|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||8%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Total Carbohydrate 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Since wheat-based flour is typically used as a thickener for gravies, it's tricky for those following a gluten-free diet during Thanksgiving and other occasions when gravy is a staple. The good news is that gluten-free turkey gravy is easy to make and just as delicious as wheat-based gravy.
This recipe is a staple for gluten-free Thanksgiving menus, but it's just as enjoyable in July served with grilled turkey. In just minutes with simple ingredients, you can have a gravy anyone at the dinner table can enjoy.
2 cups turkey drippings and reserved juices from the roasting pan
2 tablespoons sweet rice flour, or gluten-free cornstarch
1/2 cup water, or milk or white wine
Kosher salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
When the roasted turkey is done cooking, pour pan juices into a 2-cup measuring cup or bowl.
Use a spatula to scrape the flavorful pan drippings into the cup or bowl.
When fat rises to the top of the cup, skim off 1/4 cup of fat and pour in a medium saucepan or skillet. Discard any remaining fat.
Mix the rice flour with water. Stir until smooth and dissolved.
Add remaining pan juices to the fat in the pan.
Whisk dissolved rice flour mixture into the pan and cook over medium heat while continuing to whisk, about 5 minutes or until thickened.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy.
- Try using gluten-free cornstarch, in place of the sweet rice flour, both provide excellent results for thickening gravies and soups.
- In addition to using the juices and drippings from the turkey pan, you can use either milk or white wine instead of the 1/2 cup water to enhance the flavor of this turkey gravy.
- Gradually sprinkle in more sweet rice flour if needed to get the amount of thickness you are looking for.
- If you are using cornstarch for thickening, add more by first whisking 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water. This is called making a "slurry" and will prevent the cornstarch from clumping when added to the hot gravy. Gradually whisk into the gravy to desired thickness.
How to Store and Freeze
- Store any leftover gravy in an airtight container, and put in the refrigerator for up to two days.
- Gravy can be frozen in freezer-safe airtight containers, and kept for up to four months in the freezer.
- Simply reheat the gravy in the microwave, or in a small saucepan on low on the stovetop.
What can you do with leftover turkey gravy?
Leftover turkey gravy is not just for putting on that leftover turkey or a turkey stuffing casserole dish. Drizzle it over your breakfast potatoes, or meatballs, or egg noodles. There are endless ways to use it. Be creative!