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When there's no time to make gravy, or you run out of gravy to serve with leftovers, try this lifesaver that makes the most of prepared gravy. You can replace the thyme with poultry seasoning when using chicken or turkey gravy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) beef, pork, chicken or turkey gravy

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 16 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, saute onion, thyme and pepper in butter for 3 minutes. Stir in gravy. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Jazzed-Up Gravy in Quick Cooking September/October 1999, p61

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