Thick, brown gravy is the ultimate sauce for roasted meats (and mashed potatoes love it, too). While the result is transcendent, the process is basically the same no matter what gravy recipe you use: Simply mix together flour with fat -- preferably the drippings from the Thanksgiving turkey or whatever else you've got roasting -- and add stock to the roux. You'll create a velvety gravy that brings together a Thanksgiving plate better than any fancy gastrique or velouté. Whether you're cooking up country style gravy or a brown gravy for beef, simple tips make gravy great: Be sure to cook the flour briefly with the fat to get rid of any "raw" taste, and have your stock heated to prevent lumps. And keep it warm! The gravy boat should be the last item on the table.

See Popular Gravy Recipes

Giblet Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

Making turkey gravy is simply a matter of stirring pan drippings and a little fat with flour and broth. The giblets are a bonus.

"Healthified" Gravy

Betty Crocker

There's no need to give up Thanksgiving gravy! It has no fat, 75% fewer calories, and 38% less sodium than the original recipe.

Total: 30 mins

Sage Biscuits and Sausage Gravy with Roasted Vegetables

Midwest Living

Try this cold-weather comfort food of maple sausage, creamy gravy, fluffy biscuits, and vegetables for weekend brunch, lunch, or dinner.

McCormick® Savory Sage Pork Roast with Apple Pork Gravy


Apple and sage make a perfect flavor combination for pork. Savor the delicious gravy over mashed potatoes.

Total: 1 hr 25 mins

Molasses-Spice Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a low-calorie, fat-free gravy. Make it with broth, sweet potato, and carrots and flavor with molasses and allspice.

Easy Gravy

Fleischmann's Yeast, Argo, Karo

We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe from Argo, a provider of trusted products and a producer of trusted results.

Total: 10 mins

Sausage Gravy

Taste of the South
Total: 40 mins

Pan Gravy

Better Homes and Gardens

A couple of simple steps is all it takes to create a smooth gravy using chicken broth and drippings from meat or poultry.

Total: 15 mins

Simply Delicious Meat Loaf and Gravy


The name says it all - this family-pleasing meat loaf is made special and scrumptious with golden mushroom soup.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Giblet Gravy

Taste of the South
Total: 25 mins

Old Fashioned Smothered Pork Chops and Potatoes


Pork Chops slow cooked in a rich gravy with potatoes.

Total: 3 hrs

Five Great Gravy Recipes

Great gravy can take your Thanksgiving feast to new heights--there's something undeniably decadent about drenching your turkey slices and pillowy mashed potatoes in a pool of rich, silky sauce. But many cooks struggle with this part of thanksgiving, turning out thin, light gravies that lack flavor and depth. So how do you make the gravy of your dreams? Pay attention to the building blocks.

Country Sausage Gravy

Diabetic Living
Total: 15 mins

Redeye Gravy

Taste of the South
Total: 35 mins

Perfect Gravy: What's The Secret?

Once upon a time, there was a commercial for jarred gravy that threw my sister Sarah and me into hysterics every time we saw it. These kids are sitting at a table peering into a gravy boat, then they suddenly shriek, "There's something in the gravy!" Everyone springs into action, frantically repeating that there's something in the gravy, until finally the fire department arrives, flashlights in hand, to peer into the offending homemade goo and investigate those lumps.

Gravy  Recipes: Take your pick!
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