|October 29, 2021

Creamy Paleo Onion Gravy

By Jordan Pie
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Creamy Paleo Onion Gravy

Don’t just save gravy for the holidays! Everyone should have a caramelized onion gravy recipe at the ready whenever comfort food cravings strike. You only need a few simple ingredients and time on the stovetop for a holiday-ready sauce you can enjoy anytime.

Like other gravy recipes, you can prepare this onion gravy ahead of time and freeze what you don’t use for gentle reheating later. (You can also store it for up to one week in the refrigerator.) This recipe yields a little over 2 cups of gravy, but it’s so good that you may want to double or triple the recipe if you want to include it in a holiday dinner.

Serve onion gravy with classics like a pastured roast turkey or simple weeknight main dishes like oven baked ribs or mashed cauliflower. You’ll want to make it all year round!

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Creamy Paleo Onion Gravy

With a savory combination of caramelized onions and meat drippings, this onion gravy is perfect for holiday meals (and easy enough to make year round).
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Cook45 minutes
CourseSauces & Dressings
DietGrain-Free, Paleo, Whole30



  • Heat a large saucepan on medium hea. Add half of the Grass-Fed Ghee and allow to melt.
  • Add onions and fry until they start to caramelize and become golden-brown.
  • Add the remaining Ghee to the pan. Place the lid on the saucepan and allow the onions to continue cooking. Remove the lid and stir every few minutes so onions don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Once onions have caramelized and turn a darker golden-brown color, add bone broth, herbs, salt, apple cider vinegar (start with 2 tsp.) and leftover meat juices, if you have them. Stir and return the lid to the pan. Reduce heat to a simmer. The more the onions caramelize, the better the gravy will taste.
  • Add onion mixture to a high-powered blender (or use an immersion blender) and add Collagelatin. Blend until the mixture is completely lump-free, then taste and add more apple cider vinegar if needed to balance the flavor.
  • If onion gravy tastes a little too sweet, return it to the saucepan and continue cooking. If desired, you can cook it down more to intensify its flavors.
  • Pour onion gravy into a gravy boat and serve with your choice of vegetables and meat.

Nutritional Information

  • Servings: 1
  • Calories: 129
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4 g
  • Net Carbs: 3 g
  • Sodium: 196 mg

Need a recipe for bone broth? Try this Homemade Collagen Bone Broth recipe.

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