If you’re a fan of classic Southern fare, you won’t want to miss this Low Carb Keto Biscuits and Sausage Gravy recipe! Flaky, tender, and flavorful biscuits paired with a rich, creamy Italian turkey sausage gravy make for a delicious meal any time of day with just 7g net carbs per serving!
Being born and raised in the Buffalo area, my first foray into Southern biscuits didn’t come until I was in my early twenties.
My mom, brother, and I drove down to visit my sister who was living in North Carolina at the time. On the way home my mom was jonesing for biscuits so badly she asked the toll collector on the highway “How far until the nearest Biscuit World?”
Ok, I’m kidding.
What actually happened was my brother and I had heard that Tudor’s Biscuit World was pretty fabulous. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the chance to check it out during our visit, so we were relentlessly nagging my mom to stop on the way home and she was resisting.
Mom eventually caved and got directions to the nearest Biscuit World from the toll collector. She finally took us to Biscuit World and it was sadly anticlimactic.
I don’t know what I was anticipating, but it certainly wasn’t the dry, slightly hard, and somewhat flavorless biscuit I got. Maybe it was just an off day for them at that location?
That little escapade was before my low carb days and looking back, I don’t miss regular biscuits at all! This Low Carb Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Recipe is much more delicious with tender, flaky, and flavorful biscuits and rich sausage gravy.
And this Low Carb Biscuits and Gravy recipe has just 7g net carbs per serving!
The Best Low Carb Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
For this Low Carb Biscuits and Gravy recipe, I remade the classic Southern recipe into a low carb meal. Instead of using regular biscuits, I made a couple small tweaks to my recipe for Low Carb Biscuits.
In this biscuit recipe, I use almond flour as the base and add butter, heavy whipping cream, and sharp white cheddar. You won’t believe how light, fluffy, and flavorful these biscuits are!
I also kept the sausage gravy for this recipe low carb. To do so, I skipped the flour and milk, and instead made gravy from heavy cream, chicken broth, and cream cheese. The gravy is rich, creamy, and flavorful.
You definitely won’t miss the carbs here!
Low Carb Biscuits and Gravy Ingredients
- Almond flour
- Baking powder
- Black pepper
- Unsalted butter
- Heavy whipping cream
- Sharp white cheddar cheese
Keto Sausage Gravy:
- Mild Italian chicken or turkey sausage
- Cream cheese
- Heavy whipping cream
- Chicken broth
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Black pepper
How to Store Keto Biscuits and Gravy
I recommend storing these biscuits separately from the gravy. This is because once you put the gravy on the biscuits, the biscuits will soften and it's best to enjoy it immediately!
Keep leftover biscuits covered in the fridge up to 3 days or wrapped well in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, toast them in a toaster oven (if frozen, thaw them first).
Store leftover sausage gravy in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat the gravy on the stovetop or in the microwave.
All About White Sausage Gravy
There are so many different names for white sausage gravy! It’s also called biscuit gravy, breakfast gravy, white gravy, sausage gravy, and Southern gravy. Whatever you call it, I call it delicious.
How Do You Make the Best Sausage Gravy?
To make the best Southern sausage gravy for my Low Carb Biscuits and Gravy, I first brown a good quality sausage. I like to use a mild Italian chicken or turkey sausage for this, but you can use whatever your favorite sausage is.
Look for sausage in bulk, but if you can only find links, you can squeeze the meat out of the links and discard the casings.
Pro Tip: Make sure you get raw sausage for this recipe, not pre-cooked sausage.
Once the sausage is browned, add liquid and thickener, as well as seasonings, such as salt and pepper, or other spices.
After that, simmer the gravy so the flavors can blend and the sauce can thicken.
What is Biscuit Gravy Made Of?
Regular (i.e., not low carb) biscuit gravy is made of browned sausage, all-purpose flour, milk, and seasonings. This low carb biscuit gravy is made from browned sausage, chicken broth, heavy cream, cream cheese, and seasonings.
How Do You Thicken Sausage Gravy?
Depending on whether you’re making regular gravy or low carb gravy will determine what thickener you use.
Regular (Not Low Carb) Sausage Gravy
Regular sausage gravy uses all-purpose flour or cornstarch as a thickener.
This Low Carb Sausage Gravy
In this recipe, cream cheese acts as the thickener instead of flour.
Keto Biscuits and Gravy FAQs
Can You Eat Gravy on a Keto Diet?
Yes, if you make a keto friendly gravy! Regular gravy that's thickened with cornstarch or all-purpose flour might be a little hard to fit into a keto meal plan.
However, this Southern white sausage gravy is low in carbs, flavorful, and completely keto!
Can You Make Keto Biscuits and Gravy Without Xanthan Gum?
Yes! A lot of keto recipes (both baking recipes and cooking recipes) use xanthan gum as a thickener or emulsifier to help improve the overall texture of the final dish.
However, I don’t use added xanthan gum in my recipes because it can cause tummy troubles for a lot of people, unfortunately, myself included. Instead, in this recipe I use cream cheese and heavy cream.
There's no need for an additional thickener (such as xanthan gum) in this recipe. If you let the gravy simmer for a few minutes, it will thicken up perfectly!
Can You Use Almond Flour or Coconut Flour to Thicken Gravy?
These gluten free flours are not the best choice to thicken gravy. Yes, they will help thicken a bit, but they create a gritty texture and not a smooth, creamy gravy. And not to mention, almond flour makes the gravy taste slightly like almonds and coconut flour adds a subtle coconut flavor.
There are better options!
Here we use cream cheese and heavy cream as the thickeners. They're the perfect choice for this keto breakfast sausage gravy! The end result is a velvety smooth, creamy, and rich white gravy that's absolutely perfect on top of keto biscuits.
More Low Carb Breakfast Recipes
- Low Carb Easy Pancake Muffin Recipe
- Keto Oatmeal
- Low Carb Homemade Granola Recipe (Cinnamon Toast Crunch Copycat)
- Sous Vide Egg Bites with Bacon and Cheddar (Starbucks Copycat)
- Low Carb Green Omelette
- Sugar Free Strawberry Jam Recipe
- Keto Low Carb Quiche Lorraine
Low Carb Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley for garnish
For the Biscuits:
- Preheat the oven to 350F; line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a sipat liner.
- Whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Cut in the butter with a fork until it looks like coarse meal. Use a fork to mix in the heavy whipping cream a little at a time, and then mix in the eggs. Cut in the white cheddar until it forms a dough.
- Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each into a ball. Arrange the balls on the prepared baking sheet and bake until golden on bottom, about 20 minutes.
- Serve warm or at room temperature. Store leftover biscuits covered in the fridge up to 3 days or wrapped well in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, toast them in a toaster oven (if frozen, thaw them first).
For the Sausage Gravy:
- Add the sausage to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat.
- Add the cream cheese, heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Turn the heat down to medium and bring to a simmer, whisking to break up the cream cheese.
- Simmer until the sauce is thickened, about 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Serve each biscuit warm, split open with a scant ¼ cup of sausage gravy spooned inside. Garnish with parsley if desired.
- Net Carbs: 7g per serving (each serving is 1 biscuit and a scant ¼ cup of the sausage gravy)
- Recipe Inspiration: Biscuit recipe was adapted from my Low Carb Biscuits recipe.
- Leftover Biscuits: Keep leftover biscuits covered in the fridge up to 3 days or wrapped well in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, toast them in a toaster oven (if frozen, thaw them first).
- Leftover Gravy: Store leftover sausage gravy in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat the gravy on the stovetop or in the microwave.
This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on January 7, 2019. I updated it with more information on August 30, 2021.