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Cream & Pepper Gravy


Cream & Pepper Gravy

This creamy, peppery gravy is healthier than traditional gravies and so, so good.

© 2008 Ashley Skabar, licensed to About.com

This recipe is substantially healthier than butter-and-meat-based versions, while still delivering the creamy texture and wonderful flavor of the classic sauce. Serve this with buttermilk biscuits or mashed potatoes for a dairy-free take on a classic meal.

Makes about 3 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 1/2 T. vegetable broth powder
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 15-oz, can garbanzo beans, no-salt-added variety , drained
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plain soy yogurt
  • 1 t. salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 t. black pepper, plus more to taste


1. Combine the vegetable broth powder with the water, mixing to dissolve.

2. Place the garbanzo beans and the vegetable broth mixture in a blender and blend until creamy.

3. Combine the garbanzo mixture, the soy yogurt and the salt and pepper in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, heating until desired temperature and thickness. Serve hot.

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