Turkey Gravy

“Pass the Gravy Please” Smooth savory warm Turkey Gravy sets the tone for the Thanksgiving meal as eyes widen with anticipation when you lightly drizzle this rich brown holiday nectar across the top of your mashed potatoes and turkey. This gravy also goes great with rolls and is a guaranteed hit at the family gathering. You will never go wrong adding an authentic traditional Turkey Gravy to the menu as a welcome option of indulgence that also adds the finishing touch to the table and the plates of those that gather for the feast. Have plenty of this flavor explosive side to make sure this years foodlicious experience is memorable, comforting and fulfilling.

Watch the video and check out the instructions below to see how easy a quality gravy is to make and step up your table’s authenticity this holiday season with this wonderful Turkey Gravy recipe. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and please let me know if you try one of my recipes, as this is my labor of love.

Add butter; wait until nearly all the butter is melted. Add half of the flour to the pan; whisk.

Add half of the flour to the pan; whisk. Continue to whisk and slowly add the rest of the flour.

Bring to a boil for 30 seconds and reduce the heat to medium.

Let it simmer for 10 minutes or until desired consistency.

Turkey Gravy

5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 3 cups

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter unsalted
  • 4 cups turkey or chicken broth low-sodium
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • turkey drippings approx. ½ cup
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs leaves only
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat the pan up to medium-high. Add butter; wait until nearly all the butter is melted.
  • Add half of the flour to the pan; whisk. Continue to whisk and slowly add the rest of the flour.
  • Slowly add the drippings to the pan (make sure to whisk well to prevent lumps); whisk until well mixed.
  • Add the fresh finely minced thyme and the soy sauce; mix well.
  • Slowly pour ½ cup of broth into the pan; whisk until smooth. Repeat the step by adding second ½ cup; whisk until smooth. Then slowly pour in the rest of the broth; mix and whisk.
  • Season with salt and pepper; mix.
  • Bring to a boil for 30 seconds and reduce the heat to medium. Let it simmer for 10 minutes or until desired consistency.

Serve with mashed potatoes, turkey, dressing or dinner rolls.

    Enjoy!

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      Instant Pot Turkey Breast

      Delicious moist and tender Turkey Breast has just become convenient as the Instant Pot locks in the flavor and captures all the drippings. Serve with mashed potatoes and rolls to complete the foodlicious experience while bringing a traditional meal to your family in record time. The dripping filled broth make for an absolute succulent gravy that enhances the presentation of the Turkey Breast when lightly poured over the sliced ready to serve juicy tender white meat. We love the gravy on mashed potatoes and we use our rolls to clean the plate.

      Watch the video and check out the instructions below to fill your house with the warm aroma of turkey with scratch made gravy. Feel free to browse my catalog for delicious sides that will partner well with this succulent bird. Everything featured in the photo below is located on the site with easy to follow instructions and helpful video. Also recommend checking out my recommendation for how to make your own broth. I hope this finds you with your loved ones warm, well and ready to eat. Thanks for stopping by and wishing all a happy holiday time.

      Holiday Feast

      Ingredients

      Brush olive oil all over the turkey breast.

      Rub the seasoning mixture all over the turkey breast.

      Stuff the breast with the onion, garlic cloves and celery stems.

      Place the turkey breast onto the trivet (breast side up).

      Pressure cook on high for 6 minutes per pound with a natural release.

      Broil the breast for 5-6 minutes or until golden.

      Pour mixture into the cooker. Simmer for 10 minutes or until desire consistently.

      Juicy, tender turkey breast.

      Instant Pot Turkey Breast

      5 from 1 vote
      Prep Time 10 mins
      Cook Time 36 mins
      Total Time 46 mins
      Course Main Course
      Cuisine American
      Servings 6

      Equipment

      • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

      Ingredients
        

      • 6-7 lb bone in turkey breast
      • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
      • 3 celery stem cut into 2" long
      • 1 onion
      • 3 garlic cloves
      • ¼ cup olive oil

      Seasoning

      • 1 tbsp paprika
      • 1 tsp salt
      • 1 tsp pepper
      • 1 tsp oregano
      • 1 tsp thyme
      • 1 tsp rosemary

      Cornstarch Mixture

      • 2 tbsp cornstarch
      • 3 tbsp filtered water

      Instructions
       

      Rub

      • In a small bowl: combine all the seasoning ingredients together and mix. Set aside.
      • Rinse, clean and pat dry (with a paper towel) the turkey breast.
      • Brush olive oil all over the turkey breast.
      • Rub the seasoning mixture all over the turkey breast.
      • Stuff the breast cavity with the onion, garlic cloves and celery stems.

      Pressure Cook

      • Place the trivet inside the cooker. Pour chicken broth into the cooker.
      • Place the turkey breast onto the trivet (breast side up).
      • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 6 minutes per pound with a natural release.
      • Remove the lid. Press the cancel button. Carefully pull the trivet with the breast and vegetables out of the cooker (wait at least 5 minutes). Discard the vegetables. Place the breast onto a baking sheet.
      • Broil the breast for 5-6 minutes or until golden.
      • Slice the breast and place on a serving platter.

