Giblet Gravy A Homemade Mushroom Onion Turkey Gravy

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Serve up a classic giblet gravy that is a homemade mushroom, onion turkey gravy that is a family recipe. I have made this turkey gravy recipe for years, and it is always a popular side to pair with potatoes, drizzle on turkey, or dip dinner rolls in. 

homemade mushroom onion turkey gravy

Giblet Gravy

Giblet gravy is so easy to make, and this recipe gives you rich flavors so it makes that oven-roasted turkey even more flavorful than how it is alone. If you are looking for an easy giblet gravy recipe, I recommend trying my recipe. I don't think you will be disappointed. 

Skip the packet gravy mixes, and use what you have and make a homemade turkey gravy that will compliment your feast. 

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What Is Giblet Gravy

Giblet gravy is a classic turkey or even chicken gravy that will use the giblet pieces that are stuffed in the bird as the base. Giblets are the neck, heart, gizzard, and liver parts of the turkey. It offers a rich and savory brothy gravy that has that traditional flavor many homes look for in a turkey giblet gravy. Giblet gravy is more common in turkey than chicken, but you can make chicken giblet gravy as well. 

I hear a lot, can you use giblets to make gravy? The answer is yes, this is a traditional way of making a gravy for the holidays. I know it sounds unique with the cuts of meat, but trust me it is incredibly flavorful. 

giblet gravy

How To Make Giblet Gravy

 Grab that saucepan and follow the directions below on how to easily make a giblet gravy. I used celery, onions, mushrooms, and more to help add dimensions of flavor that will make your homemade holiday gravy be one that everyone wants a second helping of. 

Some people even use hard-boiled eggs in their gravy, I prefer to leave that out, but feel free if you want to. 

turkey giblet gravy

How To Get a Smoother Gravy 

This giblet broth gravy is a chunkier gravy. If you want to make it smoother in texture use a blender to help break up the chunks. Just allow the gravy to cool slightly and then blend until it reaches the consistency you want. 

Yield: 8-10 servings

Homemade Mushroom Onion Turkey Gravy

homemade mushroom onion turkey gravy

A delicious homemade giblet gravy that is from an old recipe, not a seasoning packet!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • ½ cup giblets from a turkey, deboned and finely chopped
  • 3 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons celery, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons mushrooms, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons Xanthan gum
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves fresh minced
  • 2 tablespoon butter


  1. In a large sauce pot drizzled with olive oil over medium high heat, add turkey giblets and saute for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add veggies and continue to saute until browned.
  3. Stir in Xanthan gum , coat meat and veggies.
  4. Slowly pour in stock, mixing until fully combined.
  5. Bring to a boil stirring constantly until gravy begins to thicken and bubble. Reduce to simmer.
  6. Stir in seasonings and simmer at least 30 minutes. Just before pulling to serve, stir in butter.
  7. Serve immediately. Skim top if skin forms.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 2gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gProtein: 19g

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Can I Make Turkey Gravy Ahead of Time 

If you want to make this gravy ahead of time, you can. You can make it, and then store in an airtight container for 24 hours in advance. When you are close to serving then pour into a pan and warm it up. It will taste just like fresh, and be a tasty dish to serve up. 

turkey giblet gravy

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