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bowl of creamy mashed potatoes topped with a rich Paleo Gravy and some chopped chives

Whole30 Paleo Gravy

This easy Whole30 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! 
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons fat of choice like ghee, coconut oil, drippings, or lard
  • 4 tablespoons tapioca starch or arrowroot powder
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock hot, but not boiling; or vegetable stock
  • ½-1 tablespoon coconut aminos optional
  • ¼-½ teaspoon poultry seasoning


  • 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.
Recipe yields approximately 8 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, using coconut oil. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 8. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving Size: 1serving | Calories: 66kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 51mg | Total Carbs: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 3g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe By:Cheryl Malik