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Luxurious Make-Ahead Gravy Recipe – Home-Made Vegetarian Gravy That’s Gluten Free & Dairy Free

This recipe was developed as part of my 2017 Thanksgiving Recipe Menu Series, click here to see the original article and find links to other great Thanksgiving recipes

Impulsive Culinarian’s Vegetarian Make-Ahead Gluten Free & Dairy Free Gravy Recipe

(Serves 6 to 8)


  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1/4 cup Dairy Free Margarine
  • 4 medium Yellow Onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 cup Dairy Free Milk
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Corn Flour
  • 1 cup White Wine
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  • In a medium sauce pan over high heat, bring vegetable broth to a gentle boil
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and reduce broth by half (around 20 minutes)
  • In a non-stick skillet, melt margarine over low heat
  • Peel and chop onions
  • Caramelize onions in the skillet (around 45 minutes)
  • Chop garlic
  • When onions are almost fully caramelized (around 10 minutes before the end of cooking) add chopped garlic and golden raisins to the skillet
  • Remove onions from the heat, add milk and stir together to cool
  • Transfer onion & milk mixture to a blender and puree the mixture until smooth
  • Pass the onion mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large bowl, and set aside
  • Heat a large sauce pan over medium-high heat
  • Add olive oil and corn flour to the sauce pan, whisking vigorously for around 1 minute
  • As soon as the roux begins to get some colour remove from heat
  • Slowly add in the white wine and whisk together until smooth
  • Return sauce pan to the heat and slowly whisk in the reduced broth
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium
  • Using a large spoon, add onion puree to the broth one spoonful at a time, whisking after each addition
  • When the gravy reaches desired consistency, stop adding onion puree
  • Add salt & pepper
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes
  • Refrigerate if desired
  • Simmer covered over low heat until ready to serve
This luxurious vegetarian gravy also happens to be gluten free & dairy free
This luxurious vegetarian gravy also happens to be gluten free & dairy free

Everyone Deserves To Enjoy Luxuriously Delicious Home-Made Gravy

Home-made gravy is almost always associated with roasted meat, which almost always precludes any vegetarian from ever dreaming of enjoying the delicious goodness of a gravy-laden holiday meal. This recipe has been designed to turn that expectation on it’s ear and allow all your guests, vegetarian, carnivore, or otherwise, to enjoy this crucial part of your Thanksgiving menu. To top it all off, the absolutely delicious end-result also happens to be gluten free & dairy free.

About me: My name is Paul Thibault, an impulsive home chef developing delicious gluten free recipes for family and friends regardless of their allergen restrictions or dietary limitations, visit the About Page to learn more.