Mashed Potatoes and Gravy



  • 6 medium potatoes, diced and peeled
  • 2/3 cup soy or almond milk
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper


  • In large pot, cover potatoes with water. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender. Drain well.
  • Add soy/almond milk, vegan butter, and salt/pepper; mash until light and fluffy.

Sausage Gravy


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups soy or almond milk
  • 4 sausage substitute patties or ground sausage links (ex. Boca or Morningstar Breakfast Patties)
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Saute your favorite vegan sausage until it is fully cooked and browned on the outside. Crumble into smaller pieces. Set aside.
  • Add oil  to the pan and stir in the flour and black pepper over low heat. Continuously stir until the mixture is brown and creamy.
  • Slowly add the milk until the mixture is creamy and consistent. Add in the crumbled sausage.
  • Serve hot over mashed potatoes.

3 Responses to “Mashed Potatoes and Gravy”

  1. shaLom7 April 26, 2015 at 10:43 AM #

    Just to note: Morning Star Farms and Boca breakfast patties are not vegan. Neither are Quorn breakfast patties.

    I’d suggest Gardein breakfast patties. They’re certified vegan and non-GMO soy, wheat, and canola. As long as the site’s called “The Southern Vegan.”

    • Dash September 8, 2015 at 1:45 PM #

      I agree… Stay away from morning star

  2. JoJo Potatoes August 28, 2016 at 11:41 PM #

    Dear Southern Vegan,

    Thanks for sharing your creative vegan spin for down-home southern recipes!

    Please consider editing out your recommendation for Morningstar Farms.
    NONE of their traditional (green box) Breakfast products are Vegan.
    They all contain Egg & Milk Products.
    (As do most all of their other products, with only 2 exceptions being vegan)

    According to their website, MSF now offers a new “Progressive” Line of Products that is Vegan/Non-GMO… (Tan Box) … but I have not seen any of these in our local supermarkets.
    For this reason, I would hesitate recommending a brand whose products are primarily NOT vegan, just to avoid anyone picking up the wrong item with animal ingredients.

    Boca is also a “mixed” brand, offering mostly Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian options made with several different Genetically Modified Organisms.
    Even though you might not see an obvious animal ingredient on some of their labels, it may include “caramel color” or “natural flavor” which could be animal-based. Therefore, if you choose to support the Boca brand, be very careful to find the actual word “Vegan” on the label itself. (In other words, do not assume any of their products are vegan just because it doesn’t list something obvious like “eggs, or milk” in the ingredients.

    Gardein, Beyond Meat, and Field Roast offer a wide variety of high quality Non-Gmo Vegan Meat Replacements.
    These are dedicated Vegan Companies; meaning you can trust that none of their products will contain any animal based ingredients.
    Best of all, these brands are now readily available at most nationwide grocery stores.

    (Field Roast can usually be found in the organic dairy/produce section near Tofu, while Beyond Meat & Gardein are both available in the frozen section)

    Hope this proves to be helpful to any newbie vegans out there… (who might be craving your Mashed Potatoes & Gravy)


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