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Rich and flavorful turkey gravy is an essential part of Thanksgiving dinner, and these virtually foolproof recipes are sure to delight. Choose from gravy recipes flavored with white wine, bourbon, cider, or simply delicious pan drippings. Be careful: These gravy recipes are so good they might even rival the taste of the turkey!
This gravy is made right in the roasting pan once the turkey is done. Flour cooked in the turkey drippings makes the gravy thick and silky.
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The flavor base of this gravy comes from the turkey neck, along with carrots, onion, and celery that have roasted beneath the bird, slowly browning and absorbing the turkey drippings. White wine rounds out the flavors, and all-purpose flour provides the thickening.
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Dry white wine, bourbon, and a touch of cream make this gravy ultra-rich. The liquor cooks off and leaves behind the round, caramel-nuanced flavor of the bourbon.
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This comprehensive recipe begins by making stock from turkey giblets, celery, carrots, onion, and aromatic seasonings. The gravy incorporates turkey pan drippings and gets a subtle sweetness from apple cider.