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.
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Mom's Brown Gravy

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

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®.

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.

Old Fashioned Brown Gravy

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Old-fashioned brown gravy. Made from meat drippings.

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.
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The Best Turkey Gravy

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

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

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

"I discovered this excellent Thanksgiving gravy recipe years ago! It is gravy that, unlike most, can be made AHEAD of time." – SUE1956

Make-Ahead Marsala Turkey Gravy

Watch Chef John make this rich gravy flavored with earthy porcini mushrooms.

Turkey Mushroom Gravy

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I have been making Thanksgiving dinner every year since the 1970's. I have tried every kind of turkey gravy. I created this recipe about 15 years ago. It is everyone's favorite, even the people who hate mushrooms. Serve with roasted turkey and cornbread stuffing!