nutritional information


  • Calories: 29
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Total Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1 g
  • Sodium: 147 mg

Holiday Gravy

Holiday Gravy

Makes about 2 cups

Browning the vegetables before making the gravy stock is what sets this rich sauce apart. And, just as good, the gravy can be made ahead of time. Double the recipe if you’ve got a gravy-loving crowd.
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 medium-sized onions, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, cut into chunks
  • 4 oz. white mushrooms, halved
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 sprigs fresh marjoram
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbs. flour
  1. Heat 2 Tbs. oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onions, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover, and cook 1/2 hour, or until soft, stirring occasionally. Uncover pan, increase heat to medium and cook 7 to 10 minutes more, or until vegetables are browned and caramelized.
  2. Add wine; simmer 2 to 3 minutes, or until 2/3 of liquid is evaporated. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, marjoram, thyme and 2 1/2 cups water. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Strain into large measuring cup, pressing on vegetables with spoon to release all liquid.
  3. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour, and cook 5 minutes, or until flour begins to turn golden. Whisk in vegetable liquid. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until gravy thickens, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and serve with filled Cornucopias.
November 2005

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Sounds delicious

Roni Blevins - 2014-01-29 18:40:01

For ashley

Liz - 2013-12-20 17:22:28

This is THE best gravy! As for the cornucopias? Easiest, tastiest way to make them is to use crescent rolls-they're vegan! Just use two, and roll them around a form made of foil sprayed with oil so they don't stick. Shape them and bake according to the package instructions. Then let them cool a little and twist the foil out of the middle. Voila! Easy and delicious.

Elizabeth Handler - 2013-11-27 19:24:17

We make this gravy every year for Christmas. Combined with the cornucopias it's a family favorite.

Carl - 2009-12-19 17:49:19

I would love to have the directions for making the cornicopia. I had it long ago, but lost that part of the article. - 2010-11-15 23:39:14