No-stress gravy

Take the stress out of Christmas dinner prep with our easy five-ingredient gravy. Prep it on the day or make ahead and keep in the freezer until needed

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 135
  • fat 4g
  • saturates 3g
  • carbs 11g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.6g


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 150ml port
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • 1.6l chicken, turkey or beef stock


  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan (or in a roasting tin containing meat juices from your roast), then scatter over the flour. Stir until it forms a dark, sandy paste. Splash in the port, stir in the redcurrant jelly and cook down until sticky. Stir in the stock and simmer for 5 mins. Decant into a warmed gravy jug to serve.

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