Make a double batch of this gravy! When you need to jazz up a meal, it will become your go-to sauce for everything!
Poutine lover? Bake up some homemade fries, add some cheese and drizzle some of this gravy goodness right on top! You can thank me later!
- 1/2 cup white onions, roughly chopped
- 1 generous cup mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (or coconut oil)
- 1/4–1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme (2–3 sprigs, remove large stem)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste*
- 1 tablespoon Tamari (or Coconut Aminos)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot starch (or oat flour, potato or tapioca starch)
Nice to add ingredients:
TIP: Add one or a little bit of all the add-ins to create the most perfect gravy.
- 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (or hemp or sunflower seeds)
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh organic ginger, finely grated
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh organic turmeric, finely grated
- 1 small carrot, grated (about 1/3 cup)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 fresh garlic bulb, crushed
- 1/4–1/2 teaspoon curry powder (start with less, taste and adjust)
- 1/4–1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala (start with less, taste and adjust)
- 1/2 cup coconut cream (thicker part of canned coconut milk)
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to add spice)
Before you begin, please watch the helpful how-to video to help you make this gravy!
- In a saucepot, on medium to low heat, add olive oil, onions, garlic, mushrooms, carrot, thyme, grated ginger/turmeric (optional) and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Add the broth, tomato paste, nutritional yeast, Tamari, and seasoning (spices, salt, pepper).
- Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. If you want to add some coconut cream, now is a perfect time to add it, stir and let it simmer with the rest of the ingredients.
- While things are simmering, add 1 tablespoon of arrowroot flour to a small bowl and mix with a little water or broth from the simmering pot, and add it to the pot or the blender container.
- Transfer everything to a high-speed blender, smaller blender or blend with an immersion blender and purée until smooth and return to saucepot.
- Enjoy right away, or keep warm until ready to eat.
* Substitute with 2 tablespoons of either bbq sauce, ketchup, passata or tomato sauce. Make sure the substitute meets your dietary needs. I’ve even added a large fresh tomato and it’s equally amazing!
If you like your gravy saltier or with more pepper please season the sauce accordingly.
Store leftovers in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
Tip: Are you feeding more than 4 people? Consider prepping a double batch!
Keywords: Gluten-Free, Vegan, Gravy, Sauce, Allergen-Friendly, Shepherd’s Pie, Kid-Approved, Comforting, Best, Poutine