Make this homemade Vegan Gravy recipe easy and delicious every time! This best gravy recipe is perfect served over mashed potatoes, stuffing, or biscuits (aka, your next vegan biscuits and gravy breakfast). Of course, your Vegan Thanksgiving is not complete without tasty, easy vegan gravy recipes. See tips below for adding mushroom. Be sure to make your vegan dinners extra special with the best dairy-free gravy recipes!
Is Gravy Vegan?
The traditional gravy is not vegan because it’s typically made with meat drippings. Some gravies are also made with cow’s milk, so either way, you’ll want to steer clear of most gravies unless they’re labeled as vegetarian gravy.
However, as you’re seeing here today, it’s easy to make gravy vegan for mashed potatoes, stuffing, biscuits, and more! Basically, this is a vegetable broth gravy and it’s so tasty!
Keeping Things Simple!
I used to be intimidated by making gravy recipes. Maybe because my mom always made it! And experience, as they say, is the best teacher. Once we went vegan, we just gave up gravy on the plate because I refused to make it.
It’s ridiculous really. Why should a person be scared of something like homemade gravy. That’s why I finally talked myself out of it and I’m so glad I did. One thing I knew is I wanted to make my vegan gravy easy to make so you can add it to any dinner to make it special. This is especially true for a holiday meal like Thanksgiving.
Easy Gravy Recipe Ingredients
Let’s begin with the list of ingredients for this easy vegetarian gravy recipe:
- vegan butter (aka Earth Balance)
- all-purpose flour
- nutritional yeast flakes
- vegetable broth
That’s all you need in this recipe for gravy! You gotta love this best gravy recipe with minimal ingredients. All you need is a skillet and a spatula. Of course, having a cute, little gravy boat to serve it in is nice too.
That said, I grew up in a small, rural town and we used to leave the gravy in a saucepan on the stove with a large spoon. That works too.
How to Make Vegan Gravy
So, are you wondering now how to make vegetarian gravy? Great! Let’s get started!To make perfect gravy, start with a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and use a spatula to break it into piece to help it melt faster.
Once the butter is melted, slowly add the flour, a tablespoon or so at a time and stir continuously. It’s the stirring part that helps prevent lumps. Allow this to thicken and form what is referred to as a roux.
Tip: If beside your best effort you’ve found yourself staring down a skillet of lumpy gravy, don’t dismay. Transfer the gravy to a food processor or blender and pulse until the lumps are gone!
Next, begin adding the vegetable broth. Again, you’ll want to add this slowly while simultaneously whisking.
Once the vegetable broth is added, add other ingredients like nutritional yeast flakes, salt, and pepper to taste.
Tip: Make vegan brown gravy recipes by adding a tablespoon or two of tamari or soy sauce.
There you have it! This is such a good nutritional yeast gravy recipe!
Delicious Recipes to Serve with Veg Gravy
Serve this best vegan gravy recipe with your favorite vegan dishes, like:
- Cranberry Holiday Lentil Loaf
- Vegan Mashed Potatoes and gravy has a nice ring to it
- Vegan Stuffing
- Add some veggie sausage for biscuits for a tasty vegan Biscuits and Gravy breakfast!
If you’re an adventurous soul, you can even make your own vegan “turkey” loaf. That would be delicious with vegetable gravy recipes!
Also, if you’re contemplating serving more vegan entrees for Thanksgiving , you’ll love the nutritional information highlighted in this Vegan Thanksgiving Benefits post!
We hope you enjoy this recipe for quick Vegan Gravy as much as we do! If you decide to make it, be sure to snap a photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram because, you know, I love seeing your photos!
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth (see note)
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- In a large skillet, cook the vegan butter over medium heat. Use a spatula to break it up into smaller pieces and cook until melted, about 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle the flour over the melted butter while continually stirring. Cook for a few minutes until flour has completely absorbed the butter.
- Turn heat down to medium-low and slowly add the vegetable broth, one cup at a time, stirring continuously. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast flakes, pepper and salt. Stir to combine. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, until gravy has thickened.
- Keep over low heat until ready to serve. Transfer gravy to a serving dish to serve immediately. Alternatively, place is a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 4 days. It can be frozen for up to 2 months. When reheating gravy, add water or broth if it gets too thick while reheating.