Vegan Gravy

This vegan gravy is flavor-packed. Poultry seasoning and onion powder build the base of the flavor, while soy sauce adds a rich umami taste. You can make it ahead and have it on hand to enjoy with mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables or with other vegan or vegetarian dishes.

Vegan Gravy
Photo: Will Dickey
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons poultry seasoning

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or spicy brown mustard

  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups lower-sodium vegetable broth or no-chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari  


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden, about 3 minutes. Add flour, poultry seasoning, onion powder, mustard, pepper and salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low.

  2. Whisk in broth and soy sauce (or tamari); simmer, whisking constantly and adjusting heat as needed, until smooth and thickened, about 10 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer if a smooth gravy is desired.

To make ahead:

Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Reheat over medium-low heat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
3g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Serving Size 3 Tbsp.
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Vitamin A 272IU 5%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Vitamin K 3mcg 3%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Magnesium 4mg 1%
Potassium 33mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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