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The Best Gravy Recipes & Cranberry Sauce Recipes

It’s all about what goes on top of the turkey today (or to the side, or on top of the mashed potatoes, or maybe straight from the dish with a spoon).

Let’s be honest, you can’t have Thanksgiving turkey (or mashed potatoes) without gravy. I mean you can, but it definitely won’t be as delicious.

The trouble with making gravy nowadays is that with all of the different ways to prepare a turkey, often times you aren’t left with pan drippings to make your gravy.

So today I am sharing with you a the best gravy recipes around. Some use turkey drippings but most use an alternative (such as broth).

In addition, I will be sharing the best cranberry recipes. Cranberry doesn’t have to come from a can. Fresh cranberry sauce is not only beautiful but it’s a sweet and tangy complement to turkey.

Do you have any favorite gravy recipes or cranberry sauce recipes? I’d love to hear about them.

Need some more Thanksgiving recipes? Check out the rest of the collection. It’s the Ultimate Collection of Thanksgiving recipes (seriously).

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The Best Gravy Recipes

Slow the Cook Down’s Onion Gravy – From Scratch

What I love about this gravy is that it can be made without turkey drippings. Which means it’s perfect to pair with a a fried or smoked turkey.


Build Your Bite’s The Best Vegetarian Gravy

Having a vegetarian gravy works well for those that are cooking a dinner with guests that are vegetarian. Instead of creating two gravies, you could have just one gravy for all guests to enjoy.

Northern Nester’s Mushroom Gravy

I know that this gravy recipe was created to go with the pork tenderloin BUT this recipe for mushroom gravy looks too good not to include. Just because it was intended with pork doesn’t mean it won’t be delicious with turkey. What’s great about it is that it doesn’t include turkey drippings so it can be used with a fried, smoked, or grilled turkey.

Platter Talk’s Southern Giblet Gravy

So this traditional southern gravy has a special secret ingredient. It’s apparently a very traditional southern ingredient for gravy, but it’s definitely a surprise for me.


Raising Generation Nourished’s 5 Minute Bone Broth Gravy

You can use either bone broth or pan drippings to make this quick and easy gravy. If you know you’ll be rushed at the end of dinner prep, this is a great quick solution for you.

Roasted Garlic Gravy from Nomageddon

If you want to make a quality gravy completely from scratch, this gravy is meant for you. It starts with a vegetable stock that you make yourself. Need a dairy free, vegan, or gluten free gravy? With just a few minor changes, you can meet your guests dietary needs.

White Wine Turkey Gravy from Taste and See

This gravy recipe is so simple. It’s elevated with white wine. This gravy recipe again can be made using alternatives to turkey drippings which means it can be served alongside a fried, roasted, or grilled turkey.

Easy Paleo Gravy from Cook Eat Paleo

There is a secret ingredient in this gravy that totally blew my mind. It’s the secret to creating a rich and creamy gravy minus the flour.

The Best Cranberry Recipes



Orange Cranberry Sauce from Renee Nicole’s Kitchen

The sweet and tart orange cranberry sauce is a great twist on a classic. It’s so simple with only four ingredients. What’s even better is that it can be prepared a week or more in advance which can really alleviate some of the stress at the end.


Cranberry Sauce with Red Wine and Ginger from Healthy Ideas Place

Are you a fan of ginger? It pairs perfectly with cranberry in this dish from Healthy Ideas Place. It has the extra special addition of red wine as well.


Homespun Seasonal Living’s Brandied Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries are a Thanksgiving must-have. But sometimes, people want a little more than the jellied kinda out of the can. Try this homemade variation on cranberries with a special little twist.

Veggie Inspired’s Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce

Isn’t this beautiful? It’s almost too pretty eat {almost}. The addition of pear and maple make this sauce unique. The pears naturally add sweetness to the sauce.

Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce from Beyond the Chicken Coop

This recipe is SO easy. If you want to step away from the canned cranberries but aren’t the most comfortable in the kitchen, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Eat the Gains Homemade Cranberry Sauce

This is another simple cranberry recipe. It uses only 3 ingredients and uses all natural ingredients as sweeteners. It will meet many people’s dietary needs.

Homemade Cider and Elderberry Cranberry Sauce from Raia’s Recipes

Elderberries make this cranberry sauce extra special. It’s such a unique ingredient that takes this cranberry sauce to a new level.

Taste and See’s Cranberry and Dried Cherry Sauce

I love Holly’s addition of dried cherries to her cranberry sauce. Not only does it create a stunning cranberry sauce with the mix of the dark cherries and the lighter cranberries, but it also adds some great texture to the sauce.

The Best Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce (with a touch of brandy) from Healthy Slow Cooking

I love that Kathy uses an Instant Pot to make her cranberry sauce – Instant Pots have quickly become a favorite small appliance in many homes. I love her use of apple within her recipe for some added natural sweetness.







Jacinda - Northern Nester

Thursday 26th of October 2017

Thank you for featuring my gravy recipe!