Best Vegetarian Gravy (One Pot)

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Quick and easy vegetarian gravy recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 20 minutes. Loaded with vegetable stock or broth and herbs. Can also be easily turned into vegan gravy.

Gravy adds a decadence and richness to food that just can’t be beat. This vegetarian version is bursting with flavor and is a great addition to your repertoire. Make sure to try my Easy Mushroom Gravy (One Pot) and Onion Gravy (One Pot), which can easily be transformed into vegetarian gravies by using vegetable broth or stock.

Homemade Vegetarian Gravy in Blue Bowl of Mashed Potatoes

How to make vegetarian gravy recipe from scratch?

  1. In a saucepan– Add stock, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, mustard, soy sauce, flour and whisk everything together over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil– Whisking until the gravy becomes smooth and thick.
  3. Remove from heat– Mix in butter.
  4. Enjoy– Over mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.

What to serve with vegetarian gravy?

Serve this gravy over mashed potatoes such as Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe (One Pot) or Mashed Sweet Potatoes (One Pot), or a low carb option can be Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (One Pot).

It is also a delicious addition to your holiday dinner over Roast Turkey Breast (One Pan) and Thanksgiving Turkey (One Pan).

You can use this over biscuits for a breakfast or brunch option as well! It’s delicious for dipping breadsticks.

Serve it over chicken such as rotisserie chicken, baked, air fried or Grilled Chicken Breast (One Pan).

You can also serve it over beef such as these Garlic Butter Steak Bites (One Pot) or fried steak. 

If you have any rice or pasta meals that are too dry, consider mixing in a bit of this gravy for added flavor and moisture. Try it in this Easy Rice Pilaf (One Pot).

Best of all, use it in appetizers and game day food like nachos and poutine.

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– In a freezer safe container for up to 3 months.

Reheat– In the microwave or on the stovetop. Add a splash of water or broth to thin it out.

Closeup Shot of Spoonful of Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Broth Gravy

Variations

Make it gluten free– Use a gluten-free flour blend instead of regular all-purpose flour. Instead of soy sauce, you can use tamari or coconut aminos.

Make it a vegan gravy– Simply use a vegan butter instead of regular butter.

Add toppings- Such as sliced green onions, fresh basil, parsley, chives or toasted sesame seeds, or even roasted corn.

Make it spicy– Add crushed red chili flakes or cayenne pepper for some extra heat.

Make it creamy– Add heavy cream for a creamy version.

Add vegetables- Such as caramelized onions, mushrooms, or tomatoes for additional flavor.

Add seasonings– Such as Mexican, Greek, or Cajun seasoning for a different flavor profile.

Tips and Techniques

Stock vs. broth- I prefer stock for this recipe because it provides more flavor.

How to thicken gravy/ How to make it thinner? To thicken, you can add a small amount of a corn starch slurry, or continue cooking the gravy until it reduces more and thickens to your desired consistency. To thin the gravy, simply add a little more stock.

Where to buy nutritional yeast? What is nutritional yeast? It is a deactivated yeast that is often used to provide a non-dairy cheesy satisfying taste in foods. You can buy it at most major grocery stores or health food stores or even online.

Nutritional yeast substitute– I have used marmite as a successful substitute in this recipe.

Soy sauce substitute– You can use tamari or coconut aminos.

Can you make gravy with water? No, it will make the gravy tasteless, which is the opposite of what we are aiming for!

Use low-sodium ingredients– Because this prevents the dish from becoming too salty.

Use a non-stick saucepan– To prevent the gravy from sticking and burning.

More One Pot Gravy Recipes

Easy Homemade Vegetarian Gravy in Blue Bowl of Mashed Potatoes
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One Pot Vegetarian Gravy

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
 

Quick and easy vegetarian gravy recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in one pot over stovetop in 20 minutes. Loaded with vegetable stock or broth and herbs

Servings: 6 People
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broth gravy, homemade vegetarian gravy, vegan gravy
Calories: 72 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Vegetable stock Can be replaced with broth but stock tastes much better, Low sodium
  • 1 tsp Onion powder Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder Finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 2 tbsp Nutritional yeast Or replace with 1-2 tsp Marmite
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce Or use tamari or liquid aminos
  • 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Butter Unsalted, Can be substituted with vegan butter

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized nonstick saucepan, add stock, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, mustard, soy sauce, flour and whisk everything together over medium heat.

  2. Bring to a boil, whisking often, until the gravy becomes smooth and thick.

  3. Remove from heat and mix in butter.

  4. Enjoy over mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave with a splash of water or broth to make it thin again.  
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Vegetarian Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 520mg22%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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