until its all combined and smooth.

Makes 4 servings Spiced Cranberry Butternut Squash

Spiced Cranberry Butternut Squash Recipe. Spice up your butternut squash with this delicious, easy to make cranberry and butternut squash recipe. A nice autumn side dish that perfect for pairing with pork, turkey or chicken.


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Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe. A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.


A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe

Notes:

• When putting the mixture into the slow cooker, it should be moist enough so that you can pat it, much like a meatloaf, into the shape of the slow cooker bowl. If you prefer to leave your pork stuffing looser, do not form it.
• If you do form the pork stuffing into a shape by patting it down, you make the mixture denser, and you will be able to cut it like a wedge when serving, and top with a loose, prepared, cranberry sauce.

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Ingredients:

• 1 lb. Pork (chops/loin)
• 1 TBSP Butter
• ¼ Onion
• 2 ribs Celery
• Salt to taste
• Pepper to taste
• 1 box Stuffing Mix
• ½ cup Cranberries, dried, sweetened
• Cranberry Sauce, prepared

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Mise en Place:

Slow Cooker
Parchment Paper or Non-stick Spray
Measuring Cup
• Knife
• Cutting Board
• Spoon
• Fry pan
• Bowl

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe. A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.


Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Directions:

• Line your slow cooker pot with parchment paper or spray very well with a non-stick spray.
• Chop pork into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
• Dice onion, dice celery.
• In a frying pan, sauté the diced celery and onion in the butter.

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe. A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.


• When vegetables have softened, add the pork and salt and pepper.
• Sear the pork on all sides.
• Remove pork mixture from pan and set aside.

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe. A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.


• In the same pan, prepare the stuffing according to the box directions.
• After preparing the stuffing mix, add the cranberries and pork mixture.

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe. A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.


• Add it all to the slow cooker.
• Cook on low for 3 – 4 hours.

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe. A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.


• Upon serving, place dollops of cranberry sauce over the top of the pork stuffing.


Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe

A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Hours
Total Time: 4 Hours 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb. Pork (chops/loin)
1 TBSP Butter
¼ Onion
2 ribs Celery
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 box Stuffing Mix
½ cup Cranberries, dried, sweetened
Cranberry Sauce, prepared

Directions:

• Line your slow cooker pot with parchment paper or spray very well with a non-stick spray.
• Chop pork into bite-sized pieces; set aside.
• Dice onion, dice celery.
• In a frying pan, sauté the diced celery and onion in the butter.
• When vegetables have softened, add the pork and salt and pepper.
• Sear the pork on all sides.
• Remove pork mixture from pan and set aside.
• In the same pan, prepare the stuffing according to the box directions.
• After preparing the stuffing mix, add the cranberries and pork mixture.
• Add it all to the slow cooker.
• Cook on low for 3 – 4 hours.
• Upon serving, place dollops of cranberry sauce over the top of the pork stuffing.

Makes 8 servings Pork and Cranberry Stuffing

Pork and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe. A scrumptious, easy to make holiday stuffing your family and guests are sure to enjoy. Mixing the great taste of pork and cranberry, this slightly sweet dressing is a great compliment to your ham or turkey dinner.


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