Gravy

Our Gravy is just the best thing to put all over any slimming-friendly roast dinner, whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Sunday roast wouldn’t be the same without gravy…it also needs some of these things too…

How many Calories are in this Gravy?

There are 127 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Gravy. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. 

This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

What diets is this Gravy suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Stock cubes

You could also enjoy this Gravy if you’re dairy free.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Gravy?

This Gravy has just 3 Points per portion! You’ll never need to have a gravy-less dinner again!

How to make this Gravy

This recipe is really simple to make, you can even cook a big batch of it! Here’s a summary;

  • Simmer the vegetables in a saucepan
  • Add the other ingredients and blitz
  • Serve as an accompaniment to your choice of meal from the list below

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What should you should serve with Gravy?

There are loads of meals which this Gravy would work with! Here are a few suggestions;

Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values. 

Do you need any special ingredients to make Gravy?

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You really don’t need anything unusual for this recipe. It’s a great way of using up some carrots, potatoes and onions!

We use gravy browning to give the rich colour to this gravy. You can get it in most supermarkets!

Gravy | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

You can normally find it with the stock cubes and gravies!

You’ll also need a stick blender or food processor to blend this gravy up and make it super smooth. You can normally get these in large supermarkets, but also online from Amazon.

Can you cook Gravy another way?

This recipe needs to be cooked using the method below.

How do you know when this Gravy is cooked?

You should cook the vegetables for around 25 minutes on the hob until they are soft. It can then be blitzed up easily!

How long can you keep Gravy in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Gravy in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Gravy?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Gravy?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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127kcal 3

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INGREDIENTS
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  • 1 medium Carrots peeled and cut into small dice
  • 1/2 Onion cut into small dice
  • 1 medium Potato peeled and cut into rough dice
  • 2 Stock Pots chicken or beef depending on your choice of meat
  • 4 drops Gravy Browning you can add more or less if you like
  • 600 ml Water
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the carrot, onion and potato in a pan and add the water. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 25 minutes or until the veg is cooked. The water should reduce quite a bit
  2. Add the stock pots and gravy browning to the pan. Allow the stock to dissolve, then blitz using a hand blender
  3. Serve as part of a balanced meal!

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RECIPE NOTES

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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45 Comments
  1. Doing this right now to go with your toad in.the hole recipe.
    I’ve boiled and blended everything, but still a little grainy I texture. Could that be the potato? Maybe I needed to boil a bit longer. I’ve blended it for a good few blitzes.

    1. Hi Deborah
      Yes you may have to cook the potato a bit more as it won’t liquidise quite as well if it’s slightly under cokked

  2. Beautiful thick gravy, (I don’t like thin runny gravy), tastes just like the gravy I had when I was little. Thank you for the recipe. 🙂

  3. I make the gravy and then put my left over chicken from the roast in and cook it for a good 20 mins (no skin or fat). The chicken is sooooo tender and yummy we have it with speed carrots, cauli and broccoli and baked spud 😊. Brilliant recipe and if there’s any left over it makes a fab soup for work the next day 😊

  4. I’ve just made and tried this gravy. Thank you sooooooooooooo much. It’s lovely and vitamin packed. I will always make this recipe from now on.

  5. Absolutely amazing!! Just curious as to the comment above the recipe which says it may be a tweak?? Just confused on which part?! Thanks xx

  6. I made this in the soup maker today and it is absolutely delicious!!! Kids ate it all up too. Fab recipe, will definitely make this again. Soon…

  7. I made this, but used Oxo stock pots as that’s what I had to hand. Also didn’t have any of the browning, so I added an Oxo stock cube. Have to say it was delicious 😋

  8. I always make this in my soup maker as it’s so easy . Today I’d run out of chicken stock pots so used the garlic and thyme ones from Tesco, it was really good!

  9. Just made this for me & my daughter tastes lovely..but i do feel its more of a lovely soup than a gravy as did taste alittle bland for a gravy i did add lea & perrins to it as well which was better but very lovely 🙂

  10. Made this tonight and went down really well with family. Tweaked it a little i.e used a tsp marmite instead gravy browning as that’s what I had in and also added 1tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp onion granules and 2tsp dried mixed herbs. We won’t be going back to granules.

  11. Has anyone made this without the gravy browning and what effect did it have? I’ve been to 3 supermarkets this morning and can’t find in and I’m desperate to make this today!!!

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