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Homemade Vegan Gravy - Thanksgiving Turkey Flavored

Course: Sauce, Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan gravy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 56kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
This authentically flavored Thanksgiving "turkey" homemade vegan gravy is reminiscent of all the flavors that will make your family celebrations special with ingredients including poultry seasoning, thyme, liquid aminos, and chicken-flavored bouillon.
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  • blender
  • med/large saucepan
  • stovetop


  • ¾ cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons oil light tasting, such as avocado oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid aminos see notes for substitution
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base see notes
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  • Chop onion and garlic.
  • Heat oil in a med/large saucepan. Add chopped onion and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Add to a blender the sauteed onion and garlic, along with the rest of the ingredients: vegetable broth, cornstarch, liquid aminos, Better Than Bouillon, poultry seasoning, and thyme. Blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the blended ingredients back into the saucepan and heat on med/high until bubbly, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for another minute to allow the gravy to thicken.
  • Stir in the ¼ teaspoon apple cider vinegar. Surprisingly this small amount helps to round out the flavor.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. It's really pretty flavorful already and I never add any.


  1. You really need a flavorless oil for this recipe. There are already so many flavor complexities.  I suggest avocado oil
  2. You can make this recipe oil-free if desired. Just saute onions and garlic in a veggie broth lined pan. Watch the pan carefully so that it doesn't burn.
  3. You can sub in soy sauce if you do not have liquid aminos. It will still have a salty savory flavor but Bragg's Liquid Aminos lend a real umami taste. 
  4. Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base is hard to find. I buy mine on Amazon. If you can't find it then sub in some vegetable flavored bouillon.
  5. The serving size is a generous 1/3 cup. 


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 474mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 188IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg