Everyone needs a good southern vegan gravy recipe. I don’t think there’s anything more comforting than gravy drizzled on top of your favorite dish, and this recipe checks all the boxes. Serve on top of mashed potatoes, biscuits, or vegan turkey slices.
Add 1½ cups of the plant milk to a small sauce pot with the vegan bouillon cubes and the nutritional yeast. Stir. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Be mindful to watch this closely because your milk can quickly bubble over.
Meanwhile, whisk together remaining ½ cup of plant milk and cornstarch until smooth (no clumps!). Set aside.
Once milk has come to a boil, turn heat down to medium-low and stir in the cornstarch mixture. Whisk until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
Once thickened, remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste. I like a good amount of pepper in mine, so the ¼ teaspoon is perfect for southern style gravy. However, you can always scale it back if you want to go light on the pepper.
I prefer unsweetened almond milk because I think it has a mild flavor, but soy, coconut, or cashew works here too. This swap can make it nut-free too. Just keep in mind it may change the taste a touch.
I like using Not Chicken bouillon cubes for this vegan gravy because it gives it a “meaty” flavor that is included in all good southern gravy. You can also use Not Beef or vegetable bouillon too.
For thicker gravy, add an extra tablespoon of cornstarch to the mix. For thinner gravy, subtract a tablespoon.
For a brown gravy variation, add 1-2 tablespoons of soy sauce and use Not Beef bouillon instead of chicken. Another great “beefy” vegan bouillon is the Better Than Bouillon brand, vegetable base.
Refrigerator: Keep this vegan gravy in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Freezer: Keep this gravy in a sealed freezer bag, lay flat to freeze, and store for up to 3 months. To defrost, refrigerate overnight or run freezer bag under hot water before heating on stove/microwave.
Reheat (stovetop): Heat leftover gravy in a small saucepan on medium-low, stirring until heated through. You may need to add a splash of plant-based milk. For frozen gravy, follow the defrosting instructions above, and then proceed with stovetop reheating.
Reheat (microwave): Place gravy in a microwave safe dish and nuke for 1-2 minutes.