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Basic Vegetarian Gravy Recipe

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Basic Vegetarian Gravy Recipe

Stirring the gravy

Basic Vegetarian Gravy Recipe. Making a vegetarian gravy can be a bit more of an art than an exact science, as timing, stirring and heat are everything! So add more or less liquid as needed, but remember, your vegetarian gravy will thicken slightly as it cools.


  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)


Heat the margarine over medium heat in a large skillet and sautee the onion for 2 minutes. Add the flour and garlic salt and sautee for 5 more minutes.

Add the vegetable broth and cornstarch, stirring to mix the cornstarch well. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently to make sure no clumps are formed.

Add the nutritional yeast and soy sauce and reduce heat. Cook for one more minute, stirring. Enjoy your vegetarian gravy! Use it to top off a homemade lentil loaf, mashed potatoes or for a vegetarian Thanksgiving.

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 4 out of 5
even better flavor, Guest Irene

Love this recipe for its simplicity. Use minced garlic instead of garlic salt or powder - its worth it. And don't skip the soy sauce - the added flavor and color make all the difference. Instead of taking the time cut the onions small, I puree the finished gravy in the blender. Do not strain. It ends up with a fine texture, but the flavor is incredible. We like this gravy more than ""real"" gravy.

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