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A holiday feast without gravy? Perish the thought! Put a little love on your turkey, mashed potatoes and dressing with homemade gravy. It's easier than you think - our recipes will guide you through every step on the road to gravy perfection!

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By mytastytreasures

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (14 Votes)
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Servings 6
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 195

  • 4 turkey wings (about 3 to 4 pounds)
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 carrots cut in chunks
  • 3 stalks celery with leaves, cut in chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

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Skip the gravy in a packet and make this homemade turkey gravy for your Thanksgiving dinner

  • 4 cups water
  • Neck & giblets from turkey
  • Salt & black pepper
  • All-purpose flour
  • Fat from turkey drippings
4.5/5 (48 Votes)

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While the turkey roasts, it releases tons of concentrated flavor into the pan—this is where the gravy takes on an...

  • Roasting pan with pan drippings from roasting turkey
  • 3 cups (or more) Roasted Poultry Stock, warmed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, brown ale, Port, or apple cider
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, brown ale, or Port, optional
  • Fresh herbs, chopped (such as thyme or parsley; optional)
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Add tons of flavor to your Thanksgiving turkey with this simple and elegant gravy you can whip up in no time

  • Roasting pan and its contents (turkey removed)
  • 1 cup dry white wine or hard cider
  • 2 cups (or up to 3 cups) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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The key to flavorful gravy is a good turkey stock

  • 3 pounds turkey wings, each cut into 2 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 2 large carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 large celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 small yellow onion, quartered
  • 10 cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 5 parsley sprigs
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
4.4/5 (13 Votes)

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Here's a great stay at home copycat Popeye's Cajun Gravy recipe

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 chicken gizzard
  • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup ground beef
  • 1/4 cup ground pork
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 dash dried parsley flakes
3.9/5 (537 Votes)

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Real comfort food done plain and simple

  • 1 pound Cubed Steak (about 4 Pieces)
  • Flour for breading
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 3 envelopes beef gravy or mushroom gravy
  • 1-ounce packets (beef, mushroom beef, herbed beef, mushroom...mix and match to your liking)
4.2/5 (82 Votes)

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Gravy is one of the easiest things to make, you just have to follow a few basic rules

  • 4 turkey wings
  • 4 ribs celery, (use leaves too)
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 8 cups water
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups turkey stock, strained with fat skimmed
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar or a splash of white wine
  • Kosher salt to taste (I used 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Fresh cracked pepper, optional
4.3/5 (50 Votes)

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Gravy infused with bacon, who wouldn't love it? If you're feeling brave, crumble up bacon in the gravy when it's fi

  • Bacon, cut into small pieces, bacon slices OR
  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 cups milk (I use half milk and half water)
4.6/5 (21 Votes)

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This classic giblet gravy recipe is an oldie but a goodie

  • Giblets from 1 turkey or chicken
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups pan drippings or chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk or half and half (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (optional)
4.7/5 (7 Votes)

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If you're looking for a no-frills gravy for your Thanksgiving turkey, this recipe is here to save the day

  • 1 stick butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 cups turkey or chicken broth, warmed
  • Turkey drippings and giblets, optional
4.6/5 (16 Votes)

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Boring gravy mix packets are a thing of the past! Flex your culinary skills this Thanksgiving with this Vegetarian ...

  • 1/3 cup dried mushrooms, shitake or mixed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • Salt & pepper
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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Turn up the notch on your usual gravy recipe and try this delicious gravy with a variety of herbs

  • 2 (8-ounce) russet potatoes, divided
  • 12 button mushrooms
  • 3 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into chunks
  • 2 small onions, each cut into eighths
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh marjoram or 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 12 peppercorns
4.5/5 (18 Votes)

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Before you get stressed out about making dishes for Thanksgiving, make this gravy ahead of time

  • 4 turkey wings
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 8 ribs celery, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 12 cups water
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.5/5 (17 Votes)

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One of the most important dishes at Thanksgiving is gravy

  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet or Worcestershire sauce (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
4.1/5 (39 Votes)

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