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How to fake homemade gravy

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Thanksgiving is this Thursday! I can’t believe how fast it came. Are you stressed out yet? There’s so much to cook on Thanksgiving! You got the turkey in the oven, the potatoes boiling, the stuffing cooking, the rolls baking. Gravy is really the last thing you want to worry about and besides, it’s very easy to mess it up. Well guess what? You can fake homemade gravy and it’s a cinch. I tried out these gravy packets from Mccormick. I’ve had instant gravy and believe me, it’s usually nothing to be impressed by. But I actually really liked the Mccormick Turkey Gravy mix.

Watch how easy it is to make:

Step 1: Pour the contents of the packet into a saucepan.
Step 2: Add the indicated amount of water.
Step 3: Heat until boiling, then simmer for 1 minute.

Annnd done!  These turkey gravy mixes come out perfect every time and are not lumpy.  They also don’t have any MSG, artificial flavors or colors, or trans fats.  If you want it to take even more savory, add a pinch of rubbed sage, poultry seasoning, or thyme leaves.

I totally want to use these gravy packets for this Thanksgiving and Thanksgivings to come.  I would love to try adding in a few different spices to really make it my own secret recipe.  Making gravy has never been a strong suit for me, especially when you have a million other things cooking at the same time, so using the McCormick’s Turkey Gravy packet would be such a load off my mind.  And it still tastes authentic.  I love to have gravy on my turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and even my rolls!

So you wanna try out McCormick’s Turkey Gravy Mix this Thanksgiving? When you make yours, you could be putting it in a beautiful La Creuset Gravy Boat!

Pretty right?

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Disclaimer: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and McCormick partnered in support of this campaign. McCormick compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. a shortcut that tastes just as good as the homemade stuff!

  2. Leah Brislin says:

    I like it because its always perfect!

  3. Love the gravy boat. And I love McCormick gravy mixes–I always use the brown gravy mix in my pot roast, but I haven’t used the turkey mix yet.

  4. Patricia Pinkston says:

    I’ve been looking for a gravy boat. Really need one.

    1. Patricia Pinkston says:

      Love the convenience and the taste of McCormick’s gravy mixes.

  5. I like the gravy because it tastes great, really easy to make and I am not eating unnecessary fat in my gravy that makes the holiday meals wonderful.

  6. I like McCormick’s Turkey Gravy because it is delicious and easy to prepare

  7. it is simple to make and it tastes good

  8. It’s yummy and impossible to mess up.

  9. I’m not the best gravy maker either. Maybe these packets are the ticket… that gravy boat might encourage me too 🙂

  10. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like McCormick Turkey Gravy because its delicious and makes food taste better.

  11. Allison C says:

    I like it because it is easy and the last thing I need on Thanksgiving is stress. Plus it tastes good.

  12. It’s easy and good, plus doesn’t make so much that I waste it.

  13. I have not tried grave before (yikes) but I would like to try! THANKS!

  14. GretchenP says:

    easy & yummy! thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  15. nancy mcmahan says:

    looks like my kind of gravy. Easy! Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I’ve been using this for years and add a few pieces of shredded turkey to it. I always get lots of raves about my gravy.

  17. Worth a try, that’s for sure!

  18. Katherine says:

    I like it because it’s so much easier than making gravy from scratch! It’s on my shopping list for next week!

  19. Toni Spencer says:

    I have tried the gravy but added some dripping to make it “home-made” and it worked great

  20. Because I’m terrible at making gravy, and this almost guarantees a good result.

  21. Tabathia B says:

    Because it compliments turkey and mashed potatoes and isn’t too thin

  22. Stephanie Lanphear says:

    I like it because it is so easy!

  23. Jessie C. says:

    I like the flavor and it’s easy to prepare

  24. It reminds me of dinners growing up with my family. I’m missing them!

  25. Nicole-Lynn says:

    I love the taste of their gravy! I especially like it over some homemade mashed potatoes! It is also very easy to prepare and you can find it at all main grocers.

    Thanks for the opportunity!


  26. I like it because it’s delicious and flavorful

  27. Donna Edmunds says:

    I love this giveaway!, a gravy boat would be perfect for the coming holidays! I usually use a coffee mug….

  28. i like the gravy mix because it’s handy and tastes real..

  29. I have not tried the turkey gravy but I will now! Great giveaway

  30. Janice Cooper says:

    I like it because its very good and similar to my Grandmothers homemade gravy.

  31. Love McCormick gravy – it’s so easy to make and is pretty tasty! acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

  32. because its so easy to make and tasty!

  33. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like McCormick’s Turkey Gravy because it is easy to make and tastes good

  34. barbara n says:

    I like the McCormick’s Turkey Gravy because it is convenient and tastes good

  35. Thanks for sharing I did’t even know about this. I love gravy but have never made it well (lumpy) . This I’ll try!

  36. I never made gravy until I got married, hubby loves it. There was definitely a learning curve, never tried the packets before.

  37. Connie Haack says:

    I don’t make very good homemade gravy and McCormick’s is Easy!, Quick! and Good. Love it!

  38. Hi, I do use and like the gravy packets by McCormick’s;I think it tastes just like my Grandmother’s!
    Happy Thanksgiving all !

  39. Love the shortcut…never can make it like Mom anyway!

  40. Because then I don’t have to make it

  41. I love McCormick’s turkey gravy because, I can use it as a seasoning as well as a gravy. I often mix a pacet into my mashed potatoes.

  42. Blake Kaplan says:

    Flavor and ease of preperation

  43. Competing with several hundreds of ladies. I use the package turkey mix,have forever.it never let’s me down. Would love a new gravy bowl……thanks for the forum. Linda

  44. I like it because it’s super easy and always tastes good!

  45. I like it because it’s easy and delicious

  46. Alicia in Lucas says:

    Because it is EASY and tastes great!

  47. I like how easy and QUICK McCormick’s turkey gravy is to make!

  48. I have used this for years and add a little turkey that I pull off one of the legs and shred. Always get compliments and never have any left over.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Awesome tip, thanks!

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