Weekly Spotlight: How to Make and Use Gravy in Holiday Entrees!

Gravy is an important aspect of holiday meals. Not only does it add a creaminess to a dish, but gravy is also a flavor powerhouse. Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up gravy and making your own from scratch is pretty simple. This guide includes gravy recipes, along with holiday entrees that have their own gravy recipe. This is the guide for all your gravy needs!

Gravy is an excellent sauce to know how to make and comes together by mixing a fat (such as butter) with flour and adding broth to create a thicker sauce. Usually with gravy, you make a roux first (mixing the fat and flour) before adding the liquid. For making vegan gravy, you can use vegan butter to mix with the flour, and then use vegetable broth or vegan chicken or beef broth to create your gravy. With vegan gravy, you can use extra seasonings like nutritional yeast, miso, and even Dijon mustard to bring out even more flavor. These gravy recipes are excellent to make this holiday season!

There’s also a section for biscuits and gravy in case you’re looking for ways to use gravy for your holiday breakfasts and brunches!

Looking for more about gravy? Check out these roundups for recipes that use gravy and ten different gravy recipes to enjoy!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 20,000 delicious recipes, it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy! And don’t forget to check out our Weekly Meal Plan Archives!  

This week, we’re bringing delicious, fully vegan, and plant-based ways to use seitan to create delicious holiday entrees!

Gravy Recipes

Vegan Gravy
White Wine and Mushroom Gravy by Carol Clayton

Source: White Wine and Mushroom Gravy

These gravy recipes are all ways to make vegan gravy! There are many ways you can flavor your gravy, and that includes adding miso or using mushrooms as a base to your gravy. This brings out an umami flavor to your gravy that works well with many dishes!

Holiday Dishes with Gravy

Vegan Filo Pastry Parcels with Mushroom Gravy
Filo Pastry Parcels with Mushroom Gravy by Amy Lanza

Source: Filo Pastry Parcels with Mushroom Gravy

These dishes all have a gravy recipe included in them, so if you’re looking for a way to make a dish that goes well with your gravy, this is a perfect way to get started! Many of these use mushrooms because mushrooms, when cooked down, can create a delicious umami flavor that works well with savory dishes!

Biscuits and Gravy

Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
Biscuits and Gravy by Francesca Bonadonna

Source: Biscuits and Gravy

If you’re hosting a holiday breakfast or brunch, another perfect way to use gravy is for making biscuits and gravy. This perfect pairing makes a flavorful addition to your spread and offers a delicious savory (or even sweet and savory!) taste. Making vegan biscuits and gravy is simple: all you need to do is swap the butter for vegan butter for the biscuits and then use vegetable broth or a vegetable broth base, vegan butter, and other seasonings for your gravy.

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