make ahead turkey gravy poured on some mashed potatoes on a black plate

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Gravy
Servings 8
Author Wendie


  • 2 turkey wings
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 3 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic smashed
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Place turkey, onions, celery, carrots and garlic in a large pot or Dutch Oven. Bake uncovered for 2 hours. Remove from oven.
  3. Add water and simmer on stove top uncovered 45 minutes.

  4. Strain the stock into a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours or even overnight. Using a spoon remove the fat accumulated on top.

  5. Heat a large saute pan on medium high heat, add butter and let melt . Whisk in flour and cook about 30 seconds. Whisk in turkey stock and vinegar.

  6. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Turn off heat, sauce will thicken more once its starts to cool down.