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A creamy Southern style low carb gravy. No flours or mixes required for this delicious and thick keto white gravy! Perfect for topping your favorite biscuit, pork chop, or scrambled eggs. 

A creamy Southern style low carb gravy. No flours or mixes required for this delicious and thick keto white gravy! Perfect for topping your favorite biscuit, pork chop, or scrambled eggs. 


There are some foods I simply do not want to live without. One of those is biscuits and the other is gravy. Blame it all on my roots, folks.

Now, I’ve come to terms with the fact that a true low carb biscuit is just non-existent. Sure, there are replacements but none as true as a real flaky biscuit. In fact, I stopped trying to replicate it because nothing lived up to my expectations. 

But, gravy, now that’s a different story! This low carb gravy is the bees knees! It tastes just like the white sawmill gravy that many of you are accustomed to eating! Dip your chicken fingers, fried pork chops, or even on top off a real biscuit (hey, we can’t be perfect all the time) with this delicious keto white gravy. 

If you’re a gravy guru, like most of us Southerners are, I think you’re really going to enjoy this low carb white gray!



This Low Carb Gravy Is The Bees Knees

Let me count the ways:

  • No flours or roux to prepare
  • Nut free
  • Only a few basic ingredients needed
  • Thick and creamy
  • Doesn’t taste like cheese
  • Great for dipping chicken fingers, fried pork chops, scrambled eggs, etc.
  • Kid approved


How To Make Your Own Keto White Gravy At Home

Unlike flour based gravy, this low carb white gravy does not require a roux (flour, milk, and butter) to get started! In about 10 minutes, you can have a thick and peppery white low carb gravy.

Here’s what you need to get started:

  • Large skillet (non-stick or enameled cast iron works best)
  • Whisk or wooden spoon
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons

This recipe is all about the skillet. Like any sauce, you’ll cook it nice and slow until everything has melded. The gravy is ready to serve in about ten minutes. This gravy is best served hot (i.e. immediately) so make sure it is the last item you make before serving your meal. 


Low carb white gravy on top of scrambled eggs with crispy bacon.


Ways To Serve Your White Low Carb Gravy

If you’re not from the South, you may be wondering what purpose gravy has if not on a biscuit. Well darlin’, let me count the ways:

  • On top of scrambled eggs– don’t knock it till ya try it! Not only is this combination keto friendly, it is down right delicious. Don’t forget the bacon!
  • As a dip– chicken nuggets, pork chops, country fried steak, chicken tenders, and anything else you can dream of taste wonderful dipped in gravy. Did you know that Dairy Queen actually serves white gravy with their chicken tenders? It’s a classic combo that everyone must try!
  • With keto cornbread– if you don’t want to splurge on a real biscuit, try this gravy on top of one of my keto cornbread muffins. You’ll get the same effect of gravy and bread without the carbs!
  • On pancakes and waffles– give the syrup a break and try a savory (keto) pancake or waffle at your next brunch!



Ingredients and Substitutions

So you really want to make this low carb gravy but you’re missing an ingredient or don’t know what something is? Here is a list of what you can and cannot omit.

  • Bacon grease– this ingredient is on the must include list. The bacon grease helps the gravy from tasting bland and it also helps with the consistency. If you keep solid bacon grease in a jar, just melt it down per the instructions. If you don’t have any bacon grease, you can cook some bacon and reserve the rendered fat. Alternatively, you could use any kid of fat/tallow but be forewarned that the final taste will not be the same.
  • Chicken broth– this ingredient is on the must include list. The chicken broth helps to thin out the gravy to a nice thick but spreadable consistency. It also adds flavor to the gravy. It is not advised to use water in place of broth.
  • Xanthan gum– this ingredient helps to thicken the gravy so that it is not too runny. If you accidentally use too much broth, a bit of xanthan gum can correct that mistake. However, if you do not have xanthan gum, this ingredient may be omitted and still reach a nice consistency.

Low Carb White Gravy (Country Gravy)

Anna Hunley | Keto In Pearls
A creamy Southern style low carb white country gravy. No flours or mixes required for this delicious and thick keto white gravy! Perfect for topping your favorite biscuit, pork chop, or scrambled eggs.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Calories 272 kcal


  • 1.25 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened and cut in cubes
  • 1.5 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum


  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, add bacon grease and let warm up/melt if not already liquified.
  • Add the heavy cream and whisk to fully combine grease and cream.
  • Add the cream cheese cubes and whisk continuously until fully melted and combined.
  • Add the chicken broth, salt, and pepper. Whisk continuously until everything is absorbed and mxed. The mixture should resemble thick white gravy at this point.
  • Add the xanthan gum and whisk for 30 second until combined. Do not cook too long or it will become “glue” like.
  • Serve immediately.


If the gravy becomes too thick, use chicken broth to thin it back out over low heat. Do not use water or the flavor will become bland.
To reheat, place cold gravy in a skillet over medium low heat until warm and smooth. Add more chicken broth if needed.
Final yield will vary depending on how much extra chicken broth is added. Please calculate yoru own macros for the most accurate nutritional information.
Recipe Rating

Gabby Weaver

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Can I substitute cornstarch for the Xanthan gum?


Friday 21st of January 2022

This tastes like cream cheese, it is nothing like white gravy southern style. Frankly I hate to say it but this is horrible. Made scrambled eggs and sausage drizzled this gravy over the top of it, took one bite and threw it in the garbage. Just melt the cream cheese and you have the same thing.

Anna Hunley

Monday 24th of January 2022

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the gravy. Did you make any substitutions?


Tuesday 31st of August 2021

It should read 10 net carbs on gravy.(11 carb minus 1 fiber equals 10 net carb -actually still 11 since its just 0.1 fiber).


Monday 30th of August 2021

I have made it twice now with only the slight modification of how much pepper I want, but that's a to taste thing anyway... and this is legit! I appreciate you sharing this. Even our non low carb friends love it. Thank you!

Frozen Chicken In The Instant Pot: How To + Video | Keto In Pearls

Monday 8th of March 2021

[…] Cooking your chicken with this method gives the added bonus of incredibly flavorful homemade chicken broth. Strain the broth with a fine mesh sieve and store it in mason jars in the refrigerator or freezer. It should stay fresh in the refrigerator up to 10 days or freezer for 6 months or more. You can even pour the broth into ice cube trays, freeze, and then bag up the individual cubes for the next time you need a little bit of broth for a sauce, like my keto country gravy! […]