a blue plate of mashed potatoes topped with vegan gravy

Amazing Vegan Gravy

Amazing Vegan Gravy is the vegetarian gravy recipe you've been waiting for! Made with nutritional yeast and marmite for a ton of flavour, this vegan brown gravy is perfect with mashed potatoes, poutine, or as part of your Thanksgiving table. This healthy gravy recipe is made from scratch and it's super simple!

Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword Gravy, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 75 kcal
Author Katie Trant


  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup flour I used whole wheat pastry flour, but all purpose or a gluten-free flour is fine too
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 cups good quality vegetable broth hot
  • 1-2 tsp Marmite
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • freshly cracked black pepper
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  1. Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  2. When the oil begins to shimmer, whisk in the flour. Whisk constantly for about 1-2 minutes until the flour begins to smell a bit nutty.
  3. Add the nutritional yeast and continue to whisk for one more minute.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of the broth and whisk into the flour mixture so that it is smooth and there are no lumps.
  5. Add the remaining broth.
  6. Simmer the gravy, whisking constantly, until it begins to thicken and is bubbling. This could take about 5 minutes.
  7. Reduce the heat to low, and whisk in the dried thyme, some freshly cracked black pepper, and 1 tsp of Marmite.
  8. Taste your gravy and decide whether you want to add a bit more Marmite, and adjust the seasonings as necessary.
  9. Transfer to a gravy boat, and serve hot!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Amazing Vegan Gravy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 257mg11%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.