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Ready to enjoy an authentic Canadian Poutine Gravy crafted by an actual Canadian? Being a true Canadian, turning the classic poutine gravy into a gluten free meal option was a must. Without the gravy, there is no poutine!

Enjoying gravies at holiday meals or with those classic french fries is now easier. Add this delicious side to all of your favourite meals, whenever you’d like!

Gluten Free Poutine Gravy

Canadian Style Gluten Free Poutine Gravy

An iconic Canadian dish – poutine. What's not to love about a plate of crispy fries, stretchy squeaky cheese, and a rich, luscious gravy? Being a Canadian, turning the classic poutine into a gluten free option was a must. Enjoy Poutine again in your home with our Gluten Free Poutine Gravy Recipe!
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes


  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 2-3 cups chicken/beef broth/vegetable
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2-4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • pepper to taste
  • spices as desired


  • In medium pot, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add gluten free flour and whisk to combine – a thick paste will form.
  • Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture turns lightly golden brown, about three minutes.
  • Whisking constantly, add broth in a slow and steady stream.
  • Contine whisking and cook until gravy thickens, about four minutes.
  • Combine cornstarch and water in a separate bowl & whisk with a fork until smooth.
  • Add cornstarch slurry to gravy mixture gradually to thicken
  • Continue whisking and bring gravy to a boil – reduce heat to low.
  • Whisk poutine gravy occasionally while you prepare the french fries.

Recipe Tips & Notes

**Vegetarian/vegan – substitute with vegetable broth & vegan butter.

We recommend when making this gluten free recipe that the cornstarch slurry is added in gradually to thicken. Adjust spices as desired and customize for every dietary need.

Random Facts About Poutine!

Poutine is a dish born out of rural Quebec that consists of three key ingredients: crunchy fries that crisp in your mouth, squeaky cheese, layered throughout the crunchy fries and lathered with flavourful gravy.

Almost every Canadian loves a good poutine, and with this gluten free recipe, you can now make your very own authentic gluten free poutine gravies in the comforts of your home!

Which Gravy Mix is Gluten Free?

Don’t want to fuss with a from scratch gluten free gravy recipe? Can you get gluten-free gravy? The answer is, yes there is instant gravy mix that is gluten free. Check out these available packaged Gluten Free Gravy options!

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11 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Ever heard of poutine? It’s made with French fries, cheese curds and gravy. And it’s just as good as it sounds! This gluten-free poutine is just like the real thing. Maybe better!

  2. 5 stars
    My gravy that I made following this recipe was more like the consistency of mashed potatoes. It was good and tasty but… Not what I expected. I ended up doubling the amount of broth, and it was still like mashed potatoes… Just more. I also added thyme, garlic powder, and triple the amount of black pepper, because initially it tasted like slightly chickeny flour.

    Update – I’ve now made this recipe CORRECTLY and such a great gravy. Use it at least once a week now. Slowly combine, mix well!

    1. 5 stars
      I had the same issue. I added double the liquid. The gravy was really good though. Next time I make it I will cut the roux in half.

  3. 5 stars
    I truly appreciate this simple recipe. I have been looking everywhere for an easy gluten free gravy! Thank goodness I found it finally. You’ve made my dinner! Thanks again for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    Of course there is gluten in most packaged gravies. This one has saved the day a few times now! Thank you 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Could not find a packaged gravy that was gluten free. This one saved Thanksgiving for my Celiac friend!

5 from 12 votes

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