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Playing Hosting Your First Thanksgiving: Easy Homemade Gravy


  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut in small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • Palmful poultry seasoning or dried ground sage
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish, optional


In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and sprinkle with flour. Let bubble for 30 seconds and slowly whisk in stock until smooth. Bring to a simmer and add poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until thickened.

Pour over carved turkey and garnish with parsley.