Traditionally, gravy has been the crowning glory of the Thanksgiving meal, because we drizzle it over most everything else on our plate. A good gravy results in a delicious and successful dinner… but bad gravy has been known to cause meltdowns and fits from even the most seasoned cooks.
Pick one of these tested recipes, follow the ingredients and proportions exactly, and be ready to take a bow as the gravy pleases your hungry family!
Fool-proof turkey gravy
If you’re like me, a foolproof recipe is a necessity and gravy is no exception. This one by good ‘ole Betty Crocker comes complete with how-to photos.
Paleo turkey and gluten-free gravy in the pressure cooker
With so many families turning to paleo diets, it only makes sense to include this Paleo turkey and gluten-free gravy from pressure cooker Gutsy By Nature. White wine, optional (but encouraged).
Cider bourbon gravy
A unique gravy option is this Cider bourbon gravy from How Sweet Eats. It brings out the perfect flavors of the bourbon brining from this turkey recipe.
Slow cooker turkey with no-fuss gravy
This Slow cooker turkey with no-fuss gravy from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe incorporates the gravy along with the turkey in the crock pot to create a fuss-free dueling combo.
Make ahead Thanksgiving turkey gravy
Make ahead gravy recipes can alleviate the anxiety of failing to produce the perfect gravy on Thanksgiving Day. Try this Make Ahead Gravy by Noble Pig.
Sherry mushroom gravy
This rich Sherry Mushroom Gravy works well over poultry, stuffing, and especially those classic mashed potatoes. The sherry and mushrooms give an exciting option for holiday gravy choices.
Make ahead skinny turkey gravy
Save your calories for dessert this Thanksgiving by making this almost-fat free, no butter skinny gravy by The Yummy Life. The best part is it can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to stress on the big day.
Cranberry turkey gravy
Get into the spirit of Thanksgiving with a festive and fruity Cranberry turkey gravy from Taste.com! This gravy has all the flavors of tart and sweet cranberries with the richness and oaky flavors of red wine. Perfect for drizzling over turkey breast and mashed potatoes!
Mom’s famous turkey gravy
Turkey drippings create flavor as they are whisked into Mom’s famous turkey gravy from Favorite Family Recipes. It is the perfect pair to buttery mashed potatoes and moist turkey.
Best vegetarian gravy
Vegetarian gravy doesn’t have to be boring, like this one from Umami Girl proves. This recipe is made with vegetable stock in place of turkey drippings and is oh so good.
Creamy tomato gravy
Lastly, why not add a slightly acidic bite to your rich Thanksgiving feast with a Creamy tomato gravy from A Spicy Perspective?
No matter which recipe you choose, keep in mind that all gravy thickens as it cools and should lean more on the thin side while cooking. If you find your gravy too thick, just whisk in a little hot broth and you should be good to go!