Easy Paleo Gravy

Easy Paleo Gravy

Over the years, I have tried many, many paleo Thanksgiving gravy recipes. I think this easy paleo gravy recipe is the best one. It’s quick to put together, and it uses a combination of pureed vegetables, pan drippings and fresh herbs to get that traditional Thanksgiving gravy flavor.

The secret ingredient in this gravy is cauliflower. The cauliflower stands in for the flour that is used in a traditional roux based gravy, and makes the gravy thick and creamy. And you can make this easy paleo gravy while the turkey is resting, just like you would with a traditional gravy. Or make it ahead and add the pan drippings when you reheat the gravy.

Easy Paleo Gravy
Serves: about 2 cups
  • 2 tablespoons turkey fat from pan drippings, or ghee
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower
  • pan drippings
  • 1-2 cups chicken or turkey stock
  • several sprigs fresh thyme or other herbs
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. Heat fat over medium heat in sauce pan. Add onions and cook until onions start to brown. Stir in cauliflower and thyme sprigs.
  2. Measure pan drippings and add enough stock to equal 2 cups of liquid. Add pan drippings/stock mixture to pan with vegetables. Simmer until cauliflower is fork tender, about 10 minutes. Remove herb stems.
  3. Carefully transfer mixture to Vitamix. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  4. Return gravy to pan to reheat. Add more stock to thin to desired consistency, if needed. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


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  1. Jane Lewis says

    To add another bit of flavour and some colour, add some of the water that the brussel sprouts are cooked in and maybe about 1/2 cup of peeled squash roasted in butter until browned … everybody raves about it at my table … 😀

  2. Paleo-Schmaleo says

    I’m not sure, but I doubt there was any caveman who owned a Vitamix. LOL That being said, this recipe does sound great!


  1. […] 1. Easy Gravy We like easy, as it is definitely the way caveman would have done things. Keep it easy and you keep it Paleo in most instances. This recipe really does focus on making it easy to make, including an uncomplicated recipe list and just four steps from start to finish. We like that they give you the option of using ghee instead of fat drippings because sometimes those aren’t available, but you can always have a supply of ghee on hand. This is a yummy turkey gravy that you can pour onto more than just turkey. Try it over chicken as well as your vegetable side dish. […]

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