What to do with Leftover Gravy: 24 easy recipes plus useful tips

Learn what to do with leftover gravy with this collection of 24 amazing recipes. Choose a dish for breakfast or dinner. There are lots of great ideas to try. Don’t let all the hard work of creating a wonderful holiday meal go to waste! Check out these amazing storage tips and then turn your leftovers into a new family favorite.

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Leftover Gravy Recipes

Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year. When your holiday table is filled with tender turkey, delicious sides, and wonderful desserts you can’t go wrong. But what do you do when you have gravy leftovers?

This collection of delicious ways to use up leftover gravy is a great way to give your Thanksgiving feast a new life.

When you work so hard to create a holiday dinner that your whole family can enjoy, you want to relax the next day. Try one of these creative ways to take all the effort from your meal prep and use it for dinner the next night.

My go-to leftovers always involved a big batch of soup or maybe leftover sandwiches. But I know that there are ways to take my remaining gravy to the next level.

If you are still in research mode, check out this recipe for homemade gravy.

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Leftover Gravy FAQ

How long is leftover gravy good for?

If stored properly, you can store gravy for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze cooked gravy?

Yes! Frozen gravy will last up to 4 months.

How to store extra gravy

  • Use freezer bags, and make sure to get as much air out as possible.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Freeze in ice cube trays for when you need smaller amounts.

Other recipe ideas you may enjoy!

Each of these turkey leftovers ideas will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How much gravy you will need.
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)
  • Equipment needed. (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, etc.)

What to do with leftover gravy

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Ingredients that work well with extra turkey gravy

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • sweet potatoes
  • sour cream
  • chicken broth
  • ground beef
  • pot roast
  • egg noodles
  • puff pastry

Leftover gravy recipes

Our goal is to help you find recipes using the food you already have at home.

Each of these gravy ideas will give you some important info so that you can pick the best dish for your leftovers.

Check out the blogger that published each recipe to use their tips and notes.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

Which easy recipe are you looking forward to trying first?

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