Thanksgiving Gravy Recipes

The best homemade turkey gravy recipes for a great Thanksgiving dinner.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

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This make-ahead turkey gravy frees up valuable kitchen time for Thanksgiving, plus it will look and taste even better than those frantic, last-minute versions.

Instant Pot® Pan Juice Gravy

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This gravy uses the natural liquid from chicken, pork, beef, or turkey after it has cooked in the Instant Pot®.

Giblet Gravy

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My mother has made this old-fashioned giblet gravy every Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember! It is delicious with turkey and mashed potatoes. Start making this while the turkey is cooking since it requires about two hours of simmering.

The Best Turkey Gravy

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This gravy takes a little work but it is sooooooo worth the time and effort.

Mom's Brown Gravy

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A nice rich brown gravy, completely vegetarian, and perfect for potatoes or vegetables.

Savory Turkey Gravy

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Everyone just loves the spicy taste of this gravy. It's a favorite among my family and friends.

Giblet Gravy II

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This old fashioned giblet turkey gravy recipe is very easy to prepare.

Holiday Turkey Gravy

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This unique turkey gravy is rich and delicious. Make the stock while your bird roasts; then as it rests, prepare the gravy. My family looks forward to this specialty every year.

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy with Porcini Mushrooms and Marsala Wine

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With this make-ahead gravy on the menu, there's no scrambling to make gravy when the turkey comes out of the oven.

Homemade Turkey Gravy

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Homemade turkey gravy made simple!

Best Turkey Gravy

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This gravy is something that is a favorite in the family.

Turkey Gravy from Giblets

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You don't have to eat the giblets to make a great-tasting gravy! They are used mainly for the flavor of the broth. My mom added a couple of chopped boiled eggs and the chopped giblets to the gravy. This gravy is great with or without them!

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Thanksgiving Gravy Without Turkey Drippings

In a perfect world, you'd make turkey gravy with the flavorful drippings from your roast turkey. But sometimes that's not how things work out.

Perfect Turkey Gravy

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Make the holidays extra special with Perfect Turkey Gravy. Great flavor and no lumps. For a change of pace, try one of the Flavor Variations listed below.