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Easy Low Carb Gravy for Diabetics

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Whether it’s a festive turkey dinner or an everyday roast, having a recipe for low carb gravy for diabetics will add the finishing touch to your perfect low carb meal.

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The Best Low Carb Gravy for Diabetics

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How to make Low Carb Gravy for Diabetics – The Video

Shopping List of Ingredients

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  • whisk
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Immersion blender (optional)
  • Saucepan
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Rich Low Carb Diabetic Gravy

Helpful Tips and FAQs

Flour Substitution

If you prefer you can use all-purpose flour or cornstarch. This will increase the carbs significantly, but the flavour will remain. A low-carb substitution is Carbalose Flour. Use it 1-1 with the K.A.Keto flour. I do not recommend Almond Flour or Coconut Flour

Can I add Xanthan Gum to thicken my gravy?

If you find the gravy too thin, add a small amount (1/4 tsp) and whisk in. A little goes a long way. I find that this recipe doesn’t need it but it is a matter of preference.

Using meat drippings instead of broth.

This is by far the best way to get amazing gravy. The flavour is unbeatable. Strain before adding flour and boiling. You may find that you do not need salt if the meat was seasoned before roasting. If you have a limited amount of meat drippings, add a bouillion to make up the full amount.

Using Boullion instead of broth in the low carb gravy recipe.

You can easily make broth with powdered bouillon. Follow package directions and make enough for the recipe. Depending on the product, you may need to add a little extra powdered boullion for a richer flavour.

Adding extra spices to gravy to enhance the flavour of your gravy.

If you like a bolder flavour in your gravy try adding the following flavours:

  • For a bolder flavour add extra bouillon powder
  • Mushrooms – chop and saute and add to gravy before boiling. Use an immersion blender if you don’t want chunks
  • Onions and/or garlic- Saute chopped onions, add to the broth and use an immersion blender or st5ain before serving.
  • Garlic seasoning
  • Onion Soup Mix – adds full-bodied flavour to beef gravy

How do I keep the gravy from getting lumpy?

One of the best ways to prevent lumps is by whisking vigorously or using an immersion blender. If the lumps are flour bits, break them up with a spoon. If the lumps are onions etc, you can always strain before serving.

Can I make this gravy ahead of time?

Absolutely! This gravy will get quite thick when refrigerated but will be the perfect consistency once reheated.

Storing and freezing instructions for low carb gravy.

This low carb gravy for diabetics can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

For freezing – Pour gravy into an airtight container and freeze for up to one month.

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The Recipe for Low Carb Gravy

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Low Carb Gravy Recipe for Diabetics

Rich and creamy gravy recipe that is suitable for low carb and diabetic diets.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 3 cups Broth
  • 2 tbsp King Arthur Keto Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the broth.
  • Whisk in the salt and King Arthur Keto Wheat Flour.
  • Bring to a rolling boil and then reduce the heat.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Keyword Diabetic Friendly Gravy, Low Carb Gravy
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Nutritional Information

This recipe makes 12 servings (3 cups) of Low Carb Gravy. The following is for one serving.(1/4 cup)

Beef Gravy

  • Calories – 12
  • Total Fat- .6< .5 gr
  • Saturated Fat – 0
  • Total Carbs – 1.6
  • Fibre – .65 g
  • Net Carbs – 1 gr
  • Protein – 2 gr
  • Sodium – 202 mg

Chicken Gravy

  • Calories- 27
  • Total Fat – .< 1gr
  • Saturated fat – 0 gr
  • Total Carbs – 2 gr
  • Fibre – .65 gr
  • Net carbs – 1.35 gr
  • Protein – 2.5 gr
  • Sodium – 98 mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated using an online nutrition calculator. We encourage you to calculate nutrition data with your specific brand ingredients as nutritional information can vary between brands

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