Low Carb Sausage Gravy

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

This is thickened with xanthan gum, which you can find in health food stores. Be careful with it, as a little bit goes a long way, and it takes just a bit longer to thicken than flour or cornstarch, so do give it time.

Top Review by ThinOne

I liked the addition of coffee to this recipe. Xanthan gum is a vegetable fiber and it actually thickens as it cools. Rather than continuing to cook; I usually add it to room temperature liquid and then add the liquid to my dish just enough to warm it or for the flavors to meld. Another trick I use with Xanthan gum is to put it in a salt shaker and shake it into my liquid as I am whisking. This prevents the fiber from clumping. You can measure then put in your shaker, or you can just estimate your "shake" measure. I am so used to using it now that I estimate and eyeball it. Thank you so much for posting low carb recipes, Evelync, I really look forward to trying all of them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown sausage until cooked through and drain any excess fat.
  2. Pour milk over crumbled sausage and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in coffee.
  4. Sprinkle xanthan gum evenly over skillet, and stir over low heat until gravy thickens.
  5. Note: xanthan gum takes a bit longer to thicken than flour (and uses quite a bit less), so be patient; if you start adding a lot of xanthan gum to get it to thicken, the gravy will turn pasty (but if it does, just thin it with milk).

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