10 Easy Gravy Recipes to Perfectly Finish Off Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a challenge, whether you're attempting to roast the perfect turkey or prepare the best vegetarian feast ever. We can't deny the importance of a centerpiece dish and having multiple sides, but sometimes condiments don't get the spotlight they deserve, even though they're completely essential. And as far as Thanksgiving goes, gravy is a necessity.

When you're busy with prepping your sweet potatoes and planning your Thanksgiving dessert, don't forget to throw some gravy on the stove for the perfect final touch. These 10 recipes are easy to make and way better than anything from a can or carton, so get cooking — you won't regret it.

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Quick Turkey Gravy

For a classic, no-fail recipe, The Kitchn’s quick turkey gravy makes Thanksgiving feel ultra easy.

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Vegan Cheddar Gravy

Nutritional yeast gives Branny Boils Over’s vegan gravy a delectable cheesy taste.

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Sausage and Mushroom Gravy

Hearty sausage takes mushroom gravy to the next level with A Farmgirl’s Dabbles’s easy recipe.

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Homemade Gravy

With Brown Eyed Baker’s timeless, buttery gravy simmering on the stove, it’s impossible not to get into the Thanksgiving spirit.

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Vegan Gravy

Whether you’ve got a tofurkey on your table or not, Oh She Glows’ vegan gravy has the same savory taste as its classic counterpart.

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Maple Sausage Gravy

For an autumnal twist, this maple sausage gravy by Damn Delicious makes a sweet option.

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Turkey-Sage Gravy

Aromatic sage adds a luxurious touch to The Crepes of Wrath’s gourmet gravy recipe.

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Umami Gravy

Thanks to Nom Nom Paleo’s healthy umami gravy, you can feel less guilty about drenching your plate in the good stuff — not like that was going to stop you anyway.

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Mushroom Gravy

For a vegetarian feast, mushroom gravy by A Beautiful Mess makes the perfect topping.

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Make-Ahead Gravy

Don’t waste your time on Thanksgiving prepping the final touches. The Kitchn’s make-ahead gravy can be reheated just before it is needed.

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