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Classic Turkey Gravy Recipe (with giblets)

Homemade turkey gravy recipe with giblets, perfect for your holiday meals.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gravy, Holiday Cooking, turkey
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Turkey Giblets and Neck
  • ¼ cup Turkey Drippings
  • cup Flour
  • 4 cups Chicken broth About 32 Ounces
  • tsp Pepper add to taste


  1. Boil the turkey giblets and turkey neck in a sauce pan for about 30 minutes, with enough water to just cover the giblets. Remove the giblets and set aside. Do not throw out the boiled water.

  2. In a separate pan, add about 1/4 cup of drippings from the roasted turkey. On medium heat, slowly pour in 1/3 cup of flour and stir with a whisk. Stir continuously until you make a paste. If the paste is too thin, add more flour, if it's too thick, add a bit more of the drippings. Cook until the roux turns a golden brown color.

  3. Pour in the chicken broth, slowly, stirring the entire time. Allow the gravy to cook on medium heat until it thickens. If the gravy gets too thick, add in a bit of the giblet water to thin out.

  4. Once you achieve your desired thickness, chop the giblets and add them to the gravy, as well as the meat from the neck of the turkey. Add the pepper in as well, to taste.