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Caramelized Onion Gravy

This is the best gravy to go with your holiday turkey!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Servings - 12 servings


  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups pan juices from turkey**
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • While the turkey is cooking, prepare the base for the gravy, so it's ready when the pan juices are available.
  • Chop the white onion into small bits.
  • Melt the butter in a small skillet and then stir in the chopped onions, thyme, rosemary, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a sizzle over medium high heat and then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often.
  • Once the turkey is cooked, set aside the pan juices and skim off the fat. Pour 2 to 3 cups of the pan juices into saucepan and bring to bubbling. Stir in the onion combo and then whisk in the flour and let thicken over low heat for 4 to 5 minutes. **Substitute 2 to 3 cups chicken stock, if not making turkey.
  • Serve Caramelized Onion Gravy over turkey at holiday meal.