Delicious Vegan Gravy Recipe for Heart-Healthy Meals

My dear readers,

Are you tired of boring and flavorless vegan gravies that take away the lusciousness of your holiday meals? Look no further as I present to you my Yummy Vegan Gravy Recipe!

As a vegan chef, I’ve spent countless hours in the kitchen experimenting with different ingredients and techniques to create the best and easiest vegan gravy recipe that will give any non-vegan gravy a run for its money. This recipe is easy to make and will leave your guests astounded at how “seriously good” it tastes.

I understand that sometimes it may be challenging to find the perfect vegan replacement for popular meat-based dishes, but my vegan gravy recipe takes all those worries off your plate. With a few simple ingredients like roasted garlic, red wine, herbs, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast, you can whip up a savory and delicious gravy that complements any meal.

Whether you’re serving this gravy atop mashed potatoes or using it as a sauce for your vegetarian Wellington, this recipe will elevate your dish to new heights. Additionally, with a few tweaks and substitutions, you can customize the recipe according to your taste preferences.

So grab your apron, put on some of your favorite tunes, and get ready to make the best vegan gravy ever!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Yummy Vegan Gravy
Yummy Vegan Gravy

My dearest food enthusiasts, allow me to extol the virtues of the Yummy Vegan Gravy Recipe. This gravy recipe is a gastronomic delight that will make your taste buds sing with joy. Not only is it vegan, but it is absolutely delicious and easy to make.

When you take a look at the ingredient list, I assure you that you’ll find everything easily available in any grocery store. This recipe uses roasted garlic, herbs and mushrooms to bring out a rich umami flavor that’s perfect for the holiday season. The cashews are added to simulates the creaminess of traditional gravies, which makes it one of those rare dishes that unites health-conscious folks with those who have exotic taste-buds.

Perhaps the most fantastic component of this dish is its versatility- it pairs well not only with mashed potatoes but also with vegan meatloaf, roasted vegetables, vegan burgers or seriously good fries.

It’s so easy to make too! The recipe requires you to combine vegetable broth, nutritional yeast, soy sauce and flour in a pan and keep it whisking until smooth. Then add onions, mushrooms and more herbs until lightly browned and softened. As you add in some red wine for extra flavor and whisk again – this is where magic happens! And finally, let it cook for 10 minutes until it reaches your desired thickness.

In conclusion, the Yummy Vegan Gravy Recipe can be enjoyed by any and everyone looking for a healthy yet tasty option around their holiday table!

Ingredient List

 A spoonful of vegan gravy can make any meal scrumptious!
A spoonful of vegan gravy can make any meal scrumptious!

Let’s start with the vegan gravy ingredients. Here is everything you’ll need to make this yummy and easy vegan gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, roasted or minced
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • Herbs: you can use a mixture of fresh thyme, sage, and rosemary or dried herbs like poultry seasoning.
  • Optional: ¼ cup of red wine.

And now that we have all the gravy ingredients ready, let’s start cooking!

The Recipe How-To

 The rich and savory flavor of this gravy makes it hard to believe it's vegan!
The rich and savory flavor of this gravy makes it hard to believe it’s vegan!

Let’s dive into the recipe for this Yummy Vegan Gravy! This gravy is easy to make and will surely impress your guests.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced finely
  • 1 garlic clove, roasted
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan butter
  • Handful of fresh herbs (like thyme or rosemary), chopped
  • Optional for mushroom variation: 2 cups finely chopped mushrooms


  1. Start by heating a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil, and once heated, add the diced onion.

  2. When the onion is translucent and tender, add the roasted garlic clove, flour, and nutritional yeast. Stir until smooth and cook for around one minute.

  3. Gradually whisk in the vegetable broth, soy sauce, onion powder, and black pepper. Make sure everything is well combined.

  4. Continuously whisk the mixture until it becomes smooth and thickens up a bit over medium heat.

  5. Bring to boil then reduce heat to low-medium heat and let it simmer for around five minutes until it becomes glossy.

  6. Stir in vegan butter until melted smoothly; then add chopped herbs if you are using them.

  7. If you’d like to make a mushroom variation: start by heating a pan over medium heat with two tablespoons of olive oil or oil like walnut oil flavor, then add two cups of finely chopped mushrooms.
    Sauté until softened and add to the gravy last.

That’s all there is to it! This easy vegan gravy can be done in less than twenty minutes and takes only ten ingredients! You can enjoy this vegan gravy on mashed potatoes, biscuits, faux meats, roasted vegetables or any other dish that pairs well with gravy. This recipe can easily be adjusted and doubled or tripled as needed.

