This keto gravy recipe is ready in just 5 minutes and less than 2 carbs! Flour free, gluten free, & dairy free, this low carb keto gravy is a cozy favorite for any meal!

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The Ultimate Gravy Recipe

I am SO excited to be sharing this recipe with you! Low carb, keto gravy !!! Because gravy makes everything better, and why should eating fewer carbs make you miss out on Thanksgiving‘s ultimate condiment?!

Get your mashed cauliflower and turkey ready, this keto gravy recipe will blow your mind!

a gravy dish full of low carb gravy

What Makes This Recipe Great

The holidays are coming up, and a good gravy recipe is a must-have for special holiday meals. Whether you’re making my perfect roast chicken, a whole turkey, or this delicious pot roast, this easy, low-carb keto gravy recipe is a staple for every cook (and your family won’t even know the difference!).

After many, many trials, I’ve perfected the ultimate keto gravy recipe! With easy swaps, you can make chicken gravy, beef gravy, or turkey gravy, all keto and low carb! You really can’t go wrong with this delicious recipe!

keto gravy with beef broth poured over pot roast

Ingredient Notes

Stock/Broth: Your gravy is going to be as delicious as your chicken stock. My favorite to use is my homemade bone broth. If you’re using store-bought, my favorite is Kettle + Fire (code TASTESLOVELY for a discount).

Thickener: I love tapioca starch since it remains thick after being on the heat for an extended period of time (arrowroot tends to lose its thickening ability if heated for too long). But if all you have is arrowroot, you can use it, just be sure to eat it fairly quickly after the gravy comes to a simmer. Tapioca starch and arrowroot are both keto-friendly and gluten-free.

Recipe Step by Step

nine quadrants showing how to make gravy
  1. Heat a medium-size saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Melt the butter. Once the butter is completely melted, add in the tapioca flour and whisk vigorously until combined and there are no lumps. Cook for 30 seconds.
  3. While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the stock. Cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened, whisking every few seconds.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve warm on top of meat and vegetables.

Expert Tips

Make-Ahead: Make this keto gravy recipe up to 5 days in advance, and store in an airtight container. I love a mason jar. Reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat until simmering.

Freezing: You can freeze for at least 6 months in the freezer. I love wide-mouth mason jars for this. Or freeze in ice cube trays so you can thaw smaller amounts as needed.

Thickness: I like my keto gravy to be a similar thickness consistency as tomato soup. Feel free to add less stock to make it thicker, or more stock to make it thinner to suit your personal preference!

Lactose/Dairy Free: If you need this to be lactose-free, use ghee in place of butter. If you need this to be completely dairy-free/vegan, use vegan butter or triple filtered coconut oil. Same quantities for all substitutions.

Thickener: Tapioca is my recommended thickener for this gravy. You can also use arrowroot flour, all-purpose flour, or cornstarch. Same quantity for all substitutions.

a gravy dish full of beef keto gravy

FAQs

Can I use Turkey drippings to make this keto gravy recipe?

Yes! You can use turkey drippings (or roasted chicken drippings or roasted beef drippings). I recommend pouring your drippings into a fat separator. You’ll need 2 cups. If you don’t have enough turkey or chicken drippings, to reach 2 cups, just use the drippings you got and then supplement with broth or stock to reach 2 cups.

How do I store this keto gravy?

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for at least 5 days in the refrigerator, or in the freezer for at least 6 months.

Can I make this gravy ahead of time?

Yes! You can make this up to 5 days in advance, and store it in an airtight container. I love using a mason jar. Reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat until simmering, and serve!

Help! How do I carve a whole Turkey or Chicken?

The most perfect gravy needs a perfect turkey or chicken to go with it, but I know cutting a whole turkey or chicken is intimidating. I’ve created the most helpful guide to carving!

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The Ultimate Keto Gravy Recipe

This keto gravy recipe is ready in just 5 minutes and less than 2 carbs! Flour free, gluten free, & dairy free, this low carb keto gravy is a cozy favorite for any meal!
5 from 16 ratings

Ingredients 
 

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock, beef stock, or vegetable stock (broth works also)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Heat a medium size sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Melt the butter. Once the butter is completely melted, add in the tapioca flour and whisk vigorously until combined and there are no lumps. Cook for 30 seconds.
  • While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the stock. Cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened, whisking every few seconds.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm on top of meat and vegetables.
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for at least 5 days, or frozen for at least 6 months.

Notes

Make-Ahead: Make this keto gravy recipe up to 5 days in advance, and store in an airtight container. I love a mason jar. Reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat until simmering.
Freezing: You can freeze for at least 6 months in the freezer. I love wide-mouth mason jars for this. Or freeze in ice cube trays so you can thaw smaller amounts as needed.
Thickness: I like my keto gravy to be a similar thickness consistency as tomato soup. Feel free to add less stock to make it thicker, or more stock to make it thinner to suit your personal preference!
Lactose/Dairy Free: If you need this to be lactose-free, use ghee in place of butter. If you need this to be completely dairy-free/vegan, use vegan butter or triple filtered coconut oil. Same quantities for all substitutions.
Thickener: Tapioca is my recommended thickener for this gravy. You can also use arrowroot flour, all-purpose flour, or cornstarch. Same quantity for all substitutions.
Calories: 37, Total Carbs: 2.3g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 3g, Net Carbs: 2g
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