Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy: Best Recipes Roundup

These turkey gravy recipes are better than store-bought
Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy: Best Recipes Roundup

Make turkey gravy from scratch in a few simple steps.

Gravy is an essential part of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner; your turkey and mashed potatoes just wouldn’t be the same without it. If you’ve been using store-bought gravy, consider making your own from scratch this Thanksgiving (the premade version tends to be loaded with salt and preservatives).

The basic process of making gravy is simple; make a roux by mixing equal parts flour and fat, add any meat drippings that you have (on Thanksgiving Day it will likely be turkey drippings  from the roasting pan), deglaze the pan with stock or wine, and then season the gravy, whisking and stirring as you go.

If you’re looking for good turkey gravy recipes, we’ve got a few you should try.

Mushroom Gravy
This gravy is perfect for Thanksgiving; it’s easy to make and has a nice, earthy flavor from the mushrooms.
Click here for the recipe.

Giblet Gravy
If you’re looking for a traditional gravy recipe with lots of flavor and just a few ingredients, this is your new go-to recipe.
Click here for the recipe.

Chardonnay Gravy
A little wine never hurt anything, gravy included!
Click here for the recipe.


Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.