The Easiest Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (Dairy Free). (2024)

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It’s easy to make a flavorful gluten free gravy with just a few ingredients! This gluten free, dairy free recipe is simple, and it’s the perfect finishing touch for your holiday meal. It’s warm, savory, and delicious.

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What’s a holiday meal with out mashed potatoes and gravy? I have the recipe for the best dairy free mashed potatoes on my site, and now it’s time to share a recipe for easy gluten free gravy as well. Gravy on top of a fluffy pile of mashed potatoes is a must-make Thanksgiving side dish. And don’t forget the green bean casserole!

Whether you’re in need of a good dairy free and gluten free gravy for Thanksgiving or for Sunday dinner, this recipe is easy, flavorful, and made with simple ingredients.

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Ingredient Notes

  • Thickener – I prefer corn starch, but tapioca starch also works as a thickener. I have also used a gluten free flour blend, and that works really well. Gluten free flour is a nice option if you have a corn allergy. Just make sure your brand of flour doesn’t contain any corn!
  • Chicken or Turkey Drippings – Drippings are a key ingredient for adding flavor to this gravy. I highly recommend using them. But if you’re in a hurry, or have kiddos randomly asking for mashed potatoes in the middle of the week, you can just make this gluten free gravy with chicken broth.
  • Chicken Broth – Use your favorite brand of chicken broth or turkey broth, or use homemade chicken broth or stock.
  • Seasonings – Season this gravy with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Make Ahead Instructions

You can make this ahead of time, but it will kind of solidify in the refrigerator. Just make sure to whisk it thoroughly as you reheat it, and add a little more broth if needed.

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Serving a Crowd

If you’re serving a crowd, you can easily double or triple this recipe. And if you have an occasion to make beef gravy, you can do that – just use beef stock and beef drippings. We love to enjoy homemade gravy when we eat pot roast or meatloaf.


Store leftover gravy in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about 4 days. You could also freeze this – just store it in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.

More Holiday Side Dishes

  • Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
  • Gluten Free Dairy Free Stuffing
  • Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
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The Easiest Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (Dairy Free).

Kelly Roenicke

This dairy free, gluten free gravy is flavorful and delicious, and made with simple ingredients! It's the perfect addition to your holiday meal.

5 from 6 votes

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Course Side Dish

Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free

Servings 8

Calories 64 kcal


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 Tablespoons corn starch or tapioca starch, or gluten free flour blend
  • 3 Tablespoons turkey drippings or chicken drippings – or you can leave these out
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the chicken broth and drippings (if using) in a pan and bring to a boil.

  • Place the corn starch (or other thickener) in a mug and add ¼ cup of the hot broth. Whisk well with a fork.

  • Add the starch/broth mixture to the pan. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat while whisking to remove any lumps. The gravy should thicken pretty quickly. If it is too thick, add some more broth.

  • Season with more salt and pepper if desired before serving.


Store leftover gravy in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about 4 days.

You can also freeze this gravy – store in a freezer safe container. It should stay fresh in the freezer for about 3 months.

You can double or triple this recipe if you need to feed a bigger crowd.


Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 50mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg

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Kelly Roenicke

Mom to two boys with food allergies and sensitivities, Kelly is passionate about allergy friendly cooking and baking. She believes that you can enjoy amazing, easy recipes even when cooking for multiple food allergies.

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  1. Mayra L Melendez

    The Easiest Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (Dairy Free). (8)
    I just tried it and it came out delicious


  2. Caroline

    The Easiest Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (Dairy Free). (9)
    This gravy was so delicious!!! I was looking for a quick gravy recipe because my kids LOVE gravy with their mashed potatoes, and this one was the best!! I will definitely be using this recipe again. One of them can’t eat gluten or dairy, and she loved it!!


  3. Lois Avci

    I avoid both wheat and corn and don’t really like the texture that tapioca flour gives to gravy. To my mind the best choices for thickening are teff flour and sorghum flour. Google “teff gravy” for a good recipe with no common allergens..


  4. Arianne

    Looking forward to making this recipe! I like to use arrowroot powder in place of corn starch or gf flour or anything else. Could I use arrowroot powder for this recipe?


    • Kelly Roenicke

      You sure can!


  5. Katie

    The Easiest Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (Dairy Free). (10)
    Delicious recipe!


  6. Darryl

    The Easiest Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (Dairy Free). (11)
    This gravy is delicious and Light!


  7. NickiB

    Hi there! Any recommendations on a non-dairy substitute for the vegan buttery spread?
    I live in a small, small town where we don’t get that in our grocery store. We don’t have a Wal-Mart, or any health food stores.
    Could I just use coconut oil? Would that impart too much of a coconut taste?

    Thanks in advance! And Happy Thanksgiving next week!


    • Kelly Roenicke

      Smart Balance is dairy free:
      But you should call the company and check to make sure you are comfortable with their allergen practices.

      If you can’t find a butter substitute, I think I would just use more pan drippings! Coconut oil wouldn’t work too well – it would lend a coconut flavor.

      Happy Thanksgiving! :)


    • Becky

      The Easiest Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (Dairy Free). (12)
      I used coconut oil and it turned out just fine.


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