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The Best Southern Giblet Gravy

This is my Great Grandma Maxi’s cold-fashioned Southern-style giblet gravy. This is comfort food at its best and even includes hard-boiled eggs. This recipe is perfect over creamy mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash. I have included the full fat version along with Keto and Whole30 substitutes.

  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 1 bag organs (this bag comes inside the turkey including the neck)
  • 4 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 5 boiled eggs (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp All Purpose Flour (add more as needed for desired consistency, see notes for Paleo and Keto)
  • 1 cup Turkey Drippings ( or 1 cup chicken broth)


  1. In a large sauce pan bring about four cups of water to a slow heat not boil. Clean all the organs and neck thoroughly then add to the water. Let this simmer for about an hour then add chopped onions, salt and pepper. Turn the burner down to low and let this simmer all day. Sometime during the day, boil your eggs then peel and put in the refrigerator until later.
  2. About 30 mins before your turkey is timed to come out of the oven, remove the organs from the simmering pot and dice into small pieces. Remove the neck bone from the simmer and pull away all the meat. Return the diced organs and neck meat back to your simmering pot of onions. Discard the neck bone.
  3. When the turkey comes out, move it somewhere to cool and pour about a cup of the turkey drippings into the gravy pot. Before adding the sliced boiled eggs, thicken the gravy with all purpose flour.
  4. As the consistency reaches your preference, add sliced boiled eggs.


  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American