Savor the flavors of the South with Southern Keto Cookbook Sausage Gravy – creamy, seasoned sausage in a low-carb gravy. Drizzle it over keto biscuits, or enjoy it over scrambled eggs for a low-carb taste of home!
For most Southerners, there’s nothing more comforting than enjoying a plate of biscuits and gravy. However, for those who are on a keto journey, indulging in this classic dish might seem like a distant dream. But don’t worry. Southern Keto Sausage lets you relish that familiar, heartwarming taste while staying on track with your goals.
Why you’ll love this recipe
This easy keto sausage gravy recipe originates from the Southern Keto Cookbook. It is a highly popular dish that has been created to satisfy your cravings and evoke a down-home feeling of satisfaction. Southern Keto Biscuits and gravy offer all the flavor and warmth of traditional sausage gravy while being a keto-friendly twist on a beloved Southern favorite!
Ingredients & Substitutions
Don’t be fooled by the simple ingredients, this gravy is just as delicious as the high-carb version!
Sausage – Mild or Spicy
Heavy Whipping Cream
Salt & Pepper
How to make Sausage Gravy
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage while using a spoon to break it up into small pieces until it is well browned, which should take around 10 minutes.
Lower the heat and add the cream, water, and xanthan gum to the mixture. Keep stirring frequently while cooking for about 10 minutes until the gravy thickens. If the gravy becomes too thick, use water to thin it out until it reaches the desired consistency. Add water one tablespoon at a time until you achieve the desired thickness.
Season the gravy to taste with salt and pepper. The gravy is best served immediately.
Low Carb Sausage Gravy is delicious served over Southern Keto Biscuits or scrambled eggs. Another favorite in the South is tomatoes covered in gravy!
Storage and Reheating
Storage – Allow the gravy to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Reheating – To reheat, gently warm the gravy in a saucepan over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally. You might need to add a splash of water to regain the desired consistency, as it can thicken when refrigerated.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many carbs are in keto sausage gravy?
Southern Keto Sausage Gravy has 1.4 net carbs per 1/2 cup serving.
How do you thicken gravy on a low-carb diet?
If you are following a keto or low-carb diet and want to thicken your gravy, you can use xanthan gum instead of traditional thickeners like flour or cornstarch. Simply sprinkle a small amount of xanthan gum into the gravy while whisking continuously until it reaches the desired thickness. Be careful not to add too much, as this can cause a gel-like texture.
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If you love down-home southern cooking, check out my Southern Keto cookbooks! Each book contains over 100 recipes that use easy-to-find ingredients.
Southern Keto Cookbook Sausage Gravy
- In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, crumbling the meat with a large spoon as it cooks, until it is well browned, about 10 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to low. Stir in the cream, water, and xanthan gum. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the gravy starts to thicken, about 10 minutes. If it gets too thick, thin it with water, adding a tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
- Season the gravy to taste with salt and pepper. The gravy is best served right away.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is included as a courtesy and is calculated to the best of my ability, using my preferred brands. I recommend calculation your own macros, as they can widely vary depending on the brands of ingredients you use.
Author: Natasha Newton (Natasha's Southern Flavor)
Natasha is the founder of Natasha’s Southern Flavor. She has a passion for sharing delicious family friendly low-carb recipes that are easy to make and use readily accessible ingredients. Natasha has published three bestselling cookbooks. Her books and recipes have been featured by CNET, Delish, Mindbodygreen, Parade and Women’s Health. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and three furbabies.
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