Vegan Mushroom Gravy

As a mushroom enthusiast and vegan, I have always loved experimenting with mushroom-based dishes. One of my all-time favorite recipes is vegan mushroom gravy. Not only is it incredibly flavorful, but it’s also versatile and pairs perfectly with mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or even a savory seitan roast. Let me share with you my go-to recipe and some tips for making the most delicious vegan mushroom gravy.

The Perfect Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onions and garlic until translucent.
  2. Add the mushrooms and thyme, and cook until the mushrooms are tender and golden.
  3. Sprinkle the flour over the mushroom mixture and stir to combine, cooking for a couple of minutes to get rid of the raw flour taste.
  4. Gradually whisk in the vegetable broth, ensuring there are no lumps.
  5. Stir in the soy sauce and let the gravy simmer and thicken for about 10 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

My Tips for the Best Vegan Mushroom Gravy

When making vegan mushroom gravy, I always opt for cremini mushrooms because they have a robust flavor that adds depth to the gravy. Additionally, using a good-quality vegetable broth is essential for a rich and savory taste. I also recommend being patient when simmering the gravy to allow the flavors to develop fully.

Why I Love This Recipe

This vegan mushroom gravy is a staple in my holiday gatherings and family dinners. The umami-rich flavor of the mushrooms combined with the savory broth creates a luscious gravy that even non-vegans can’t resist. Plus, it’s a great way to sneak in some extra veggies into your meals!

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re a seasoned vegan cook or just dipping your toes into plant-based recipes, this vegan mushroom gravy is a must-try. It’s comforting, full of flavor, and perfect for any occasion. I hope you enjoy making and savoring this delicious gravy as much as I do!