Quick, easy keto turkey gravy to complete your roast. This rich low carb gravy is the perfect addition to any roast dinner or holiday meal and is gluten free too.
The great thing about this low carb gravy is that it's quick to make too. We used the turkey drippings for extra flavour but it can be made without. This keto gravy recipe is also used for the sauce in our Turkey Pot Pie recipe. A great use of left over turkey and gravy!
Is gravy keto?
Most ingredients in regular gravy are low carb but the ingredient that often isn't is the thickening. Flour and corn starch are often used to thicken a meat gravy making it non keto.
The easiest way to make a gravy low carb is to use a low carb thickener. In this recipe we used xanthan gum. You can omit it. I made a batch of turkey gravy last weekend and forgot the xanthan gum but added cream instead. There were no complaints from the Chief Taster about the gravy which is my benchmark!
Using xanthan gum in low carb gravy
You only need a small amount of xanthan gum to thicken this gravy. We take a small amount of the gravy and add it to the xanthan gum to made a paste. Then it is added to the gravy. This prevents any lumps.
How to make keto gravy
For ease of less pans in the kitchen whilst making a holiday or roast dinner, this turkey gravy recipe can be made in the roasting pan. Once the turkey has been removed and is resting prior to carving, place the baking tray on the hob.
We have called the left over turkey juices turkey drippings. The phrasing of this may vary from country but it's the bits and juices at the bottom of the roasting pan. This will vary depending upon your method of roasting the bird.
On a medium heat, mix all of the ingredients apart from the thickener and cook for about 5 minutes. Mix the xanthan gum with a spoonful or two of the gravy into a paste, then whisk this mixture a bit at a time into the gravy until it thickens.
What to serve with keto turkey gravy
Serving this gravy with roasted turkey is a must, but try it with our easy low carb holiday side dishes.
Other keto sauce thickeners are almond flour or coconut flour but personally I don't care for the taste and the texture seems a bit off. But that's probably my fussy side coming out. If you were looking to use a low carb flour for a gravy thickener in place of xanthan gum I would lean to oat fiber. It has a lot less stronger flavour than almond or coconut flour and mimics regular flour well.
This keto gravy recipe is not just for turkey! It can be used for chicken or any other roasted meat. Use the meat drippings, add the stock, flavours and thickener and voila!
Make sure that you taste test the gravy as the flavour of the turkey drippings will vary depending on how you have seasoned your roasted turkey.
As the gravy cools, it may thicken more. If it's too thick for your tastes add more chicken stock.
For a creamier gravy add heavy cream or cream cheese.
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Keto Turkey Gravy
- 1 cup turkey drippings
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
- Either place the turkey roasting pan (without the turkey) with the turkey drippings on the hob or pour the turkey drippings into a medium saucepan on a medium heat.
- Add all the ingredients apart from the xanthan gum and cook for 5 minutes.
- Place the xanthan gum in a small bowl and add a tablespoon of the gravy to the powder. Mix into a paste, adding any more gravy if required.
- Slowly and gradually whisk the mixture into the gravy a little at a time until it begins to thicken.
- Taste and season for your own taste buds.
- Serve, pour and enjoy!