For leaner turkey gravy, use just some of the fat from the turkey pan drippings and discard the rest. Combine defatted drippings with canned stock, flour, salt and pepper for a thick, rich gravy with a little less fat than usual.

Recipe by Real Simple November 2002


Credit: Michael Paul

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8 servings, with leftovers


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  • To make it...

  • When the turkey is cool enough to handle, move it to a large platter. Spoon 4 tablespoons of fat from the drippings in the roasting pan into a medium saucepan and set aside. Discard any extra fat that remains in the roasting pan. Pour the chicken broth into the roasting pan and place over medium-low heat. Stir to loosen any bits stuck to the pan; remove from heat. Whisk the flour into the fat in the saucepan, then add the contents of the roasting pan to the saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the gravy thickens and boils, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • To fake it...and save 15 minutes

  • Open two 12-ounce jars turkey gravy and heat with 2 tablespoons dry vermouth.

Nutrition Facts

calcium 7mg; 83 calories; calories from fat 1%; carbohydrates 4g; cholesterol 7mg; fat 7g; fiber 1g; protein 2mg; saturated fat 2g; sodium 157mg.