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roasted vegetables in a gravy strainer

Low Carb Keto Turkey Gravy Recipe

Katrin Nürnberger from sugarfreelondoner.com
A rich and flavourful keto gravy for your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. Let me show you my hack how to make a thick low carb gravy without using flour or cornstarch.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 45kcal


  • all turkey drippings from the pan
  • 2 ½ cups / 600 ml turkey or chicken stock
  • 1 roasted onion, 1 carrot, 2 celery sticks and ½ head garlic from the pan
  • 120 ml / ½ cup red wine
  • salt and black pepper to taste

To thicken

  • optional 3 tsp ground chia or ½ xanthan gum


  • Drain the juices from the turkey pan. Keep the veggies to one side. I used a gravy separator for this.
  • Place the turkey pan juices and roasted vegetables in a saucepan and pour over the wine and stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 20 minutes to concentrate the gravy and reduce the volume by about half.
  • Add the chia or xanthan gum and blitz with a hand blender or smoothie blender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Return to the pan and simmer for another few minutes to let the gravy thicken.


Serving size: ¼ cup / 60 ml gravy per person. 
Net carbs: 1.7g.  
Makes about 2 ½ cups gravy (600 ml).  
Note - the vegetables will make the gravy take on a paler colour - but it’s so tasty, and it helps the gravy thicken. To get a browner colour, simply pass the gravy through a muslin cloth.
Add 2 tbsp butter for a richer gravy. 
If the gravy is too thick, loosen with more turkey stock.


Serving: 60ml | Calories: 45kcal | Total Carbohydrates: 2.3g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 1.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 0.7g