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mushroom gravy in white gravy boat with roast potatoes

Mushroom gravy

An easy recipe for vegan mushroom gravy. Onions, mushrooms, yeast extract and a little red wine make this gravy taste amazing.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword vegan mushroom gravy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 45kcal


  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring jug
  • Sieve


  • 1 tablespoon dairy free spread
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 250 g chestnut mushrooms chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • Splash of red wine optional
  • 500 ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon yeast extract eg Marmite
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Small handful parsley chopped


  • Melt 1 tablespoon dairy free spread in a medium saucepan over a low-medium heat.
  • Add your chopped red onion, stir then cover and fry gently until soft. This will take around 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Once your onion is soft add 2 cloves chopped garlic and fry for a further minute. Then add 250g chopped mushrooms. Stir well and cook for a further 10 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Stir in a tablespoon of plain flour and cook for one minute.
  • Add a splash of red wine (if using) and heat until reduced, stirring often. Next add 500ml hot vegetable stock, a spoonful at a time, stirring as you go, allowing the gravy to thicken before adding more.
  • Once you’ve added it all bring your gravy to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Stir in a spoonful of Marmite and a small handful of chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  • Either serve as it is or for a smooth gravy push it through a sieve into a serving jug or gravy boat.
  • Keeps in the fridge for several days. It may separate, in which case stir it well as you reheat.


Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg