Easy Vegan Gravy Without Mushrooms

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Easy Vegan Gravy Recipe Without Mushrooms
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Looking for a delicious vegetarian gravy recipe? Your search for a glorious vegan gravy is now over! Not only is this recipe easy and effortless, but it only requires a few ingredients (which may already be in your kitchen). Whether you love rivers on your roasted root vegetables or just a trickle on your vegan turkey for Thanksgiving, this gravy is seriously SO good.

In just a few minutes, you’ll have a savory, sumptuous, full saucepan that will definitely demand seconds (and maybe even thirds)! Knowing that you can enjoy this gravy guilt-free is a relief and a comfort when it comes to the kitchen table. Don’t hold back when divvying out this delicious dressing.

Mashed potatoes with a saucer of vegan gravy next to it.

Tasty Tips for Making the Best Vegan Gravy

You can also personalize this recipe any way you like. Here are some ideas for adding some extra sass to your sauce:

  • Too Smooth? Adding diced onion or garlic to your gravy will give it just the right texture.
  • Too Salty? Substitute with coconut aminos for half the sodium and a slightly sweeter flavor. You can always use reduced sodium soy sauce and vegetable broth as well.
  • Prefer a Bit of a Kick? Add ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper or hot sauce to your gravy for a spicy sensation.
  • Gluten-free? Use brown rice flour instead of all purpose for fool-proof creaminess.
  • Too Thick? Add more broth until you get your desired consistency. Start with an extra tablespoon and go from there.
  • Too Thin? Add a teaspoon of flour at a time until your mixture thoroughly thickens up.

How to Serve Up Your Vegan Gravy

Drizzle on Vegan Turkey – This gravy is perfect served atop your vegan turkey roast on Thanksgiving (whether you choose Tofurky, Field Roast, Gardein, or another favorite).

Tofurky roast sliced, in a baking dish on top of roasted vegetables.

Pour Over Potatoes – Whether they’re mashed, roasted, stuffed, or steamed, this gravy makes any potatoes pop with flavor!

Dipping Sauce for Fries – A delightful indulgence that almost mimics poutine. Add a little bit of vegan cheese and it’s just about perfect.

Bring on the Biscuits and Gravy – A comforting combination that can be made in moments. Bake or buy your biscuits or bread, add your gorgeous gravy, and heat until warm. Bonus points for stepping it up a notch with some veggie sausage patties!

Vote for Vegan Pot Pie – These pleasant little vegan pot pies are not only super easy to make, but are just the right size for soaking up any extra gravy.

Hungry for Hot Sandwiches – When you’ve got a fridge full of leftovers, this is the best plan: Grab some bread, slather some vegan gravy on each side and stuff whatever you like in the middle. Heat, serve and satisfy your belly.

Vegan gravy with a Thanksgiving sandwich and a side of cranberries.

How to Store Your Leftover Gravy

Keep any leftover vegan gravy in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for 3 months. When ready to use, either microwave in a covered container for a minute or two, or place in a saucepan and heat over medium low until desired temperature.

You can even scoop out a spoonful at a time and add to your dish before heating. The mixture will most likely be a bit thick before heating, but will thin out as it warms. If it’s still not thin enough for you, add some extra vegetable broth (or water) a little at a time until desired consistency.

More Super Savory Sides to Try

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Easy Vegan Gravy Without Mushrooms

Author: Stephanie Dreyer
5 from 5 votes
This quick and easy vegan gravy recipe is simple to pull together and delicious atop mashed potatoes and vegan turkey for Thanksgiving! It's made without any mushrooms using ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. Enjoy! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5


  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a saucepan on high heat, whisk the flour and nutritional yeast together.
  • Whisk in the soy sauce and garlic powder and continue until smooth.
  • Slowly pour in the broth. Whisk constantly until smooth.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


This gravy will thicken even more as it cools. To create a thinner gravy, add more vegetable broth a little at a time, whisking over heat until combined. 
If your gravy isn’t perfectly smooth at the end, use an immersion blender to puree and smooth the gravy.
Serving a big crowd? Double the recipe! 
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. 


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 980mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Course — Sauce
Cuisine — American
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We want to thank our amazing recipe testers J.J. Steele and Ramona Pedricks for helping us perfect this vegan Thanksgiving recipe!

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  1. Jeanne Jeff says:

    5 stars
    Easy gravy recipe. It was a hit even with non-vegetarian guests! I now keep some on hand to flavor up meals. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    I can’t tell you how much I love this recipe! I’ve made it every year for Thanksgiving for at least 3 years in a row, plus whipping it up just to add to my mashed potatoes during the year, too. SO SO good! Even my non-vegan family loves it 😀

  3. 5 stars
    This is my favorite gravy, I make it every year fo our vegan thanksgiving dinner and really any time there will be dairy-free mashed potatoes in the house!

  4. 5 stars
    Love a good simple gravy that is still packed with flavor!

  5. 5 stars
    I’m not sure I’ve ever come across a simpler gravy! Definitely going in my holiday recipe rotation and love that it consists of ingredients I always have on hand.

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