16 Favorite Thanksgiving Gravy Recipes
Top your turkey and potatoes with these Thanksgiving gravy recipes, from classic turkey to new twists like apple and mushroom gravy.
My family loves gravy, so I can never have enough homemade gravy on hand for a holiday dinner. The base for this one is prepared with turkey wings and can be prepped in advance. —Linda Fitzsimmons, Fort Edward, New York
My grandma made this gravy every Thanksgiving to drizzle over sliced turkey and stuffing. When I have leftover turkey and mushroom gravy, I chop the turkey into small pieces and add it to the gravy. I serve it over a piece of bread, open-face style. —Joy Mellwig, Naples, Florida
Classic veggies, fresh herbs and home-cooked turkey bones make this heirloom gravy a keeper. At our house, we wouldn’t even think of sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner without it. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado
You might want to make a double batch of this rich apple gravy. Yep, it’s sensational with beef, but you’ve gotta try it on mashed potatoes, chops, roasted veggies—pretty much anything goes. —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
I make this recipe a day ahead so I can get the food on the table faster on the big day. The aroma while this cooks permeates the whole house and gets everyone ready for the feast. I save the turkey meat and use it in recipes that call for cooked turkey or chicken. —Isabelle Rooney, Summerville, South Carolina
A traditional from-scratch gravy recipe will work for any roasted meat or poultry. Switch up the herbs to fit your preferences, or simply use what you have on hand. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Gravy enhanced with giblets is traditional in our house. Try this hearty gravy with sage and a dash of wine; I think you’ll love it, too. —Jeff Locke, Arma, Kansas
With my easy recipe, even someone who has never made homemade gravy before can be assured of success. —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, Kansas.
Tarragon adds terrific flavor to this gravy, while orange juice adds a bit of sweetness. —Shirley Bedzis, San Diego, California
Save those turkey wings! Then use this richly flavored stock in my pour-it-on-everything herbed gravy. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
This dry mix keeps up to 6 months, so any time you yearn for chicken or beef gravy, you can stir up a portion. You’ll love its just-made flavor and convenience. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
Here’s a stress-free recipe that’ll impress Grandma herself! Seasonings and a shallot add wonderful flavor` to this velvety gravy, which tastes just as good the next day. —Jesse Klausmeier, Burbank, California
This onion gravy recipe is so creamy and good I could eat it like soup. But it’s best draped over mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving fixings. For reheating the next day, if it’s too thick, just stir in a bit of milk. — Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California
Make your Thanksgiving or other special-occasion dinner easy with this can’t-miss recipe. Use the drippings from your roasted turkey, and the gravy is done in just 20 minutes. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
Making turkey gravy recipes is simple when you have the right proportions of ingredients. This version tastes delicious and will become your go-to gravy for every holiday dinner. —Virginia Watson, Kirksville, Missouri
This smooth and tasty gravy makes a great turkey taste even better. If you prefer a darker color, let the flour brown slightly when you mix it into the saucepan with the seasonings and reserved fat. —Terri McKitrick, Delafield, Wisconsin
How to Make Gravy
Use these easy steps to learn how to make gravy, and find great gravy recipes for your holiday meal.