Make These 6 Easy Gravies That Start With Canned Gravy

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It's easy to spice up this popular topper. Start with canned or homemade gravy then add these irresistible combinations of fresh veggies, cheeses, spices, and more.

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How to Make Turkey Gravy That's Lump-Free and Flavorful

Herb Garden

A mixture of rosemary, thyme, and sage adds a punch of flavor to traditional gravy.

Tip: To cut fresh herbs, place leaves in a measuring cup or bowl and snip them with kitchen scissors. For herbs with tough stems (like rosemary), strip the leaves from the stem first.

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Italian

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Mix sausage, roasted red sweet peppers, and parsley into your turkey gravy for a bit of Italian flair.

Tip: For easy handling, halve sweet peppers lengthwise—then remove stems, seeds, and membranes.

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Steak House

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A blend of caramelized red onions, steak sauce, and crumbled blue cheese makes gravy extra rich.

Tip: Stir onions continuously as they are caramelizing to prevent sticking and burning.

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Mediterranean

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For a taste of the Mediterranean, stir lemon zest, capers, and olive oil into your gravy.

Tip: Add more Mediterranean flavors to your meal by serving our mouthwatering Peanut Baklava (see recipe below).

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Mushroom

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Mushrooms add a meaty texture to turkey gravy; try shiitakes mixed with a bit of cream and dried sweet peppers.

Tip: For best results, clean fresh mushrooms by wiping them with a barely damp cloth or paper towel. Never soak them in water—they'll become soggy.

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Southwest

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Chipotle spices and chili powder give gravy a Southwest twist. Roasted pumpkin seeds add satisfying crunch.

Tip: It's a snap to roast pumpkin seeds to perfection; for a quick and easy recipe, see below.

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