Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Love gravy, but hate fat? Try this light alternative.....

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup cornstarch
  • 14 cup water
  • 4 cups turkey broth, and defatted pan juices (whatever you lack in pan juices, make up for in stock)
  • salt and pepper


  1. In large saucepan over medium heat, bring stock and pan juices to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, blend the cornstarch and water until smooth.
  3. Working constantly, slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the boiling pan juices, continue to stir until gravy has thickened.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

Recipe #77787 provided the a high-quality homemade turkey stock essential for Guiltless Turkey Gravy. Also, I added 2 teaspoons of Better Than Bouillon Organic Chicken Base for a deeper poultry flavor. I used chilled store-bought chicken broth for the water in the cornstarch slurry. Since the first slurry did not sufficiently thicken the gravy to my preference (I like a thick sauce), an additional three tablespoons of cornstarch dissolved in an equal amount of cold broth produced a creamy rich gravy. Thank you, DoryJean54, for a gravy gobbled up by gratified Thanksgiving guests.

Garden Gate Kate December 01, 2014

Made as directed, and found the gravy too I added another 1/4 cup of cornstarch with 1/4 cup of water, and that seemed to do the trick. Very very good!

KP in Canada October 13, 2008

We love Gravy but have to cut down on fat - this was a perfect alternative. I left out the salt. I will add more seasoning next time probably Ms. Dash Original or Lemon Pepper. It's a keeper. Thanks!

Chef RZ Fan November 23, 2007

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