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Makeover Home-Style Gravy

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.


3 cups

Thinking of skipping the gravy this holiday because it's "bad" for you? Don't even think of it! We've created this low-cal, low-fat gravy you won't believe. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Makeover Home-Style Gravy Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sherry or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon turkey drippings
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion, carrot and celery in oil until tender. Add sherry; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Add the water, parsley and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until liquid is nearly reduced by half.
  2. Strain and discard vegetables and herbs; set liquid aside (liquid should measure 1-1/2 cups).
  3. In a small saucepan, combine flour and broth until smooth. Stir in the drippings, sage, browning sauce if desired, salt, pepper and reserved liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 31 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

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