Low Carb Keto Gravy Recipe

Low carb keto gravy is creamy, flavorful that can be enjoyed over roasted meats, sausage, that turkey holiday dinner or mashed cauliflower.  This easy full-flavor recipe is made with homemade stock, cream, butter and a thickening agent of your choice!

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White low carb keto gravy in a gravy serving dish with a spoon scooping it out of the dish

Keto Gravy Sauce

This gravy sauce is simple to make and a delicious way to enjoy some comfort food keto-style!

I experimented with a gravy sauce after Thanksgiving just in time to lather over our leftover turkey slices.  

Delicious enough to eat by the spoonful, but save it for those days when you are craving comfort food!

Low carb keto gravy in a gravy boat

How To Make Keto Gravy

You make keto gravy very similar to traditional gravy sauce, except we will thicken our sauce by blending the onions and adding a gluten free thickener.

For this recipe we use 1/2 cup of chopped onion, which has 7 carbs.  If you are super-duper strict keto, then reduce the onion to 1/4 cup or leave them out.

The flavor from the onions are worth the carbs in my opinion, and you won’t be eating the whole amount in the gravy boat at one serving.  

At least I don’t recommend that!

Four photos with step by step instructions on how to make keto gravy sauce

Steps To Make Gravy

  1. Sauté onion in butter until soft and fragrant
  2. Add broth or stock, then heavy cream
  3. Mix in cream cheese
  4. Blend ingredients
  5. Place ingredients back in skillet
  6. Season with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce
  7. Add thickener (Psyllium Husk – my preference)
  8. Top with additional butter (optional) and any additional fresh herbs
skillet pan of simmering keto gravy on the stovetop thickened with psyllium husk

How To Thicken Low Carb Sauce for Delicious Gravy

Obviously, the easiest way to thicken traditional gravy is to make a roux with flour, but that’s not the keto way.  

Don’t fret though because I have a delicious alternative to flour, cornstarch or arrowroot with zero carbs and all the thickness you want.

First, you should know that when you make a gravy it can be thickened naturally by simmering the ingredients to evaporate the water in the stock.

It does work, but we tend to get impatient, which is why whisking in flour gives us instant satisfaction since it thickens almost immediately.

Here are some options to thicken the gravy without using flour, cornstarch or arrowroot.

  • Full fat Cream Cheese
  • Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • Guar gum or Xanthan Gum
  • Psyllium Husk Powder

I tried them all and ended up with a combination of 1 tablespoon of cream cheese and 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk powder, which I think gave me the best tasting gravy with the thickness I was looking for.

Add your choice after simmering the ingredients. Start with a tablespoon of yogurt or sour cream, and add more a tablespoon at a time to get to the consistency you prefer.

If using guar gum or xanthan gum you will need 1 teaspoon of the guar gum and about 1/2 teaspoon for the xanthan gum.  

Just like flour, each will thicken quickly, so start with less and increase the amount as it bulks up.

Note that 1 tablespoon of cornstarch (a great thickener) contains 7 grams of carbs. If you have some wiggle room, this amount may fit into your macronutrients.

Black plate of cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and sliced turkey with keto gravy topped on the meat.

Keto Gravy Recipe – FAQ’s

Is gravy keto friendly?

Gravy made without flour as a thickener is safe for low carb diets. Note that depending on your diet limitations, some thickeners that contain carbs may be ok to use. For example, one tablespoon of cornstarch contains 7 carbs, which may be suitable for your diet.

My gravy is too thick! How do I fix it?

Don’t worry! Thick gravy can be thinned with hot broth. Add a couple of tablespoons at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

How long will gravy last in the refrigerator?

Properly stored in an airtight container, refrigerated gravy will stay fresh for 2 to 3 days. If it smells or mold begins to form, then toss and make a fresh batch.

White low carb keto gravy in a gravy serving dish with a spoon scooping it out of the dish

Low Carb Keto Gravy Recipe

Keto gravy comfort food! Use this easy low carb gravy sauce for biscuits and gravy, meats, and any dish you want additional flavor.
4.77 from 13 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto, low carb, sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 cups stock or broth beef, chicken, turkey, vegetable
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon psyllium husk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium skillet over medium heat add two tablespoons of butter and add onion. Sauté until onion is soft and fragrant. 
  • Pour in stock and mix well, then add cream. Stir until all ingredients are warm, then add cream cheese and whisk until cheese melts. 
  • Remove from stove and carefully place in a glass blender. Pulse until in smooth.
  • Place back in skillet and add 1 teaspoon of psyllium husk. Stir until desired thickness. Mix in Worcestershire sauce and 1 tablespoon of butter. Top with fresh herbs if desired. 


1/4 cup of sauce is under 5 carbs


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 237mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

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  1. I have to agree with the others who said the PH made it slimy (as did the Xanthan Gum). I’ve used it before and it was slimy then too, no idea why I thought this recipe might be an exception. And no, I’m not using too much. If anything I used too little. To get the gravy as thick as most people are used to would have meant I’d have to use even more. There are other alternatives to PH and XG which are low/no carb I have not tried yet. It is going to take a lot more experimentation. I’m a little surprised that so many people thought this was good. Most people I know are pretty sensitive/aware about food texture, or I guess in this case you might call it the “slime factor”.

  2. I made this exactly as stated in the recipe. While I did like the flavor, the consistency… Yeah I couldn’t get past it. it’s like finding that the whites of your over medium eggs are still snotty. This has too much of a Gelatinous texture for me

  3. I am all in for a gravy I can eat with a spoon! Sounds like you’ve perfected this low carb version and it will be perfect to serve at Christmas when my folks are here. Thank you for another great recipe!

  4. That gravy looks so smooth and creamy. I can’t wait to try it. Non-stick has really come a long way. The old scratched Teflon is a thing of the past. Farberware has been a mainstay in our home for over 30 years so I know that this product is second to none tool

      1. Hello,
        I recently started keto and was trying to make a white sauce for my asparagus. I guess I messed up. Have you ever had the problem of the ph making the sauce slimy? And it got worse as it cooled! Any helpful ideas? Thank you