Recipe

Homemade Gravy

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8

Sage gives this gravy a distinct fall flavor which is perfect atop turkey, chicken, stuffing, potatoes or biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock (see Tips for using turkey drippings from roasted turkey)
  • 2 tablespoons white wine
  • 3/4 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 large pinch fresh chopped sage (or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Preparation

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour, whisking constantly to form a white, paste-like roux. Slowly whisk in chicken stock 1/2 cup at a time. When all the stock is incorporated, add the wine, herbs and spices, stir and bring the mixture to a simmer for 10 minutes. Reduce heat, add cream and stir. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion

Sage gives this gravy a distinct fall flavor which is perfect atop turkey, chicken, stuffing, potatoes or biscuits.

Tips & Notes

  • To use turkey drippings in your gravy, remove most of the fat from the drippings in your roasting pan, then strain the drippings into a liquid measuring cup. Add enough chicken stock to make two cups total and use in the recipe as directed.
  • Substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock to make a vegetarian version of this holiday favorite.

Nutritional Information

102 calories, 8 g. fat, 22 mg. cholesterol, 5 g. carbohydrates, 2 g. protein, 0 g. fiber, 307 mg. sodium