Quick and Easy Vegan Gravy

  • Looking for a quick and easy vegan gravy? Your prayers have been answered with this stellar simple recipe. This easy vegan gravy is FULL of flavour. It’s lush, creamy and rich with all the umami flavour we’re looking for in a good gravy.

    This gravy uses flavour-rich ingredients like miso, tamari, and nutritional yeast to get that perfect flavour you’ll lick your plate for. Trust me, it certainly measures it up to the traditional kind. Serve it to any vegan skeptic and watch them pour and devour.

    So, let’s get into how to make this delicious quick and easy vegan gravy.

    how to make quick and easy vegan gravy

    The ingredients

    Here’s what you’ll need to make this Quick and Easy Vegan Gravy:

    • vegan butter (I like Earth Balance)
    • arrowroot starch (you can also use cornstarch, or all-purpose flour)
    • vegetable broth
    • white shiro miso
    • onion powder
    • gluten-free tamari
    • nutritional yeast

    What I love most about this vegan gravy is just how simple it is to throw together.

    There are a few not-so-typical ingredients like white miso and nutritional yeast, but once you have them on hand the recipe is fast to make. Simply throw the ingredients into a blender, pour into a saucepan and heat. (And, ingredients like miso and nutritional yeast are pantry staples in my home. I use it for so many recipes on this blog to add umami or cheesiness to dishes. So, I promise they will come in handy.)

    Unlike most vegan gravy recipes that are time consuming – made by cooking veg first and blending together – this gravy is effortless to create. Just what we need when there’s a whole Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner to prepare! Certainly, it’s a recipe that can be left to the last minute, and made quick. And the flavours OH MY! You won’t believe something so simple can taste so good.

    A few tips for this Quick and Easy Vegan Gravy

    There isn’t much involved to nailing this Quick and Easy Vegan Gravy. After all, I did say it’s easy! But I do have a few tid-bits of advice to make the process simple and fuss-free.

    I recommend to blend the ingredients (minus the vegan butter) together in a blender, to ensure it’s smooth and well combined. And then transfer to a saucepan with vegan butter to warm and thicken. The reason is because arrowroot starch can clump easily, and even with a whisk it can be hard to whip out the clumps. Blending the ingredients together first really helps create a smooth consistency.

    You can also sub the arrowroot powder for cornstarch or all-purpose flour. These substitutes also work well. The purpose of this ingredient is to thicken the gravy, not to give any additional flavour. So feel free to use what you have on hand.

    What to serve with this Quick and Easy Vegan Gravy

    So, what to serve with this Quick and Easy Vegan Gravy? Anything you love having gravy with, of course!

    Pour over baked potatoes or mashed, stuffing, and roasted veg. In our family, gravy is a Thanksgiving and Holiday staple. Dinner is just not the same without it.

    I particularly enjoy this vegan gravy with my Mushroom and Spinach Baked Potatoes, and Festive Falafels.

    how to make quick and easy vegan gravy

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    Shop my kitchen

    I’m always asked what items I like to use in the kitchen. So, I’ve included my favourites for making this Quick and Easy Vegan Gravy

    Vitamix A2500 Ascent Series Smart Blender, Professional-Grade

    This is the blender I use. Although a standard kitchen blender will work just fine for this recipe.

    how to make quick and easy vegan gravy

    So there we have it! A delicious and easy recipe for the very best vegan gravy. Whether you’ve planned ahead, or rushing last minute to get dinner on the table, you can whip this gravy together in minutes. Certainly, it makes any cozy dish even more comforting. I’m sure you’ll love it as much as we do.

    And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

  • The BEST Quick and Easy Vegan Gravy

    Ultra lush and comforting vegan gravy recipe, that's quick and simple to make. It's the perfect quick recipe to complete Thanksgiving or holiday dinners. This vegan gravy is rich and flavourful, and full of umami. Enjoy served over potatoes, festive falafels, stuffing and roasted veg.
    Category Side Dish
    Cuisine vegan
    Keyword gravy, holiday recipe, thanksgiving
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 3 cups (approx)
    Author Hannah Sunderani


    • 3 cups vegetable broth
    • 2 tbsp white shiro miso
    • 1 tsp onion powder
    • 2 tbsp gluten-free tamari
    • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder (or cornstarch, or all-purpose flour)
    • 1/4 cup vegan butter


    • In a blender combine vegetable broth, miso, onion powder, tamari, nutritional yeast and arrowroot powder. Blend until smooth and combined.
    • Melt vegan butter in saucepan and add blended liquid. Simmer vegan gravy until thickened, approx. 8-10 minutes. Serve alongside your favourite cozy dishes like potatoes, festive falafels, stuffing and roasted vegetables.


    Blending the ingredients together first will aid in making a smooth gravy. Gravy will keep in fridge for up to 5 days, and can be made in advance.
    Nutritional information is a rough estimate, based on 1 cup of gravy.


    Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1881mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g
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