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Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

Vegan Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Gravy with shiitake mushrooms, miso, mushroom powder, nutritional yeast, a splash of white wine and fragrant fresh thyme.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Italian
Keyword mushroom gravy, plant based, Sauces, vegan,, wfpb
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 80kcal
Author Florentina


  • 8 oz shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour (or all purpose flour)
  • 2 Tbsp tamari
  • 2 cups veggie stock warm
  • 1/2 tbsp shiitake mushroom powder (or porcini)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tbsp miso paste
  • 3/4 cups cashew milk or any plan plant based milk
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 1/3 cup veggie stock (or dry white wine)
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • Whisk together the warm veggie stock with the mushroom powder, miso paste, tamari and nutritional yeast until combined well. Set aside.
  • Rinse the shiitake mushrooms and discard the stalks or save for later use in veggie broth. Slice or dice the mushroom caps to your liking.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium flame and sautee the onions with a pinch of sea salt in a drizzle of olive. (Use water or veggie stock for WFPB & Plantricious diets).
  • Add the mushrooms, thyme and the white wine and sautee together until wilted and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds or so just until you can smell it.
  • Add the flour, give everything a good stir and pour in the warm broth. Continue stirring until combined.
  • Simmer until thickened then add the cashew milk and simmer a couple more minutes until the gravy is smooth and creamy.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Serve over mashed potatoes, polenta or biscuits.



If you prefer a smooth gravy just puree in the blender until desired texture is achieved. 


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1167mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 351IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg