An easy and flavorful gluten-free gravy! Make it using pan drippings from a roasted turkey or chicken, or with boxed chicken stock. Works with any gluten-free flour!

Looking for a quick-and-easy, gluten-free gravy recipe? You’ve found it! Make this gravy in under 10 minutes for your Thanksgiving feast!

Gravy in a gravy boat

Does the thought of making the perfect gluten-free gravy stress you out? Well, after reading this post, you won’t have any more worries about lumpy, bland, gloppy gravy.

Whether you’re cooking for a holiday dinner, Sunday meal, or a weeknight serving of mashed potatoes, this homemade gravy is the only recipe you need!

This gluten-free gravy turns out perfectly every time, thanks to a couple easy tricks. (Like whisking butter and flour together before adding the stock.)

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It’s made from simple ingredients and packs in SO much flavor. You’ll love drizzling this gluten-free gravy over gluten-free mashed potatoes, turkey, roasted chicken, green beans, stuffing, and more.

Best of all, you can make this delicious gravy using pan drippings from turkey or chicken, with homemade chicken stock or bone broth, OR with the simple boxed stock you find at the grocery store.

No matter which route you take, you’ll end up with the best gravy ever!

If you’re hosting dinner for guests on a gluten-free diet, this gluten-free gravy recipe is a must!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Great texture
  • Great for Thanksgiving and holiday dinners
  • Made with pan drippings or stock
  • Uses any gluten-free flour

For more gluten-free Thanksgiving sides check out these recipes for gluten-free green bean casserole, gluten-free corn casserole, gluten-free sweet potato casserole, gluten-free cornbread stuffing and gluten-free stuffing.

You also might like these recipes for gluten-free scalloped potatoes and roasted sweet potatoes.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this classic gravy:

ingredients for gravy on a counter top
  • Chicken stock: You can use strained turkey drippings, chicken drippings, or just use a boxed chicken stock or chicken broth from the grocery store. Be sure to choose a flavorful, good brand of stock. (You could also use your own homemade chicken stock or turkey broth.)
  • Butter: Butter adds essential fat and flavor for this recipe. You’ll be whisking melted butter into the gluten-free flour for a smooth, lump-free gravy, so don’t skip the butter or substitute any other ingredient! You can use salted or unsalted butter — just keep in mind that if you use salted butter, you may want to add a little less salt to season the gluten-free gravy at the end of the cooking process. You could also use olive oil, dairy-free butter, or vegan butter, but you won’t get exactly the same buttery flavor!
  • Gluten-free flour: Any gluten free flour blend will work for this recipe, but some have better results than others. I like to use King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure-for-Measure Flour.
  • Worcestershire sauce: This is a secret ingredient for getting the most flavorful gravy. Don’t skip it! If you don’t have any Worcestershire sauce, you could consider using gluten-free soy sauce or tamari. These options both add the umami (savory flavor) you’re going for. (Check out this article on is Worcestershire sauce gluten-free? In the US Lea & Perrins brand is gluten-free.)
  • Spices: Salt and freshly ground black pepper help enhance the savory flavor of the gravy. Add more at the end for for the best gravy flavor!

How to Make Gluten-Free Gravy

butter melted in a pan with flour

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat. Whisk in the gluten-free flour and allow to cook for 2 minutes, while whisking.

Butter and flour whisked together in a sauce pan

While whisking constantly, slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the pan juices in a steady stream from the roast turkey. Whisk until it forms a paste.

stock added to a sauce pan of butter and flour

Add the remaining liquid in 1/2 cup increments, whisking in between, until the gluten-free gravy is smooth. 

Gravy simmered in a sauce pan

Allow the gluten-free gravy to simmer over medium heat until thickened.

Seasoning poured over gravy

Take off heat, stir in the Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper. (This is important! Make sure it’s well seasoned. I like to add a pinch of salt and a few good cracks of pepper.)

This homemade gluten-free gravy will continue to thicken as it cools. Enjoy!

