This Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Keto Gravy is the perfect addition to any low carb holiday spread. Silky, satisfying, and best of all, low carb and gluten free!
Creamy cauliflower mash with gluten free gravy
When it comes to low carb Thanksgiving side dish recipes, keto Christmas side dish recipes, and just gluten free recipes in general, you’ll probably see a lot of cauliflower options. I’ve definitely contributed my fair share of cauliflower recipes on this site, but none of them were paired with a silky, savory, satisfying keto gravy recipe … until now.
What’s the holiday season without mashed potatoes and gravy? There’s nothing better than piling up all your favorites on a plate and drizzling gravy overtop. This creamy cauliflower mash is the perfect complement to my Herbed Butter Roasted Turkey, with a low carb gravy recipe made from the pan drippings. This Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Pan Gravy recipe is so close to the real thing, your holiday guests won’t even know it’s a low carb swap.
How to make keto gravy
If this is your first time hosting a holiday gathering and you’re not sure how to make homemade gravy, typically, it starts with a roux. Since this is a keto gravy recipe, you may be wondering how to make gravy without flour.
That’s where xanthan gum is handy! This keto-friendly thickener in soups, stews, and sauces in place of a roux. A little goes a long way, and you only need 2 teaspoons of xanthan gum for this low carb gravy.
The best creamy cauliflower mash recipe
Most keto mashed fauxtato recipes start with a cauliflower puree. From there, you add in some fat to make the mash creamy and flavorful. My preference for this recipe is cream cheese because it thickens up the cauliflower mash in addition to adding creaminess, making the perfect mashed potato substitution. This is also really delicious with some shredded gruyere cheese, roasted garlic, and chives mixed in.