Substitutions and Variations

 Pour this vegan gravy over your favorite dishes for a flavor explosion!
Pour this vegan gravy over your favorite dishes for a flavor explosion!

My dearest readers, as much as I appreciate the original recipe, I must say that the world of vegan cooking is quite versatile and one can get creative with ingredient substitutions for diverse flavors. So, let us talk about some possible substitutions and variations that you can apply to this vegan gravy recipe.

Firstly, if red wine is not your preferred ingredient, feel free to use vegetable stock or broth instead. It will still create a hearty flavor that will satisfy your cravings. On the other hand, if you would like to amplify the flavors of herbs and spices, you may add a teaspoon of onion powder or dried herbs such as thyme and rosemary.

Now let us talk about mushrooms. Although this recipe uses roasted garlic mushrooms, all types of mushrooms work well in making vegan gravy. If you cannot find porcini mushrooms for example, shiitake or button mushrooms will work just as good.

Cashews are important for giving the sauce a creamy texture but in case of nut allergies or unavailability, you may use silken tofu instead. It results in a similar smoothness without compromising taste.

Lastly, but not least important, nutritional yeast gives a cheesy flavor to the sauce, which is why it’s included in the original recipe. If you have no nutritional yeast in your pantry or dislike its taste, try using coconut milk or soy sauce to add umami notes that blend well with vegetables.

In conclusion, dear readers, remember this recipe is versatile and flexible to fit your personal tastes and needs. Don’t be afraid to experiment or substitute ingredients to create new goodness on your palate. Try something different for your mashed potatoes next time!

Serving and Pairing

 This vegan gravy recipe is the ultimate comfort food companion.
This vegan gravy recipe is the ultimate comfort food companion.

As an avid lover of delicious vegan gravies, I am always on the hunt for delightful pairing options to give my meals a well-rounded taste profile. Now that we have prepared our delectable vegan gravy, let’s dive into some serving and pairing tips.

A hot bowl of this vegan gravy poured over creamy mashed potatoes is an absolute treat! It’s an excellent option for a cozy weekend dinner with family and friends. This delectable vegan gravy also pairs well with a variety of roasted vegetables like carrots, asparagus and broccoli. The rich flavours of the gravy enhance the natural taste of these veggies, making them a perfect accompaniment for your next dinner party.

Another ideal pairing for vegan gravy is steaming hot jasmine rice or quinoa bowls. The combination of the earthy flavours of cashews and roasted garlic in this recipe will balance out the grainy texture and absorbent quality of rice or quinoa.

If you fancy a sandwich, this vegan mushroom sauce makes an amazing addition to your next vegetarian burger. Just pour some generous ladles of the gravy onto your freshly toasted buns with your favorite vegetable patty or salad, garnished with some fresh herbs or lettuce leaves – so simple but so incredibly flavourful!

Finally, this vegan mushroom gravy recipe makes for an excellent turkey or beef alternative for Thanksgiving and holiday dinners. Ladle it over roasted seitan, tofu or plant-based meat substitutes like Beyond Meat patties or Impossible burgers for an indulgent meal experience that no one will forget anytime soon.

So there you have it – our perfect suggestions for serving and pairing your vegan mushroom sauce. We hope these ideas inspire you to get creative with your recipes!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The aroma of this vegan gravy will make your taste buds dance with joy!
The aroma of this vegan gravy will make your taste buds dance with joy!

As with most gravies, this vegan version can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer for later use. To make ahead, allow the gravy to cool to room temperature before transferring it into an airtight container.

When storing in the refrigerator, the gravy will last for up to five days. If you need to reheat it, simply place it into a pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally until hot.

If you are making the gravy ahead of time to freeze, allow it to cool off completely before storing and leaving a bit of space at the top of your container for expansion during freezing. Once again, when you’re ready to eat, simply thaw the gravy overnight in the refrigerator before reheating it on medium heat.

It’s important to note that if the gravy has been refrigerated or frozen, you may need to add a bit of extra broth or water to loosen up the consistency as it might become thicker as it cools down. I suggest adding a little at a time and reheating until you get your desired consistency.

Overall, this make-ahead vegan gravy recipe is convenient as you can prepare a large batch at once and have it on hand for all sorts of meals, whether it is for roasted veggies, mashed potatoes or savory casseroles. Giving spunky flavors that will compliment all sorts of dishes!

Tips for Perfect Results

 The smooth and creamy texture of this vegan gravy will leave you asking for more.
The smooth and creamy texture of this vegan gravy will leave you asking for more.

Dear reader, for the best experience in creating a tasty vegan gravy recipe, here are some helpful tips that can be useful to you.

