Today, we’re going to be looking at the best gluten free gravy brands. Gravy is typically not gluten-free. This is because flour is used as a thickening agent in almost every gravy that you’ll find in your local grocery store. However, like most foods nowadays, there are plenty of gluten-free alternatives. And we’re going to be looking at the top picks when it comes to gluten-free. But first, let’s take a look at the typical ingredients you’ll find in gravy.
What Is Gravy?
Gravy is usually described as a condiment. When making gravy from scratch, you’ll often use the juices from the meat you’re cooking as the base of the gravy, and then thicken up with either cornstarch or flour. This adds texture and makes for a delicious topping to pour over many dishes.
Ingredients In Gravy
While the ingredients for gravy can differ massively, depending on the brand or how you make it, here are the typical ingredients you’ll usually find in gravy.
- stock (meat juices)
- black pepper
Gluten Free Gravy Brands
Whether you’re looking for gravy granules, a gravy mix, or gravy in a jar – we’ll be looking at all the gluten-free options available. Some of these brands will be available in the US, while others will be available in the UK. Let’s take a look.
Gluten Free Gravy Mix
With gravy mix, you usually just add water and heat over a saucepan for the perfect gravy. Let’s take a look at our top gravy mixes.
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McCormick’s has a great gluten-free range. However, it’s important to note that not all McCormick gravy mixes are gluten-free. If the product is gluten-free, it will be clearly labeled on the front of the packet. The gluten-free gravy mixes they offer are:
- Gluten-Free Brown Gravy
- Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy
The ingredients in the McCormick’s brown gravy are:
- corn starch
- corn maltodextrin
- hydrolyzed soy and corn protein
- modified palm oil
- caramel color
- potassium chloride
- yeast extract
- corn syrup solids
- xanthan gum
- sodium caseinate
- disodium inosinate and guanylate
- natural flavor
- spices (white pepper, celery seed)
You’ll be able to find these gravy mixes in most grocery stores, as it’s a very accessible brand.
If you’re looking for a variety of different flavors, Simply Organic is the place to shop. They have an incredible five gluten-free options to choose from. You can choose from the following flavors:
- Brown Gravy Seasoning Mix
- Chicken Flavored Seasoning Mix
- Turkey Flavored Seasoning Mix
- Mushroom Sauce Seasoning Mix
- Vegetarian Brown Gravy Seasoning Mix
All of these options are certified gluten-free. When a product is certified gluten-free, this means that it’s undergone rigorous testing for gluten, and has met strict guidelines set by the FDA. These gravy mixes are as safe as can be! You can find out more about their gravy mixes here.
Gluten Free Gravy In A Jar
If you’d prefer your gravy to come ready-made, and only need to be heated, let’s take a look at the options.
Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference
Without a doubt, the Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chicken Gravy is my favorite. Sainsbury’s is a UK grocery store, so you’ll only be able to this particular brand in the UK. However, this has always been my go-to brand as it’s absolutely delicious, and there’s no effort required at all! However, it’s more expensive than our other options at £3.15 for a pot.
The ingredients in this product are:
- British Chicken Bones
- Bay Leaf
- White Pepper
- White Wine
- Lemon Juice
- Chicken Fat
- Muscovado Sugar
- Yeast Extract
- Thyme Leaves
- Caramelized Sugar Syrup
- Black Pepper
Gluten Free Gravy Granules
Much like a gravy mix, you can also buy granules in a container, whereby you just add water to the granules you need.
Bisto will always be my first choice for affordable gluten-free gravy. It usually costs around £2 per container – and you can make several meals from one container. Bisto offer two gluten-free varieties:
- Bisto Gluten-Free Gravy Granules
- Bisto Gluten Free Gravy Granules for Chicken
It’s worth noting that Bisto also makes gluten-containing gravy, so always check the label before purchasing, as they look very similar.
How to Make Your Own Gluten Free Gravy
This recipe is from the incredible Gluten-Free Palate, and is super easy to make in just 5 minutes, with only a handful of ingredients.
- 2 cups broth or stock (chicken/turkey/veggie/beef broth)
- 1/4 cup of all-purpose gluten-free flour
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
- sea salt (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)
- Over medium heat, add all of the ingredients to a pan. Stir continuously.
- As the gravy starts to boil, stir until the gravy is smooth.
- Take away from the heat and serve.
- Leftovers will store in a fridge for up to one week (three months in a freezer).
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I hope this article has helped to identify the best gluten-free gravy brands. While the gravy is almost always made with gluten, it’s actually super easy to find gluten-free! As long as you’re looking out for barley, rye, wheat, spelt and oats (unless gluten-free oats) on your ingredients labels, you’ll be able to identify gluten-free gravy easily.
Do you know of any other gluten-free gravy brands that didn’t make the list? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!
Which Gravy is Gluten-Free?
From McCormick's to Simply Organic, there are a huge selection of gravy available that is gluten free. We'll be looking at the top gluten free gravy brands in the US and UK in this post.
Which Stores Carry Gluten Free Gravy Brands?
Gluten free gravy is actually more accessible than you may think. You can find gluten free gravy in almost every grocery store. Stores like Walmart will usually have several gluten free options to choose from. They're also super easy to pick up from online stores such as Amazon.