Heart-Healthy Recipe: Low Sodium Turkey Gravy

Published: Thursday, November 7, 2019

As you prepare your holiday menus, check out this low-sodium turkey gravy recipe that will pair well with the low-sodium herb-rubbed turkey. The gravy is not only heart-healthy, but it is also delicious!

  • 4 cups (32 fluid ounces) unsalted turkey stock, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, remove from stem and finely chop
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, remove from stem and finely chop
  • 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) skim milk
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch 
  • After you roast the turkey, place the roasting pan on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • Add 2 cups of turkey stock to the pan and stir about 5 minutes or until the drippings and browned bits from bottom dissolve.
  • Place a strainer over a fat separator cup.
  • Pour pan drippings through a strainer.
  • Add enough stock to the drippings to make 4 cups total. If you don’t have a fat separator cup, you can remove fat from drippings by adding several ice cubes to the liquid and placing it in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove hardened fat with a spoon and place stock into a saucepan. You should still have about 4 cups of liquid.
  • Place the saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Add sage and thyme to the simmering stock.
  • Continue to simmer until the stock is reduced by 1/4, or until about 3 cups of stock remain.
  • Pour milk into a small bowl.
  • Add cornstarch and stir to mix evenly. Slowly pour milk mixture into the simmering stock, stirring slowly.
  • Bring sauce to a boil and continue to stir until stock thickens and has a nice shine, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Serving Size: About 1/2 cup
  • Serves 8 people
Nutritional Information
  • Calories 25
  • Protein 1g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 1 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 5g
  • Trace Sodium 14 mg
  • Added sugars 0 g

Recipe created by Northeast Georgia Medical Center Executive Chef, Byron Harrel

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