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15 Best Christmas Gravy Recipes

It’s time to dig out your gravy boats! Today, I’m talking about Christmas gravy recipes

All those mouthwatering flavors from Christmas dinner, like turkey, potatoes, and stuffing, are fantastic.

With the proper gravy, things go from amazing to spectacular. 

Homemade Gravy with Roasted Chicken
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There’s something here for all gravy fanatics, from giblet to turkey, to gluten-free, and even vegan gravy. 

Cooked low and slow or whipped together in a matter of minutes, you have more time for Christmas wrapping and less time in the kitchen. 

These Christmas gravy recipes will make your Christmas even more merry and bright. 

1. Mashed Potato Gravy 

Mashed potatoes and this gravy recipe belong to be together. They’re a match made in heaven. 

Buttery mashed potatoes pair perfectly with this silky smooth gravy seasoned to perfection.

With just a few simple ingredients (like beef stock and spices), you can whip this gravy up in 10 minutes. 

Don’t let the recipe title fool you. It’s for much more than mashed potatoes!

2. Turkey Gravy 

Do you want to know the trick to delicious turkey gravy? It’s that little mystery bag stuffed inside the bird.

That bag (that stores the giblets) is where all the flavor hides!

Using the drippings from a cooked turkey and the gibbet (chopped finely), creates a robust and flavorful.

It practically demands a heavy pour over your entire plate!

And if you don’t want to mess with that bag of giblets, you can leave them out and use pan drippings. 

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3. Easy Vegan Gravy

I’ve made vegan gravy for Thanksgiving, and my meat-eaters at the table couldn’t tell the difference.

The trick to a hearty vegan gravy is mushrooms and tons of bright herbs. 

Mushrooms have a similar texture and earthy flavors to meat, making one killer gravy. 

With plenty of garlic, thyme, rosemary, and cornstarch (to thicken it), no one will notice it’s 100 percent vegan. 

4. White Wine and Mustard Gravy 

Looking for something different? This white wine and mustard gravy is tangy, fruity, and oh-so-buttery. 

The addition of white wine lends subtle fruity notes that pair so well with the spicy kick of mustard. 

Add a few butter pads, and say hello to your next favorite gravy recipe!

5. Make Ahead Gravy for Christmas 

Like all the good things in life, this Christmas gravy takes time.

It combines savory seasonings like veggies, beef and chicken stock, and leftover chicken carcasses. 

These ingredients cook low and slow on the stovetop for up to 5 hours to squeeze every last drop of flavor from the chicken and veggies. 

At the end of those long five hours, you have a deliciously indulgent gravy that’s hard to resist. 

6. Cider Gravy 

This gravy recipe is a must-have for Thanksgiving.

The addition of cider vinegar keeps this gravy light and bright while offering intense fall flavors. 

Pair apple cider vinegar with homemade giblet gravy (or chicken stock) and let it simmer to perfection. 

This fall-inspired gravy goes great with just about anything on the table, from mashed potatoes, to stuffing and (of course) turkey!

7. Best Turkey Gravy 

This simple turkey gravy recipe will likely become your new family gravy recipe.

With intense flavors from the turkey pan drippings, butter, and fresh herbs, it’s hard to resist. 

What I love most about this recipe is that it’s smooth and silky, and you can see all those finely-chopped herbs in the gravy. 

It’s rich and flavorful and comes together in a matter of minutes. 

8. Simple Turkey Gravy 

Cooking that turkey to juicy perfection is a time-consuming art form.

You want something delicious and easy when it’s time for the gravy. And this recipe checks all those boxes. 

A few ingredients make this amazing gravy out of this world. 

It includes a dash of soy sauce and marmite for rich, umami flavors that make this simple gravy so delicious. 

9. Christmas Gravy – Get Ahead 

This smoky Christmas gravy is so good, I could take a bath in it!

It pairs all the gravy staples like rosemary, sage, bay leaves, onion, and carrots in rich chicken stock. 

Then, things take a turn. It also pairs smoky bacon into the pot to add rich, salty, and smoky flavors. Is your mouth watering yet? 

10. Holiday Turkey Gravy 

This silky smooth holiday gravy is something your whole family will love.

It’s delightfully light and so smooth and creamy. The best part? It’s incredibly easy. 

It has all of the classic gravy ingredients like carrots, onions, herbs, and butter in a robust chicken stock. 

It cooks low and slow on the stove for 5 hours, so it’s best to make it the day before and bust it out on feast day. 

11. Homemade Turkey Gravy 

Do you always forget the gravy until the last possible minute?

This quick recipe is perfect if you are a classic procrastinator (or just forgot the gravy in all the cooking chaos). 

It comes together in just 15 minutes and uses all those tasty turkey pan drippings as a shortcut to the rich and flavorful gravy. 

With so many herbs and spices simmered into this gravy, it’s sure to be a family favorite. 

12. Rich Turkey Gravy 

If you don’t want to drag out every spice known to man for your gravy, this simple recipe is perfect. 

It’s a recipe for gravy purists. It pairs pan drippings, butter, turkey stock, and flour (for thickening). That’s it!

This simple gravy celebrates the flavors of turkey and goes well with just about anything on your holiday table. 

13. Jamie Oliver’s Get Ahead Gravy 

Do you really want to impress your holiday guests with your gravy game? Jamie Oliver to the rescue!

This holiday gravy is rich with umami flavors, but a secret ingredient makes it slightly sweet and delectable. 

And that secret ingredient is dry sherry wine.

Not only does it add depth to those rich pan drippings and veggies, but it also adds a touch of sweetness. 

14. Gluten-Free Gravy

Most gravy recipes utilize flour as a thickening agent.

This recipe is a must-try if you want to make a gluten-free option for your guests. 

For creaminess, it utilizes all gravy staples, like pan drippings and butter.

Instead of thickening it with flour, opt for arrowroot powder. 

Arrowroot powder doesn’t have a taste and makes your gravy look glossy and delicious. 

15. Giblet Gravy 

Running short on time? Give this giblet gravy a try! It comes together in just 25 minutes and is insanely flavorful. 

Giblets add a rich, robust flavor to gravy that takes the flavors over the top.

Add veggies and pan drippings, and simmer on the stove. 

Serve it over turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or basically anything at the dinner table (except for the pumpkin pie).

15 Best Christmas Gravy Recipes

No holiday feast is complete without these Christmas gravy recipes! From mashed potato to turkey to gluten-free and vegan varieties, there’s a gravy for everyone on this list.


  • Mashed Potato Gravy

  • Turkey Gravy

  • Easy Vegan Gravy

  • White Wine and Mustard Gravy

  • Make Ahead Gravy for Christmas

  • Cider Gravy

  • Best Turkey Gravy

  • Simple Turkey Gravy

  • Christmas Gravy – Get Ahead

  • Holiday Turkey Gravy

  • Homemade Turkey Gravy

  • Rich Turkey Gravy

  • Jamie Oliver’s Get Ahead Gravy

  • Gluten-Free Gravy

  • Giblet Gravy


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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