You don’t have to skip the gravy on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day just because you’re vegetarian. Mom’s Vegetarian Gravy is a savory full-flavored gravy that comes together quickly with just a few ingredients. And there’s a vegan option too.
This gravy is a great rich and flavorful veggie gravy that you’ll want to pour on everything!
And, it just happens to be vegetarian; so all your vegetarian guests will love you!
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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!
What is gravy?
And how can you make gravy vegetarian?
Technically, gravy is made from the dripping of the turkey or other meat juices combined with flour and possibly broth, butter, or spices.
Here, you’ll basically make vegetable drippings by making a better than bouillon gravy
Vegetable gravy for all meals
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.
Can I make this vegan?
This bouillon gravy can easily be made vegan by using a vegan broth base and vegan butter.
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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.