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Low Carb Keto Turkey Gravy Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

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