Gluten free gravy so good that you will not know that it is gluten free!
Some meals, like turkey and mashed potatoes, just need some gravy on top.
A turkey dinner is not the same if you skip the gravy. And just because you are gluten free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the gravy.
Is gravy gluten free?
Most gravy recipes and premade gravies are not. It can be made gluten free, but most of the gravy you will find contain flour as the thickener.
But I am going to show you how to make gravy that is so good you won’t miss the gluten.
Can I make gravy with a flour blend?
The main thing that you need to do make it without the gluten is to use a gluten free thickener. This is where it can be challenging. A gluten free flour blend will work, but it doesn’t always give you the best results.
Most flour blends have xanthan or other gums in them. Gums can give gravy an odd texture. This is especially true when reheating the leftover gravy.
I have found that gluten free gravy is often slimy. No one wants slimy gravy.
After a lot of trial and error I came up with a gravy that we love.
It does not use a gluten free flour blend as the thickener. I use potato starch. The potato starch gives it great taste and texture. And potato starch is a fairy normal ingredient in most gluten free kitchens.
What readers are saying
One reader shared this: I just wanted to say this was AMAZING. I have made a ton of gluten free gravy trying to replicate my favorite Thanksgiving recipe without gluten and they were all pretty blah. This was the best I have had, and tastes identical to regular gravy.
I have heard this over and over from readers. This is so good everyone will enjoy it.
Can you freeze gravy
Yes, it can be made ahead and frozen. I love to make it that way for Thanksgiving because it saves time on the day you need to serve it.
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- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons potato starch
- 2 cups turkey dripping, meat drippings, or broth
- 1/3 cup milk
- If using turkey or meat drippings strain to remove chunks of meat. Set aside.
- In a pan melt butter.
- Add potato starch and whisk until it becomes a thick paste.
- Slowly add meat drippings, whisking constantly.
- Continue whisking over medium heat and add milk.
- Cook until thicken. This will take several minutes.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g