How Many Syns In Gravy? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
27 May, 2022

Is Gravy Slimming World Friendly? - Our Syn Guide!

If you're planning to go out for a roast dinner or make your own at home, roast beef or chicken isn’t quite the same without some gravy, but on the slimming world you need to be checking how many syns are your gravy has before pouring it all over your food.

Gravy has different syns according to the type, on average for chicken and beef instant gravy, you're looking at using 1 syn for 100ml, but for homemade gravy, this could be 1 syn for 50ml since it’s typically made out of the fat from the meat.

How Many Syns In Gravy?

To find out more about gravy and syns, we’ve put together a guide below which will take you through why gravy is low in syns, some syn values of gravy, how restaurant and instant gravy compare and recipes for making your own SW friendly gravy.

Why Is Gravy Low In Syns? 

At just 0.5-1 syn for 100ml, gravy is low in syns making it a great way to flavour foods or roast dinners without any guilt. Gravy is typically just made from the cooking fat of meat or flavourings with starch if you buy the granules. 

You should keep an eye on the fat content of homemade gravy however as well as the sodium content in gravy granules, we would recommend measuring out your pour of gravy rather than pouring and estimating the syns.

General Syn Values Of Gravy 

As we mentioned above, gravy syns vary according to how it's made and the type, so to help you out, we’ve listed some general syn values below of popular gravy.

  • Bisto Favourite Gravy Granules 170g - 0.5 syns for 50ml. 
  • Bisto Best Beef Gravy 200g - 0.5 syns for 50ml. 
  • Bisto Reduced Salt Gravy Granules 170g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Bisto Chicken Gravy Granules 170g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Aldi Quixo Meat Gravy Granules 300g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Bisto Best Chicken Gravy 200g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Asda Gravy Granules for Meat 550g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Tesco For Beef Gravy Granules 200g - 1 syn. 
  • Bisto Onion Gravy Granules 170g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Bisto Vegetable Gravy Granules 170g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Goldenfry Original Gravy Granules Beef 400g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Morrisons Family Favourite! for Beef Gravy Granules 200g - 1 syn. 
  • Bisto Reduced Salt Chicken Gravy Granules 170g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Sainsbury's Gravy Granules for Meat 170g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Bisto Best Lamb Gravy 200g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Asda Chicken Gravy Granules 170g - 1 syn. 
  • Bisto Southern Style Gravy Granules 170g - 1.5 syns. 
  • Bisto Gluten Free Gravy Granules 175g - 0.5 syns. 
  • Bisto Best Pork Gravy 200g - 0.5 syns.

Instant Gravy Vs Homemade Gravy - Which Is Higher In Syns? 

Depending on whether you have gravy while eating out or homemade gravy, the syns will be different to the instant gravy. 

Homemade gravy is made from the fat of the meat and is often thickened in a roux of butter and flour in a pan, which adds to its syns, on average expect a proper homemade gravy to have 1-2 syns a serving compared to just 0.5 syns for instant granules which use flavouring. 

How Many Syns In Gravy?

Instant gravy is the more syn friendly option in comparison to the homemade gravy but it less natural and can be higher in sodium to make it tastier. 

How To Make SW Friendly Gravy 

One way to have control over the syns in your gravy is by making your slimming world gravy at home, our two recipes below are syn free and super easy to make at home. 

Roasted Onion SW Gravy 


  • Peeled and chopped potato. 
  • One veggie stock cube. 
  • Low cal cooking spray. 
  • One onion and carrot chopped. 
  • One celery stalk chopped. 
  • Two diced garlic cloves. 
  • 50g of mushrooms chopped.
  • Half a spoon of marmite. 
  • Spoon of tomato paste. 


  1. Start by frying off your onion, carrot and celery, after around 10 minutes add in the other ingredients and a cup of boiling water then simmer for 20 minutes until the veggie becomes softened. 
  2. Take off the hob and blend, season well and serve!

Beef Stock Gravy 


  • One carrot and potato diced. 
  • Half an onion chopped. 
  • Four beef stock cubes. 
  • A spoon of marmite
  • 550ml of boiling water. 


  1. First of all, crumble your stock into the boiling water, then add it into a pan and simmer until they become soft.
  2. Blend once cooked through and serve.

Last Words

To conclude, Gravy is slimming world friendly with homemade and instant gravy having between 0.5-3 syns a serving for 50ml. This makes it a great flavouring for meat and veggies when you want to keep a meal syn friendly. 

How Many Syns In Gravy?

To save syns we recommend measuring out your portion of gravy rather than just pouring it, you can also try our syn free gravy recipes above which are easy to make at home.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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