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Low Fat Gravy

Low Fat Recipe

Two tasty low fat gravy recipes - one a brown gravy for beef and the other a chicken gravy for poultry.

Low Fat Gravy

Brown Gravy

You use chicken broth but the addition of dry red wine and ground red and black pepper turns this into a tasty brown gravy that is totally fat free.

1/4 cup all purpose flour
1-1/2 cup fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe Directions

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour in a small bowl. Gradually add turkey drippings and water, stirring with a whisk until blended.

Bring wine to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; cook two minutes. Add flour mixture; cook two minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; stir in peppers.


Chicken Gravy

Poultry seasoning and chicken broth lend fantastic chicken flavor to this creamy Chicken Gravy. This is great over mashed potatoes or baked chicken.

2 tablespoons reduced-calorie stick margarine
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1 cup low salt chicken broth

Melt margarine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add flour, poultry seasoning, salt, and paprika, stirring with a whisk.

Gradually add broth, stirring until blended. Cook gravy two minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.

Chef's Tip

To make a more rich and nutritious turkey or chicken gravy, thinly slice celery and a carrot; add to bottom of roasting pan along with a cup of chicken broth.


Troubleshooting Gravy

  • Gravy is lumpy: With a whisk, beat the gravy until smooth. If this fails, use a food processor, strainer or blender.
  • Gravy is not thick: Dissolve 1-teaspoon cornstarch (per 1-cup of gravy) with 1-teaspoon cold water or broth. Whisk into gravy and simmer one minute until thickened.

Gravy Tip

Gravy Tip for Removing Fat