Kitchen Basics 101: How To Make Lump-Free Gravy

Kitchen Basics 101: Lump-Free Gravy

Kitchen Basics 101: How To Make Lump-Free Gravy


Last week for our Kitchen Basics post we learned how to make perfect mashed potatoes.  

This week we will learn how to make delicious lump-free gravy to serve for your meal on Thanksgiving Day.

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When your turkey is completely cooked, remove it from the roasting pan and drain the basting liquid into a separate bowl.  We will use this liquid to make the gravy to serve over your sliced turkey and mashed potatoes.  
In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
Once completely melted, add 2 tablespoons of flour.
Cook the flour in the butter for a few minutes, stirring constantly.

Now, add 2 cups of the basting liquid your turkey was cooking in, reserving any extra.
If you don’t have enough basting liquid, you can always use chicken broth.  
Stirring constantly, cook until your gravy thickens.
Keep the gravy warm until you’re ready to serve your Thanksgiving meal.
If you missed our post on mashed potatoes, click the link below.
Next week we will learn how to carve the turkey!  
*Note:  Depending on how big your turkey is and how many people you are serving, you may want to double or even triple this recipe to make sure you have enough gravy for your meal and leftovers.  


  1. says

    Your gravy looks awesome! Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to share your wonderful post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. says

    What a great walkthrough recipe! Lump free gravy – so simple to do when you know how! Thanks for sharing! I am doing a Thanksgiving Round-Up Series next week on my blog and I would love to share this recipe. Please email me if you are happy for me to include this recipe (and any other Thanksgiving delights you may have to share!) Ruth x

  3. says

    This is interesting, I just add flour to my broth until I get the consistency that I want. Of course I have to be careful because it does thicken as it sits, so far it has been great. I love gravy, and use whatever broth we have whenever I can. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, please join us again tonight or tomorrow.


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