Easy Vegetarian Gravy

"Here's a quick and easy recipe that is vegetarian, using basic ingredients that you'll have sitting around in the kitchen. Not only will you save time, but this recipe is healthy and can be made vegan too! From the Urban Cooking Guide"
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Ready In:
2 cup




  • Put margarine in a pot and saute the onions and garlic over med-high heat.
  • Reduce heat back to medium after onions and garlic have become golden brown.
  • Make a roux by gradually adding the flour, while continuously stirring to avoid lumps.
  • Still stirring, add soy sauce and water to the mixture.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the gravy has reached desired thickness, turn off the stove and you are done!

Questions & Replies

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  1. eastonl
    How do I print a recipe from this website?
  2. Courtney629
    For those of you that added fresh herbs (thyme and/or sage) at what point did you incorporate them into the recipe?


  1. virgomusic
    This recipe turned out really well. I used veggie broth instead of water, and reduced the soy sauce to 1 T. because my broth was salted. The gravy was still a little on the salty side, but tasty. I also added some dried sage, thyme and parsley.
  2. Tatiana Y.
    This is honestly the best gravy recipe i’ve ever come across! I could pour it over every dish quite happily. PRAISE THE GODS FOR THIS GRAVY!!
  3. Angela Curtis
    Wonderful gravy. Used olive oil instead of margarine. Only real problem is the recipe said it would make two cups -I wasn't looking too closely and didn't realize until I already started that one cup of water isn't going to make two cups of gravy and I ended up with much less than I was counting on. Oh well -guess I'll have to double it next time. This is a nice recipe though because it uses ingredients I keep around.
  4. sillysarahc123
    This is incredible. Better than any meat gravy I've ever had. I used Bragg Liquid Amino Acids instead of soy sauce and added a little fresh sage. Amazingly delicious!!!
  5. angel_eyez60894
    Amazing!<br/>Delicious, easy, and quick. Tastes amazing on tofu turk'y roasts :) and mashed potatoes and biscuits and even by itself! Perfect for the holidays, love it. The only alteration I made was adding a bit of garlic powder(along with the cloves) and a bit more water than soy sauce. But that's really only cuz I'm not a big soy sauce fan haha :) it defiantly added to the flavor though. I will definitely be using this from now on :)


  1. dinkytown91
    I followed the basics but added Nuttlex to make it vegan and a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, although even just following the recipe to the letter it still tasted amazing
  2. Fiona J.
    I added a bit more soy sauce, and rosemary and thyme.
  3. hannah .
    i doubled the recipe because at thanksgiving i tend to drown the food on my plate in gravy.
  4. Niranjana D.
    Flour to cornflower and peri peri sauce
  5. Milica C.
    I stumbled across this having no meat-based stock but I still wanted a gravy, and it was delicious! I substituted the margarine with olive oil (since I had no margarine or butter handy, grr) and it turned out wonderful. A little thick for my liking so I added a touch more water. Even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it! Great recipe, thank you!



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