Add a Twist to Your Breakfast with Our Meat Sausage Gravy

I’m going to introduce you to a recipe that will change your breakfast game forever. This vegan no-meat sausage gravy recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a delicious, healthier alternative to the classic dish. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or simply trying to cut back on your meat consumption, this recipe is for you. And trust me, even the most die-hard sausage gravy fans won’t be able to taste the difference.

This recipe is made with vegan sausage, and Wondra Flour to give it that creamy texture we all love. The spices used, such as rubbed sage, salt and black pepper, will add depth of flavor to the dish making it impossible to resist.

One of the great things about this recipe is how easy it is to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic cooking skills, you’ll have a mouth-watering gravy within minutes. And if you’re a fan of biscuits and gravy, this is the perfect recipe for you!

So, let’s get started on this incredible journey of flavor together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

No Meat Sausage Gravy
No Meat Sausage Gravy

There’s nothing quite like the hearty satisfaction of southern-style biscuits and gravy. But what if you’re looking for a vegan or vegetarian option? Or maybe you’re trying to cut back on meat and dairy in your diet? Fear not, because this vegan sausage gravy recipe has got you covered.

What’s great about this recipe is that it doesn’t sacrifice any of the savory, creamy goodness of traditional sausage gravy. In fact, you’ll be surprised at how similar it tastes to the real thing. But instead of using pork or beef sausage, we’ve swapped it out for delicious vegan sausage made from plants – like Beyond Meat or Impossible Sausage.

But wait, there’s more. This recipe is also gluten-free and dairy-free, making it a perfect choice for those with allergies or dietary restrictions. And with just a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to whip up a batch of this creamy vegan gravy any time you’re craving some comfort food.

So whether you’re a die-hard meat eater or on the hunt for the best vegan sausage gravy out there, this recipe delivers. Trust us, once you try it, you’ll be hooked.

Ingredient List

 Get ready to taste the flavor-filled goodness of No Meat Sausage Gravy!
Get ready to taste the flavor-filled goodness of No Meat Sausage Gravy!

The Ingredients You Will Need

For this vegan sausage gravy recipe, you’ll need:

  • Vegan Sausage: you can use a high-quality vegan or vegetarian sausage that replicates the taste and texture of traditional pork sausage.
  • Flour: I like to use Wondra Flour for a smoother, silkier gravy, but all-purpose flour works well too
  • Non-dairy Milk: using an unsweetened non-dairy milk like almond, soy, oat or coconut.
  • Vegan Butter or Oil: for sautéing the sausage and making a roux.
  • Salt and Black Pepper: for seasoning the gravy to your taste.
  • Rubbed Sage: this is a traditional seasoning used in sausage gravy which adds warmth and depth to the dish.

For serving with biscuits, crescent rolls or toast you will need:
Southern-style biscuits or white biscuit recipe
– Vegan butter
– Thick creamy vegan sausage gravy

You can also try beyond meat, italian sausage, breakfast sausage or any other meat substitute of your choice. If you are gluten-free, make sure all of your ingredients are certified gluten-free.

The Recipe How-To

Now, let’s dive into the recipe how-to!

How to Make No Meat Sausage Gravy
Step 1: Cooking the Vegan Sausage

In a non-stick pan over medium heat, cook vegan sausage according to package instructions. Once cooked, set it aside on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

Step 2: Making the White Gravy Base

In the same pan over medium heat, melt ¼ cup of butter. Once melted, proceed to add ¼ cup of Wondra Flour and whisk until it turns into a smooth roux.

Step 3: Adding Milk and Spices

Slowly pour 2 cups of milk into the pan while continuing to whisk vigorously. Add 2 teaspoons of rubbed sage, 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and 2 teaspoons of salt.

Step 4: Combining with Vegan Sausage

Once the gravy has thickened to your desired consistency, add in the previously cooked vegan sausage and stir to combine. Cook for an additional minute or two.

Step 5: Serving

Your no meat sausage gravy is now ready to be served! Pair it with some warm, fluffy Southern biscuits or pour it over some crispy hash browns.

Enjoy your hearty, satisfying breakfast without sacrificing your dietary choices!

