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Perfect Keto Gravy

With less than 1 net carb per serving, this rich, delicious keto gravy needs to be on your holiday menu! 

Keto gravy over mashed cauliflower close up.



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I was going to publish my Creamy Low Carb Turkey Stew today because #1 OhhEmmGeee it is amazing and #2 we are all going to have leftover turkey to use up in a couple of weeks.
I realized that I don’t have my gravy on the blog and couldn’t believe that I have never posted it!
I mean, what the heck Bobbi?
This is a major low carb foodie faux pas!
How do you have a low carb food blog and not have your recipe for gravy on it?
Especially during the holidays?
I know, I know, so error rectified and here we go!
Overhead view of ingredients to make keto gravy.


  • Butter
  • Turkey (or other meat) pan drippings
  • Turkey, chicken, or beef bone broth (either homemade or storebought)
  • Gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Xanthan gum
  • Olive oil
Process shot of making keto gravy.
Like many of you, I am sure, I thought when I went low carb gravy was a thing of the past. 
Something that would live in my dreams, never to be enjoyed again.
Am I being melodramatic?
Hmmmm, my fellow gravy lovers, I am sure you don’t think so.
My first Thanksgiving, after going low carb, I sat back and watched my family indulge in carby gravy goodness.
And pouted.
a LOT!


Whisking keto gravy in a skillet.
After that, I decided I needed to start working on an answer to my problem.
I tried a lot of different solutions.
Almond flour.
Coconut flour.
Heavy cream.
Cream cheese.
All of them can produce decent sauces, but none of them hit that gravy nail on the head.
Then I tried xanthan gum and BINGO, we had a winner!


Adding seasoning to the keto gravy in a skillet.



Xanthan gum is a popular food additive used in gluten-free cooking and baking that’s commonly added to foods as a thickener or stabilizer.

Discovered in by scientists 1963. with the FDA’s stamp of approval, it’s created when sugar is fermented by a type of bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris. When this happens, it creates a broth or gooey substance, which is made solid by adding alcohol. It is then dried and turned into a powder.

When xanthan gum powder is added to a liquid, it quickly dissolves and creates a viscous and stable solution. 

This makes it a great thickening agent for many products. 



Finished keto gravy in a skillet.

Unlike other potentially harmful food additives, xanthan gum may actually hold some health benefits.

Xanthan gum may help lower blood sugar. This may have to do with the fact that the body cannot digest soluble fiber. 

Even though it’s made in a lab, it’s a soluble fiber. Soluble fibers are carbs that your body cannot breakdown. When consumed, these fibers absorb water, which then turns into a gel-like substance, and can slow down the digestive process.


While we’re on the topic of soluble fiber, let’s talk about the fact that xanthan gum may also help support regularity. Again, this has to do with how soluble fiber absorbs water, which can help move water into the intestines, which can help keep things “moving”.

More info about xanthan gum here


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Perfect Keto Gravy

Perfect Keto Gravy

Yield: Approx 12 (1/4 cup) servings

Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 20 Min
With less than 1 net carb per serving, this rich, delicious keto gravy needs to be on your holiday menu!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup turkey (or other meat) pan drippings
  • 2 cups turkey, chicken, or beef bone broth (either homemade or storebought)
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in the pan drippings and broth until smooth. Bring to a boil, then add Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder, and season with a good amount of salt and pepper, tasting as you go. Reduce heat and let simmer 10 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the xanthan gum and olive oil. Whisk into the drippings mixture.
  3. Let simmer another 5 to 10 minutes until starting to thicken, whisking occasionally. Gravy will thicken more as it cools but you can add an additional 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum if needed.
  4. If gravy is too thick upon cooling reheat a bit and thin with more broth as necessary.
  5. Serve warm.




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