When you hear “vegan mushroom gravy” you most probably can’t imagine the creaminess and flavor bouquet we’re talking about. With only a few ingredients and a 5-step recipe, this easy mushroom gravy is rich, creamy, and vegan-approved. This savory vegan gravy recipe will take your mashed potatoes to a whole new level!
How to Serve the Vegan Mushroom Gravy
One of the most popular ways to serve gravy is on top of mashed potatoes. So, I came up with a similar suggestion, too. However, I won’t recommend you any mashed potatoes recipe. Have you ever tasted Longhorn Mashed Potatoes with garlic and butter? They are super creamy, so the vegan mushroom gravy will make the perfect pair!
This Longhorn Mashed Potatoes recipe is one buttery and garlic-flavored way to serve your potatoes at home. Not to mention, you can prepare this restaurant-style side dish with more than affordable ingredients in less than 1 hour.
Another super delicious way to serve the vegan mushroom gravy is on top of a rice bawl. If you want to change something a little more than plain rice, but don’t have the mood for risotto, try the Cheddar and Chive Rice. You only need a handful of ingredients to make a rice dish that rivals risotto (without all that stirring). I used medium-grain white rice when I prepared this recipe, but you can use whatever variety you like (even quinoa if you prefer)!
Really, when isn’t cheesy rice welcome on the dinner table? It only uses a small amount of reduced-fat cheese to get all that cheddar flavor, so it’s a pretty healthy recipe. I hope it’s a hit at your house!
How to Make Vegan Mushroom Gravy at Home
This delicious vegan gravy is made with caramelized mushrooms and a little soy sauce for a depth of flavor. This vegan mushroom is sure to impress the meat eaters at your table too. The creaminess of the gravy makes it one of the best pairings for mashed potatoes. However, don’t believe me, go and try it yourself!
As you’ll see in the list below, the ingredients are super affordable and the list is quite small. In addition, keep in mind that the type of mushroom you choose for this gravy can be adapted to your preferences. Once, I even made vegan gravy using Pleurotus mushrooms, if you believe it or not! They were the only ones I had in my fridge and some unexpected vegan guests were just announced at that moment. The result was quite impressive regarding the little trick I did.
- 4 ounces baby portobello mushrooms – you can also use any kind of mushrooms you find- (finely chopped);
- 1/2 cup onion (finely chopped);
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil;
- 4-5 cup vegetable stock (preferably homemade);
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce;
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt;
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
Vegan Mushroom Gravy Step-by-Step Recipe
Now, that you have all the needed ingredients on hand, it’s time to find out what you should do. This is one of my famous 5-step recipes! This is one of the first recipes I learned from my grandma. Even though she is a huge meat lover, mushrooms were her one true love. She made the best stuffed mushrooms I have ever tasted!
- First of all, in a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
- Next, add the chopped onion and mushrooms to the heated olive oil. Cook them, stirring, until well browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle in flour and cook, stirring, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
- Then, slowly whisk in vegetable stock, a little at a time, until you form a smooth sauce. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until thickened.
- Finally, season with soy sauce, salt, and black pepper and remove from heat.
Moreover, when it comes to storing your leftover mushroom gravy, use an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Easy Video Tutorial for the Best Mushroom Gravy
Last but not least, it’s time for the promised extra help: I made a video tutorial for this vegan gravy. I hope this will help you even more! I will try to add video recipes more often to my articles even though you probably can imagine how time-consuming it may be.
However, if you are a veteran here, on wearychef, I hope that you already noticed the improvement I made in the video area. I always knew that video tutorials when it comes to cooking are a real support, but I did not always find the necessary time. Well, lately I made the impossible possible! All for you!
Enjoy Your Gravy!
Finally, it’s time for you to share your experience with this vegan mushroom gravy with us. Do you know a more savory and rich mushroom gravy that is also vegan? Did your vegan guests or loved ones enjoy it? Did you follow the ingredient list, or did you improvise? Tell me everything about the recipe in the comments section below. Also, please, don’t hesitate to ask any further questions about our favorite vegan gravy in the comment section below. I will make sure to answer you as soon as possible!
Last but not least, here are some more of my favorite mushroom recipes. These are some old classic recipes that impress my kids all the time. They even forget that the dinner is meatless when I serve these dishes. In addition, please keep in mind that overeating meat can affect our health. So, just try some vegan recipes from time to time!