Life Changing Low Fat Homemade Gravy

If you think that “life changing” sounds a tad dramatic, then you don’t love gravy as much as I do. 😉 This is lick-your-plate good. Rich and flavorful turkey gravy is an essential part of a Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the icing on the Christmas or Thanksgiving cake! I love gravy, but I don’t like all the butter and turkey grease. So, I set myself on a mission to comfort food hack my mom’s amazing gravy.

This is a rich and thick herb gravy that has all the flavor of full fat gravy, but is guilt free. With only 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in the whole batch, it actually could be labelled “fat free”. And it’s delicious, guys. I’d actually venture to say it tastes better than regular gravy (sorry mom)! This gravy is smooth and thick, laced with flavors of parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme and has no unhealthy ingredients. If you like a herby gravy, you’re going to love this! My kids especially love it on their steamed carrots. Oh, and it’s quick and easy too! For those who are vegetarian, you could probably sub vegetable broth, though I’ve never tried. If you try it, let me know! Enjoy!


Life Changing Low Fat Gravy
Serves 15
A rich and thick herb gravy that has all the flavor of full fat gravy, but is guilt free
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  1. 1/2 tablespoon EVOO
  2. 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  3. 1/3 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  4. dried parsley, to taste (I use approximately 3/4 tsp -1 tbsp)
  5. dried sage, to taste (approximately 1/8 tsp)
  6. dried rosemary, to taste (approximately 1/4-1/2 tsp)
  7. dried thyme, to taste (approximately 1/4 tsp)
  8. fresh ground pepper, to taste
  9. 2 cans fat free low sodium chicken broth
  10. 4 tablespoons flour (approximation)
  11. 3 tbsp skim milk (I use Fairlife high protein low sugar fat free milk)
  12. 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  1. Place the EVOO in a warm deep non-stick frying pan.
  2. Add onions and sauté until softened.
  3. Add mushrooms and sauté until softened. Onions should be showing slight signs of browning.
  4. Add spices and sauté for additional few minutes to get the spices infused.
  5. Add in 1 can of broth to the pan and stir. The consistency will be very liquid (don't fret!).
  6. In a separate lidded container (I use a screw top tupperware), pour approximately 1/4 of the 2nd can of broth and add approximately 1 tablespoon of four. Close the lid and SHAKE until mixed, then pour mixture into gravy and stir while bringing gravy to a simmer.
  7. Add in the milk (I use high protein, low sugar, fat free Fairlife milk).
  8. Add in the soy sauce.
  9. Repeat the broth/flour scenario with the remaining broth until the gravy is the consistency you would like.