Making homemade Keto Gravy couldn’t be any easier! With just two ingredients and about 15 minutes, you will have a delicious low carb and gluten-free gravy that the entire family will love!
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No meal is complete without gravy in my opinion and luckily you won’t have to skip it just because you are sticking to a low carb, keto, or gluten-free diet.
Tips for the perfect keto gravy:
The most important part of making a good keto gravy is choosing a good broth. Almost all of the flavor in this gravy comes from the broth, so if you don’t start with a good one, your gravy will not be very good either.
Feel free to use bone broth, homemade, or storebought broth. Although I recommend that you chose one with low sodium content. The first step in the cooking process is to reduce the broth and it can be easy for it to get too salty.
How to thicken keto gravy
Traditional gravy is thickened with flour or cornstarch, both of which are not keto-friendly.
Instead of those ingredients, I use xanthan gum. There are other keto thickeners on the market, but xanthan gum is the most widely available and it’s easy to work with. You can read more about xantham gum here!
When you are using xanthan gum, keep in mind that a little goes a long way. It’s best to add a little at a time (I usually add in 1/4 tsp increments), and then let it sit for a few minutes before adding any more.
If you add too much your gravy will turn a little slimy or gel-like – and that is definitely not what we are going for. If you do happen to add too much xanthan gum, don’t fret! Just add a little more broth to thin it back out.
Can you use almond or coconut flour to thicken gravy?
In short, No. Unfortunately neither almond or coconut flour will work for thickening gravy. Both will remain gritty and won’t absorb enough liquid to work for gravy.
Optional seasoning additions:
I intentionally kept this recipe fairly bland, so that it could be adapted to go with a wide variety of foods. It can certainly be used without any modifications or additions, but if you want to amp up the flavor here are some of my favorite seasonings to add:
- Poultry Seasoning
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Fresh Herbs (Thyme, Sage, Parsley, and Chives are some of my favorites)
- A splash of wine – I usually stick with white wines for poultry gravy and red for beef.
- Mustard – I especially love this when I am serving the gravy with pork
Try this Keto Gravy with these Delicious Recipes:
- The Best Mashed Cauliflower
- Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
- Air Fryer Keto Fried Chicken
- Low Carb Stuffing
- Crispy Chicken Thighs
- 4 cups Low Sodium Broth
- ¼-½ tsp Xanthan Gum
- Salt and Pepper to taste, optional
- Sauce Pan
- Bring the broth to a boil over medium-high heat. Allow it to simmer until it has reduced by half. Stir it occasionally to prevent it from scorching and reduce heat if needed.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in ¼ tsp of xanthan gum. Allow it to sit for 2-3 minutes then add an additional ¼ tsp if the gravy is still too thin. Be careful not to add too much xanthan gum as it can cause a slimy, gel-like texture. If you do find that you have added too much, you can fix it by simply adding additional broth until you reach the desired consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper if desired.