Vegetarian Gravy

Vegetarian Gravy

Yesterday I made this Brioche Stuffing with Chestnuts and Figs for a holiday gathering with friends. It was delicious with steamed carrots, celery, fennel, and a hot gravy.

Vegetarian gravy is fun to make, but yesterday we also had five boys over for a birthday celebration, so it was fabulous to be able to just add hot water to Macayama’s Savory Herb Mix, give it a whisk and pour it into the gravy bowl.

Here’s what we do most of the time ~


1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup chopped onion or shallots
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour (or gf)
4 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and soy sauce to form a smooth paste. Gradually whisk in the broth.

Season with sage, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until thickened.


6 thoughts on “Vegetarian Gravy

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  3. I just made this gravy for our Thanksgiving Day meal and it is INCREDIBLE. My meat eating husband told me that it tastes just like any regular turkey gravy. I am psyched that I found this recipe on Pinterest because I have been searching for a good vegetarian gravy for years. This one does not disappoint. Two thumbs up. (Four if we include my husbands thumbs too.)

    • Amanda, this so lifts my heart. I know what it is like to try to prepare healthy meals for a family with diverse tastes and needs. In fact, that is why I write this blog – to show that it can be done. That good, healthy, fresh food is good for all. Your comment means the world to me. I wish you a gorgeous Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you!

  4. I made this yesterday for Thanksgiving and it was FANTASTIC! I very recently became a vegetarian and I have never had a vegetarian gravy before this one. I was a little hesitant to make it, because at the time there were no comments on it it, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am really glad I tried it. Even my meat loving husband admitted that it was better then any gravy he ever had.

    • Valerie, I am so glad to hear this! I hope you enjoy exploring more of the recipes around my blog as my desires is that they prove that plant based whole food meals can be as, or even more, delicious as ever. Happy Holidays!

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