Homemade Turkey Gravy

Here is the turkey gravy you requested.  Wondering what to do with the neck and gizzards that come inside your frozen turkey? If you answered yes, you must have this gravy recipe for turkey.  Not to mention that no turkey dinner is complete without serving some delicious gravy on top of your roasted turkey and cornbread dressing.

Turkey Gravy Recipe


  • gizzards and neck from turkey
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 hard boiled egg, finely chopped
  • pinch of sage

Recipe Instructions:

The best time to prepare you gravy is after you have placed your turkey in the oven to roast.

  1. First make your broth by placing gizzards, turkey neck, water, chicken broth, onion and celery in a saucepan. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Bring turkey broth to a rapid boil. Foam from the gizzards and turkey neck will form once the broth comes to a boil.  Skim the foam away, then reduce heat to a simmer.  Cover the saucepan and continue to simmer turkey broth for about 1-1/2 hours until gizzards are tender.
  2. Allow broth to cool, then pour through strainer to remove fat. Pick out your tender gizzards and chop finely.  Return chopped gizzards to strained broth and set aside.
  3. When your turkey is done, remove the juice and turkey drippings from your roasting pan. Pour into a small saucepan, add flour and stir thoroughly. Cook over low heat until the mixture thickens. Next gradually add your turkey broth, chopped egg and sage.
  4. If needed add more salt and pepper to taste. Bring your turkey gravy to a boil and continue to stir until well blended. Once your dressing is ready pour it into a gravy bowl and serve.

Be sure to serve your turkey dressing over the top of your sliced turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread dressing or whatever to like.

If you're having turkey as the main dish this gravy recipe can be served during Christmas dinner or Thanksgiving dinner.