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Easy gravy recipe

Easy gravy recipe

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Rustle up this delicious easy gravy recipe to serve with your Sunday roast. It will taste great with any roast meat – simply leave out the meat juices to make it suitable for vegetarian guests. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 95 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 30g butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 1½ tbsp plain flour
  • 375ml warm chicken or warm vegetable stock

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    2g 3%
  • Salt

    1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 7.7g Protein 1.2g Fibre 1.1g


  1. Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic and thyme and cook for 5 mins, stirring, until browned (the colour will improve the taste and colour of your gravy).
  2. Stir in the flour and cook for 30 secs, before adding the warm stock. Increase the heat to high and bring to the boil, scraping up any charred bits from the base of the pan.
  3. Reduce the heat a little and simmer for 4 mins, or until thickened. Strain into a small jug and season to taste. If you prefer a chunkier gravy, omit the straining. Serve with your choice of roast.

Tip: To use the meat juices from your roast, remove the joint to rest, then skim off the excess fat, leaving about 60ml liquid in the roasting tin. Put the roasting tin on the hob and continue from step 2.

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