This quick and easy Whole30 and paleo gravy recipe tastes just like your favorite Thanksgiving gravy! You would never guess this was gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free! Just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes cooking time are required to make this healthy gravy recipe! Made with either tapioca starch or arrowroot powder.
Why This Recipe Works
When following a Whole30 and/or paleo diet, roasted meat and vegetables are my go-to recipe for entertaining in fall and winter. Obviously, I wouldn’t dare to serve these items without the quintessential part of every roast dinner: homemade gravy!
Ordinary gravy recipes wouldn’t work for a Whole30 or paleo diet since they require butter and flour, of course. But watching my guests smother their meat and veg with gravy while I nibble on sautéed string beans is not my idea of dinner party fun either.
I clearly had to find a paleo gravy hack for this problem. Even more so with Thanksgiving being only a couple of weeks away!
I started to experiment with paleo and low-carb substitutions to make my gravy Whole30 and paleo friendly. After many trials and errors, I came up with this Easy Paleo Gravy recipe. It is dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and Whole30 friendly! The best thing? You will not be able to tell the difference!
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Tapioca starch and arrowroot powder a terrific gluten-free, paleo alternative for thickening sauces and gravy. Not only does is give this Whole30 Paleo Gravy its nice, glossy sheen but it also leaves zero floury aftertaste or chalky mouthfeel.
- This paleo gravy goes perfectly with any meat, be it a Thanksgiving turkey, or a simple beef pot roast. It’s also delicious with mashed potatoes!
- With just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes required, this paleo gravy is quick and easy to make.
- It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, low-carb, grain-free and every bit as delicious as traditional gravy.
- You don’t need any drippings for making this easy Paleo Gravy recipe. Coconut aminos and poultry seasoning add the umami we need.
Can I make this Paleo Gravy vegan?
Yes, you can! Use coconut oil as a fat and simply substitute chicken broth with your preferred brand of organic vegetable broth. It’s also worth mentioning that no chickens are harmed in the making of poultry seasoning. Despite the name, it’s really just a blend of herbs and spices, making it vegan and gluten-free.
Do I have to use store-bought poultry seasoning?
Absolutely not! You can make your own spice blend from dried and ground marjoram, sage, rosemary, thyme, nutmeg and pepper. Here’s a great recipe with instructions! Add the coconut aminos and poultry seasoning and adjust the paleo gravy to your taste with more salt or pepper.
Now that you’ve got the perfect paleo gravy recipe, you’ve already pretty much nailed the quintessential part of a paleo Thanksgiving feast. For more healthy paleo recipes, check out my round-up of Whole30/Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes.
Other Recipes You’ll Love
- Instant Pot Whole30 Cranberry Sauce with Apples and Rosemary (Paleo, No Sugar)
- Whole30 Green Bean Casserole
- Whole30 Crockpot Mashed Potatoes
- Perfect Whole30 Turkey Breast and Gravy (Paleo Turkey Breast)
- Whole30 Sweet Potato Casserole
- Heat fat in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Sprinkle tapioca starch or arrowroot powder over fat and whisk vigorously until smooth.
- Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly. Mixture should be golden and bubbling.
- Slowly pour in warm stock while whisking constantly. Mixture will become slightly grainy and clumpy. Keep whisking until very smooth.
- Cook gravy for 2 to 4 minutes or until thickened, whisking regularly. Add coconut aminos and poultry seasoning. If necessary, add more salt and pepper to taste.
- I like to use coconut aminos for a richness to the gravy, and it adds a beautiful color. However, you can easily keep it out, especially for chicken dishes, to keep the gravy a lighter color.
- Make it Vegetarian/Vegan: Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
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