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Mashed Potatoes and Vegan Gravy on a Plate with Napkin and Water Glass in the Background
Super Simple Vegan Gravy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Pour it on your mashed potatoes. Pour it on everything! This vegan gravy is super simple, super delicious, and requires only seven ingredients to make.

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 150 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Place the vegan butter into a medium saucepan and set it over medium heat.

  2. When the butter has melted and begins to bubble, add the onion.

  3. Sweat the onion for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent.

  4. Begin whisking in the flour, a bit at a time, to form a thick paste coating the onions. 

  5. Slowly whisk in the broth, a bit at a time, then the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and poultry seasoning.

  6. Whisk until smooth, raise the heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes, until nicely thickened. 

  7. Add water if you'd like a thinner gravy. If you'd like a thicker gravy, ladle out some of the gravy into a small bowl or cup and whisk in a bit of flour to form a slurry, then whisk the slurry into the pot.

  8. Taste test and season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust any other seasonings to your liking. Serve.

Recipe Notes
  • Feel free to strain out the onions if you'd like a perfectly smooth gravy.
  • Tamari or liquid aminos can be substituted for the soy sauce.
  • You can substitute cooking oil (such as canola) for the butter, though the flavor won't be as rich. I haven't tested an oil-free version of the recipe, but I think if you start by whisking the flour together with about a half cup of vegetable broth and then adding it to the pot with all of the other ingredients it would work.
Nutrition Facts
Super Simple Vegan Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Sodium 975mg41%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 10.3g3%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 2.1g2%
Protein 1.8g4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.