Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Simple Vegan Mushroom Gravy

So for those of you that don’t know – I’ve been working on creating a simple, tasty, delicious mushroom gravy over the past few months.  I tested it about a week before thanksgiving on my own, I made it for thanksgiving dinner, and then I made again this week and I finally got the recipe down PERFECT!

I’m so happy with the flavor, the consistency, and the “easiness” of this recipe!  The best part is that it really doesn’t take a lot of “labor” to make it, it just spends most of the time on the stove cooking!

Just a side note, I like my gravy relatively thin – but if you don’t feel the same way, you can add a little more arrowroot powder to your gravy when you make it.

Okay, can I let my “college kid side” show a little bit here?  This gravy tastes freakin’ delicious on noodles, like just boil noodles, pour over gravy, and enjoy haha!  Sometimes I like to keep it cheap, simple, and delicious – but, this would be delicious on my “Cheesey” Mashed Potatoes too!

So let’s break this down:

  • Tastes great on everything? CHECK!
  • Takes just one pot? CHECK!
  • Approved by non-vegans at Thanksgiving? CHECK!
  • Pretty simple to make? CHECK!

Needless to say I’m pretty thrilled with the way this one turned out!

Now on to the photography – I’m excited because I JUST signed up for a couple food photography courses!  As you know I like to comment on the photography sometimes because i’m still learning!  For this recipe, I did some searching and I couldn’t really find any gravy boats that I liked and I didn’t like the way that gravy looks “on potatoes” in pictures either!

I ultimately ended up with my own creative interpretation of mushroom gravy!  I would say I’m about 70-80% happy with these photos – but I can’t wait to learn more about photography so that my pictures only get better with time :)

So there you have it – the fun behind this easy little recipe!  I hope you enjoy it on potatoes, and maybe even on some noodles haha!

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Mushroom Gravy
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Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: ~3 Cups Gravy
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ½ Sweet Onion, Chopped
  • 8 Ounces Mushrooms, Sliced and Chopped
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Broth + a little extra for sautéing
  • 1 Cup Almond Milk
  • ⅓ Cup Red Wine (I used Cabernet)
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos
  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 Tbsp Arrowroot
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
  1. In a large pot sauté the onions and garlic with a little bit of vegetable broth for about 5 minutes - until the onions are translucent.
  2. Add the sliced and shopped mushrooms to the pot and let them sweat for 8-10 minutes, until almost all the liquid that sweats from the mushroom is gone!
  3. While the mushrooms are sweating, place the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend to combine. This is just to prevent any clumping of the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the liquid from the blender to the pot. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. It may get a bit "frothy" but don't worry that will go away when you simmer.
  5. Simmer for about 20-30 minutes, until your gravy has reached the desired consistency.
  6. Serve warm over your favorite pasta or mashed potatoes!

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  1. says

    Ah…YUM! As usual another tasty and easy to make recipe that I can’t wait to try! I bet this is great with the creaminess of the milk and, of course red wine makes everything better. Pinning to make later this week : )

  2. says

    This is like my all time favorite kind of gravy. It looks delicious! And your photo interpretation is great. Totally showcases the goods! Well, IMHO :)

  3. Teri-Lynne says

    This recipe sounds amazing! Is there an appropriate substitution for the red wine? I would prefer to not use alcohol, if possible. Thank you for sharing your recipes and knowledge.

    • says

      Hey Teri!

      So glad it looks good to you! Red wine does give this dish a distinct flavor – but you could give it a shot with a NICE grape juice (like from a winery)! Since the alcohol does cook out, it’s essentially a grape mix that the wine reduces to (it’s a bit different in reality, but close). Anyway – give that a try and let me know how it goes ;)


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