Mixed-Mushroom Gravy with Herbs and Madeira

4 cups

Chopped mushrooms and shallots add just the right texture to turkey gravy in this recipe from TV chef Sarah Mastracco. Also try: Cognac and Grainy Mustard Turkey Gravy, Turkey Gravy with Fresh Herbs


  • 4 cups Turkey Gravy

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped

  • 6 ounces assorted mushrooms, such as white button, crimini, chanterelle, and oyster, coarsely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons Madeira

  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring turkey gravy to a boil over medium-high heat; immediately reduce to a simmer.

  2. Meanwhile, heat butter and olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until soft and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in Madeira and bring to a boil. Cook until Madeira is reduced to about 2 tablespoons; stir in thyme and season with salt and pepper. Stir mushroom mixture into simmering gravy; serve.

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