Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe: Quick & Easy

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Are you looking for a hearty and satisfying low-carb breakfast that’s easy to make? Look no further than this delicious and Easy Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe! Made with creamy ingredients like heavy whipping cream and cream cheese, then flavored with savory breakfast sausage, this gravy is the perfect way to start your day!


low-carb sausage gravy poured over chaffles on a blue plate

BEST Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe

After receiving numerous requests for a keto-friendly sausage gravy recipe, I finally gave in and decided to whip up a batch. I knew I wanted to create a low-carb gravy that was both creamy and delicious, that would make a quick and filling breakfast. It took some trial and error to perfect, but I’m thrilled with how this keto sausage gravy turned out with just a few simple ingredients. And for those missing a traditional Southern breakfast, fear not – this gravy can also be served over keto biscuits.

I’ve got you covered for those who might miss their favorite biscuits and gravy recipe. Make my delicious low-carb biscuits for mouthwatering Keto Biscuits and Sausage.

Is Gravy High in Carbs?

Traditional gravy is higher in carbs since it uses white flour as a thickening agent, but this recipe for Easy Chaffles and Keto Sausage Gravy has no flour in it, so the carb count is minimal.

What is Keto Sausage Gravy?

It’s simply a low-carb version of a Southern classic. This delicious gravy is made with breakfast sausage, chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, pepper, and onion powder (optional).

How many net carbs in Keto Sausage Breakfast Gravy?

This recipe makes two servings. There is 1 gram of net carbs in each serving.

Ingredients for Keto Sausage Gravy:

Breakfast Sausage – This provides the primary source of protein for the gravy and adds a delicious, savory flavor.

Chicken Broth adds moisture to the gravy and helps to thin it out to a desirable consistency.

Heavy Whipping Cream – This provides a rich, creamy base for the gravy and helps to thicken it up.

Cream Cheese – This adds tanginess and creaminess to the gravy.

Garlic Powder adds a subtle garlic flavor to the gravy, enhancing the overall taste.

Pepper – This adds flavor and enhances the other ingredients.

Onion Powder (Optional) – This can add a subtle onion flavor to the gravy.

Is it Gluten-Free?

Since this recipe doesn’t use traditional flour, it’s an excellent option for those who eat gluten-free. However, it’s always important to double-check the ingredients’ labels just to be safe.

As a mom with a child with severe food allergies, I know the importance of carefully reading labels. Sometimes, even foods we think are safe can have hidden sources of gluten, so check the labels of each ingredient you use, as brands may vary.

ingredients for low carb sausage gravy in a cast iron skillet

How to Make Keto Sausage Gravy

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the complete list of ingredients, detailed instructions, and printable recipe card.

Step 1: In a large skillet, brown and drain 1/4 lb of pork sausage. I made sausage patties out of the rest of the sausage to enjoy later.

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Step 2: Add chicken broth, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, and spices to the skillet with the breakfast sausage and bring it to a boil.

keto sausage gravy in a cast iron skillet

Step 3: To thicken that delicious gravy, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer away.

Pro-tip: don’t cover it up, as uncovered simmering helps to reduce the liquid faster. Keep an eye on it, as the gravy slowly thickens to perfection. Before you know it, you’ll enjoy a low-carb, keto-friendly sausage gravy perfect for pouring over your chaffles.

How to Thicken Keto Sausage Gravy

This keto sausage gravy recipe uses cream cheese and heavy cream to thicken the gravy instead of coconut flour or almond flour, which can make it grainy. I’ve included two different options below to reduce the gravy.

On the stove: The key to thickening is to simmer on the stove until it reduces. If the gravy is too thin, keep simmering. As the gravy cools, it will naturally continue to thicken even more.

Xanthan Gum: If you like your gravy extra thick, or don’t want to wait for it to reduce on the stove, a small amount of xanthan gum can also be added. Start by sprinkling 1/4 tsp, the gravy will begin to thicken. If it doesn’t thicken right away be patient, as adding too much xanthan gum will make it slimey. With this recipe, you can enjoy a delicious and satisfying gravy without compromising your low-carb lifestyle.

chaffle with keto sausage gravy plated on a blue plate with a bite on a spoon

What about Keto friendly Biscuits & Gravy?

You can enjoy delicious biscuits and gravy while eating low-carb. This gravy recipe pairs perfectiy with my southern keto biscuit recipe.

Recipe Tips

  1. Use high-quality sausage – I prefer spicy breakfast sausage to add extra flavor to the gravy.
  2. Don’t overcook the sausage – It’s essential to cook it until it’s browned so it doesn’t become dry and tough.
  3. Room Temperature – Let the cream cheese and heavy cream come to room temperature before adding them to the skillet. This will help them mix smoothly and prevent lumps in the gravy.
  4. Use a whisk to stir the gravy – Whisking the gravy helps break up any lumps and creates a smooth and creamy texture.
  5. Simmer Until: The gravy doesn’t reduce and thicken right away. It takes some patience, and it might feel like you’ve been watching grass grow, but it will thicken.
  6. Adjust the seasoning to taste – You can adjust the salt and pepper to your liking and even add some herbs like thyme or rosemary for extra flavor.

