Vegetarian mushroom gravy is creamy, savory and thick, easy to make, loaded with flavor, and pairs well with everything! Make it vegan and dairy-free too.
For the mushrooms:
- 1/4 cup butter
- 5 cups white or brown mushrooms, sliced (about 1 pound)
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
For the gravy:
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 + 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups broth, vegetable, chicken, or beef stock
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce (optional)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- In a large skillet or cast-iron skillet, add butter and melt over medium-high heat until it starts to bubble, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and garlic and sauté for 5-7 minutes until golden brown on both sides.
- Season with salt and pepper and continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until the color turns nicely brown. Salt will further extract more water from the mushrooms, giving them a nice brown color. Transfer the sautéed mushrooms onto a plate and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add butter and melt over medium-high heat until it starts to bubble, about 1 minute. Add flour and stir well until thickened into a paste, about 1 minutes.
- Slowly pour in chicken broth and soy sauce (optional for added flavor and a deeper color). Stir constantly until smooth and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it simmer over medium heat until thickened to a gravy consistency, about 2-3 minutes. Stir constantly to achieve even cooking.
- Return mushrooms to the skillet and mix well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
How to store: Store mushroom gravy in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
How to make vegan mushroom gravy: To make this mushroom gravy vegan, simply substitute vegetable broth and vegan butter or oil for the beef stock and butter.
Make it gluten-free: You can also make gluten-free mushroom gravy by using rice flour, tapioca flour, or a mix of both instead of wheat flour.
How to reheat: Reheat mushroom gravy on the stovetop on medium-low heat, stirring frequently. The gravy will thicken. If it gets too thick, simply add some broth or water to thin it out. If you accidentally make it too thin, allow it to reduce longer on the stovetop.
- Prep Time: 8 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Mushroom gravy, vegetarian mushroom gravy, vegetarian gravy, gravy with mushrooms