Syn Free Gravy | Slimming World

Syn Free Gravy is just the best thing to put all over any Slimming World roast dinner, sausages & mash, or anything you so desire! This is our recipe for Syn Free Gravy, but if you prefer to make it with meat juices, see our other Syn Free Gravy recipe (with meat juices).


For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Firstly, I’m going to address the issue of is this a tweak or not.

Personally I don’t think it is, but it’s up to you if you want to syn it or not.

For the amount that you’re going to use, and as long as 1/3 of your plate is speed food then I don’t see the issue.

Syn Free Gravy

Gravy browning counts as syns, but seeing as you’re using 4 drops for the entire recipe – I wouldn’t bother synning them, but again this is up to you.

Syn Free Gravy
This is what you need to look out for when looking for gravy browning!

Now that we have that out of the way, we can talk all about this amazing Syn Free Gravy recipe. It is the easiest thing to make, just whack the veg in a pan, add your stock pots & gravy browning then blitz.

Can I freeze this Syn Free Gravy?

You can prepare this in advance, it’ll keep for a few days.

More importantly it will freeze – so you could make up a big pan, and freeze it into handy portions for when ever you fancy some gravy.

Syn Free Gravy

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If you don’t have a stick blender, then put it in a food processor. Have neither? Then get a stick blender.

I think we use ours more than nearly any other gadget in the kitchen. Especially useful to make soup.

We love our little Kenwood stick blender and all of it’s attachments. Great for making Syn free hummus too!

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Syn Free Gravy | Slimming World

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portion 5 minutes 25 minutes



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127kcal 3

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  1. Place the carrot, onion and potato in a pan and add the water. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 25 minutes or until the veg is cooked. The water should reduce quite a bit
  2. Add the stock pots and gravy browning to the pan. Allow the stock to dissolve, then blitz using a hand blender
  3. Serve as part of a balanced meal!

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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  1. Doing this right now to go with your toad in.the hole recipe.
    I’ve boiled and blended everything, but still a little grainy I texture. Could that be the potato? Maybe I needed to boil a bit longer. I’ve blended it for a good few blitzes.

    1. Hi Deborah
      Yes you may have to cook the potato a bit more as it won’t liquidise quite as well if it’s slightly under cokked

  2. Beautiful thick gravy, (I don’t like thin runny gravy), tastes just like the gravy I had when I was little. Thank you for the recipe. 🙂

  3. I make the gravy and then put my left over chicken from the roast in and cook it for a good 20 mins (no skin or fat). The chicken is sooooo tender and yummy we have it with speed carrots, cauli and broccoli and baked spud 😊. Brilliant recipe and if there’s any left over it makes a fab soup for work the next day 😊

  4. I made this today and put a chicken fillet into the pot 10 minutes before the end of cooking time. OMG it tastes so lovely – I can’t wait for dinner tonight. Chicken with loads of veg .. yum. Not a syn in sight

  5. I’ve just made and tried this gravy. Thank you sooooooooooooo much. It’s lovely and vitamin packed. I will always make this recipe from now on.

  6. My husband just made a face when I said I was gonna do syn free gravy with mince and potatoes. Can I get away with doing the swap without telling him or will it be obvious??? He loves it really thick!! So do I to be honest haha

    1. Hi Sarah
      Gravy browning is sold in the majority of larger supermarkets. It’s usually on the shelves with gravy granules and stock cubes and it comes in a bottle.

  7. Just had this gorgeous gravy with your half syn Yorkshire pudding, turkey, sw roasts and lots of veg
    Stuffed and so, so happy, gonna freeze what’s left
    Thank you so much, can’t explain how happy I am, it is delicious

  8. Tried this tonight!! Couldn’t get gravy browning but got gravy powder! Unsure if this would add more syns! Only put 1 spoon of it in and shared between 3 of us! Best gravy I’ve ever tasted!!

  9. Absolutely amazing!! Just curious as to the comment above the recipe which says it may be a tweak?? Just confused on which part?! Thanks xx

    1. Hi Linda
      You could either use a little less water, or use some extra potato. Either way will produce a thicker gravy. 🙂

    1. Hi Karen
      The idea of one third speed food is to replace some of the free food on your plate. The gravy is really being used as an extra, so won’t count towards your one third speed food for that meal.

  10. Thank you pinch of nom. This is the third syn free gravy I have tried & it was third time lucky! (The other two ruined both meals and several spare meals that I’d made for freezing.) Very happy 🙂

  11. Thank you so much for the recipe! This was so delicious – we did not get 4 portions as my husband wanted more and more! Had it with your syn-free sage and onion stuffing with our roast dinner. Just delicious and both so easy to make. Thank you!

  12. I’ve been doing something similar (just without the carrot!), and then variations on it – using shallots instead of onion, save a bit of shallot and chop it very finely, and add it in after you’ve blended the gravy; goes well with gammon! Or add some wholegrain mustard (syns, but not many!) I probably wouldn’t put gravy browning in the variations, though.

  13. I made this in the soup maker today and it is absolutely delicious!!! Kids ate it all up too. Fab recipe, will definitely make this again. Soon…

  14. Made this gravy for the first time today and loved it . Will be using this recipe all the time ,can’t believe it’s Sin free it’s so thick and tasty x

  15. I made this, but used Oxo stock pots as that’s what I had to hand. Also didn’t have any of the browning, so I added an Oxo stock cube. Have to say it was delicious 😋

    1. Hi Kel
      I guess you could try making this in a slow cooker, although you will find that the water doesn’t reduce in the slow cooker, which will affect how thick or runny the gravy is. For best results, we would recommend the stove top method. 🙂

    1. Hi Emma
      The potato is the best way to thicken the gravy. You could try another mashed vegetable instead but it won’t be quite as effective.

    1. Hi Hazel
      The gravy browning is primarily used to make the colour more appetising. It’s okay to leave it out if you don’t have any. 🙂

  16. I always make this in my soup maker as it’s so easy . Today I’d run out of chicken stock pots so used the garlic and thyme ones from Tesco, it was really good!

  17. Just made this for me & my daughter tastes lovely..but i do feel its more of a lovely soup than a gravy as did taste alittle bland for a gravy i did add lea & perrins to it as well which was better but very lovely 🙂

  18. Made this tonight and went down really well with family. Tweaked it a little i.e used a tsp marmite instead gravy browning as that’s what I had in and also added 1tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp onion granules and 2tsp dried mixed herbs. We won’t be going back to granules.

  19. Has anyone made this without the gravy browning and what effect did it have? I’ve been to 3 supermarkets this morning and can’t find in and I’m desperate to make this today!!!

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