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Discover the Best Gravy for Turkey and Dressing: A Mouthwatering Guide

When you think of Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is not the side dishes, it’s the turkey and the dressing.

The two are staples of the Thanksgiving meal and can be made in a variety of ways.

The one thing they have in common is that they are both delicious.

Here are some ideas for the best gravy for turkey and dressing.

– Traditional Turkey Gravy

I love a big plate of Thanksgiving turkey with all the fixings, but I’ve always been a little disappointed with the gravy.

It’s often too thin and flavorless, not worthy of the delicious, juicy turkey and dressing that it’s meant to complement.

A few years ago, I found a recipe for traditional turkey gravy that changed everything.

It’s from a cookbook called “The Ultimate Turkey Guide,” and it’s the best gravy for turkey and dressing I’ve ever tasted.

The secret is in the roux, which is a mixture of equal parts fat (like butter or oil) and flour that’s cooked together before being added to the turkey pan juices.

The roux thickens the gravy and adds a rich, savory flavor.

I’m not a fan of overly-salty foods, so I do make one modification to the recipe: I use low-sodium chicken broth and add salt to taste at the end.

It’s important to season the gravy to your liking, as it’s a key component of the overall meal.

I’m not sure how I’ll feel about traditional turkey gravy once I’ve tried it, but I’m willing to give it a shot.

I think it’s worth trying new things, especially when it comes to food.

– Easy Pan Gravy

If you’re looking for the best gravy for turkey and dressing, look no further than this Easy Pan Gravy! It’s a simple recipe that comes together quickly and easily, and it’s perfect for your holiday table.

You can make it with either turkey or chicken broth, and it’s a great way to use up any leftover turkey from your Thanksgiving dinner.

It’s a delicious and flavorful gravy, and it goes well with turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing.

If you’re looking for a new and delicious way to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner, give this Easy Pan Gravy a try!

– Roasted Turkey Gravy

Roasted Turkey Gravy

1/4 cup ghee (or 1/4 cup turkey pan drippings)
1/2 onion, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2 carrot, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 celery stalk, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1/2 garlic clove, smashed
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth, preferably homemade (see Note)
1 1/2 cups turkey stock (or store-bought chicken broth), preferably homemade (see Note)
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

To make the gravy, in a large skillet, melt the ghee over medium-low heat.

– Turkey Gravy Fromjuices

The ultimate turkey gravy recipe – made with turkey juices, this is the best gravy for turkey and dressing!

Turkey Drippings: You’ll get the best flavor if you use a roasting pan to make your gravy.

You can also use a large skillet or saucepan, just make sure you pour the juices into something heatproof before adding the butter and flour.

Butter: We use unsalted butter in this recipe.

Flour: All purpoe flour works great!
Salt and Pepper: This is used to season the gravy.

Water: We add a little water to get the right consistency.

– Microwave Gravy

Here at the holidays, we can take the long way or the short way to get to the finish line.

The long way is to roast a turkey and make delicious homemade stuffing or dressing, which takes several hours.

The short way is to microwave a ready-made turkey breast and a box of Stove Top dressing, which takes 20 minutes.

But then what? You still need to make gravy.

microwaved gravy
For a quick weeknight meal, I’m all about the microwave.

It’s fast, it’s easy, and it uses less energy than standing over a stove.

I often microwave vegetables, rice, or a side of green beans, and I even sometimes microwave a Helping of Potato, Macaroni, or Rice.

But my favorite thing to microwave is gravy.

I know, I know.

Microwaved gravy sounds gross.

But it’s actually really good.

When you microwave gravy, it becomes hot and thick, so it coats your food nicely.

It also picks up a lot of flavor from the turkey and dressing, so it takes on a really delicious, savory flavor.


If you’re looking for the perfect ending to your Thanksgiving dinner, look no further.

Whether you’re a fan of traditional turkey gravy, easy pan gravy, or roasted turkey gravy, we’ve got you covered.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the best gravy for turkey and dressing.

Emily W.

Emily Wong is an Asian-American food writer the founder of With nearly 8 years of experience, she has a passion for making cooking accessible to everyone and sharing her personal experiences with food. Emily's vision for is to create a community of food lovers who are passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing their experiences with others. Read my story
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