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Keto Gravy

Keto Gravy made from meat drippings is a rich, delicious sauce that's perfect for topping your turkey, roast, or sides! This recipe is ready in under 30 minutes and only uses 6 ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy low carb gravy, keto gravy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 108kcal


  • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup meat drippings
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • Collect meat drippings from your roast or turkey. Alternatively, you can roast 2 – 4 pounds of turkey legs, wings, or neck at 400ºF for 1 and a half hours to gather enough drippings. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl.
  • Heat a saucepan over medium-low heat. When the pan is warm, add the butter, salt, and pepper.
  • As the butter melts, stir to combine, then let it start to brown. This should take 4 – 5 minutes in a thin non-stick pot and 8 – 10 minutes in a thick cast-iron pot.
  • As soon as the butter starts to brown, lower the heat and whisk in the xanthan gum, adding it very gradually. Continue whisking for 3 – 4 minutes until the butter starts to thicken.
  • While whisking, add in the drippings, broth, and soy sauce. Continue mixing for 5 minutes until the keto gravy has reached your desired consistency.


This recipe is for 8 servings.
The nutritional information is based on using turkey drippings, but the exact values will depend on what kind of drippings you use. Beef and pork will have more fat and calories.
Make sure to add the xanthan gum very gradually while continuing to whisk. You may not need the full 1/4th tsp.
Instead of xanthan gum, you can also whisk 2 tbsp. coconut flour into the butter right after browning before adding the rest of the ingredients.
You can also omit any thickening agents and simply reduce the gravy for longer.
Gravy can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. 


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.7g | Protein: 7.3g | Fat: 8.4g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 28.6mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 112.6mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.2g | Net carbs: 0.2g