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Homemade Giblet Gravy

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Homemade Giblet Gravy is delicious with so much deep flavor. A thick and robust gravy made from turkey drippings, a homemade neck and giblet stock and finely minced giblet and neck meat. This recipe yields 3 cups of gravy or 12 (3 tablespoon servings)
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword giblets, gravy, Thanksgiving, turkey
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 56
Author Laurie McNamara



  • 1 turkey neck
  • 1 packet giblets
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 6 sage leaves small
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 4 cup water


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons turkey drippings
  • 4 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour more as needed
  • 1 cup turkey stock or chicken stock, more or less as neede
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or salt to taste



  • Add neck, giblets, shallot and herbs to a saucepan and cover with 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Remove neck and giblets, setting them off to the side. And strain the stock through cheesecloth draped into a mesh sieve set over a bowl.
  • Add any turkey or chicken stock (if needed) in order to have 4 cups of liquids.


  • Add butter to a skillet and heat over medium-high. Sear the neck for 3 to 4 minutes a side. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly before picking meat from the neck and finely mincing it with the giblets.
  • To the same skillet, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of turkey drippings (depending on how much butter is remaining in the skillet).
  • Whisk in 4 tablespoons of flour, or more to form a paste. Cook the flour for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add in minced giblet meat and cook 1 minute before slowly pouring in the stock.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring often until the gravy thickens.
  • Season with 2 tablespoon soy sauce and black pepper to taste. See notes for tips on thickening.


How To Thicken Gravy Fast:
If in a pinch, thicken this gravy by combining 2 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoon water and whisk that into a bubbling gravy.


Serving: 4tablespoons | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 86IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg