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turkey gravy recipe

Skinny Turkey Gravy Recipe

Healthier gravy that's easy to make and delicious. Perfect addition to your holiday dinner table.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 45kcal
Author Rena


  • 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: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.3mg