1. Use roasted garlic

One of the most important ingredients in this recipe is garlic, make sure to roast it before using it. Roasted garlic adds an exceptional level of flavor to the gravy recipe, a step that cannot be skipped.

2. Don’t overcook

Overcooking can result in thick and lumpy gravy. As much as we want it to be thick and rich, we do not want it to turn out too thick that you need a knife and fork to eat it. You should stir constantly when cooking and avoid boiling too long or at too high of heat levels.

3. Choose good vegetable broth

In making vegan gravy, vegetable broth is key because it provides an excellent base flavor for your dish. Choose low sodium and quality vegetable broth brands.

4. Be careful with the flour

Using too much flour will make your gravy too thick or paste-like so follow the recipe’s instruction on the amount of flour needed.

5. Add herbs

To elevate flavors add a dash of herbs like thyme or rosemary. Herbs pair perfectly with mushroom and roasted garlic flavors.

6. Experiment with Different Liquids.

You can explore adding different liquids, like red wine or coconut milk instead of water or vegetable broth, for added depth of flavor.

7. Soak cashews long enough

When making vegan gravy, cashews are often used for texture purposes instead of dairy products. When soaking them for both taste and preparation reasons, ensure they soak long enough (overnight is ideal) before blending into the mixture.

By considering these tips, you’re sure to create the perfect vegan gravy recipe that is suitable for any occasion!


As I promised, I want to make sure that you’ll have a perfect and hassle-free vegan gravy experience with this recipe. That is why in this section, I’ve compiled the frequently asked questions about this vegan gravy recipe. Whether it’s your first time making vegan gravy or you’re an experienced cook looking for some additional tips, these FAQs are designed to help you get the best results. So let’s dive in!

What is vegan gravy made of?

To begin making this vegan dish, combine flour with coconut milk to form a paste. Gradually add more coconut milk and pour the mixture into a pot. Then, add in some vegetable stock and soy sauce. Keep stirring the mixture continuously while bringing it to boil, and then let it boil and thicken for a while. This should create a thick and creamy sauce-like consistency that will coat the other ingredients in the dish beautifully.

How long does vegan gravy last in the fridge?

Proper storage is key in ensuring the longevity of your vegan gravy. To keep it fresh for a longer period, store it in an air-tight container and keep it refrigerated for up to a week. Alternatively, freezing your gravy can preserve it for 3-6 months in the freezer.

Is any gravy vegan?

As a vegan chef, I firmly believe that flavorful gravy can easily be made without the use of any animal-derived ingredients. It’s important to carefully read the labels of any store-bought gravy and steer clear of those containing meat and animal products if you follow a plant-based diet.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this recipe for yummy vegan gravy is not only easy to make but also incredibly delicious. With its savory combination of roasted garlic, mushrooms and herbs, this gravy offers a depth of flavor that is seriously good. Plus, with ingredients like cashews, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast, you’ll be adding some extra nutrition to your meal.

Whether you’re looking for an easy vegan gravy recipe to pair with mashed potatoes or homemade stuffing, or simply want to enjoy a flavorful gravy that’s both cruelty-free and healthy, this recipe will not disappoint.

So why not give it a try? With its simple instructions (and helpful tips), you’ll be making the best vegan gravy in no time. Trust me, once you’ve tasted this gravy and seen how easy it is to make, you may never go back to traditional beef or turkey gravy again.

Cheers to happy and healthy eating!

Yummy Vegan Gravy

Yummy Vegan Gravy Recipe

My family likes this tasty gravy as much as, or better than turkey gravy. You can add variations to suit whatever you are serving it with. We particularly like it with Lentil and Wild Rice Loaf (recipe 265288), but it is also great on mashed potatoes or even meat. I found this on another web site and hand copied it without noting where it came from, so I'm sorry I cannot give credit to the proper source.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 2 cups
Calories 46.2 kcal


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I like walnut oil for flavor) or 2 tablespoons olive oil (I like walnut oil for flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 garlic clove (to taste)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 -2 tablespoon soy sauce (I use no more than 1 1/2 T)
  • pepper
  • handful chopped toasted cashews (optional)


  • diced red pepper
  • mushroom
  • roasted garlic
  • herbs
  • 1 dash red wine (Whatever sounds good to you)


  • Saute onion 5 minutes in oil.
  • Add flour and cook 5 more minutes until brown, and the onion is soft.
  • Add minced garlic, then gradually whisk in broth. Add cashews, if using.
  • Simmer 10 minutes while partly covered.
  • Stir in yeast, soy sauce and pepper. Mix well, then blend until desired consistency.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 78gCalories: 46.2kcalCarbohydrates: 3.2gProtein: 0.8gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 126.6mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.6g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Sauces, Vegan
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