Paleo + Whole30 Gravy

Paleo and Whole30 gravy is simple and delicious! It’s easy to make and quite similar to traditional, gluten and soy filled gravy. You won’t notice the difference! Your family won’t either, so why not make a healthier version?

Ingredients for Paleo + Whole30 Gravy

It’s easy to make this paleo + whole30 gravy! The ingredients are only a simple swap from traditional gravy. In fact, my inspiration came specifically from this recipe here, made with gluten, and probably also soy and MSG with the inclusion of bouillon. The original recipe is called easy 5-minute gravy, but this one is even easier due to completely skipping the first step and omitting the bouillon!

Instead, just simply use chicken or turkey broth or stock. Because no bouillon is added and you will be using broth or stock of your choice, you can salt to taste. No need for me to designate a specific amount incase you prefer to make your gravy low in sodium or actually want a saltier taste.

While traditional gravy uses all purpose wheat flour, this one uses cassava flour. Cassava flour is both gluten AND grain free, making it acceptable for a paleo and whole30 gravy. It’s made from yucca, a starchy root vegetable. This is one brand that is very affordable. Personally I like to buy it in bulk which makes it probably the cheapest, most affordable paleo flour!

For the fat, you have some options. If dairy doesn’t bother you or you eat primal (paleo + dairy), use butter! It adds a great flavor and is delicious. If you’re doing Whole30 or eating a strict paleo diet, use ghee or palm shortening. Ghee is butter with the milk solids removed. Palm Shortening is a great alternative that acts very similar to butter.

This ghee comes from a great company with high quality. Some of their ghees are Whole30 approved!

For palm shortening, try to make sure it is sustainably sourced. There is some controversy over how palm shortening is harvested and the impact it has on our planet, but if ethically sourced, it’s done in a positive, sustainable way. This is one good brand to try! It’s organic and has great certifications, and is sustainable sourced.

Suggested Uses

Mashed potatoes, obviously! These mashed potatoes are paleo and Whole30 compatible! They are dairy free, and if you’re doing a Whole30, you probably have all the ingredients ready to go! Even if you aren’t sticking to paleo or whole30, it’s helpful to have a mashed potato recipe if you or your loved ones are dairy intolerant. You want to have a yummy recipe ready, not one using coconut milk!

Keep this gravy on hand after Thanksgiving is over, because you’ll find all sorts of delicious recipes for Thanksgiving leftovers, and they just are not the same without gravy! Ideas could be Thanksgiving sandwiches, wraps, poutine, egg rolls, casseroles, burgers, and more. So delicious! Literally so many ideas, just take a look on Pinterest for Thanksgiving leftovers and you’ll be surprised at what you find!

Paleo + Whole30 Gravy

5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine American


  • 4 tbsp ghee, butter, or palm shortening see above which are paleo or whole30
  • 1/4 cup cassava flour
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey stock or broth
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt to taste


  • Over medium heat, melt the butter/ghee/palm shortening.
  • Slowly add in the flour while rapidly mixing with a fork.
  • Turn the heat between medium and medium-high. Very slowly, pour in the broth while stirring rapidly. Try to fully mix each pour of liquid before adding more.
  • When broth is fully incorporated, lower to medium and add in the spices, continuing to stir.
  • When it is salted to your liking, turn off the heat and enjoy!
Keyword gravy, paleo gravy, whole30 gravy
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Paleo + Whole30 Gravy Image

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4 thoughts on “Paleo + Whole30 Gravy”

  1. I had to look up whole30 to understand the significance of this recipe and I like the idea. If I ever give it a try I’ll have to remember this recipe because I love gravy, especially around this time of year.

    1. thecleanhappylife

      It’s a really great program! Definitely if you do it, you’ll see much better energy and other benefits from it!

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