Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe Rich & Savoy

plant based mushroom gravy on mashed potatoes

Vegan Mushroom Gravy is a delightful addition to any meal, transforming even the simplest dishes into savory delights. Made with earthy cremini mushrooms and a rich blend of seasonings, this gravy is a must-try for vegans and non-vegans alike.

In this article, we’ll guide you through creating the perfect plant-based Mushroom Gravy, and we’ll also provide insights into the ingredients, tools, tips, and tricks to ensure your gravy turns out perfectly every time. If you’re interested in more plant-based mushroom recipes, feel free to explore my complete Vegan Mushroom Recipes Collection here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

To create this delectable Vegan Mushroom Gravy, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • Dried thyme (or fresh thyme)
  • Vegetable broth (beefless broth is recommended)
  • Vegan butter
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste (adjust based on broth saltiness)
  • All-purpose flour
  • Dark soy sauce


  • If you can’t find cremini mushrooms, white mushrooms make a great substitute.
  • You can use regular soy sauce if dark soy sauce is not available.

Helpful Tools

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • A medium-sized pan
  • Whisk
  • A stove or cooktop

How To Make This Recipe

Follow these steps to make your Vegan Mushroom Gravy:

mushrooms in a white frying pan uncooked

Add the sliced mushrooms to a pan on medium heat and cook for 6-8 minutes or until they are soft, and the liquid has evaporated.

cooked mushrooms in a white frying pan.

Add thyme and vegan butter to the pan and allow the butter to melt. Then add the flour and seasonings, mixing for 1 minute.

vegan mushroom gravy cooking in a frying pan. Not thickened

Pour in your vegetable broth and dark soy sauce. Continue whisking and simmer for about 5 minutes until the gravy thickens.

vegan mushroom gravy recipe on wooden spoon

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

vegan mushroom gravy on mashed potatoes

Serve, and enjoy!

plant based mushroom gravy recipe on mashed potatoes

Tips & Tricks

  • Ensure the mushrooms are cooked until they release their liquid, as this intensifies their flavor.
  • Whisk continuously while adding the broth to avoid lumps in the gravy.
  • Taste the gravy before adding salt, as the broth may already contain enough salt.

FAQ: Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Can I use other mushrooms for this gravy?

Absolutely! White mushrooms are a great alternative.

What can I substitute for dark soy sauce?

Regular soy sauce is a suitable replacement.

How long does this gravy last in the refrigerator?

You can store it in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Is this gravy gluten-free?

This recipe contains flour, but you can use gluten-free flour for a gluten-free version.

plant based mushroom gravy on mashed potatoes

Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Discover the savory goodness of Vegan Mushroom Gravy – a delectable, plant-based recipe that elevates your dishes to a new level. Perfect for all occasions, this flavorful delight is a must-try for both vegans and non-vegans. Try our easy-to-follow recipe today and add a touch of richness to your meals.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sauce, Topping, Vegan Basics
Cuisine American, Asian, European, Fusion
Servings 4


  • 227g cremini mushrooms, sliced (8oz, standard small pack mushrooms)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme (or 1-2 sprigs fresh)
  • 2 cups veg broth (beefless broth is my favourite for this recipe)
  • 2-3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste (I didn't need any salt as my broth was already salted)
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce


  • Add the sliced mushrooms into a pan on medium heat, and cook or 6-8 mins or until their soft and the liquid has evaporated.
  • Add in thyme and vegan butter and allow it to melt. Then add in flour, and seasonings and mix for 1 min.
  • Next, add in your veg broth and dark soy sauce. Keep whisking, and simmer for about 5 mins until the gravy has thickened.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve, and enjoy!



If you don’t have cremini or baby bella mushrooms, white mushrooms work as a substitute. 
Soy sauce can be used instead of dark soy sauce if needed.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Vegan Mushroom Gravy is a delicious, plant-based option that adds depth and flavor to your meals. With our easy-to-follow recipe, you can enjoy this vegan delight in no time. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just looking to try something new, this recipe is sure to impress.

16 thoughts on “Vegan Mushroom Gravy Recipe Rich & Savoy

  1. Kassidy says:

    5 stars
    This gravy was amazing! I will be making this again over the holidays. I absolutely love mushrooms and this was perfect 🤩

  2. Laura says:

    5 stars
    Very very delicious recipe thank you!

  3. Carrie says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe this was exactly what I was looking for so delicious

  4. Becky says:

    5 stars
    Just tried this tonight and will definitely be making this again I’m gluten free so I just used gluten free flour and coconut aminos and it turned out so good.

  5. Riley says:

    5 stars
    So delicious I used Cremini and white mushrooms and turned out perfect such a nice rich tasty recipe.

  6. Stella says:

    5 stars
    What a beautiful rich delicious vegan gravy, my friends honestly did not know it was plant based. Goes perfect on my mash potatoes.

  7. Ross says:

    5 stars
    Damn this gravy was delicious not gonna lie I needed a plant based recipe and this was my task to find one and this did not disappoint.

  8. Oceanea says:

    5 stars
    This vegan gravy was perfect so rich and delicious.

    • spicyveganfood says:

      I’m delighted to hear that the vegan gravy turned out perfectly rich and delicious! If you have any other dishes you’d like vegan versions or if you have specific recipe requests, feel free to share. Happy cooking!

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