Mom’s Vegetarian Gravy is a great full flavored gravy that you’ll want to pour on everything!
And, it just happens to be vegetarian; so all your vegetarian guests will love you!
We appreciate your support
This post may contain affiliate links. Life Currents participates in different affiliate programs. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information see here.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this recipe. I read all the comments myself and I try to help as soon as I can. I have readers from all levels of comfort and experience in the kitchen on my site, and I’ve tried to answer some of your questions already in the post. But if I’ve missed anything, please feel free to leave a comment and ask.
You’re vegetarian, what do you eat at Thanksgiving?
When I first became a vegetarian I remember people asking what I ate at Thanksgiving. My answer was always something along the lines of, “everything you do, just not the turkey”.
But, I’m a bit wiser now, and now I know the answer isn’t quite that simple.
I mean, many of the side dishes are made with turkey or even in the turkey.
The stuffing (my favorite part of the meal), is usually cooked in the bird, or at least made with giblets or poultry broth. That’s why I had to perfect a great vegetarian stuffing. I also have a Crock Pot Vegetarian Stuffing.
And, the gravy is definitely made with turkey or chicken. I tried buying cans of vegetarian gravy years ago. I made them a little better by stirring in a spoonful of sour cream, but they never came even close to the real stuff.
Not only did we work on a gravy, I’d say that the gravy we made is superb! Creamy. Rich. Moist. Full of flavor.
And, as far as I can tell, just as good as the meaty stuff.
Now, it has been years since I’ve had the meaty stuff, but even my husband said this one was great! And, he’s a meat eater! He did say it wasn’t exact, meaning that he would be able to tell the difference, but I still consider this a big win!
Now I can have gravy again on my Thanksgiving meal, my Christmas meal, or any meal in-between!
Check out more of my Classic Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Better than Bouillon
Our recipe uses Better than Bouillon vegetable base. No, this isn’t a sponsored post for them, it’s just a product that I’ve come to use often around here, and I really love it.
Take a look here through my Amazon affiliate link at Better than Bouillon, and you can buy some while you’re there.
You can use regular veggie broth, or homemade broth as well, just sub in equal parts for the water.
Kitchen tools you may need for this recipe
Note: these are affiliate links
If you like seeing my recipes subscribe via email in the upper right, or with push notifications using the red bell.
Or, connect with me on your favorite social media channel for recipes, photos, and much, much more:
Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter!
And find my shop on Amazon for recommendations on cool tools
If you try this recipe,
please come back & leave a comment below letting us know how it goes.
Share a picture & tag @lifecurrents on Instagram.
Or you can upload a “tired it” photo (I would love to see)
via the pin.
Mom’s Vegetarian Gravy Recipe
Mom’s Vegetarian Gravy
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Mix in the flour, and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add in the water, Better than Bouillon, potato starch, salt and pepper, and cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Mixing well.
- Taste for salt and pepper, garnishing with additional pepper if desired. Serve hot.