Gluten-Free Gravy

Whip up a delicious gluten-free gravy in no time with just 6 simple ingredients. With buttery richness and a perfectly balanced blend of Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, this recipe transforms simple ingredients into a velvety, flavorful sauce perfect for topping your turkey, mashed potatoes or chicken.
Gluten-free gravy being poured over a serving of mashed potatoes.
A round gravy boat filled with gluten-free gravy topped with fresh thyme with a serving of mashed potatoes in the corner.

If you’re looking for a gluten-free gravy that’s both delicious and easy to make, this recipe is a perfect choice. It’s thick, smooth, and has a rich, savory flavor that pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes. The key to getting it just right is in the flavor of the gluten-free roux and the whisking technique, which ensures a lump-free texture. 

Best of all? All you need is 6 simple ingredients! You can use the drippings from your turkey or make it without drippings, too. No matter which way you choose, this gravy will complement your meal perfectly, no matter if it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. 

This gravy is particularly great for family gatherings, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, or a cozy Sunday roast. Its buttery and subtly seasoned taste enhances everything from roasted turkey to mashed potatoes. Try it once, and you’ll see how it can become a staple in your kitchen for both everyday meals and special occasions.

You’ll love this recipe because:

  • It’s easy and flexible. This gluten-free gravy is simple to make, requiring basic cooking skills and easily available ingredients. You can use the drippings you have from your turkey or just use a flavorful chicken broth if you don’t have drippings available. 
  • It’s perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a festive family gathering or a quick weeknight dinner, this gravy fits the bill. It’s ideal for drizzling over roasted meats, vegetables, or using as a base for other recipes.
  • It’s gluten-free! This recipe is specifically crafted for those with gluten sensitivities, using a gluten-free flour blend that ensures everyone can enjoy it without worry. It maintains the delightful texture and taste of traditional gravy, making it a great choice for both gluten-free and non-gluten-free guests.


Ingredients in small bowls to make gluten-free gravy, including turkey stock, worcestershire sauce, butter, gluten-free flour, salt and pepper with text overlays over each ingredient.

Ingredient Notes

  • Butter – Opt for unsalted butter to control the saltiness of your gravy. If you’re dairy-free, you can substitute it with a plant-based butter alternative.
  • Gluten-free flour blend – I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour in the blue bag for this recipe. It already contains xanthan gum, which helps you form a gluten-free roux for the gravy. 
  • Turkey stock/broth or pan drippings – Store-bought or homemade stock works well. You want to get the most flavorful stock or broth you can buy or make. If using pan drippings, you’ll get a richer flavor unique to your roasted meat. You’ll want 2 cups of total liquid. You can use a combination of stock and pan drippings. Be sure to double check that your stock is gluten-free! And also be sure if you are using pan drippings that it is not from a turkey that has been basted with gluten-containing ingredients or has been stuffed with stuffing. 
  • Gluten-free worcestershire sauce – Ensure it’s labeled gluten-free, as traditional versions may contain malt vinegar derived from barley.
  • Salt – Start with a smaller amount and adjust to taste, especially if your stock or pan drippings are already seasoned.
  • Ground Black Pepper – Freshly ground black pepper provides the best flavor, but pre-ground works in a pinch. Adjust according to your preference for spiciness.
  • Fresh thyme (optional) – I love to add some fresh herbs, like fresh thyme, to my gravy for added flavor and a pop of color. Fresh sage, fresh rosemary, or even a sprinkle of fresh parsley will all work here!

If using pan drippings, skim off excess fat first for a less greasy and smoother gravy. Also, remember the quality of your stock or drippings can significantly elevate the taste of your gravy, making it a standout component of your meal.

Step-by-Step instructions

It’s very simple to make your own gluten-free gravy at home with just a few ingredients. The below photos with matching steps are not meant to be the full recipe, but are there to help you see the recipe at various stages so you can make this easy gravy perfectly every time. Pay special attention to the color of the gluten-free roux!

For the ingredient list with measurements, full instructions, printable recipe, and additional notes, please scroll down to the recipe card.

A stick of butter melting in a white saucepan.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
Melted butter topped with gluten-free flour in a white saucepan.
Then, add the gluten-free flour.
A blonde gluten-free roux being stirred by a wire whisk in a saucepan.
Whisk the melted butter and gluten-free flour constantly to form a gluten-free roux.
A golden brown gluten-free roux in a white saucepan.
This should take a few minutes to get a golden brown color.
Turkey stock being poured into a saucepan with a gluten-free roux.
Gradually pour in the turkey stock, broth or drippings into the gluten-free roux, stirring constantly to ensure there are no lumps.
A white saucepan of gluten-free gravy on a pink table.
Turn up the heat and let the gravy simmer until thickened.
A white saucepan with gluten-free gravy topped with salt, pepper and worcestershire sauce in it.
Add the pepper, salt, and worcestershire sauce to the gravy. Stir to combine.
An overhead view of a white saucepan filled with gluten-free gravy topped with fresh thyme.
Add any additional seasonings or herbs before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this gravy ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare this gravy in advance. Simply reheat it on the stove over low heat, adding a little extra broth or water if it’s too thick.

