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Vegetarian Pea Gravy

I’ve been making my mother in law’s “famous” mashed potatoes for years. Being that she’s from the South, I think that’s why I love them so much. They’ve always been a go-to in the holiday season. They’re so creamy and homemade-tasting. So cheesy and flavorful. And when I knew I was working on a new vegetarian gravy to pair with them, I kept in mind that these mashed potatoes were the star. They had to work really well with them.

So I guess you could say these mashed potatoes are the star of this whole roast combo. It is COMPLETELY dependent on good mashed potatoes. I mean, you can’t have a roast without potatoes, can you?

It’s funny, though, when I asked Chris what he wanted for dinner one night, his answer was, “Dinner? I mean, I don’t care what I have, I just know I want some mashed potatoes with it.” And what’s even funnier is that I almost always make roasted potatoes with a roast. But as it turns out, I didn’t get to it this time. Oops!

Thankfully, I had a really good backup plan – vegetarian gravy – which is also vegan. So if you’re looking for a quick and easy gravy for holiday dinners that everyone will love, this is IT. It takes no time to put together and it’s flavor is awesome.


  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chervil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried mint


  1. Cook peas in water in a small saucepan over medium heat for 4 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 1 minute. Add flour, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add milk and cream. Cook for 1 minute or until sauce thickens and bubbles. Stir in peas. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in black pepper, thyme, sage, marjoram, basil, rosemary, oregano, parsley, tarragon, chives, chervil, savory, tarragon, mint, and salt. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Serve over vegetables, mashed potatoes, or rice.