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The Best Turkey Gravy

Rated as 4.9 out of 5 Stars

"This gravy takes a little work but it is sooooooo worth the time and effort."
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3 h 35 m servings 229
Original recipe yields 20 servings (5 cups)


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  1. Remove the wrapping, and place the giblets and turkey neck into a large saucepan with onion, celery, white pepper, and turkey gravy mix. Pour the chicken broth over the mixture, bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove the turkey liver and set aside. Allow the stock to simmer for 2 1/2 more hours. Stock should equal about 3 cups; add more chicken broth if necessary. Remove the giblets and chop them if you want to put them back into the gravy. Chop the liver if desired. Strain the stock into a saucepan; discard bones and spent vegetables.
  2. When the turkey is finished roasting, pour the drippings into a fat separator or bowl, and skim off the fat. In a bowl, whisk the quick-mixing flour with the pan drippings until smooth, then whisk the flour mixture into the stock. Bring the gravy mixture to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, and add the chopped giblets, if desired.


  • Editor's Note
  • This recipe assumes that the turkey will produce about 1 1/2 cups of drippings after skimming. Actual amount may vary.
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the stock ingredients. The actual amount of the ingredients consumed will vary. The nutrition data also includes the full amount of fat from the pan drippings, although the recipe calls for skimming the fat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 229 calories; 20.3 4.9 6.6 42 143 Full nutrition

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I made a few changes to my original recipe and it turned out great! Maybe even better. I first browned the giblets in butter and then started the stock. also added brown gravy pack instead of tu...

It is worth the effort, very good gravy.

My step-mother made this gravy and it was incredible! I know it was a little more effort, but it was so worth it! I'll be using this recipe next time I need turkey gravy.

This is nothing short of outstanding. Tried it on New Years and and the crowd went nuts.

This truly was the best gravy! I was so proud of my gravy (which has never happened!)

I had bought some packaged gravy with all my other Thanksgiving fixings but decided I wanted to take it up a notch so, after searching several gravy recipes, I decided on this one. Oh my, it wa...

I made this for Thanksgiving 2015. Best gravy ever. Made all except final step the day before. Added drippings/ thickening once turkey was done. Perfect. I had smoked turkey on Big Green Egg & s...

My first try at making gravy (my mother in law always made it) for Thanksgiving. Upon my husbands first taste, he told me I didn't make enough of it as it was SO good he was sure it wasn't enoug...

I made this tonight minus the milk and it came out delicious! I found myself eating a few spoonfuls of this before and after dinner and everyone here loved it. this recipe made plenty, we are a...