Mushroom Gravy

BY : PUBLISHED : November 17th, 2012 UPDATED: August 18th, 2021

Total Cost (minus sundries): $4

This is one of the first things I came up with when I switched to a plant-based diet back in 1995.  There was a restaurant in Seattle called The Globe that had biscuits and gravy that were world-renowned.  So we were determined to recreate them in our apartment.  While we never got close, this gravy was a fantastic ‘second prize’.

Gravy is never easy to photograph.  It looks like mud on some tofu.  But not only does it taste amazing, it fills up the whole household with a warming, autumn aroma.  It will raise the sleepiest of sleepers.

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Mushroom Gravy

This gravy may not look like much, but it tastes amazing. The smell of it simmering will bring the family to the table.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 80 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 1 cup of mushrooms finely chopped (about 6 mushrooms)
  • 1/2 cup of onion, finely chopped (about 1/2 an onion)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 Tablespoons of flour
  • Pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a sauce pan, then add the onion, mushroom and garlic. Sautee until onions are translucent.
  • Add the water, soy sauce, oregano, pepper, and bay leaves and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce to low heat and add the flour. Use a whisk to thoroughly to mix it in. Gently mix until it boils and forms a gravy. You may want to add more water depending on how thick you like your gravy.


Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 509mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
Keyword aroma, autumn, bay, brown, flour, forks over knives, gravy, leaf, leaves, mushroom, onion, oregano, pepper based, plant, plant-based, salt, sauce, thanksgiving, vegan, vegetarian
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Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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