Basic Gravy

Basic Gravy

Make this quick vegan Thanksgiving gravy recipe for the holiday dinner or anytime at all!  You can use gluten-free flour as well. It’s the perfect topping for whipped potatoes and herb stuffing.

I love gravy and it’s easy to prepare. I have limited kitchen space, so most of the time I use bouillon cubes rather than preparing fresh vegetable stock. If you also tend to keep bouillon cubes on hand, just mix with water and you have instant veggie stock. If you can’t find vegan bouillon cubes at a store near you, I use these

Chef’s note: Add 1/2 cup of cooked mushrooms or peppers to finish as a variation.

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Basic Gravy

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 1 cups


  • 3 scant tablespoons Earth Balance Spread Original
  • 3 scant tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups boullion broth or homemade vegetable stock. Depending on the need, use faux chicken, faux beef, or vegetable flavored boullion.
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste. Bullion tends to be salty so be careful when adding salt to a bullion-based gravy.
  • ½ teaspoon of dried marjoram leaves


  • Melt Earth Balance in saucepan. Stir in flour a little at a time to avoid lumps. Stir in boullion broth, gradually. The mixture should be smooth.
  • Add rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, simmer for about a minute. Serve hot.

Hope you enjoy this easy vegan recipe!


If you are using boullion cubes to make your veggie boullion, add salt sparingly.  Some brands of  boullion cubes are saltier than others.  You’ll need to try this recipe with your specific brand, so it’s best to practice making this recipe once before your holiday dinner.

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