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How to Thicken Gravy

If your holiday gravy turned out too thin, no need to worry. Use these simple methods to thicken your gravy.


  • Step 1: Add gingersnaps Add a little holiday spice to your thin gravy by adding a few crumbled gingersnaps to thicken it.
  • Step 2: Simmer gravy Simmer the thin gravy over medium-high heat, allowing the gravy to reduce and thicken to the perfect consistency.
  • Step 3: Mix cornstarch and water Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Then whisk the mixture into the thin gravy until it thickens. Using the whisk also helps you to get rid of lumps.
  • TIP: You can substitute stock and wine for water.
  • Step 4: Add butter and flour Add equal parts softened butter and flour to the gravy, whisking constantly until the gravy thickens. When your gravy is thick enough, enjoy it over turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes.
  • FACT: Thousands of tons of wet kelp are processed every year into a thickening agent called algin.

You Will Need

  • Gingersnaps
  • Cornstarch
  • Unsalted butter
  • softened
  • Flour
  • Stock (optional)
  • Wine (optional)

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