Fat-free Gravy Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Alternative

Fat-free Gravy

Fat-free Gravy Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Alternative
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Fat-free Gravy
Fat-free Gravy

Fat-free gravy is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional gravy that is made with fat drippings. This recipe is perfect for those looking to cut down on their fat intake without sacrificing flavor.


Fat-free gravy has been around for many years as a healthier option for those looking to enjoy gravy without the added fat. It is a simple and easy recipe that can be customized to suit your taste preferences.


How to prepare

  1. Cook the bones as you would for soup and strain the liquid.
  2. Refrigerate overnight or until the white fat on top can be removed with a spoon.
  3. Refrigerate the meat drippings from the pan and skim off the fat.
  4. Combine the broth, flour, and cornstarch in a screw-top jar. Cover and shake until well combined. Alternatively, use a blender for a larger batch.
  5. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and stir in ketchup, salt, pepper, and basil for beef (or sage for turkey, or any other herb of your choice).
  6. Stir and cook over medium heat until the gravy thickens. If there are lumps of flour or cornstarch, continue stirring until they dissolve.


  • Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce for a tangy flavor.
  • Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version of this gravy.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to refrigerate the broth and meat drippings overnight to easily remove the fat.

- Use a screw-top jar or blender to combine the broth, flour, and cornstarch for a smooth consistency.

- Stir continuously while cooking the gravy to prevent lumps from forming.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this fat-free gravy over mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or grilled chicken for a delicious and healthy meal.

Cooking Techniques

Strain the liquid from the bones for a clear and smooth gravy.

- Shake or blend the ingredients for a well-combined mixture.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use arrowroot powder instead of cornstarch for a gluten-free option.

- Substitute tomato paste for ketchup for a different flavor profile.

Make Ahead Tips

This gravy can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the fat-free gravy in a gravy boat or small pitcher for easy pouring at the table.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this gravy with your favorite roasted meats, vegetables, or mashed potatoes for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop over low heat, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 20 per serving


Carbohydrates: 5g per serving


Fats: 0g per serving


Proteins: 1g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This gravy is a good source of iron and potassium.


This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.


This fat-free gravy is low in calories and fat, making it a healthy option for those watching their weight.


Fat-free gravy is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional gravy that is low in calories and fat. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Enjoy this flavorful gravy over your favorite dishes for a guilt-free meal.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of anticipation I felt when I first discovered this recipe for fat-free gravy. It was a chilly autumn day, and I was browsing through an old cookbook that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I flipped through the pages, my eyes landed on a simple yet intriguing recipe for fat-free gravy.

Growing up, my family had always enjoyed hearty meals with rich, flavorful gravies. But as I got older, I became more conscious of my health and started to look for ways to make our meals lighter without sacrificing taste. This recipe seemed like the perfect solution.

The recipe called for just a few basic ingredients: vegetable broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, and seasonings. It was so simple, yet I could imagine how the flavors would come together to create a delicious gravy that would be perfect for smothering over mashed potatoes or a juicy slice of roast beef.

Excited to give it a try, I gathered all the ingredients and set to work in the kitchen. I heated the vegetable broth in a saucepan and whisked in the cornstarch to thicken it. The soy sauce added a rich umami flavor, while a dash of garlic powder and black pepper gave it a little kick.

As the gravy simmered on the stove, the aroma wafted through the kitchen, making my stomach rumble in anticipation. I couldn't wait to taste the finished product and see if it lived up to my expectations.

Finally, the gravy was ready. I poured it into a gravy boat and set it on the table next to a steaming bowl of mashed potatoes. My family gathered around, eager to dig in.

I ladled the gravy over the potatoes and took a bite. The flavors exploded on my tongue – savory, slightly sweet, with a hint of earthiness from the soy sauce. It was delicious, and I couldn't believe it was fat-free.

My family dug in, and soon there was a chorus of "mmm's" and "oh my's" around the table. Everyone agreed that this fat-free gravy was a winner.

From that day on, the recipe became a staple in our household. I made it for Sunday dinners, holiday feasts, and even just for a simple weeknight meal. It never failed to impress, and I loved knowing that I was serving my family a healthier option without compromising on taste.

Over the years, I shared the recipe with friends and neighbors who were looking for healthier alternatives to traditional gravies. They were always amazed at how such a simple recipe could pack so much flavor.

I often think about where the recipe came from. Was it passed down through generations, like so many of the other recipes in my collection? Or did someone stumble upon it by accident, like I did, and decide to share it with the world?

Regardless of its origins, I'm grateful for this recipe for fat-free gravy. It has become a beloved favorite in my family, and I hope it will continue to be passed down for generations to come.


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