Substitutions and Variations

 A bowl full of warmth, comfort, and a punch of flavors, perfect for a cozy breakfast.
A bowl full of warmth, comfort, and a punch of flavors, perfect for a cozy breakfast.

If you’re looking to switch things up in your sausage gravy recipe, there are a few substitutions and variations you can consider. For vegans, try swapping out the meat sausage for a delicious vegan sausage. The Impossible Sausage and Beyond Meat are excellent options to add a meaty flavor to the gravy without the use of animal products.

If you’re gluten-free, you can use gluten-free flour instead of the purpose flour to thicken the gravy. You can also substitute traditional breakfast sausage for Italian or country sausage to add a little bit of spice or sweetness to your gravy recipe.

For those who are lactose intolerant or following a dairy-free diet, swap out the milk with non-dairy milk such as almond or soy milk. Remember to always check that the milk is unsweetened, unflavored, and fortified with calcium.

If you prefer brown gravy instead of white, simply leave out the rubbed sage and use a dark roux instead of Wondra Flour. And if you’re looking to make biscuits and gravy, don’t forget to check out our easy biscuit recipe! With these substitutions and variations, you can find what works best for your taste and dietary needs while still enjoying a classic recipe like sausage gravy.

Serving and Pairing

Let’s face it, no one can resist a warm, comforting bowl of sausage gravy, especially when it’s smothering a fresh-from-the-oven biscuit. And now with this No Meat Sausage Gravy Recipe, vegans and vegetarians can enjoy this classic Southern dish like never before.

The best way to serve this vegan sausage gravy is alongside homemade biscuits. You can make your own perfectly layered and flaky white biscuits or opt for store-bought biscuits for an easier and quicker meal.

But if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try using the gravy in other dishes as well. Add it to pasta dishes for an extra punch of flavor or spoon it on top of your favorite breakfast hash for a hearty start to your day.

To make your meal more exciting, consider pairing the sausage gravy with a side salad of mixed greens or roasted vegetables such as asparagus or cauliflower. The acidity in the salad will help balance the creamy richness of the gravy, making for a perfect harmony of flavors.

Of course, you can always enjoy this No Meat Sausage Gravy Recipe on its own as a main dish with some crusty bread and a glass of cold iced tea on the side.

No matter how you decide to serve it, one thing is certain: this vegan sausage gravy is a versatile and delicious addition to any meal.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This gravy may not have meat, but trust me, it's full of savory flavors that will keep you coming back for more.
This gravy may not have meat, but trust me, it’s full of savory flavors that will keep you coming back for more.

One of the best things about this vegan sausage gravy recipe is that you can make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge or freezer for future use. To store it properly, allow the gravy to cool down completely before transferring it to an airtight container. You can store this sausage gravy recipe in the refrigerator for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months.

To reheat the sausage gravy, transfer it from the fridge or freezer into a saucepan and heat it over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it’s hot and bubbly again. You may need to add a splash of milk or water to get it to your desired consistency. Alternatively, you can reheat the gravy in the microwave by warming it up in 30-second increments, stirring every time.

For best results, make sure you use an airtight container when storing this vegan sausage gravy recipe. And, make sure you store it as soon as possible after making it because letting it sit out longer than necessary will affect its quality and taste.

This recipe is perfect for meal prep purposes or feeding a crowd since you can make a large batch ahead of time and store portions in containers. Simply take out what you need and reheat when ready to use. This will save you time and effort during busy mornings while still allowing you to enjoy a delicious southern-style breakfast.

Tips for Perfect Results

If you want to make the best No Meat Sausage Gravy, I’ve got some tips and tricks to help you out. Here are some things to keep in mind:

1. Use just the right amount of salt and pepper. Too much salt can overpower the dish, and too little can leave it bland. Start with the recommended amounts, then adjust to taste.

2. Use Wondra Flour for a smoother texture. This flour is finely ground, which means it dissolves more easily and won’t clump up in your gravy.

3. Cook the flour long enough. To avoid a floury taste, cook the flour and butter together until it’s golden brown before adding any liquid.

