You will love having this recipe in your collection: Quick and Easy Make Ahead Gravy
Although I’ve written a cookbook and have been writing hundreds of recipes over the past 10+ years, I’m (admittedly) not very good at roasting a turkey. And I’m not much better at making the gravy to go with it. This recipe is a lifesaver for me. It’s gravy that you can make from scratch, and you don’t need a turkey or its drippings to make it.
This recipe comes from a new cookbook by Chad and Donna Elick: The Simple Kitchen- Quick and Easy Recipes Bursting with Flavor. I have followed Chad and Donna’s blog- The Slow Roasted Italian- for many years, so it’s super exciting to see that they’ve published their first book! I love this book because it’s filled with things that I’d actually make for dinner. And it’s family-friendly kind of fare. In other words, it’s a cookbook you’d actually find useful when trying to think of things to make for dinner!
Here are a few recipes in the book that have caught my eye: Down Home Pot Roast with Carrots & Potatoes, Kickin’ Southern-Style Pulled Pork, Chicken Broccoli Alfredo with Fettuccini, Meatball Parmesan Skillet, Creamy Beef Stroganoff with Egg Noodles, Chili Lime Steak Bites, Pan-Fried Firecracker Pork Chops, Chicken Alfred Tortellini Soup, Spiced Brown Sugar-Roasted Sweet Potatoes, 40-Minute Milk and Honey Dinner Rolls, No-Bake Rocky Road Avalanche Bars, Legendary Pecan Pie Bars and Ooey Gooey Fudgy Chocolate Brownies.
There is a picture of every single recipe in the book. I LOVE THAT!
This is the sort of recipe that is great to have around if you’re just roasting a turkey breast… or if you’re serving mashed potatoes and you need a quick and easy gravy recipe to go with them. You can make either a beef version of the gravy or a chicken version.
It’s very good! I’m not sure I’ll make gravy any other way from here on out. And since I wimped out and ordered a turkey already roasted from our local gourmet market… you can bet that I’ll be making this gravy at home this Thanksgiving.
Let me know what you think!
Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Quick and Easy Make Ahead Gravy
- 2 cups reduced-sodium beef or chicken broth
- 2 beef or chicken bouillon cubes
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine the broth and the bouillon cubes in a microwave-safe container (I like to use a 2-cup pyrex measuring cup). Use all chicken for chicken gravy or all beef for beef gravy. Microwave for 1 minute and stir. Repeat until the bouillon cubes have dissolved (about 2 minutes). Do this in a small saucepan on the stove if you don't use a microwave.
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the flour, onion powder, rosemary, sage and thyme. Whisk to combine and cook for 1 minute, whisking occasionally to cook out the floury taste. Whisk the hot broth into the flour mixture. Bring the gravy to a boil, decrease the heat to a simmer and whisk until it is as smooth as silk, about 1 minute. Taste and season with salt and pepper, as desired.
Here are a few more gravy recipes you might enjoy:
- Beef Broth Brown Gravy by Le Creme de la Crumb
- Sausage Gravy by Recipe Girl
- 5-Minute Gluten-Free Gravy by Gluten Free Palate