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A low carb turkey recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

Easy Low Carb Roasted Turkey & Gluten Free Gravy Recipe


A super easy and delicious low carb turkey recipe with a gluten free pan gravy that will knock your socks off!


  • 1618 lb turkey

For the pan gravy:

  • 3 apples, cut in half
  • 1 lemon, cut into quarters
  • 2 onions, peeled and cut in half
  • 23 pieces of fresh rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

For the mayonnaise:

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ground sage powder
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees (F). Place the pan gravy ingredients in the bottom of your roasting pan, and season liberally with kosher salt and ground black pepper. Place your rack (if you have one) in the pan. Remove any innards from your turkey and rinse out the cavity. Combine all of the mayonnaise ingredients together in a medium bowl and stir well. Carefully separate the skin from the meat of the bird and rub generously under the skin with the mayo mixture. Then rub the mixture over the outside of the bird and inside the cavity until it’s all used. Carefully place your bird breast side down on the rack (if you don’t have a rack, place it on the aromatics and be sure the breast isn’t touching the pan.) Sprinkle generously with more kosher salt and black pepper.
  2. Roast in the bottom rack of your oven for 2 hours (at 450 degrees.) After two hours, remove the turkey and turn the oven down to 400 degrees. Carefully turn your turkey over so it’s breast side up. Roast at 400 degrees for 1 hour (a larger bird will take longer) or until a meat thermometer reads 165 at the thickest part of the thigh (it will continue to cook while resting.) Remove and rest loosely under foil for at least 20 – 30 minutes before carving. While the turkey is resting, remove the lemons from the pan and discard. Pour the rest of the pan drippings into a blender and blend until smooth. Season the gravy with salt and pepper as desired. Serve warm with the turkey.


For the nutrition info, I’m giving you an approximate for 4 oz of either dark or white meat. The gravy is hard to calculate calories and fat for because some of the fat from the bird goes into it and it’s impossible for me to tell how much. I am giving you the carbs per serving of gravy because it’s the only thing I can calculate with any accuracy.

Approximate nutrition information per serving:

4 oz dark meat: 183 calories, 5g fat, 0g net carbs, 33g protein

4 oz white meat: 153 calories, 2g fat, 0g net carbs, 34g protein

2 Tbsp gravy contains approximately 2.5 grams of net carbs.


  • Serving Size: 4 oz meat, 2 Tbsp gravy

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