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Made from scratch, Giblet Gravy recipe, as seen on Taste of Southern.

Giblet Gravy

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: Varies
  • Category: Sauces, Gravy
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our complete, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to make this Giblet Gravy from scratch. An old time favorite for your mashed potatoes, turkey or dressing. We make this using the giblets from our turkey, just in time for the holidays.



  • Giblets – neck meat, gizzard, liver, heart etc. cooked, chopped fine.
  • 4 Tablespoons fat and pan drippings – or equal amount of butter
  • 2 cups homemade Broth ( or 1 can Chicken Broth and 1 cup water)
  • 34 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Sage
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper


  1. Place giblets in a saucepot and cover with a couple inches of water.
  2. Add sage.
  3. Add salt.
  4. Add black pepper.
  5. Bring to a low boil over medium heat.
  6. Reduce heat just a bit, then cover the pot.
  7. Let boil for one hour.
  8. Remove the giblet pieces from the broth. Save the broth.
  9. When cooled, remove the meat from the neck bone.
  10. Chop the gizzard, liver, heart and neck meat up finely.
  11. Place a skillet over medium heat on your stove top.
  12. Add the fat and pan drippings, or butter.
  13. Sprinkle with flour.
  14. Stir vigorously and let cook for about 2 minutes.
  15. Add about half the broth.
  16. Stir vigorously, to mix together and remove any lumps.
  17. Bring to a simmer, just until you see bubbles forming.
  18. Add the giblet pieces. Stir.
  19. Add the remaining broth and stir well.
  20. Let the gravy simmer over low heat and reduce until it thickens slightly.
  21. Serve warm.
  22. Enjoy!


Gravy can be made a day or two ahead of time and refrigerated until needed. It’s better to not let it thicken much if you do this, then let it reduce down and thicken the day you intend to serve it.

Butter can be used instead of fat from a cooked turkey. Canned broth and water can be used instead of your homemade broth if desired.

Keywords: Giblet Gravy Recipe, made from scratch, Thanksgiving, Christmas, southern