This vegan mushroom gravy features a blend of shiitake and cremini mushroom ribbons, complemented by earthy sage, thyme, garlic, and shallots. With its hearty umami-rich flavor, this plant-based recipe caters to both vegans and non-vegans, delivering a delicious twist on a classic favorite.
This Vegan Mushroom Gravy Is:
- easy to make
- packed with mushrooms
- savory and umami-rich
This mushroom-packed vegan gravy recipe is relatively easy to make, and perfect for guests who prefer a gluten-free option for the table. Its rich and savory flavor is perfect over potatoes, a saucy option next to vegan stuffing, and perfection with a vegan roast. Use these ingredients for a rich and bold flavor:
Vegan Butter: Plant-based butter is not only perfect for sauteing the shallots, but also adds a creamy richness that’s the backbone of this savory gravy.
Shallots: These little flavor bombs add a mild, sweet onion essence.
Garlic: When minced, garlic delivers a powerful punch of aromatic goodness, ensuring a robust and irresistible flavor.
Salt and Black Pepper: The dynamic duo of seasoning, salt, and black pepper work in tandem to elevate and balance the taste.
Ground Sage: This adds a warm and earthy depth, infusing the gravy with a subtle yet distinctive flavor profile. Rubbed sage is also fine to use here.
Dried Thyme: Adding another dimension of earthiness, dried thyme adds a warm holiday feel to this gravy.
Cremini Mushrooms: More mature than button mushrooms but not as intense as portobellos, creminis offer a hearty, meaty texture with a deep, savory flavor that adds a comforting richness to your gravy.
Shiitake Mushrooms: Sliced thinly for maximum impact, these umami bombs add a rich and savory taste that elevates this gravy to a whole new level. When selecting shiitake mushrooms, aim for firmness and a dry surface.
Olive Oil: This imparts a fruity and smooth character, adding another rich dimension with the vegan butter.
White Wine: Deglazing with white wine in this recipe not only rescues flavorful golden bits but also adds subtle brightness and complexity. The wine’s acidity balances the richness, creating a harmonious blend that elevates the overall depth and nuance of the gravy.
Vegan No-Chicken Broth: This type of broth uses plant-based ingredients like vegetables, herbs, and spices to mimic the rich, savory essence traditionally found in chicken broth, ensuring a satisfying and flavorful gravy.
Arrowroot Powder: Made from the root of the arrowroot plant, this powder is gluten-free and adds thickness and a glossy sheen to this gravy. Its neutral taste lets the other flavors shine, making it the perfect choice for a classic thick gravy.
Vegan Mushroom Gravy Serving Suggestions
This gravy requires just a bit of prep and is even more fun to make when there are extra hands to help chop and dice. Then it requires someone to babysit the pot while it simmers and the flavors mingle. The end result is worth it.
Serve it with these holiday dishes for a festive dinner!
- Make vegan stuffing in the crockpot. It’s so buttery and fluffy!
- Field Roast makes an amazing celebration roast. The size is perfect, especially when you are the lone vegan like me at the holiday table.
- Roasted cauliflower steaks are a perfect alternative to vegan roasts, or if you want something that’s a little lighter as your main.
- Roasted Brussels sprouts are so good! When roasted, they crisp up and taste amazing.
- Shiitake bacon: Made with marinated and roasted shiitake mushrooms, you can throw sliced or chunks of mushrooms into any dish you would add bacon to for a plant-based, cruelty-free twist.
- This easy focaccia can be added to the table and served with vegan butter or this gravy!
More Recipes That Use Mushrooms
Love mushrooms as much as I do? Check out these recipes where the shroom is the star!
- This Vegan Mapo Tofu uses mushrooms in place of pork to make this dish completely vegan.
- Love sushi? This Vegan Tempura Maki uses lobster mushrooms to make a unique roll for sushi night.
- These Crispy Air-Fried Mushrooms are breaded with panko and ground sriracha peas for a fun appetizer!
- Looking for a good vegan chowder recipe? This New England Vegan Clam Chowder uses a blend of soy curls and mushrooms for a plant-based, fish-free chowder.
- This Vegan Shrimp recipe uses sliced king oyster mushrooms to make a plant-based version of shrimp.
- These Vegan Dynamite Rolls are another great option for a stay-in sushi night. A blend of sriracha and creamy vegan mayo adds a perfect touch to this mushroom-based, vegan seafood dish.
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This vegan mushroom gravy has perfect umami and a rich flavor! Packed with a blend of shiitake and bella mushrooms, sage, thyme, shallots, and garlic it smells amazing and is so delicious. There’s no roux involved here, making it gluten-free as well!
for the gravy
- 1 TB vegan butter
- 3/4 cup minced shallots
- 1 TB garlic, minced
- a few dashes of salt and black pepper
- 2 tsp ground sage, divided
- 2 tsp dried thyme, divided
- 1 1/2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms, using a mandoline slicer
- 1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms, using a mandoline slicer
- 1 TB olive oil
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 cups vegan No-Chicken broth
- 1 TB arrowroot powder, blended with 3 TB cold water
to make the gravy
- Heat the vegan butter over medium-low heat in a large saucepan or pot. Add in the shallots and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the garlic and saute for minutes more, stirring occasionally to prevent the garlic from browning. Season it with the salt and pepper.
- Add then 1 tsp each of the dried sage and thyme. Stir well to coat the shallots and garlic.
- Add in the mushrooms and stir to coat. Saute for 2 minutes, then add in the tablespoon of olive oil and the remaining sage and thyme.
- Allow to saute for 5-6 minutes, then increase the heat to medium-high. Once it starts to sizzle, deglaze the pan with the white wine and allow it to simmer for an additional minute or two, or until the liquid is mostly evaporated.
- Add in the vegan broth, bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Increase the heat to medium allowing it to start to slightly bubble. Add in the arrowroot slurry, and stir until slightly thickened.
- Serve immediately or transfer the gravy to a small crockpot set to warm.
- Take extra care not to let the garlic brown during the sauteing process. Burned garlic will impart a bitter taste to your gravy!
- If you don’t have a mandoline slicer, just slice the mushrooms as thin as you can with a sharp knife.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Category: Side
- Method: Sautéed, Simmered
- Cuisine: American
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