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This Skinny Turkey Gravy Recipe is rich, smooth, and is going to be the perfect addition to your dinner table during the holiday season. Add it to chicken, turkey, dark meat, or mashed potatoes. Make your own homemade gravy and skip the gravy mix packets.

Skinny Turkey Gravy Recipe
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Your dinner table during the holidays will not be complete without gravy. This a healthier version made without butter or the fat from the Turley drippings. This Skinny Turkey Gravy Recipe is yummy and everyone will love it I promise. Whether you are serving dark meat or turkey this gravy recipe will be a great hit.

Why this gravy is so good

  • So good: this gravy is so tasty and full of flavor when you use the turkey drippings to make the gravy.
  • Easy to make: this gravy can be ready in just 30 minutes.
  • Great make-ahead: save time and make the gravy ahead if you like. Skip on using the turkey drippings and add more stock.

Ingredients you will need

These are just a list of ingredints you will be using to make this gravy. Full meaudrements are listed down below

  • Turkey Drippings (if using)
  • Unsalted Chicken or Turkey Stock
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Sage
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Milk of Choice
  • Corn Starch
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Make this Skinny Turkey Gravy Recipe with or without drippings:

Some of you may not want to use the turkey drippings for your gravy recipe and that’s fine. Even though this Skinny Turkey Gravy Recipe calls for one cup of drippings after the fat is removed from it, you can omit the drippings and just add one cup of turkey or chicken broth.

How To make this Gravy recipe without the Drippings

First, place a saucepan over medium heat and add the 4-5 cups of broth. Bring to a simmer. Add in the garlic, sage, and thyme. Bring to boil and add salt and pepper. Taste test for the salt if you used salted broth. You may not need to add salt.

Next, meanwhile, in a small bowl whisks milk and cornstarch or whatever flour you are using until well combined. Pour milk mixture into the stock, stirring slowly.

Continue to simmer and stir frequently until stock thickens about 3 to 5 minutes. Finally, the color of your gravy may be lighter since no drippings were used.


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4.25 from 8 votes

Skinny Turkey Gravy Recipe

By: Rena
Servings: 16
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
turkey gravy recipe
Healthier gravy that’s easy to make and delicious. Perfect addition to your holiday dinner table.


  • 1 Cup Turkey drippings , from Pan
  • 4 Cups Unsalted Stock, chicken or turkey
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Sage, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Cup Milk, dairy or non-dairy if necessary
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch, Whole Wheat Flour or gluten-free flour
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • After you roast the turkey, set the roasting pan with the turkey drippings on a medium-high heat on the stove-top.
  • Add the stock to the pan, then stir and scrape any turkey bits from the bottom of the roasting pan.
  • Strain and pour this gravy liquid into a bowl and place it in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes to let the fat float and harden to the top.
  • Remove hardened fat with a spoon and place the stock into a saucepan. Add in the garlic, sage, and thyme.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer until the stock is reduced by 1/4, or until about 3 cups of stock remain.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk milk and cornstarch until well combined.
  • Pour milk mixture into the stock, stirring slowly.
  • Continue to simmer and stir frequently until stock thickens about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


  • Broth: Use any broth of choice. Chicken or Turkey gravy preferred.
  • Use unsalted gravy
  • Using Turkey Drippings is optional if you would like to make this turkey gravy ahead
  • Any milk of choice


Calories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 103mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve never cared to make gravy before, but my husband was wishing he had some for leftover turkey. I found this recipe and it’s so simple! He was happy enough with it to go buy some biscuits (which we never have) for biscuits and gravy breakfast. Not gonna lie, I didn’t eat any gravy or biscuits, but it was easy for me and made him happy, so I call that a win!

      1. Going to try to make this will this be a Healthy Heart type recipe Husband has Heart issues low to nonfat low salt? Thanks Marianne