Gravy for the Christmas turkey

This simple recipe uses white wine for a pale, light gravy, but it can also be made with red wine or Port for a richer flavour

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 8
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 123
  • fat 8g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 9g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.24g


  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 200ml white wine or red wine
  • 600ml chicken stock


  1. Pour away any excess fat from the turkey roasting tin but keep the onion halves (if using our Roast turkey with citrus butter recipe, see 'Goes well with', right). Set the tin over a medium heat, then sprinkle over the flour. Stir with a wooden spoon and cook for 2 mins, turning the onion over in the mixture to extract the flavour. Slowly stir in the wine and stock, adding any juices from the resting turkey. Bring to the boil, scraping the bits from the bottom, then simmer over a low heat for 15 mins. Sieve and season before serving alongside your Christmas turkey.

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