Storage Instructions

Store this gluten-free gravy in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Gravy being poured over mashed potatoes in a dish

FAQs

What gravy does not contain gluten?

You can easily make gluten-free gravy by using gluten-free flour or cornstarch instead of wheat flour. I love my gluten-free flour recipe because it’s easy, flavorful, and flexible!

How do you thicken gravy without gluten?

Instead of using all-purpose wheat flour, use gluten-free flour or cornstarch to thicken gravy without gluten.

What is the best substitute for flour in gravy?

If you don’t have any flour on hand for thickening your gravy, Cornstarch is the best substitute. (It’s naturally gluten-free, too!)

Expert Tips & Tricks

  • Add some greenery. Top your gluten-free gravy with fresh herbs (like oregano, parsley, thyme or sage) for a pretty touch of green and some extra flavor. You could also add these fresh herbs to the gravy base and let it simmer for added flavor. (Just remove the simmering herbs before serving.)
  • Substitute cornstarch. If you don’t have any gluten-free flour on hand, you can use cornstarch instead to thicken the gravy base. You could also use arrowroot, if you’re in a pinch!
  • Make your gravy thicker. If you want to thicken the gravy after you’ve already added the stock, you can do so by mixing in a tablespoons of cornstarch with two tablespoons of cold both. Whisk vigorously and make sure there aren’t any clumps. Then you can add this mixture to the gravy and continue boiling until it’s as thick as you’d like it to be.
  • Enhance your store-bought stock. Homemade stock or pan drippings lend a richer flavor than store-bought stock, but you can boost the flavor of the boxed version before making the gravy. Just place the stock in a pot, add carrots, celery, and dried herbs (like bay leaf), and let it simmer for 30-45 minutes. Strain the stock, and then proceed with the recipe as instructed.
Mashed potatoes with gravy on top and a fork on the side

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5 from 4 votes

Easy, Gluten-Free Gravy

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 6 servings
An easy and flavorful gluten-free gravy! Make it using pan drippings from a roasted turkey or chicken, or with boxed chicken stock. Works with any gluten-free flour!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups chicken stock or pan juices strained if using pan juices (top up with chicken stock if needed – you can also use all chicken stock if preferred!)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free flour any brand will work
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Lea & Perrins is gluten-free
  • Salt and pepper if needed

Instructions 

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low-medium heat. Whisk in the gluten-free flour and allow to cook for 2 minutes, while whisking.
  • While whisking constantly, slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the pan juices from the roast turkey and whisk until it forms a paste. Add the remaining liquid in 1/2 cup increments, whisking in between, until the gravy is smooth.
  • Allow the gluten-free gravy to simmer over medium heat until thickened. Take off heat, stir in the Worcestershire sauce and season with salt and pepper. (This is important! Make sure it’s well seasoned. I like to add a pinch of salt and a few good cracks of pepper.)
  • The gravy will continue to thicken as it cools. Enjoy!

Notes

INGREDIENT NOTES
  • Chicken stock: You can use strained turkey drippings, chicken drippings, or just use a boxed chicken stock or chicken broth from the grocery store. Be sure to choose a flavorful, good brand of stock. 
  • Butter: You can use salted or unsalted butter — just keep in mind that if you use salted butter, you may want to add a little less salt to season gravy after cooking. You could also use olive oil, dairy-free butter, or vegan butter.
  • Gluten-free flour: Any gluten free flour blend will work for this recipe, but some have better results than others. I like to use King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure-for-Measure Flour.
  • Worcestershire sauce: This is a secret ingredient for getting the most flavorful gravy. If you don’t have any Worcestershire sauce, you could consider using gluten-free soy sauce or tamari. In the US Lea & Perrins brand is gluten-free.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 237IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. 5 stars
    Just made your gf turkey gravy and it is great! My daughter is thrilled to have a gravy option for Thanksgiving that is also delicious! I also made a non-gf turkey gravy and they taste very similar. Thanks for posting a great recipe, super appreciate it. Have a great Thanksgiving holiday!

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