The holidays are filled with nostalgic flavors that become exponentially comforting each year they’re included in family feasts. One seasonal sauce that never ceases to invoke a strong sense memory is mushroom gravy. And with the help of a variety of mushrooms and a splash of tamari, you’ll wind up with rich umami flavor that’ll make your family feel extra grateful. Pull out the Thanksgiving herbs and follow the below instructions for a gravy that’ll marry beautifully with any holiday dish.

Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe
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Vegan Mushroom Gravy with Herbs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 385 kcal
Author Collin Goodine


  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ lb. vegan butter
  • ½ cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • ½ lb. porcini or white button mushrooms finely chopped
  • ½ lb. shiitake mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 cups mushroom broth cold
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. tamari
  • Fresh thyme leaves roughly chopped, or fresh sage or rosemary


  1. Heat thick-bottomed pot over low heat. Add olive oil and butter and melt.
  2. Add mushrooms and onions, stir with wooden spoon and sweat until soft. (Note: It may seem like there is a lot of fat in the pot but the mushrooms will absorb it, and release water as well. This is needed for thickening the gravy.)
  3. Add garlic, cook briefly and stir in dried thyme.
  4. Add flour and mix until it soaks up liquid and forms paste-like consistency known as roux.
  5. When roux is formed and hot, add ⅓ of the cold broth and stir quickly and well until combined.
  6. Turn up heat under pot and stir in another ⅓ of broth. Stir well until combined.
  7. Stir in last of the broth and combine well.
  8. Whisk in fresh thyme, pepper and tamari. Taste and adjust seasonings. (Note: If gravy is not thick enough, continue to simmer. If gravy is too thick, add more mushroom broth.)

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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mushroom Gravy with Herbs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 385 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 17g
Sodium 722mg30%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1713IU34%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.