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A pot of turkey gravy with a ladle in it, and roastey turkey wings beside it.

Flavoursome Homemade Turkey Gravy

Simple gluten-free turkey gravy which can take any roast dinner to a whole new level.
Course Sauce
Cuisine UK inspiration
Keyword make ahead turkey gravy, simple turkey gravy, turkey gravy with cornstarch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 cups (approx)
Calories 590 kcal
Author Nicolas



  1. Pre-heat a medium-sized pot over high heat for 1-2 minutes and then add your oil. Then season your turkey wing/s with salt.

  2. Add your turkey wing/s, and fry them for about 1-2 minutes on each side until the wings develop a golden brown colour.

  3. Turn the heat down to medium flame, add your butter, coat the wings in that butter and then remove the turkey wing.

  4. Add garlic cloves and your bay leaf, and mix through. Then add the cornflour and mix through until there are no lumps of white flour.

  5. Add your vegetable stock, give the stock a good whisk to ensure there are no lumps of cornflour, and then bring the stock to a boil. Once the stock is boiling, turn the heat down low and simmer for about 30 minutes uncovered.

  6. Strain the gravy through a sieve into another pot, add your sour cream and whisk through then season to taste with salt (and pepper if you wish). Skim the gravy if you need to, heat the gravy back up when you're ready to serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

  • After you've added both the stock and the sour cream, be sure to give the gravy a good whisk to ensure there are no lumps.
  • If you want to make this a keto friendly gravy, you can replace the cornflour with one of the keto friendly thickeners from this post: Low Carb Thickeners and Cornstarch Substitutes for Keto Diet
  • This recipe doesn't require turkey drippings, however, if you have them, use them for the gravy. Every little bit helps.
  • If you want to make this gravy in a shorter period of time, either add extra cornflour to thicken it more quickly. Or, make a slurry by mixing equal amounts of cornflour and water together to make a paste, then add to the gravy towards the end.
  • If you have giblets from a whole turkey or if you have access to turkey giblets, then you can use those for this gravy. However, if you don't have access to giblets, drippings, turkey stock etc. then try to buy the wings, they'll create a wonderful turkey flavour for your gravy.
  • If you want to make this gravy ahead of time, you can freeze it by storing them into ice cube trays. Silicone ice cube trays like this are the best because they allow you to easily to remove the frozen cubes.
Nutrition Facts
Flavoursome Homemade Turkey Gravy
Amount Per Serving (4 cups)
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 553
% Daily Value*
Fat 61.4g94%
Saturated Fat 29.4g184%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 3038mg132%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 25.9g9%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 8.2g9%
Protein 2.5g5%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.