Gluten-Free Gravy and Sauces — Menu Plan Nov. 16

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ThanksGravyThe theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week is another important item to make sure is gluten-free at your Thanksgiving dinner:  Gravy and Sauces. 

Last week, we gave you some ideas about choosing a Gluten-Free Turkey, but now we need to make sure the gravy is gluten-free, too! It’s not as difficult as you may think.

Bon Apetit’s Test Kitchen has a great article online called How to Make Gluten-Free Gravy Taste Good. The article lists three different methods for making gravy. I make gravy at our house using the first option of using a cornstarch slurry instead of flour for thickening. That works good for us. The article also lists Arrowroot and King Arthur’s gluten-free flour as alternative options.

Need a gluten-free gravy recipe? Try one of these:

  • Gravy recipe at Nourishing Meals uses sweet rice flour or arrowroot powder.
  • Gravy recipe at Simply Gluten Free uses starch, stock, wine, heavy cream, etc.
  • Mushroom Gravy recipe at The Splendid Table  uses olive oil, mushrooms, cornstarch, etc.
  • Sausage Gravy recipe at Gluten-Free Homemaker uses bulk sausage, sweet rice flour, almond milk, etc.
  • Turkey Gravy recipe at Chef Janet uses rice flour, stock, herbs, etc.
  • Turkey Gravy recipe at Gluten-Free on a Shoestring uses a mix of flours (without xanthan gum), butter, etc.

Want to purchase a gluten-free mix to help you along the way?

You can even buy gluten-free prepared gravies and sauces. Imagine makes Turkey, Beef, and Vegetarian Wild Mushroom Gravies, as well as simmer sauces, that are all gluten-free.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
For our menu plan this week, I’ll be using a cornstarch slurry to thicken the Teriyaki sauce, the Gumbo, and the gravy for chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes. 

Monday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Jasmine Rice, Steamed Green Beans

Tuesday – Gumbo, Schar Ciabatta Rolls

Wednesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato fries, Yellow Squash

Thursday – Rotisserie Chicken, Daiya Cheezy Mac with Veggies

Friday – Chicken Chili with Avocado and Corn Tortillas

Saturday – Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli

SundayBaked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Quinoa with leftover veggies

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for making gravy.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for gluten-free Pies!
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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