      Gravy

      • Optional – in a medium size bowl: use a fine mesh and strain the broth. Transfer the broth back to the cooker.
      • Set to saute-high.
      • In a small bowl: combine cornstarch and water; mix until cornstarch is fully dissolved. Pour mixture into the cooker. Simmer for 10 minutes or until desired consistency.
      • Season with salt and pepper.

      Enjoy!

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        Instant Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese

        Creamy Mac & Cheese is a comfort food connoisseurs favorite that has never been easier to prepare using fresh ingredients. This instant pot recipe maintains the noodle integrity and locks in the melted cheeses to create a cheese lovers paradise. The cheese covered noodles glisten and fill the air with thick rich perfume. The first bite is so luscious your taste buds will burst with stimulation and flavor. Add a touch of hot sauce (see instructions) and fill your soul with a twist of mouthwatering satisfaction.

        Watch the video and check out the instructions below to be ready to prepare a simple meal that pleases the senses as a main or side for any upcoming family event. This recipe is a good base for many different options. Use your preference of noodles, add more hot sauce, extra cheese or almost anything you can think of. Mac & Cheese serves well as a side with most any main entree. If on the go, put some in a container bowl and take with you. Mac & Cheese is highly versatile and when made using fresh authentic ingredients it creates a quality foodlicious experience.

        Delicious comfort food.

        Ingredients

        Ingredients

        Cavatappi Noodles

        Add chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, and onion powder; mix and stir.

        Mix softened cream cheese and mix until completely covered in the noodles.

        Add buffalo sauce and shredded cheddar cheese.

        Add Parmesan cheese.

        Season with salt and pepper.

        Mix well.

        Tender Creamy Mac & Cheese

        Instant Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese

        5 from 1 vote
        Cook Time 10 mins
        Total Time 10 mins
        Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
        Cuisine American
        Servings 6

        Equipment

        • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

        Ingredients
          

        • 16 oz cavatappi noodles 1 box
        • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetables broth
        • 2 cups shredded sharp chedder cheese preferably freshly shredded
        • 1 cup parmesan cheese preferably freshly shredded
        • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
        • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
        • 1 tbsp buffalo sauce or crystal hot sauce
        • 1 tsp onion powder
        • 1 tsp salt +/- adjust to you liking
        • ¼ tsp black pepper +/- adjust to you liking

        Instructions
         

        • Place cavatappi noodles into the cooker (cavatappi is recomended but if you prefer a different type feel free to venture out, it will turn out just as good).
        • Add chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese and onion powder; mix and stir.
        • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 3 minutes and 5 minutes natural release. Follow the manfacture instructions for a quick release.
        • Remove the lid. Mix well until the cream cheese completely covers the noodles.
        • Add buffalo sauce and the rest of the cheese (in 4-5 increments to prevent clumping); stir until cheese is fully melted and well mixed.
        • Season with 1 tsp salt (+/- adjust to your liking) and ¼ tsp black pepper; mix and stir.

        Serve and enjoy!

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          Classic Deviled Eggs

          Classic Deviled Eggs are a hallmark of holiday food that the entire family can enjoy. Tasty, filling and fun to eat; these can be served as hors d’oeuvres or a finger friendly side during a family feast. Watch as these cute little snacks quickly disappear from the serving trey into the hands of the loved ones gathered at your table. Best served slightly chilled, Deviled Eggs add taste, color and flavor to the holiday table presentation.

          The passing down of knowledge and traditions are the heart and soul of a Foodlicious experience. It’s so fun to watch the children help make these deviled delights with focus and anticipation as they dutifully follow every verbal instruction. These memories we create are for more than building a successful dinning experience, they are what will be the fabric of the apron strings that ties us to those we love and it starts in the kitchen. As a parent, I try to lead by example and remind my children that it is always polite to ask who wants the last Deviled Egg before grabbing it, but I highly recommended grabbing it and then asking, as they watch me eat the last one.

          Watch the video, check out the instructions below and you will see my kitchen helpers demonstrating just how kid friendly this legacy item is to make. Hoping this finds you warm in the kitchen, surrounded by a team of your family contributors, while working as one. May you share a table of delicious food filled with comforting memories and may your next food adventure be ever so Foodlicious.

          Ingredients

          Place the eggs into a pot. Fill with water, make sure that the water is 1″ above the eggs. Add 1 tsp baking soda.

          Turn to heat to high and bring it to a boil.

          Remove the pot from the heat.

          Crack and peel the eggs.

          Slice the eggs in half (lengthwise) and remove the egg yolk.

          Mash the egg yolks with a folk until finely pieces.

          Mix/stir everything together until smooth.

          Season with salt and pepper.

          Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

          Deviled Eggs

          5 from 1 vote
          Prep Time 5 mins
          Cook Time 15 mins
          Total Time 20 mins
          Course Appetizer, Side Dish
          Cuisine American
          Servings 6

          Ingredients
            

          • 6 large eggs
          • ¼ cup mayonnaise
          • 1 tsp yellow mustard
          • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
          • salt & pepper to taste
          • 1 tsp baking soda

          Instructions
           

          • Place the eggs into a pot. Fill with water, make sure that the water is 1" above the eggs.
          • Add 1 tsp baking soda (this will make the egg easier to crack).
          • Turn to heat to high and bring it to a boil.
          • Place the lid on (cover) and turn the heat to medium; cook for 1 minute.
          • Remove the pot from the heat. Let the eggs sit inside the pot for 12 minutes.
          • Run the eggs under cold water for 1-2 minutes.
          • Crack and peel the eggs.
          • Slice the eggs in half (lengthwise) and remove the egg yolk to a medium size bowl; repeat with the rest. Set the egg whites aside.
          • Mash the egg yolks with a folk until finely pieces.
          • Add mayonnaise, mustard and apple cider vinegar. Season salt & pepper to taste. Mix/stir everything together until smooth.
          • Use a pipe (piping bag; star tip) or spoon egg yolk mixture back to the egg white halves.

          Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

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            Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

            Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce is good anytime of the year but is extremely nice during the holidays season. The smell of fresh stewing cranberries creates a sweet aroma that will add to the holiday perfume your kitchen creates as you work to have all dishes table ready at the same time. This recipe and method of preparation allows you the flexibility to prepare other items in parallel as it is a steady and predictable quality approach to a holiday classic.

            This quick and convenient recipe calls for only 3 ingredients and is dump and go friendly. You’ll never want to buy caned cranberry sauce ever again because home cooked is so delicious, fresh tasting and easy to make. Watch the video and check out the instructions below to be well on you way to slapping the next person that tries to pour that caned jello looking stuff on your plate. Seriously though, I ate from the can for years and never liked it that much. Once I had fresh made; I enjoyed it and now I make it every year because my entire family loves it. It is so simple to make and adds authenticity to the presentation of your holiday table. Best part is that if you feed this to your kids, when they grow up; if someone drops that preformed canned stuff on their plate they will be missing mama right then and there. 🙂

            Serve with turkey, chicken or any protein.

            Ingredients

            Cranberries and sugar.

            Add fresh orange juice.

            Mix well. Cover and slow cook on high for 2 hours.

            Cook (uncover) for 1 more hour or until desire consistency.

            Delicious cranberry sauce.

            Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

            5 from 1 vote
            Cook Time 3 mins
            Total Time 3 mins
            Course Condiment, Side Dish
            Cuisine American
            Servings 2 cups

            Equipment

            • Slow Cooker

            Ingredients
              

            • 12 oz fresh or frozen cranberries
            • 1 cup granulated sugar
            • 1 fresh orange (juice) ½ cup

            Instructions
             

            • In a 2 qt. slow cooker: place cranberries, sugar and orange juice; mix/stir.
            • Cover and slow cook on high for 2 hours.
            • Remove lid and stir.
            • Leave lid off and cook uncovered for ~1 more hour or until desire consistency (don't worry if it looks watery, it's going to thicken up as it cools . For a quick tip: put the sauce in the refrigerator and it will thicken faster). Best served cool.
            • Transfer to a serving bowl or airtight container.

            Refrigerate up to 2 weeks or freezer up to a month.

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              Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

              Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes is a dump and go side dish. Follow this recipe for smooth buttery potatoes with light garlic notes that add a nice tasting filler to any main course. It’s very easy and you don’t have to tend or watch the potatoes while you do other things. I love to serve this with gravy and rolls to enhance the comfort of our family dinner. My kids always go back for seconds and never complain about being hungry when they fill their tummies with this delicious side treat.

              Watch the video, check out the instructions below and you will be able to prepare your very own comforting buttery side that will be a hit during your next family gathering. If you love good, hot fresh tasting mashed potatoes; I highly recommend giving this convenient method of preparation a try this busy cooking season. Feel free to browse my menu for complimentary items to serve along side this foodlicious dish.

              Moist mashed potatoes.

              Ingredients

              Peeled and chopped potatoes.

              Potatoes and milk.

              Add minced garlic.

              Slow cook on high for 4 hours. Add butter and mash.

              Season with salt and pepper to your liking.

              Easy and convenient mashed potatoes.

              Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

              5 from 1 vote
              Prep Time 10 mins
              Cook Time 3 hrs
              Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
              Course Side Dish
              Cuisine American

              Equipment

              • Slow Cooker

              Ingredients
                

              • 3 lbs potatoes gold or red
              • 2 cups milk
              • 3 tbsp butter
              • 2 garlic cloves minced
              • salt & pepper to taste

              Instructions
               

              • Clean, peel and cut the potatoes.
              • Place the potatoes into the slow cooker.
              • Add milk and minced garlic; mix.
              • Cover and slow cook on high for 3-4 hours or until tender.
              • Remove the lid and add butter.
              • Use a potato masher or forks to smash the potatoes until almost smooth (I recommend not using a mixer because it will turn out looking like paste).
              • Season with salt and pepper to your liking; fold and mix. If your not ready to eat them right away, turn the slow cooker to warm until ready to serve.

              Enjoy!

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