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This gravy is sure to please any vegetarian or even non-vegetarian. It's flavorful, rich, and is as good on turkey or prime rib as it is on a vegetarian meatloaf or mashed potatoes. It can be made in advance, stored in the fridge, and reheated on the stovetop or in the microwave.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
35 mins
5 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are a deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are nicely browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Pour sherry into the pan and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until sherry is reduced, about 2 minutes. Remove mushroom mixture from the skillet and set aside.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low and melt remaining 3 tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Add flour to make a roux, stirring continuously, until mixture is light golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add vegetable broth and tarragon; whisk until gravy is smooth and no lumps of flour remain.

  • Increase heat to medium-high, return mushroom mixture to the skillet, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until mixture has reduced, about 8 minutes. Stir in soy sauce. Adjust seasonings, if necessary.

Cook's Note:

If reheating, add a bit more broth to thin out the gravy if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 15.1g; cholesterol 38.2mg; sodium 897mg. Full Nutrition