Mushroom Gravy (Vegan & Flourless)

This is the only gravy recipe you’ll ever need. It is the absolute best.

At Thanksgiving, I often hear people saying they like it more than the turkey gravy, and my vegan heart swells with pride.

Yes, the arrowroot powder in the gravy is BLE compliant. 

I like to make a cauliflower and potato mash, because let’s be honest, 4 oz of mashed potatoes never feels like enough. I love the lightness of cauliflower mash (and the fact that it is counted as veggies), but it is kind of lacking in flavor. This is the best of both worlds. I steam 4 oz each of cauliflower and potatoes in the same steamer basket until soft, and then I purée them with a splash of plant milk, garlic, and seasonings. Then I pour gravy allllll over it. YUM.

Mushroom Gravy

2 oz Veggies | 1 Fat
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Recipe From: Katie’s Conscious Kitchen


  • 2 cups crimini mushrooms, diced 6 oz
  • 1 cup onion, diced 6 oz
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 ¾ cups vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup red wine optional, sub vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari (gf)
  • 1 ½ Tbsp arrowroot powder


  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, mushrooms, and garlic, cook for about 10 min, or until well browned.
  • Stir in the herbs and a large pinch of salt and pepper.
  • If using wine, add it, stir for a minute, and then add the broth.
  • Stir the arrowroot powder, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast together in a small bowl to make a paste.
  • Stir into the pan, and simmer for a few minutes to thicken.
  • Divide gravy into 4 servings. Each serving contains 1 BLE fat serving and 2 oz of veggies.
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  1. Risë Tyloch

    Oh Katie, thank you! I love gravy and thought that I would never again have gravy and enough mashed potatoes. Your beautiful recipe speaks to my comfort food loving heart. I am a BLE Lifer and experimenting with whole food plant-based recipes. Score!

  2. Angela Neikirk

    Hi, I just started BLE this morning, and I was just checking can I fast at breakfast and save my potato for lunch or dinner?

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