Sometimes you need gravy for a recipe, but you don't have roasted meat or something to use as a flavor base. This quick and easy gluten free gravy recipe will come to your rescue! You won't believe how easy this gluten free gravy from scratch is to make.
I have been making this gravy recipe for years...it never occurred to me that people think they need roasted meat in order to make a gravy. I feel I owe you all an apology because this is something I should have posted to my blog ages ago.
Gravy doesn't have to be hard, take a lot of time, etc. With just a few simple ingredients and some whisking, you can enjoy gluten free gravy anytime!
Slather this flavorful gravy on this easy Roasted Herb Chicken recipe for a dinner the whole family will love!
- Broth - You can use beef, chicken, or turkey broth.
- Potato starch - Sub cornstarch if you can't have nightshades.
One of the stars of my gluten free gravy recipe is fresh herbs. They add so much flavor and depth to your gravy recipe. If you love cooking with herbs as well, you can grow fresh herbs indoors in your kitchen window. This way, you can just snip what you need when you need it!
If you would like more ideas of ways to use fresh herbs in your kitchen, here are my favorite ways to cook with fresh herbs.
Pour this flavorful gravy on this Air Fryer Turkey Breast for a deliciously easy dinner.
Are you ready to make this simple gravy recipe?
How to make gluten free gravy:
Step 1: In a small pot, add olive oil and garlic. Cook on medium-low heat for 3 minutes, then add the broth, spices, and fresh herbs. Bring to a boil, then boil the heat to simmer.
Step 2: Simmer for 15 minutes, then very slowly whisk in the tapioca starch or potato starch a tiny bit at a time. Cook 5 more minutes and enjoy!
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
You can easily make this gluten free gravy vegan by using vegetable broth.
You can use any type of broth in this gravy recipe.
If you have pan scrapings from cooking or roasting meat DEFINITELY use them in this recipe...the gravy will be even better! To use your pan scrapings, scrape up as much as you can from the roasting pan and add to the gravy while it is simmering.
Lumps in your gravy is one of the biggest challenges to making homemade gravy. When adding your starch to thicken your gravy, add only a tiny bit at a time while whisking.
Lumps in your gravy are not the end of the world. I like to use this mesh strainer. Pour the gravy through this strainer and it will not only remove the lumps caused by starch thickeners, but it will take out the large chunks of cooked herbs as well.
More delicious recipes to use gravy on:
Quick and Easy Gluten Free Gravy
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- 3 cups beef chicken, or vegetable broth
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon fresh sage
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
- 2 tablespoons potato starch
- ½ teaspoon salt or more to taste
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- In a small pot, add olive oil and garlic and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the broth, spices, and herbs to the pan. If you have pan scrapings, add those too!
- Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer.
- Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Grab a whisk and very slowly, add the potato or tapioca starch in while whisking quickly.
- If you do end up with some lumps, run your gravy through a strainer to remove them.
- You can use chicken broth if you prefer to make a chicken-based gravy.
- This gravy will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.