Thanksgiving is almost here, and with it comes the excitement — and sometimes anxiety — of creating the ultimate holiday dinner menu. You’ve been scouring the Internet for the perfect mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and, of course, turkey recipes. While you’re planning, don’t forget the small stuff that can take the meal to the next level, like gravy. Oh, and don’t forget the cocktails. Whether you’re a meat-eater, vegetarian or vegan, we’ve got you covered with these 13 yummy gravy recipes.

Vegan mushroom gravy

1. Vegan Mushroom Gravy: If you’re looking for a creamy vegetarian gravy, this is your jam. Made with dried Porcini mushrooms and spices galore, it’s so flavorful that you won’t even realize it’s meat- and dairy-free. (via Veganosity)

Vegetarian gravy 4 ways

2. Vegetarian Gravy Four Ways: This blogger is so into gravy that she couldn’t even choose one. Here are four takes on vegetarian gravy to top all your favorite Thanksgiving foods — minus dessert. (via Girl Makes Food)

Turkey gravy

3. Turkey Gravy: Use the fat drippings from your roasted turkey to create a flavorful traditional gravy. Best of all, the recipe only calls for a few simple ingredients. (via Natasha’s Kitchen)

Carmelized onion gravy

4. Caramelized Onion Gravy: Who needs turkey when you have the flavors of onion, thyme and soy sauce? Even meat eaters will fall for this recipe. (via Oh My Veggies)

Vegan beer and sweet onion gravy

5. Beer and Sweet Onion Vegan Gravy: It’s the holiday season, so we’re guessing you have some extra booze in your fridge for celebration. Use it for this recipe made of beer and sweet onions. Bonus: It’s vegan. (via May I Have That Recipe)

Vegetarian mushroom thyme

6. Vegetarian Mushroom Thyme Gravy: This gravy mixes mushrooms, sherry and light cream for a rich, bold taste. Pour it over everything from turkey to veggies. (via Food52)

Apple cider turkey gravy

7. Apple Cider Turkey Gravy: Add a little spice to your meal with apple cider turkey gravy, which combines a few simple ingredients including turkey stock, sage and flour. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Carmelized shallot bacon gravy

8. Caramelized Shallot Bacon Gravy: Bacon is basically good with anything, so it only makes sense to add it to your gravy. Add caramelized shallots, and you have one delicious combo. (via Just Putzing Around the Kitchen)

Easy paleo gravy

9. Easy Paleo Gravy: If you’re on the Paleo diet (or even if you’re not), you’ll want to try this gravy made of turkey fat, cauliflower, turkey stock and fresh herbs. (via Cook Eat Paleo)

Wild mushroom gravy

10. Wild Mushroom Gravy: Here’s another take on mushroom gravy, but with sliced oyster mushrooms. Add dry sherry for that extra flavor. (via Oh My Veggies)

Roasted turkey gravy

11. Roasted Turkey Gravy: This recipe calls for a smoked turkey wing to create the perfect roasted turkey gravy. It’s an excellent take on a classic. (via Food Network)

Keto gravy

12. Ultimate Keto Gravy: If you’re on a Keto/Paleo diet, you’ll want to try this gravy made with ghee (butter used in Indian cooking), Dijon mustard, mushrooms, coconut milk and more irresistible ingredients. (via Keto Diet Blog)

Foolproof turkey gravy

13. Foolproof Turkey Gravy: Novice cooks (or cooks in a hurry) will be into this foolproof turkey gravy recipe that’s as easy as 1-2-3. Get the turkey drippings ready! (via Betty Crocker)

Are you planning on making gravy for Thanksgiving? Share your favorite recipe here.

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