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No Fail Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (easy & dairy free)

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 This ridiculously easy gluten free gravy recipe is packed with flavor and has a smooth, creamy texture that will leave everyone wondering what your secret is.

Save this gluten free gravy recipe because it’s the only one you’ll ever need! It’s silky smooth, flavorful, and a ridiculously easy recipe to make!

You’ll just need 3 ingredients and 5 minutes and you won’t need any gluten-free flour! This gluten-free gravy recipe really is the best.

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This is the best gravy! So good that you can serve to your guests who are not on a gluten-free diet and no one will ever guess that it’s gluten free!

The good news is, this flavorful gravy is ready in less than 5 minutes. Having a time-saver like that when you’re putting all the finishing touches on your big holiday dinner makes life so much easier. 

The secret ingredient in this creamy, delicious gravy? Vivian’s Live Again Chicken Soup mix.


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This is the perfect way to set yourself up for success this holiday season, and for all of your gluten-free life. You deserve to be healthy and enjoy all the foods and social situations you love!

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Ingredient amounts and full instructions are listed in the recipe card below.

All you need to make the best gluten-free gravy for your holiday meals is a few simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time.

  • Gluten Free Creamy Chicken Soup Mix I used and recommend Vivian’s Live Again
  • Gluten free chicken broth or chicken stock
  • Unsalted butter you can use a vegan butter substitute to make it dairy free. I love Melt brand.
  • Pepper to taste

To make an extra flavorful gluten-free gravy, you can also add a few tablespoons of pan drippings.

I love that all of Vivian’s products are produced in a dedicated gluten free facility that is also free from eggs, nuts, milk, and peanuts.

Keep in mind that this particular mix (and most other cream soup mixes) does contain soy. I have a soy-free recommendation below.


  1. Pour chicken broth or stock into a small saucepan.
  2. Whisk in Vivian’s Live Again soup mix.
  3. Heat over medium heat, whisking frequently for a few minutes until it reaches a gravy-like consistency.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add the butter or dairy-free butter, stirring until you reach the right consistency.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers.

This homemade gluten-free gravy is so good, I promise you won’t miss traditional gravy at all. The whole family (and any guests) will love it even if they eat gluten regularly.

a creamy gravy poured over mashed potatoes


Store leftover gravy in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.


If you prefer a thicker gravy, make a slurry by whisking together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch or arrowroot starch with 1 tablespoon of water.

Gradually whisk it into the finished gravy and heat over medium until it reaches your desired thickness.


There are lots of ways to use leftover homemade gravy! One of my favorite ways is to add it to chicken noodle soup.

You can also add it to casseroles or warm it up to serve over leftover mashed potatoes.

Sometimes the gravy will get a gel-like consistency in the fridge and will retain that as you warm it up. To bring it back to a great texture, whisk in a little extra broth, water, or milk, and warm over medium-low heat while whisking.


This is the question I get asked the most, because Vivian’s and most other gluten-free soup mixes contain soy.

The only gluten free cream soup mix I’ve found is from Full Flavor Foods and I haven’t tested it with this recipe, but it might work!

Please let me know if you try it so I can pass along the info to my other soy-free readers.


Sprinkle finished gravy with a little fresh thyme or parsley for a beautiful presentation.

If your gravy gets lumpy, try using an immersion blender to smooth it out.

For extra flavor, add a few tablespoons of pan juices from your meat.


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Can I make gluten-free turkey gravy using this recipe?

Add 2-4 tablespoons of turkey drippings to the finished gravy to serve alongside your Thanksgiving turkey. You can also swap turkey broth for the chicken broth.

Can I double or triple this recipe?

Yes you can! Just use a large or medium saucepan and allow for a few more minutes to heat up a larger batch.

Where can I buy Vivian’s Live Again Cream Soup Mix?

Vivian’s mixes can be found at a grocery store such as Harmons or Good Earth in Utah. You can also buy online!

Can I use this recipe to make a dairy free gravy?

Yes! This recipe is dairy free as long as you use a dairy-free or vegan butter.

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gluten free gravy poured over mashed potatoes

Easy Gluten Free Gravy Recipe (3 ingredients & Dairy Free)

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

You're going to LOVE this easy, 3 ingredient gluten free gravy recipe that's also dairy free! It's packed with flavor and features an unblievably smooth, creamy texture that will have everyone wondering what your secret is.



    1. Pour chicken broth into a small saucepan.
    2. Whisk in Vivian's Live Again soup mix.
    3. Heat over medium, whisking frequently for a few minutes until it reaches a gravy-like consistency.
    4. Reduce heat to low and add the butter, whisking until smooth.
    5. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Refrigerate any leftovers.


Vivian's cream chicken soup mix is gluten-free and dairy-free but does contain soy. If you need a soy-free alternative, you can try using Full Flavor Foods. I haven't tested this recipe using Ful Flavor Foods yet, so let me know how it tastes!

My favorite dairy free butter substitute is Melt.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

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Tuesday 26th of November 2019

Do you know if and where Vivian's is sold in stores? I won't have time to order it.

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

I'm not sure where you are, but in Utah you can find it in Harmons stores.


Wednesday 20th of November 2019


Thursday 21st of November 2019

Unfortunately, the Vivian's mix contains soy. If making a soy free gravy, I like to just use a favorite recipe and sub Better Batter GF flour for the regular flour :)

jenna urben

Monday 8th of April 2019

This looks so good! I'll have to remember it next time I make mashed potatoes :) I love smothering mine with gravy. Really appreciate a good allergy-friendly recipe

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

I hope you love it Jenna, thank you! -Celeste


Monday 19th of November 2018

Perfect timing! We're hosting Thanksgiving this year and I've been looking for a gravy recipe that's also dairy free. Thank you!!

Monday 19th of November 2018

So glad Jereann! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!! -Celeste

Alisa Fleming

Friday 9th of November 2018

Oh wow, I haven't seen Vivian's in ages! Good to know it's still around and what an easy way to put gravy on the table.

Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Yes, we LOVE Vivian's! Thanks for stopping by Alisa :) -Celeste

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