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Turkey gravy

Recipe Information

Servings8
Preparation Time15 Minutes
Cook Time10 Minutes
Total Time25 Minutes
DifficultyIntermediate
Main IngredientTurkey Drippings; Skim Milk
CategoryPoultry; Dairy
MealLunch; Dinner
TypeSide Dish
SubtypeSauce/Gravy
CuisineAmerican
Cook MethodBoiling
DietLow Calorie; Low Fat; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; Heart Healthy; Diabetes Meal Plan

Ingredients

  • Drippings from 1 whole, roasted turkey

  • 2 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, removed from stem and finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, removed from stem and finely chopped

  • 1 cup skim milk

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

Directions

  • After roasting a turkey, remove the bird from the roasting pan but leave the drippings.

  • Heat the roasting pan on the stove top over medium heat. Add 2 cups of water and stir until the drippings and browned bits from bottom dissolve (about 5 minutes).

  • Strain 4 cups of the liquid in the roasting pan into a fat separator cup.

  • Place the fat separator cup into the freezer for 10 minutes. Pour off the stock into a saucepan.

  • Place the saucepan onto the stove top over medium heat and bring the stock to a simmer. Add the thyme and sage to the stock. Continue simmering until the stock is reduced by a quarter (approximately 3 cups).

  • In a small bowl, mix the milk and cornstarch, stirring well. While constantly stirring the stock, slowly pour the milk mixture into the saucepan. Bring the stock to a boil, stirring occasionally. Allow the stock to boil for 3-5 minutes or until the stock thickens.

  • Pour the gravy into a gravy boat and serve with the turkey.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 26 cal

  • Total fat: <1g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: <1mg

  • Sodium: 13mg

  • Potassium: 55mg

  • Carbohydrate: 5g

  • Fiber: 0g

  • Protein: 1g

  • Calcium: 42mg