With a sautéed mushroom base and savory seasonings, this easy keto gravy recipe has all the delicious flavors of a flour-based gravy!

Xantham gum is a flavorless binder and thickener that transforms these low carb ingredients into a rich and creamy mushroom flavored gravy that goes with anything! Perfect served over biscuits, or used to smother pork or chicken.

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Easy Keto Gravy Recipe

  • Super easy to make without flour and gluten-free, this creamy gravy only takes a few minutes and can be used in so many ways.
  • With just a few ingredients and seasonings, keto gravy is ready in less than 10 minutes. Double up the batch and use it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Keto gravy is the answer to all your everyday gravy needs! It goes perfectly with breakfast biscuits, creamy pork chops, meatloaf, and even beef stroganoff, and as a side to this delicious recipe for low carb Philly cheesesteak, chicken breast or roast chicken.

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Ingredients And Variations

MUSHROOMS: Any variety of mushrooms will do, the key to this recipe is to let them ‘sweat’ until their juices are released, which gives the gravy its flavor.

SEASONINGS: Keep it simple with the seasonings in this recipe or try other blends like this garlic herb seasoning, or Italian blend, depending on how you want to use it.

CREAM: In any low carb recipe, cream adds flavor and healthy fats. Other creamy alternatives are almond or coconut milk, but they might not be as thick as dairy cream.

ADD-INS: Besides sliced mushrooms, keto sausage gravy is another variation of this recipe that delivers the same flavor and texture as ordinary sausage gravy.

How To Make Keto Gravy

  1. Saute mushrooms, onion powder, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning in butter until the mushrooms release their liquid.
  2. In another bowl, whisk water, broth, and Xantham gum (as per the recipe below).
  3. Add this mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Whisk in heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste.

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Gravy Making Tips!

  • If a few carbs aren’t an issue, then a cornstarch slurry can replace the Xantham gum by combining cold water and cornstarch in a jar and shaking it until it’s smooth. Whisk it into the simmering broth.
  • A dash of Kitchen Bouquet will give this homemade keto that deep brown, gravy color, but, like the cornstarch slurry, will add a few carbs.

Simple Storage Solutions

Keep leftover keto gravy in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Whisk before reheating on the stovetop. Freeze in zippered bags for up to 4 weeks. Thaw overnight or in a saucepan on medium-low heat.

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Keto Gravy Recipe

Make this easy keto gravy for a creamy, indulgent and totally low carb way to sauce-up so many dishes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms sliced, about 3 ounces
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2.6 cups chicken or turkey broth condensed, low sodium, 10.5 ounce can
  • cup water
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add in mushrooms, onion powder, garlic powder and poultry seasoning. Cook 4-5 minutes until the mushrooms release their liquid.
  • In a medium bowl whisk broth, water and xanthan gum. You may have a few lumps, this is ok.
  • Add the broth mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook 5 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and season with salt & pepper to taste.


  • Cornstarch slurry can be used in place of xanthan gum - but keep in mind it will add a few carbs to the recipe. Combine equal parts cornstarch and water, then whisk into the simmering broth.
  • For a richer brown color, 1/8 tsp of Kitchen Bouquet can be added but just be aware that it will also add a few carbs to the recipe.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dressings, Dips or Sauces, sauce
Cuisine American

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