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Mushroom Gravy

This thick mushroom gravy recipe is so easy to make… You’re going to want to put it over absolutely everything!

Easy Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Easy Homemade Mushroom Gravy

A simple recipe you can make at home, with just 6 ingredients.

It’s super quick to prepare from scratch and makes a perfect addition to any holiday table.

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6 Ingredient Vegan Mushroom Gravy

The recipe can be:

Vegan

Keto

Gluten Free

Low Carb

Paleo

Oil Free

Whole 30

NO Heavy Cream

This seriously might become your new favorite gravy.

The taste and depth of flavor are so much better than canned gravy or those instant packets, it’s not even a contest.

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The Best Mushroom Gravy Recipe

How Do You Serve It?

The recipe works any time you need a basic brown gravy.

While many people traditionally use mushroom gravy over turkey, chicken, pork, or steak, I like to serve it with roasted veggies or spaghetti squash.

Growing up, one of my favorite weekend dinners was whenever my mom would make us mashed potatoes, green beans, and meatloaf or burger patties covered in thick homemade gravy. So after going vegetarian in high school, I began to replicate that meal by simply replacing the hamburgers with my Veggie Burger Recipe.

The vegetarian mushroom gravy is good for baked potatoes or sweet potatoes, biscuits and gravy, or over rice, quinoa, or toast. It’s also pretty great on its own – add chickpeas or black beans for a delicious high-protein and meatless main dish that meat eaters will love too.

Homemade Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Healthy Mushroom Gravy Ingredients

The recipe can be made with just 6 staple ingredients: onion, mushrooms, broth, garlic, salt, and your favorite thickener of choice.

Most flours work here, including spelt, white, or whole wheat. For gluten free gravy, try sorghum or rice flour. Or for keto gravy, coconut flour is also fine to use.

As for the type of mushrooms, it’s completely up to you. I’ll often use a mix of button mushrooms, shiitakes, portobello, oyster, maitake, cremini, porcini, baby bella, or whatever looks interesting (and isn’t crazy expensive!) at the grocery store. If you want to add some chopped carrots along with the mushrooms, feel free to do that too.

The gravy can be cooked in a slow cooker or crock pot or on the stove. I haven’t tried it in an instant pot but don’t see why that wouldn’t work as well. If you try it that way, be sure to report back with results.

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Above – watch the video of how to make mushroom gravy.

P.S. This is also great for Thanksgiving dinner. Bring on the stuffing, cornbread, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes!

The Best Mushroom Gravy Recipe With Just 6 Ingredients

Adapted from this Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe

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Mushroom Gravy Recipe

This thick vegetarian mushroom gravy recipe is so easy to make.
5/5 (28)
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 1 1/4 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 2 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp flour of choice, including spelt, white, rice, sorghum, or coconut
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme, optional

Instructions

  • Sauté the onion in 2 tsp oil (or sub oil spray or water) on med heat in a nonstick pan until it starts to brown. Add the mushrooms, salt, garlic, and optional thyme. Stir occasionally, and the mushrooms will get watery. Let cook until it starts to look dry again. Whisk in broth and flour, and cook—stirring as needed—until it thickens. If you make the gravy recipe, please feel free to leave a comment or give it a star rating at the bottom of this post!
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Notes

*If you’re a visual person like I am, be sure to watch the recipe video above, because it shows how to make the gravy!

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Published on November 6, 2019

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  1. Michelle says

    This mushroom gravy recipe was delicious! I’ve never made mushroom gravy before so don’t have anything to go by except for what I’ve had in restaurants but this one was really good! I will 100% be making it again.

    • CCNN says

      Excellent tasting gravy – but be aware that if you use the stated 2 tablespoons of flour, you are going to have a gooed up mess. I had to add an additional 1 cup of broth to thin it out to “gravy”. I tried this recipe 2 times, both times TOO MUCH FLOUR!.
      Now I make the recipe and automatically add the extra broth. BONUS: More gravy to love.
      We both love this gravy so much that last weekend I tripled the recipe and froze in muffins tins. Now when we want gravy during the week, I just reheat a frozen cup or two. ABSOLUTELY NO difference in taste or texture after being frozen!
      GREAT GRAVY!

  2. Laurie says

    I made this last night. I had reached for a packet and then remembered that I had mushrooms in the house and could make this recipe. It was so good. Quick and simple.

  3. Andrea says

    Looking forward to trying this out.
    On side note (unrelated to this recipe) I wanted to submit a recipe suggestion: Pancake Bread. It’s something that Trader Joe’s recently started carrying, and thought it would be a good one to be healthified and added to your site 🙂

  4. Marguerite says

    This is my go to now for baked potatoes. Absolutely delicious. It is so full of flavor and thus is so satisfying. Thank you.

  5. Michele says

    This gravy came out perfectly. I added white wine and mushroom creamy soup by Imagine. So rich and creamy! Thanks so much.

  6. The Hen says

    This gravy is our new holiday standard! It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious. It was a hit at Thanksgiving and I’m tripling the recipe for our Christmas dinner. Amazing over mashed potatoes! I did throw about 1/4 cup of leftover white wine in with the mushrooms for a little extra magic.

  7. ASHLEY ARNOLD says

    So definitely start the onions first and get them close to caramelized before adding the mushrooms. I am a rather versed at home cook so can usually glance at ingredient profiles, then go. However, here I should have read Katie’s tips. If you put the onions and mushrooms in at the same time, the mushrooms will cook and reduce more quickly while the onions will not cook thoroughly enough to keep pace with them. The undercooked onions, made my gravy taste sour and pungent. They definitely need to fully caramelize and reduce.

  8. Erin P says

    I made this recipe with no changes and it was WONDERFUL! Very simple, and the thyme gave it extra flavor depth! Thank you for posting it!

  9. Lynn Conti says

    First the lentil soup, now this. You’ve got yourself a new follower! I love things that are simple, yet yummy, and you seem to have mastered that. Thanks so much!

  10. Britney says

    Made this for breakfast to pour over packaged bake-at-home biscuits – turned out great! Super easy and forgiving recipe. Not too heavy either.

  11. Anita says

    Made this for biscuits and it was absolutely yummy! Great easy recipe. I added a little chickpea flour as well

    • Jason Sanford says

      Most likely, as it’s only used to thicken. Just play around with the amount. And be sure to report back with results!

  12. Becky says

    I was looking for a easy and quick recipe and this was perfect. It was delicious! I added one cup beef broth instead of the vegetable broth. I will definitely make again!

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