Photo Credit: Mark Reinfeld

Vegan Golden Mushroom Gravy


An easy and delicious vegan gravy that will dress up your holiday meals.

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Recipe Type: Sauce
Author: Mark Reinfeld, The Doctor & the Chef
Makes: 4 cups


  • ¼ cup all purpose gluten-free flour
  • ¼ cup safflower oil
  • 1 cup onion, half moon slices
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • 2½ cups water or veggie stock
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, try wheat-free tamari
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, chiffonade
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Sea salt, to taste


  1. Create a roux by combining flour and 3 tablespoons oil in a small bowl and whisking well. . 
  2. Place remaining tablespoon of oil in a sauce pan on medium high heat. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms, and cook until onions are translucent, approximately 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add water, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, sage and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to simmer, add roux and stir constantly until sauce thickens. Add parsley, salt and pepper to taste and stir well before serving.
  4. Serve atop a Vegan Pecan Sage Holiday Loaf. 

Recipe Courtesy of Da Capo Lifelong Press and Chef Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion and the Doctor and the Chef (

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