Variations for this low-Carb breakfast Gravy Recipe

Looking to mix things up with this keto sausage gravy recipe? Here are a few ideas:

  • Spicy sausage gravy: Swap out the mild breakfast sausage for spicy sausage to add some heat to your gravy.
  • Bacon gravy: Use crumbled bacon instead of sausage for a delicious bacon gravy.

Hype up the Seasonings: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for a kick. This is my husband’s favorite way to enjoy this recipe.

How Can I Make It Dairy-Free?

You can make a dairy-free keto sausage gravy with two easy swaps. Use coconut cream instead of heavy whipping cream and dairy-free cream cheese.

What to Serve with Keto Sausage Gravy?

While I feel like either of the above options is a meal, a few fresh berries, scrambled eggs, sliced avocados, and bacon are great delicious low-carb sides.

How to Store, Freeze, and Reheat Keto Gravy

When storing this keto sausage gravy, I recommend transferring it to an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator. It should last for up to 3-4 days.

If you want to freeze it, let it cool down completely and transfer it to a freezer-safe container. It will last in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

When you’re ready to reheat the gravy, you can do so in the microwave or stovetop. If using the microwave, heat it in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until it’s heated through. If using the stovetop, heat the gravy in a saucepan over low-medium heat, occasionally stirring until it’s heated through. If the gravy is too thick after reheating, add a splash of heavy cream or water to thin it out to your desired consistency.

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Quick & Easy Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe

This low-carb keto sausage gravy is the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch menu. Made with cream cheese and heavy cream, it's thick, flavorful, and perfect for drizzling over chaffles or biscuits.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, casual
Keyword: Keto Sausage Gravy, Low Carb Sausage Gravy
Servings: 2
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum



  • First, brown some breakfast sausage and set aside 1/4 cup for this recipe. You can use the rest to make sausage patties for later.
  • Add the browned sausage, chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, pepper, and onion powder (optional), in the same skillet and stir continuously until it boils. Then, reduce the heat to medium and let it cook down with the lid off for about 5-7 minutes. If you like your gravy super thick, add a bit of Xanthan Gum, but be patient, as the gravy will thicken naturally over time.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and spoon the keto sausage gravy over your favorite low-carb bread.
  • Here are the links to keto biscuits and keto chaffle.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 95mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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keto sausage breakfast gravy in a skillet and on a chaffle



  1. 5 stars
    This was so good! We really enjoyed it. The flavor and texture was every bit as good as “regular” sausage gravy. The only issue we had was that mine turned out a little too salty. I didn’t add any salt at all. The chicken broth I used was my own homemade with no added salt, so I know that wasn’t it. I’m thinking that maybe it was the sausage that I used. Next time I’ll try another brand.

  2. Can I make the gravy without sausage? I have never been a fan of sausage gravy because of the way it looks. I like my sausage patty on the side.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Sounds like a good idea. Everyone has such different tastes when it comes to salt. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Is this recipe correct? It seems like only a small amount of liquid for the gravy. It says 3 tbsp chicken broth
    2 tbsp heavy whipping cream.

  4. 5 stars
    We had this for breakfast this morning, and it was delicious. Everyone was happy, even my non-keto mom. I did adjust to make a larger amount. I tripled the chaffle ingredients and made two large waffles, the regular NOT mini. For the gravy, I cooked an entire pound of sausage, browning and crumbling it, then I added 4 tablespoons, not teaspoons, of cream cheese and triple all the other gravy ingredients. It didn’t seem like enough liquid, so I added more chicken broth and whipping cream. All in all, I added about 3/4 cup of broth and about 8 tablespoons of whipping cream. I let that simmer while cooking the chaffles. Just a minute or two before serving, I stirred in a sprinkle of xantham gum. It was very flavorful. We will put this in our regular breakfast rotation. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Sounds delish with all the changes to make a larger amount. I think I need to make it soon. It’s been a while since I’ve made it, but your comment reminded me how good it is.Thanks so much

  5. 4 stars
    Omg! Delicious comfort food. But, when I make this again, I won’t add any salt, it doesn’t seem to need any additional! 🙂

    1. It’s always best to salt to taste since everyone has such different taste buds. Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. This is delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I love this gravy more than the gravy I used to make before trying Keto. I do have a question though- is the nutritional information just for the chaffle or does it include the gravy also? When I entered all of the ingredients into My Fitness Pal and it calculated everything, my nutritional content per serving of a chaffle and gravy was as follows: 367 calories, 26.2 g fat, 26.2g protein, 3.8g net carbs (total carbs 4.4g, Fiber 0.7g. I have double checked my ingredients and added by hand and got the nunbers I stated. Yours that are posted say: Serving: 1chaffle | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 1mg

    Thank you!

    1. I use a professional online nutritional plugin. I’ve found many many items I’ve had to edit in my fitness pal that were not accurate. Also, your exact ingredients might be different from mine. For example, Philadelphia Cream Cheese has a different nutritional value than other brands. Not every brand has the same nutritional values.

    1. Hey Tracey, substituting is not an exact science, but usually, the conversation is 4 to 1 almond to coconut flour. I have not made this recipe with almond flour, though. Let me know how it turns out!

  7. Am I missing something…I don’t see the ingredients listed for the chaffles portion of this recipe, only instructions? That said, I can’t wait to make this!

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