4. Keep whisking! Whisking constantly will help prevent lumps from forming and ensure your gravy is smooth and creamy.

5. Customize your gravy to your liking. Add more or less seasoning, or experiment with different types of vegetarian sausage for a unique twist on this classic dish.

6. Don’t be afraid to thin it out if necessary. If your gravy is too thick, add more milk until it’s just right.

By following these tips and using quality ingredients, you’ll be sure to make a delicious No Meat Sausage Gravy that everyone will love.


As a barista, I always get asked about the different variations of coffee and how to make them. In the same way, I understand that for this recipe, some questions may arise regarding ingredient substitutions or cooking methods. Thus, it’s important to clarify some of these questions in order to get the best results from this no meat sausage gravy recipe. Let’s dive into some frequently asked questions so you can have all your doubts resolved before making this vegan-friendly dish.

What is the difference between country gravy and sausage gravy?

When it comes to gravy, there are different types that people enjoy. Two common types of gravy are country gravy and sausage gravy, which may appear similar at first glance. However, there is one clear distinction: sausage gravy contains meat, while country gravy does not. Our sausage gravy recipe is an all-time favorite and definitely worth trying!

What is Mcdonald’s sausage gravy made of?

This recipe for Sausage Gravy may not be suitable for individuals with wheat and milk allergies.

Why is it called sawmill gravy?

Sawmill Gravy earned its name from its origins in Southern Appalachia during the late 1800s. Back then, sawmill workers relied on a protein-rich breakfast to energize their bodies for the demanding manual labor ahead. The gravy was created with this in mind, and it became a staple breakfast item for those working in sawmills.

Why does my sausage gravy taste bland?

When making gravy, it is important to properly brown the flour and add enough seasoning to prevent a lackluster taste. Don’t hesitate to add a bit more fat if necessary, as this can help enhance the flavor. And never underestimate the power of using your taste buds to ensure the seasonings are just right. By paying attention to these key factors, your gravy is sure to impress.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this no meat sausage gravy recipe is a game-changer for anyone looking to enjoy the classic southern biscuits and gravy without the meat or dairy. It’s easy to make and incredibly delicious, making it perfect for any breakfast or brunch occasion. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or just want to try something new, this recipe will not disappoint.

With simple yet tasty ingredients like Wondra Flour and vegetarian sausage made from plants, this gravy represents the best of plant-based cuisine. And just because it doesn’t contain meat doesn’t mean it can’t rival traditional sausage gravy in flavor and texture. This recipe is proof that the vegetarian and vegan versions of classic dishes can co-exist alongside their meat-based counterparts without sacrificing flavor or quality.

So why not give this recipe a try at your next brunch gathering? Your friends and family will be amazed by the creamy texture, savory flavors, and southern charm of this no-meat sausage gravy, and you’ll be able to enjoy it guilt-free knowing that it’s made with wholesome ingredients that are good for you and the planet.

Trust me; once you try this vegetarian sausage gravy, you’ll never go back to the original version again. So grab some biscuits, dip them into this gravy, relax and enjoy a deliciously tasty meal with your loved ones today!

No Meat Sausage Gravy

No Meat Sausage Gravy Recipe

This white gravy/sauce tastes like sausage, but has none. We like it on top of sausage bread (like recipe # 46692)and biscuits. A reviewer of the sausage bread used this on top of the bread and like it too! Of course, if you want to cook up some sausage and crumble it in you can, but this is a way to get some of that taste without the fat and calories. The recipe can easily be doubled. The secret is in the sage.
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Course: Breakfast side dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: < 15 Mins, Breakfast, Easy, Inexpensive, Sauces
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 40kcal


  • 1 cup of cold milk (we use 2%)
  • 2 tablespoons Wondra Flour (or sifted all purpose flour)
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (the fresher the better)
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Put cold milk in small saucepan.
  • Turn your burner on medium low heat.
  • Whisk in your flour, sage, black pepper and salt.
  • Stir often with whisk on med-low heat until mixture is thickened to a gravy consistency. If mixture starts to stick on bottom, reduce heat further. Mixture will thicken slightly more as it cools.

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Serving: 61g | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 8.5mg | Sodium: 68.7mg | Fiber: 0.1g

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