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Giblet Turkey Gravy (Make Ahead!)

  • Author: Kathleen | The Fresh Cooky
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 90 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Gravy
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American Holiday


This recipe for silky, smooth, oozing with amazing turkey flavor gravy is the last one you will ever need! Make ahead and save time on your busy holiday, while you wow your guests with this gravy.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic, smashed
  • Reserved giblets, turkey neck, chopped
  • ½ cup dry Marsala wine, Sherry or apple juice
  • 6 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 dry bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the Turkey Stock

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add celery, onion, garlic, carrot, next and giblets; cook until well browned about 10 minutes.
  3. Deglaze the pan with Marsala, Sherry or apple juice, scraping up the brown bits on the bottom, reduce until nearly evaporated.
  4. Stir in the broth, pepper, bay leaves, rosemary and sage sprigs. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 1 hour, covered.
  5. If making ahead, allow to cool completely then store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  6. Once ready to finish the gravy, strain out the veggies and giblets using a fine mesh strainer, be sure to place a pot or bowl under your strainer.
  7. Discard veggies and giblets, reserve stock, should be about 3-4 cups, you’ll want a total of about 4 cups, if necessary use drippings from turkey to attain 4 cups, or chicken or turkey stock.

For the gravy

  1. Melt the butter in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in flour; cooking 1-2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in reserved 4 cups turkey broth slowly, whisking until thick and smooth.
  4. Bring mixture to boil; cook 2 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Whisk in vinegar and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
  7. Pour into gravy boat or bowl with ladle, serve immediately.
  8. If too thick, heat and add additional stock to thin to desired consistency.
  9. Try this gravy over my Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Tender Turkey and Stuffing!


Copyright 2017 | This recipe for The Best Giblet Turkey Gravy was featured first on The Fresh Cooky.

Keywords: gravy, giblets, make-ahead, Thanksgiving, Christmas, fresh herbs, flavorful

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