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Turkey Giblet Gravy

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

1-3/4 cups

My mother used to make this old fashioned, southern-style gravy every holiday for the family, and now I make it for mine. It's a tasty variation of a turkey giblet gravy. You might be surprised how much you like it. —Dunya Johnson, Rochester, New York
Turkey Giblet Gravy Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • Turkey giblets (liver and neck removed), chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine giblets, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 5-6 minutes. Remove from the heat. Strain giblets; return cooking juices to pan. Set aside 2 tablespoons juices. Finely chop giblets; add giblets and eggs to pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour and reserved cooking juices; gradually stir into pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thickened, 2-3 minutes.

Turkey Giblet Gravy Tips

How can you make turkey giblet gravy gluten-free?

The most obvious gluten-bearing culprit in turkey giblet gravy is the flour—but that’s an easy problem to fix. The flour is there to thicken the gravy, and you can easily swap it out for a gluten-free option like cornstarch or arrowroot. You can also use a gluten-free flour (it’s helpful to make your own gluten-free flour mix and have it ready in your pantry). The other place where gluten might be lurking is the chicken stock. Check to make sure your chicken stock is labeled gluten-free, or that it doesn’t contain yeast extract.

What can you serve turkey giblet gravy with?

Turkey giblet gravy is, of course, a natural fit on the Thanksgiving table, and there’s nothing like pouring this thick, savory gravy over slices of roast turkey, homemade stuffing or traditional mashed potatoes. However, you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving. You can even serve it with dinner tonight, or with buttermilk biscuits for a filling breakfast.

How can you create a smoother consistency in this turkey giblet gravy?

This gravy has a naturally chunky consistency because of the chopped giblets and eggs. However, you want to make sure you’re using a whisk when you’re cooking it to avoid any additional lumps of flour in the liquid portion of the gravy. If you prefer all of the flavor without the lumps, you can puree this gravy as well. An immersion blender is the quickest, most effective method, but you can transfer the gravy (in batches, if needed) to a food processor or blender.

Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 43 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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