Creative Cooking: Use That Leftover Gravy

Gravy Being Poured On FoodWhen Thanksgiving is over, but you still have a lot of leftover gravy, you do not have to let it go to waste. Regardless of whether you made your brown gravy with low sodium or added some flavoring into it, there are so many things you can do with your leftover gravy. 

 1. Soup

They might look different, but gravy uses the same base as soup stock. What better way to give flavor to your soup than adding gravy? Add some meat and veggies, and it is a new thick soup that you and your family can enjoy.

2. Pasta sauce

Brown gravy does not only go well with chicken, but it also goes well with pasta. Cook some pasta and sauté some meat, veggies, mushrooms, and sour cream to add more taste and texture.

3. Stew

Save yourself a step and skip sauce making when you whip up stewed dishes. Used the leftover gravy and add your usual ingredients.

4. Poutine

This dish is a Canadian delicacy that is gaining popularity around the world. Poutine is a combination of fries, cheese, and gravy. The cheese melts when mixed with hot gravy making it a perfect fries sauce.

5. Freeze it

Do you still feel lazy doing all these things? Put it in your freezer. Like other leftover meals, gravy can be kept for a couple of weeks provided it is properly stored.  You could also pour it into your ice cube tray and freeze it. Then you could use it anytime as an instant flavoring for your dishes.

The next time you find leftover gravy after your Thanksgiving celebrations, you have other ways of making delicious dishes for the family.  Unleash the chef in you and see how many new dishes you can come up using only your leftover gravy.

Enjoy cooking!