On Friday I posted about how to make a Super Simple 5 Ingredient Turkey. Oh yes, a five ingredient turkey that is so tasty and delicious. But you know what every turkey needs? Some good gravy.
That’s right…gravy baby!!
And isn’t just any old gravy, it’s gravy made by using the juices that the turkey is basted in, so it’s suuuuuper tasty. And suuuuuuper easy to make.
You take the juices (or are they called drippings?) you’ve been basting the turkey with, reserve them in a container if not using right away, and then when you’re ready to make the gravy you’ll fry some mushrooms in a little butter, then add the juices/drippings, and then add some thickening agents like cornstarch and flour, whisk it all together:
And then, then you pour it over some delicious turkey!!
This gravy is earthy with the mushrooms, and is salty deliciousness that is super comforting!
Initially I was going to write a whole post on the weekend I just had. I was going to talk about how I worked all weekend, on top of having to cook for 30 people at a work conference that lasted for 3 plus days (yes, that’s making breakfast/lunch/dinner and snacks) and how I was just tired and had inflicted a lot of self pressure, and how there were tears, lots and lots of tears. But truth be told, my sweet husband was so supportive and sent me the sweetest texts of encouragement throughout the day (and even drove all the way to my work to drop off some cornbread muffins that I had forgotten that just needed to be served with the Red Lentil Chili) and I was so excited to come home and spend some time with him. And I would be remiss without mentioning the sweet texts and support from my blog bestie Lynn. When I was at a loss for words about gravy in all its deliciousness, she gave me some great adjectives to get my creative juices flowing again. So here’s to an amazing week ahead, and amazing gravy for your Thanksgiving!
Easy Mushroom Gravy
- 2 Cups Turkey Dripings or 1 Cup EVOO and 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce and 1/2 Cup Water & 1 tsp steak seasoning
- 1 Pint Mushrooms washed and cleaned
- 1 Tbs Butter
- 1 Tbs Cornstarch
- 1 Tbs Flour
- In a medium-large saucepan melt the butter and then add the mushrooms. Stir and cook mushrooms until they have halved in size (about 5 minutes). Drain any excess liquid.
- Than add the turkey drippings and bring to a slow boil whisking every so often. Reduce heat to low, and ad in the cornstarch and flour.
- Whisk so that there are no lumps, and bring heat to medium until the gravy has thickened considerably (about 3 minutes). Remove from heat and serve!
Steve Darabos says
This is a great recipe we’ve been using for years. I’m glad to see it posted for everyone else. One way to kick-up the flavor is to cover your turkey with bacon before you start cooking. The bacon drippings will give the gravy an extra delicious dimension!
I’ll make it a point to check out your other recipes. Thanks a million!
Christine // my natural kitchen says
I’m a huge mushroom fan, I bet your Thanksgiving feast will be amazing! Sorry to hear that you had such a stressful time but your husband sounds like a star – glad you pulled through (:
Thank you so much for your sweet comment Christine! This gravy with mushrooms is definitely a great addition to any Thanksgiving feast!
This is everything a good gravy should be!!!
Thank you so much for your compliment 🙂
Oriana | Mommyhood's Diary says
Delicious… We love mushrooms so this recipe is a keeper. Pinned!
andrea Rentea says
After this delicious and doable gravy, never again will there be prepackaged dry gravy bags. It is also amazing how nice and colorful the gravy turned out. Thank you for this great help right on time before Thanksgiving. And by the way, the weekend food “creations” were a total success, incredibly beautiful to look at and every meal was delicious and nutritious.
Thank you so much for your supportive comment, it made my day! It was so nice to see you. I think you’ll absolutely love this way to make gravy, I like to think that since it’s using the juices from the turkey it’s also a great way to use more of what one has on hand 🙂
Thank you so much for your comment (and for pinning!!) totally appreciate it 🙂
Awww…I loved reading about your super support system over the weekend..what would we do without our peeps? And this gravy – forget about it! Love it!! Love the addition of the fried mushrooms!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, seriously, what would we do without our peeps, right? The addition of fried mushrooms makes this gravy absolutely delicious and really rounds out the flavor 🙂
Ashley // My Midwest Table says
This gravy looks all sorts of amazing. What’s turkey without gravy? It’s a Thanksgiving must! And what a week you must’ve had. Hope you poured a big ol’ glass of wine and ate this gravy from a bowl like soup. 🙂
Girl you’re so sweet and thank you for your comment. You’re so right…what is turkey without gravy? And I may or may not have had more than an appropriate serving of this gravy by itself! The saltiness of the mushrooms…oh goodness! YUM!
I’m forwarding this recipe to Chris who is in charge of turkey and gravy for our Thanksgiving feast. Sorry to hear that you had a stressful weekend but happy to hear you received lots of support!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment Karis! And definitely let me know if Chris has any questions, I’m only a quick text away 🙂
Mmmm, I know this goes with the turkey but I think I’d go the pork route! I grew up eating pork with mushroom gravy – this looks amazing!!!!
Oh girl, this gravy with pork would be absolutely amazing!
Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy says
Yummm! That gravy looks like perfection 🙂 I can’t eat turkey without amazing gravy…I’ll have to give this one a try!
Thank you so much for the comment, and you’re right, one simply cannot eat turkey without gravy 🙂
Sarah - Daisy at Home says
Mushrooms? Yes please very much and thank you. In my family, they’re called “drippins”. No g, and must be said with a twang just like Grandma had. She used to fry up some apple slices in bacon drippins and it was the best thing ever.
Oh my goodness, girl, I’m like drooling! Apple slices in bacon drippins, I’m totally going to need to try that, it sounds amazing!! And thank you for telling me how drippins are spelled and pronounced lol…I did live in NC for a while so I’m sure I take a stab at pronouncing it with a little twang lol.
Lynn Lovejoy from Order in the Kitchen says
AHH I’m SO nervous about making gravy. Honestly, I’m not brave enough to do it with the drippings this year because it’s my first Thanksgiving and I feel like I have 20394290348 thoughts going through my head about that day…so I bought jarred gravy from Williams-Sonoma but you know what? Next year I’m DEFINITELY using this! I may even use it this year if I feel like my life is under control lol… I know it’s easy but of course the food blogger in me has already decided to take on way.too.much. so I may wait until next year…but all the other people who have at least some of their sh*t together should definitely make this! I’m actually kind of mad I already bought gravy…I might do this anyway… if I make it, I’ll definitely let you know! I really want to eat this on top of turkey and stuffing and taters but honestly I could eat this with a spoon on its own thanks to your addition of the mushrooms… seems totally legit…I’ll grab a spoon and be right over 😉 love you!
Girl, you totally got this! I can’t wait to see and hear about all the delicious things that you make for Thanksgiving! And next year, next year you’ll be a pro and then you’ll totally be all ready to make your own gravy – which is really super easy 🙂
I’ve never made my own gravy before and this one looks WAY better than the average one!!
Making your own gravy is soooo easy peasy, you definitely need to try it!!