Holiday “Fixins”

October 29, 2012

Good gravy! We've collected a menu of turkey-licious gravy and stuffing recipes.

Classic Bread Stuffing
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

Secretly, some people like the stuffing and gravy as much as the turkey. Hey don’t judge—a good stuffing and gravy are rare at other times of year.

There’s nothing wrong with basic bread and cornbread stuffing—it gets its flavor and moisture from turkey broth, and from baking in a turkey. Lots of other flavors make good stuffing, too, including sausage, oysters, cranberries, rice and nuts.

A good gravy makes use of the deliciously caramelized turkey juices in the bottom of the roasting pan. Like stuffing, gravy’s flavors can be amped up with hot pepper, sherry, mushrooms, smoked paprika, herbs and more.

Use our Easy Turkey Gravy or Basic Turkey Gravy recipes to get started, then let your imagination take you somewhere delicious.

By Nicki Pendleton Wood

turkey gravy

Basic Turkey Gravy

This savory turkey gravy will leave a smile on every face around your table.


Brilliant Mushroom Gravy

This smart take on the classic gravy recipe is sure to be a perfect compliment to any fall or winter dinner.

Easy Turkey Gravy

Easy Turkey Gravy

This is a thick Southern-style turkey gravy. It’s made in a saucepan like a white sauce, with the strained turkey juices added to the roux.


Cranberry Macadamia Nut Stuffing

A perfect toasted bread stuffing to serve with roast turkey or pork.


Dried Fruit and Sausage Stuffing

Sweet raisins paired with smoky turkey sausage to stuff a bird or serve plain.

Spinach and Mushroom Panade

Spinach and Mushroom Panade

A meatless main dish for brunch, lunch or supper. Or try it in place of traditional stuffing or dressing for your Thanksgiving meal.

Classic Bread Stuffing

Classic Bread Stuffing

There’s no need to be skittish about stuffing your turkey. As long as you keep all the ingredients cold and stuff the bird just before putting it in oven, it’s perfectly safe.


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