Ultimate Keto Gravy

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One thing I was missing badly when I first started following a keto / paleo diet was gravy. It just seemed to be impossible to make creamy gravy without the extra carbs from flour or other thickeners. Luckily, I found this recipe by Nom Nom Paleo! I used the recipe as the basis for my gravy. If you have meat drippings, it's even better. Use the drippings and add all the ingredients in this recipe apart from the bone broth into a saucepan. Follow the steps below and only use the bone broth if you need to thin the gravy down.

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Nutritional values (per serving, ~ 1/4 cup)

Net carbs4.7 grams
Protein2.1 grams
Fat11.2 grams
Calories130 kcal

Calories from carbs 15%, protein 7%, fat 78%

Total carbs5.5 gramsFiber0.8 gramsSugars1.7 gramsSaturated fat6.5 gramsSodium385 mg(17% RDA)Magnesium50 mg(12% RDA)Potassium271 mg(14% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 6 servings, ~ 1 1/2 cups)

  • 2 tbsp ghee - you can make your own (30 g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1 medium white onion (110 g / 3.9 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard (you can make your own)
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped sage or 1 tsp dried sage or any herbs of choice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, use organic unwaxed lemons
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms (15 g / 0.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or coconut milk (60 ml / 2 fl oz)
  • 2 cups bone broth or chicken stock or vegetable stock - you can make your own bone broth (480 ml / 16 fl oz)
  • 1/2 cup water to soak the mushrooms (60 ml / 2 fl oz)
  • salt and pepper to taste (I like pink Himalayan salt)

Depending on how much you reduce the gravy, one serving is 1/4 - 1/3 cup. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).


  1. Add water to the porcini mushrooms and soak for 15 to 30 minutes. Peel and dice the onion and garlic. Chop the sage and zest the lemon. Ultimate Keto Gravy
  2. Add the garlic and onion into a hot pan greased with ghee and cook over a medium heat until translucent. Stir occasionally to prevent burning. Ultimate Keto Gravy
  3. Add the lemon zest and sage and cook until the onion is golden. Ultimate Keto Gravy
  4. Pour in the bone broth, lemon juice and add the soaked porcini mushrooms with the water. Ultimate Keto Gravy
  5. Add balsamic vinegar and mustard and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and let it simmer until the amount is reduced by about half. Be patient: if you don't reduce it enough, it will end up too thin and watery. Ultimate Keto Gravy
  6. Add the cream and cook for just about 5 minutes. Once done, take off the heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. Ultimate Keto Gravy
  7. Pour in a jar if you used a shallow pan like I did and blend with a hand blender until smooth and creamy. When done, serve immediately with meat, roasted vegetables or Creamy Keto Mash or let it cool down and store covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days. Reheat as needed. Ultimate Keto Gravy

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, ~ 1/4 cup)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
0 g0 g5 g45 kcal
Onion, white, fresh
1.4 g0.2 g0 g7 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.3 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Balsamic vinegar
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Dijon mustard
0.1 g0.1 g0.3 g4 kcal
Sage, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lemon zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Lemon (juice), fresh
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Mushrooms, wild, Porcini, dried
1.6 g0.2 g0 g7 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.3 g0.2 g3.8 g37 kcal
Keto bone broth
0.2 g1.2 g2 g24 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, ~ 1/4 cup
4.7 g2.1 g11.2 g130 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Hi Gloria, you can sign up for free here: ketodietapp.com/free-diet-plans/#nl


I didn't have any Dijon or it's from scratch ingredients, so I left it out but followed the rest of the recipe... Mine is very salty... "Salt and pepper to taste"...along with my broth cubes.. too much!! Bone broth would have prevented that.  
But I added more cream and hopefully fixed it.  I like it and the onion and mushroom is SO GOOD!!


Thank you for the tips and feedback Rachel!


I was wondering how Balsamic Vinegar fits in with the Keto Lifestyle? I thought it was out because of all the sugar from the grapes?


That's a good question 😊 Not all foods containing carbs (or even sugar) are necessarily excluded. For example, dark chocolate can be a part of a low-carb diet (and it does contain some sugar). Technically, there are no keto and non-keto foods. What matters more is how many carbs per meal/day you consume. For more information: Complete Keto Diet Food List: What to Eat and Avoid on a Low-Carb Diet


Sad to say I didn’t care for this 😞. Too labor intensive and all I could taste was the vinegar.


I actually added more balsamic vinegar! 😊 I loved it but had to add a splash of water. My ended up being too thick but then I cooked it for longer than I should have so...


I've been looking all over to find a keto friendly gravy to make with my meatloaf tonight and you've given me some terrific ideas. I don't have a few of the ingredients mentioned but it's a start to something. Thanks!


I think that the mushrooms can be skipped if you use more vegetables/aromatics to keep it creamy. I hope you like it! 😊


I'm not 100% sold on this. I think the balsamic and/or Dijon flavour came out too much in it whereas I was expecting a nice meaty flavour. That said, I still enjoyed it, may just halve the Dijon and balsamic next time 😊


Thank you Dee! I guess it also depends on the product - I used homemade Dijon mustard. Let me know how the next batch comes out 😊


Is this freezable? I know u say it lasts a few days in the fridge but where I can I like to double/triple recipes & freeze them as I am keto-ing but not the rest of the family.


I haven't tried to freeze it but I think it should work. You may need to blend it after it's defrost - just my guess 😊


This looks delicious! How about fresh mushrooms, can I use them? If so, how much? Thanks!


Hi Jess, yes you can use fresh mushrooms too. I prefer porcini mushrooms because they add a lot of flavour. I'd think about 3 cups of fresh mushrooms but I'd have to try to be sure 😊


I don't understand how you figure your calories on these recipes, can you please explain .. Thank you


Hi Juanita, I use the KetoDiet app to create all my recipes and count the nutrition facts. We use a very accurate food database - the USDA database and the KetoDiet database.