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Vegan Mushroom Gravy

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 20 min.
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This fast and easy vegan mushroom gravy goes beautifully on Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Vegan Shepherd's Pie and Lentil Quinoa Loaf. It's oil-free, low-fat, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious. 


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  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, chopped (I used shiitake, but any mushroom is fine.)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary (or ground sage)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp arrowroot powder (or corn starch) to thicken
  • 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat a large pan to medium-high heat. Add sliced onion, reduce heat to medium-low, and dry sauté for 5 minutes until onions start to brown. Stir in sliced mushrooms and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  2. While cooking mushrooms and onions, combine low-sodium vegetable broth and arrowroot powder. Use a whisk to stir. This helps to ensure there are no lumps. 
  3. Add dried spices to the mushroom and onion mixture in the pan. Stir until fragrant—about 1 minute.
  4. Pour low-sodium vegetable broth with arrowroot powder into the pan. 
  5. Add coconut aminos and stir well to combine.
  6. Bring the gravy to a simmer, and it will thicken naturally. 
  7. When the gravy has thickened, turn off the heat and stir in fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy immediately!

This mushroom gravy keeps well in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It can also be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 4 months. Let it thaw in the refrigerator before reheating. To reheat, add cold gravy to a small pot and heat over medium-low heat while stirring continuously.



  1. Knife
  2. Cutting board
  3. Measuring cup
  4. Measuring spoons
  5. Sauté pan
  6. Cooking spoon
  7. Whisk
  • Prep Time: 5 min.
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American