Whether your planning a big brunch or a Thanksgiving feast, or simply need a quick and delicious sauce for tonight’s dinner, these dairy-free gravy recipes have you covered. They include a flavorful mix of creamy, brown, beef, chicken, turkey, and mushroom gravies. And of course, we have vegan and gluten-free options or almost every recipe.
10 Dairy-Free Gravy Recipes for Brunch, Dinner, or a Feast
All of the following dairy-free gravy recipes are quite versatile. They pair well with a range of dishes, and can be adapted to suit almost any dietary need. All of the following are egg-free and peanut-free. We have specifically noted which can be made vegan and/or gluten-free, and several also suit soy-free and/or nut-free diets.
Vegan Brown Gravy (gluten-free option)
This simple, plant-based recipe was created by famed vegan cookbook author, Bryanna Clark Grogan. Unlike most other recipes, this version is oil-free and butter-free.
Dairy-Free Gravy Packet Mix (gluten-free and vegan options)
There are some dairy-free gravy packets on the market, but many do contain milk. Plus it’s so easy and cheap to make your own! Sarah whipped up this recipe, complete with “just add water” instructions.
Sausage Gravy (gluten-free and vegan options)
This rich but healthy gravy is from my Cream Biscuits and Gravy recipe. It includes simple homemade sausage, and some surprisingly nutritious ingredients. But don’t shy away – the taste is still deliciously indulgent.
Vegan Almond Gravy (gluten-free option)
This gently creamy recipe is thickened with ground almonds and just a little starch. It’s wonderful over potatoes, vegetables, various proteins, and rice bowls.
Rosemary Beef Gravy (gluten-free and vegan options)
In the picture, this fragrant gravy is paired with Apple Stuffing Bites (recipe includes – it uses up leftover stuffing!), but it also goes well with steak, mushrooms, and other hearty meals.
Classic Turkey or Chicken Gravy (gluten-free option)
No list of dairy-free gravy recipes would be complete without a basic pan dripping recipe. You can use drippings from cooked turkey or chicken, the choice is up to you. If you have turkey broth or stock, you can also use that in place of the chicken broth.
Creamy Mushroom Gravy (gluten-free option)
If you’re craving Swedish meatballs, then this recipe is for you. The creamy gravy was created to pair with Swedish Turkey Mini Loaves. Yes, that recipe is included, too!
Vegan Mushroom Gravy (gluten-free option)
This is one of my personal favorites because I love mushrooms. It’s infused with mushroom broth and cooked with fresh mushrooms for a double dose of flavor. This gravy pairs well with most proteins and with hearty vegetables.
Creamy Vegan Cashew Gravy (gluten-free option)
Hannah created this rich, plant-based gravy to go over mashed potato bowls. It’s balanced with cashew and coconut for a more even flavor, and bolstered with the perfect mix of seasonings.
If you’re looking for a flavor-forward gravy, then this could be your perfect recipe. It’s made with red wine, balsamic vinegar, sage, garlic, onion, and other natural seasonings for a complex taste.