Great for special occasions such as Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Inexpensive to make.
Gravy On Everything!
Can we all agree that gravy is an all-time favorite condiment to slather on everything? Although we automatically associate this magic sauce with holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, it can also be used at any occasion (or no occasion at all).
Did you make too much gravy? No problem! You can freeze the leftover sauce in an airtight container and it will keep for about 3 months. Once you’re ready to use again, just thaw the container in your fridge overnight and reheat in a pan (remember to stir while reheating it). It might get thicker over time so feel free to thin it out with some more stock or just a bit of plant-based milk. Also, consider freezing this gravy into small portions in ice cube trays.
Dark Gravy or Light Gravy?
One thing to keep in mind is that the brand of vegetable bouillon you use in this recipe will have an impact on the final color of the sauce. If you use a lighter cube, then the final product will be lighter, and if you use a dark one, it will be darker. It seems very simple but it’s important to know this before you start.
Now go on and pour that tasty gravy all over your plate!
Keep scrolling to the recipe card for the complete list of ingredients and recipe instructions!
Start by either boiling or microwaving the water and bouillon cube until it’s a well-combined broth, then set it aside.
In a small pot over medium-heat, add the vegetable oil and onions and saute until the onions become translucent tender. Lower to a simmer, add the flour, and stir until your roux has a smooth consistency.
Add the broth, salt, and pepper, and stir over low heat until it thickens.
Recipe Notes & Tips
Whisking is the key to smooth out the flour.
Make sure you allow your onions time to cook for added flavor.
Looking to add something more to your simple gravy? Consider throwing in some diced mushrooms or minced celery for a chunkier gravy.
Season with smoked paprika if you are looking for a smoky flavor.
What Should I Serve with Homemade Vegetarian Gravy?
The great thing about this made from scratch gravy is that it is perfect for whatever you would normally put gravy on! (especially your yummy Thanksgiving recipes!)
Sweet Potatoes: You might automatically think of pouring gravy on regular mashed potatoes, but consider using this simple gravy on sweet potatoes as well for the perfect mix of sweet and savory!
Stuffing:Gravy is simply delicious on top of this popular side dish.
Start by either boiling or microwaving the water and bullion cube until it's a well-combined broth, then set it aside.
In a small pot over medium-heat, add the vegetable oil and onions and saute until the onions become translucent tender. Lower to a simmer, add the flour and stir until your roux has a smooth consistency.
Add the broth, salt and pepper, and stir over low heat until it thickens.
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