Keto Turkey Gravy

Among the best parts of slow roasting meat are the delicious drippings. Rich, savory and flavorful liquid gold… To discard it, we’d suggest, borders on criminal.

While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying drippings on their own, most of us grew up enjoying the creamy texture of gravy on meats and vegetables. For some, it’s an indispensable element in a real holiday meal. And there’s no reason to deprive yourself if gravy is your thing. Even if you’re living keto, this recipe keeps your commitment. Most of all, it feels and tastes like indulgence itself. 

Serving: 4

Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups turkey drippings, bone broth, or stock
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder


Combine cream, butter, broth/drippings in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer for 10–15 minutes. Add arrowroot powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until gravy thickens and reduces down to consistency of your liking.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

  • Calories: 693
  • Carbs: .8 grams
  • Fat: 75 grams
  • Protein: 0 grams
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  1. Gravy is a situation where I’m happy to pull the container of flour out of the back of a pantry and make a nice roux.

    I’ve used the arrowroot approach and I don’t think it works as well.

    1. Just this week I used arrowroot directly in place of the flour when creating a roux, equal parts arrowroot to butter. We brought to a decidedly non-primal “friendsgiving” and not a single person could tell a difference. The texture and consistency was nearly identical to a flour-based gravy.

  2. I don’t think these combined ingredients have enough calories to equal the 693 calories per serving (4 totaling almost 3,000 calories in approximately 3 cups of this stuff…) your nutritional information claims… And the fact that it claims to have zero protein when using bone or turkey broth… I am Jack’s raging confusion……? And that “.8” grams of carbs?

  3. Can I sub potato starch for the arrowroot, since I already have that in the pantry?

  4. This recipe would benefit from making a roux of the arrowroot & butter first. If you add it to hot liquids it clumps up.

    I made the recipe as written. It was very thin & I had to get out my emulsion blender to fix the clumping issue. I thought it tasted good though.

  5. Be careful using arrowroot powder in keto recipes, high carbs!!!!