Turkey and Gravy Recipe - Gluten-free

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

210 min


8 servings



1 12-pound turkey

1/3 cup softened unsalted butter

1 tablespoon cracked black pepper

2 teaspoons smoked sea salt

6 tablespoons vegetable broth powder + 3 cups water OR 3 cups vegetable broth

5-6 rosemary sprigs


2 cups turkey juice + vegetable broth

3 tablespoons sweet rice flour

1 cup whole milk, cold

Salt and pepper to taste


Directions for the Turkey

  1. Smear the butter under the skin and over the turkey using your hands or the back of a spoon; making sure to cover as much of the turkey as possible.
  2. Place the vegetable broth in the bottom of the roasting pan and add the sprigs of rosemary to the cavity. Stick the meat thermometer to the thickest part of the turkey and place the turkey on the lowest rack in the oven.
  3. Every 30 to 45 minutes, baste the turkey and after 1 ½ hours, check the temperature of the turkey. If turkey is browning too fast, cover the top with tinfoil. Bake until the turkey reaches at least 165 degrees in all parts.
  4. When turkey is done, remove the rack with the turkey from the roasting pan and set aside. Cover turkey with tinfoil and allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.

Directions for the Gravy

  1. From the turkey drippings, remove any large pieces of turkey using a slotted spoon. Measure out 2 cups of the juices, adding extra vegetable broth if needed to reach 2 cups.
  2. Return the liquid to the roasting pan and place pan over two burners set to medium-low.
  3. In a jar with a lid, combine the sweet rice flour and cold milk. Shake until the two are combined and the sweet rice flour is dissolved into the milk.
  4. Pour the milk mixture into the roasting pan. Continue to cook and stir the gravy until thickened. Taste and add more salt and pepper if desired.


Frontier® Co-op has provided this recipe as a suggestion for your use based on commonly available ingredients understood to be gluten-free. Frontier Co-op cannot guarantee the gluten-free nature of the specific ingredients you obtain or your preparation of the final recipe. Please exercise good judgment in selecting gluten-free ingredients.


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