Gravy

  • 5MINS
  • 25MINS
  • 127KCAL

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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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories127
  • Carbs15g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat0.1g
  • Saturates0.02g
  • Sugars3g

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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 to know in the blurb!

We are Northerners and as you may know, Gravy is basically one of our major food groups ‘up North’!

Since our Gravy IV drip idea isn’t likely to take off anytime soon… say NO to the watery, sad looking gravy substitutes you’ve tried when slimming in the past and say YES to a rich, thick, smooth gravy that complements any dish from roast dinners to bangers and mash! It’s even freezable, so you can make a bit batch and always have emergency Gravy on hand.

Ideal for those following Weight Watchers or calorie counting, you’ll love enjoying this Gravy totally guilt-free.

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 or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Gravy?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Gravy recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Gravy recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Gravy recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

You’ll never need to have a gravy-less dinner again!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Gravy?

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, and it’s normally found with the stock cubes.

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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.

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A fancy gravy jug can really make a difference when serving at the table – great for messy hands!

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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.

Step 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 vegetables are cooked. The water should reduce quite a bit.

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Step 2

Add the stock pots and gravy browning to the pan. Allow the stock to dissolve, then blitz using a hand blender.

Step 3

Serve as part of a balanced meal!

Gravy - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you should serve with Gravy?

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

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

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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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.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 127
  • Carbs 15G
  • WW Points:
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 medium carrot peeled and diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 onion diced into small pieces
  • 1 medium potato peeled and diced
  • 2 stock pots chicken or beef depending on your choice of meat
  • 4 drops gravy browning add more or less to taste
  • 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 vegetables are 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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LeeTuesday 7th July 2020

What is gravy browning?

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    SharonTuesday 7th July 2020

    Hi Lee, gravy browning is a dark liquid made from caramel, molasses and spices. It is used to give gravies a bit of extra brown colour. It comes in bottles and can be found in most supermarkets in the aisle with the stock cubes.

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StaceyMonday 6th January 2020

I make this every Sunday it serves way more than 2 it is delish…. Thank u

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    Holly LevellFriday 15th May 2020

    Hi Stacey, glad you enjoyed the Gravy recipe!

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LeanneTuesday 20th August 2019

Hi how much water would you put in the soup maker, would you boil all the veg first then add stock etc afterwards. Thanks

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    Emma TMonday 23rd September 2019

    Hi Leanne,

    You should still follow the method as per the recipe card ????

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Jemma CrouchSaturday 25th May 2019

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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    CateSaturday 25th May 2019

    It will still work without the browning, the colour will just be lighter 🙂

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Louise treadwellSunday 16th September 2018

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.

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JoTuesday 28th August 2018

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 🙂

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Sally FeeneySunday 26th August 2018

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!

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Julie MooreWednesday 15th August 2018

I don’t have stock pots. Can I used the cubed chicken variety from Oxo?

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HazelSunday 15th July 2018

I don’t have any gravy browning apart from colour does it add anything else?

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