Do you have 5 minutes? Then you can make this Easy Vegan Gravy! Made with just 6 ingredients, this gravy is ridiculously easy to make. Your mashed potatoes are begging for it!

easy vegan gravy over mashed potatoes

Is there much better than a big ol’ bowl of mashed potatoes, just smothered in gravy? I dare say there isn’t.

Your mashed potatoes are in need of this delicious EASY vegan gravy, and the best news is they can have it in just 5 minutes!!!

So many vegan gravy recipes out there are rather complicated, with their chopped onions and mushrooms… I don’t know about you, but usually by the time I think about wanting gravy, I’m ready to eat, so I wanted to create a super easy & quick recipe for all my emergency gravy needs!

easy vegan gravy in a ladle

This easy vegan gravy will come in handy on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any other holiday! Even if the other recipes you make are complicated, at least this one is not.

Here are a few other recipes that go well with easy vegan gravy: Try it on top of:

The Best Vegan Meatloaf (just leave off the ketchup topping)

Vegan Mashed Potatoes, of course!

Oven Roasted Potato Wedges (fries and gravy, yes please!)

Vegan Meatballs

I think you are going to love this Easy Vegan Gravy. It’s:

Ridiculously easy to make

Inexpensive to make

Savory and so flavorful!

Creamy and smooth


easy vegan gravy over mashed potatoes close up

If you make this recipe, let me know how it goes! Rate it, leave a comment and tag a photo @nora_cooks_vegan on Instagram. Enjoy!

easy vegan gravy over mashed potatoes
4.98 stars (378 ratings)

Easy Vegan Gravy

This Vegan Gravy is so incredibly easy to make. It's the perfect addition to mashed potatoes and only takes 5 minutes!
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (or use tamari for gluten free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (or use brown rice flour for gluten free)


  • Add all ingredients to a medium sized pot and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes, until the gravy thickens.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes! This gravy keeps well for up to a week in the fridge. Just re-warm, add a little water if too thick, stir and serve.



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Iron: 1mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Nora Taylor
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    1. Hi Kae. I have not tried it myself, however, this should work and give you similar results. Others have tried it and commented that it worked well. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Emma. Thanks for the positive feedback on the gravy! I’m so glad that you love it, and I’m thrilled this is your go to gravy!

  1. I needed a quick vegetarian gravy recipe and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t have the highest hopes for a 5 minute vegan gravy recipe ? HOWEVER, I had all the ingredients on hand and it was so quick, easy, and…. delicious! Even my meat eating husband loved it and asked me to save the recipe for future use. Thank you for the recipe, it will be a staple in our household going forward.

    1. Hi Julia. I’m so thrilled that you guys loved the gravy, and it will be part of your meal rotation! I’m glad you tried it! We love this gravy for sure! Thanks for sharing your great feedback and review!

  2. We love this gravy! It’sa staple in our household. Even my non vegan daughter loves it. Mashed potatoes have never tasted so good!

    1. Hi Jennifer. I’m so happy to hear you guys are loving the gravy! Thanks for sharing your wonderful feedback and review!

  3. I like this easy fat free gravy a lot but it was too thick. I thinned out with some water and added a few tsp of better than bouillon. Delish!

    1. Hi Ann. I’m glad you love the gravy, and that you were able to adjust the consistency to your liking! Thank you for your wonderful feedback!

  4. This is amazing and I used like no ingredients! Only with flour, stick and tamari! BOOM thick as ?
    Thank you! Legend!!

    1. I haven’t tried it, but I don’t think almond flour would work because it doesn’t absorb liquid as well as regular or brown rice flour.

  5. This gravy is awesome. I added about a teaspoon of Cumin and a 1/4 tsp of white pepper and it puts it over the top. I use it on so many more foods than just potatoes, sometimes I’ll just take a plate of vegetables and eat them with leftover gravy.

    1. Hi Wally. I agree that this gravy can be used in many ways! I’m so glad you love it! Thanks for sharing your positive feedback and review!

  6. I’m not sure if I have commented already, but this gravy is AMAZING!! And so easy! Thanks so much for this recipe!

  7. This has been our go-to vegan gravy recipe because IT IS SO DELICIOUS! Pin this or bookmark this because you’re going to remake this time and time again! 

  8. Yum! So easy and delicious, made my mashed potatoes so lovely! Gonna have the leftovers with a veggie pie later this week, too. I’m not even vegan haha!

    1. Sounds so delicious with a veggie pie! I’m glad you are loving the gravy! Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback and review!

  9. This is the best Gravy ever, I make sure that I always have all Ingredients on hand, even my non Vegan/non wholefood plant based family enjoys it.

  10. Immaculate. Skipped the nutritional yeast because I didn’t have any, still tastes so good, and was so quick to make! 

  11. Oh My God, how is this Vegan Gravy soooo delicious & so quick to make!?! Seriously took minutes, I’m writing this minutes after tasting it like whaaat!! . Thank you

    1. You are welcome! I’m so glad you love it! Thank you for sharing your fun and positive feedback!

  12. Awesome recipe – I added pepper flakes, garlic powder with a dash of black salt for a bit more depth 😉

  13. So good! So quick and easy and the  perfect thickness also. I even had to substitute some things (stock instead of vegetable broth, and 1tbs onion salt instead of 3/4 onion powder) and it worked out perfectly! 

  14. Hi
    This tastes so salty, what am I doing wrong? Everyone raving about the flavour / how would I reduce the saltiness – leave out the yeast  or tamari? I tried halving the Tamari , still the same.  I made it with cornflour for my celiac vegetarian daughter. 

    1. Hi Jane. The gravy should taste salty but not overwhelmingly so. It’s probably coming from your vegetable broth or tamari. Try using half the tamari again and low sodium or no-salt-added broth. Hope this helps!

  15. Cannot beat vegetarian gravy recipe. So delicious my meat eating family raved and said this gravy is delicious. They couldn’t get over the flavor. So I finally told them the truth.

    1. Gravy is good on so many things! I’m glad you are loving it! Thank your sharing your fantastic feedback!

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