What do you do with turkey neck and giblets?

Most often they get thrown away. My mom, who could never let anything go to waste, always used the turkey neck and giblets to make a quick pot of broth to use for making gravy or moistening stuffing. And, that’s what I do. This broth is so much more flavorful than anything that comes out of a can or box.

Can you make gravy from turkey neck?

Sharing is caring! This homemade turkey gravy does not use pan drippings! Instead, we utilize the turkey neck (and optional backbone) to create a rich and tasty sauce!

How do you roast giblets for gravy?

First, take the giblets and neck from the raw turkey and cover them with water by 2 inches in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat to low and simmer it for 1 hour to both to cook the meat and to make a giblet broth for the gravy.

What do I do with the turkey giblets?

Turkey giblets are most commonly used to make a giblet gravy. The parts (besides the liver, which becomes bitter when boiled) are simmered with herbs and vegetables to make a flavorful giblet stock.

Do you cook the turkey neck?

Yes! Usually included in the turkey cavity along with the giblets and liver, turkey necks are 100% edible and delicious once cooked. Some people smoke turkey necks to enjoy on Thanksgiving instead of purchasing an entire bird. Others braise the meat (almost like you do with oxtail) either in a dutch oven or crockpot.

What should I do with the turkey giblets?

How do you make gizzards for giblet gravy?

In 2-quart saucepan, place giblets (except liver); add enough water to cover. Add celery, onion, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 1 to 2 hours or until giblets are tender.

How do I cook stock giblets?


  1. Pop the giblets in a pan. Peel and halve an onion. Rinse and chop the carrot and celery.
  2. Pop a lid on the pan. Bring to the boil. Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down.
  3. Strain the stock through a sieve into a bowl. Discard the veg and giblets. Leave the stock to cool.

What can I do with turkey giblets besides gravy?

Sauté it with butter, garlic, onions, and herbs, then mix it all in a food processor with a hard-boiled egg and a little olive oil until smooth. Serve with toast or crackers for a no-waste app.