The Ultimate Keto Gravy
This keto gravy recipe is ready in just 5 minutes and less than 2 carbs! Flour free, gluten free, & dairy free, this low carb gravy is a cozy favorite for any meal!
The Ultimate Gravy Recipe
I am SO excited to be sharing this recipe with you! Low carb, keto G R A V Y !!! 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 gravy recipe is going to blow your mind!
What Makes This Gravy So 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!).
I also do a ton of roasted meat and vegetables for regular weeknight meals. Whenever I roast chicken or beef, I love covering it in some cozy gravy. It makes dinner even more comforting and delicious. After many, many trials, I’ve perfected the ultimate low carb gravy! 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!
The Best Gravy Swaps & Substitutions
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 fairly quickly after the gravy comes to a simmer. Tapioca starch and arrowroot are both keto friendly and gluten free.
Tips & Tricks
How to Make the Perfect Keto Gravy
It is ready in only 5 minutes, and perfect every time!
Tapioca Flour vs. Other Flours to Thicken Keto Gravy
For the thickener, rather than using regular flour the best substitute I’ve found is tapioca flour, also sometimes called tapioca starch. This is the tapioca flour I use and love. It is made from the starch extracted from the cassava plant, so 100% keto and Whole30 friendly, and also gluten free!
Arrowroot Starch: also works, but I don’t love using it for gravies since it loses its thickening abilities if it gets too hot or stays over heat for too long. But in a pinch, you can definitely use arrowroot starch, just cook the gravy over medium heat and try to prevent it from boiling.
Xanthan Gum: Xanthan gum is also a keto friendly thickening agent, but it’s not my favorite because it’s tough on your gut and slows digestion. If this is all you have, it will totally work though! Use the same quantity for Xanthan Gum substitution.
Not Keto Friendly: If you don’t need this to be keto or low carb, you can use all-purpose flour or corn starch using the same quantities for all substitutions.
Can I use Turkey drippings to make this low carb 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
- 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.2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
- While whisking constantly, slowly pour in the stock. Cook for 1-2 minutes until thickened, whisking every few seconds.2 cups chicken stock
- 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.
Nutrition facts are calculated as a courtesy and not guaranteed.