Rich No-Drippings Gravy

Never have enough drippings for your gravy guzzling crowd? This recipe will float your (gravy) boat.
Rich No-Drippings Gravy

Recipe by Mindy Fox

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  • Makes 1 quartServings


  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large leafy sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup dry marsala, Madeira, or sherry
  • 1 qt. chicken, turkey, or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce


1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, thyme, and bay leaf; season with pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. 

2. Sprinkle the our over the onion mixture; stir to combine. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally and reducing heat as necessary to prevent the our from burning, until the mixture smells nutty and is medium golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. 

3. Drizzle in the marsala and cook, stirring constantly, until well blended, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup of the stock, 1/4 cupful at a time, stirring to combine between each addition, then stir in the remaining stock. Simmer, stirring often, until the gravy thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat. 

4. Discard the thyme and bay leaf, leaving any thyme leaves in gravy. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce. Season the gravy with salt and pepper.