What can I use if I don’t have gluten-free Worcestershire sauce?

If you don’t have gluten-free Worcestershire sauce, you can use tamari or soy sauce (ensure it’s gluten-free) or a bit of balsamic vinegar for a similar depth of flavor.

What should I do if my gravy is too thick?

If the gravy is too thick, gradually add more broth or water, stirring constantly, until it reaches your preferred consistency.

Can I freeze this gravy?

Yes, this gravy can be frozen. Let it cool completely, then store in a freezer-safe container. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

Is it possible to make this gravy dairy-free?

Absolutely! Substitute the butter with a dairy-free alternative like margarine or a plant-based butter substitute.

Can I use a different kind of broth?

Yes, while turkey broth is ideal for traditional flavors, you can use chicken or vegetable broth as alternatives for different flavor profiles or dietary preferences.

expert tips

  • Consistent Roux: The key to a great gravy is starting with a good roux. Cook the butter and gluten-free flour blend together until it’s a light golden brown. This not only cooks out the raw flour taste but also provides a base for your gravy’s thickness. It will take a few minutes to get the golden brown color you’re looking for. 
  • Gradual Liquid Addition: Add your broth or pan drippings slowly, starting with a small amount, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. This gradual process helps to create a smooth and even texture.
  • Temperature Control: Keep the heat on medium-low when adding your broth. Too high heat can cause the gravy to lump or burn, while too low won’t allow it to thicken properly.
  • Seasoning Balance: Add salt and pepper carefully. If you’re using pan drippings, they might already be salty, so taste before adding additional salt. Remember, you can always add more, but you can’t take it out.
  • Stirring Technique: Use a whisk for stirring the gravy as it cooks. This helps to break up any lumps and incorporate ingredients evenly.
  • Flavor Enhancement: For an extra flavor boost, consider adding a teaspoon of fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary during the cooking process. I like to add thyme to mine and it also gives the gravy a little green color for a beautiful presentation!

Storage instructions

  • Storage: Store any leftover gravy in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for up to 3-4 days. Be sure to let the gravy cool to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator.
  • Freezer Option: This gravy can be frozen for longer storage. Place it in a freezer-safe container or a zip-top bag, leaving some room for expansion. It will last for up to 3 months in the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • Reheat: To reheat the gravy, transfer it to a saucepan and warm it over low to medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent sticking or burning. If the gravy has thickened too much during storage, you can thin it out by whisking in a little extra broth or water until it reaches your desired consistency. Avoid high heat, as this can cause the gravy to separate or become lumpy.

A gravy boat pouring gluten-free gravy over a serving of mashed potatoes with a roasted chicken thigh in the background.

Serving suggestions

There are so many different dishes that pair perfectly with gluten-free gravy! From my gluten-free mashed potatoes, to air fryer chicken thighs, to my gluten-free stuffing — they all are delicious with a little drizzle of this homemade gravy!

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Gluten-free gravy being poured over a serving of mashed potatoes.

Gluten-Free Gravy

Whip up a delicious gluten-free gravy in no time with just 6 simple ingredients. With buttery richness and a perfectly balanced blend of Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper, this recipe transforms simple ingredients into a velvety, flavorful sauce perfect for topping your turkey, mashed potatoes or chicken.
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Course: Condiments, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Megan


  • 4 tablespoons butter (56.5g)
  • 4 tablespoons gluten-free flour blend (36g)
  • 2 cups turkey stock or broth or pan drippings (be sure it's gluten-free)
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage, etc., optional)


  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Once melted, whisk in the gluten-free flour and cook for 3-4 minutes, whisking constantly, until the flour turns golden brown.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup of the stock, whisking until combined.
  • Then, slowly pour in the remaining stock and whisk constantly until the gravy is smooth.
  • Turn the heat to medium and let the gravy simmer until thickened, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and stir in the gluten-free worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and any additional herbs or seasonings desired. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.


  • This recipe makes about 2 cups of gluten-free gravy. The nutritional information is based on 2 tablespoons of gravy per serving and is an estimation. 
  • If you have celiac disease or are on a gluten-free diet, be sure to double check all of your ingredients are gluten-free. Ingredients like flour, worcestershire sauce and turkey stock or broth will often contain gluten, so you will need to buy the gluten-free versions of these. 
  • If you are using turkey drippings, be sure to skim the fat off the drippings otherwise your dressing will be very greasy. 
  • For a dairy-free version, substitute the butter with a plant-based butter or oil.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. See storage notes in the post above for more information. 


Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 36mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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