Gamma interferon (IFN-γ)-induced innate immune responses play important roles in the inhibition of Toxoplasma gondii infection. It has been reported that IFN-γ stimulates non-acidification-dependent growth restriction of T. gondii in HeLa cells, but the mechanism remains unclear. Here, we found that γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor-associated protein-like 2 (GABARAPL2) plays a critical role in parasite restriction in IFN-γ-treated HeLa cells. GABARAPL2 is recruited to membrane structures surrounding parasitophorous vacuoles (PV). Autophagy adaptors are required for the proper localization and function of GABARAPL2 in the IFN-γ -induced immune response. These findings provide further understanding of a noncanonical autophagy pathway responsible for IFN-γ-dependent inhibition of T. gondii growth in human HeLa cells and demonstrate the critical role of GABARAPL2 in this response.