Sausages are a common food all over the world. It’s amazing how much flavor chefs can pack into such a small dish.
We’ve scoured the internet and found the best and easiest vegan sausage recipes out there. So whether you are looking for Italian sausage or chorizo, this list of easy vegan sausage recipes has you covered.
1. Gluten-Free Vegan Bratwurst Sausage Recipe By Ela Vegan
You don’t have to miss out on Oktoberfest with this sausage recipe. Bratwurst is a traditional German sausage served with mustard, sauerkraut, onions, and other toppings.
This recipe combines white beans, oats, and walnuts to create a meaty texture. Seasonings include onion, garlic, clove, paprika, cumin, and black pepper.
If you want a crispy casing for these sausages, the recipe includes an optional rice paper casing recipe as well.
2. Homemade Vegan Sausages By Elephantastic Vegan
This recipe from Elephantastic Vegan is quick and easy to make. It’s also versatile and lets you add or remove seasonings to match your tastes.
These sausages combine seitan, chickpeas, and vital wheat gluten with various spices. The flavor and textures are near identical to breakfast sausage.
Sparkling water is the secret to this recipe. Using sparkling water helps keep the seitan mixture soft and firm instead of rubbery and tough.
3. Vegan Sausages By Loving It Vegan
These vegan sausages from Loving It Vegan have a meaty texture and are ideal for grilling.
You’ll find these sausages packed with flavors thanks to the combination of garlic, onion powder, cumin, coriander, and liquid smoke. A tbsp of dijon mustard finishes off the recipe for that perfect grilled hot dog or sausage taste.
4. Homemade Vegan Spicy Italian Sauage BY One Green Planet
You don’t have to miss out on authentic Italian sausage and peppers if you’re vegan. We found this recipe to have all the flavors of mom’s homemade Italian sausages.
You’ll need a traditional blend of Italian spices for this recipe, including garlic, fennel, black pepper, oregano, and paprika. The meat of the sausage is a combination of mushrooms, onions, black-eyed peas, tomato paste, nutritional yeast, and rice flour.
If you want to add some smokey flavors, the recipe suggests adding vegan Worcestershire sauce and a few drops of liquid smoke to the sausage mix.
5. Vegan Breakfast Sausages with TVP By Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen
If you’re hungry for breakfast sausage, you have to try this vegan breakfast sausage from Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen.
This recipe uses textured vegetable protein (TVP) as its meat substitute. It’s a great option that lets you add a personal blend of spices to create the flavor profile of the sausage.
To give this a traditional breakfast sausage flavor, the recipe suggests adding ground sage, fennel seeds, and maple syrup to the sausage.
6. The Best Vegan Hot Dogs By The Cheeky Chickpea
This is one of our favorite hot dog alternative recipes. It uses seitan to create a juicy and meaty hot dog that rivals the best store-bought franks.
These dogs are as close to a traditional hot dog as you can get. We suggest topping them with vegan chili, sauerkraut, mustard, or diced onions.
Ideal for grilling or frying, these vegan hot dogs give you an authentic experience.
7. Homemade Vegan Kielbasa By Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Kielbasa is a Polish sausage similar to bratwurst, but it has its distinct flavors. You can also serve kielbasa hot or cold.
Once your recipe is complete, you’ll get to enjoy a medium-firm textured sausage.
Don’t forget the toppings. Kielbasa goes great with mustard, sauerkraut, roasted potatoes, and fried apples.
8. Vegan Chorizo Sausage By Vegan On Board
Chorizo is a spicy sausage that originated in Spain and Portugal. You can also find Mexican, Caribbean, and South American variations on chorizo.
This recipe is closest to the Spanish version and features a firm sausage and tons of spice.
You’ll find plenty of uses for chorizo in cooking, but it tastes amazing on vegan pizza. The texture and flavors also make vegan chorizo a great addition to stews and pasta dishes.
9. Vegan Seitan Salami By Yummy Vegan Lunch Ideas
Salami slices are an essential ingredient in an Italian mix sub and many other dishes. If you miss these flavors, this vegan seitan salami is a great alternative.
The key to salami is the spices, and there are plenty of them in this recipe. We use everything from mustard seeds to paprika in this mix. Other key ingredients include BBQ sauce and apple cider vinegar to spice up the flavor profile.
Best served cold; seitan salami is a delicious addition to deli sandwiches and charcuterie boards.
10. Vegan Seitan Italian Sausages By The Hidden Veggies
We find these vegan Italian sausages are perfect for traditional meals like lasagna or pizza. Simply replace the meat version with these tasty alternatives.
While the ingredient list is large, The Hidden Veggies gives you alternative options that help you tailor the flavor of this sausage. Whether you like your sausage spicy or mild, this recipe works.
11. Vegan Thai Fermented Sausages By The Messy Cook
Naem het is a Thai fermented sausage. The key ingredients include oyster mushrooms and glutinous rice. You’ll need to leave the sausages out to ferment. It should take three to seven days for the process to finish.
Once they’re ready, naem het sausages have a salty and sour flavor. They also have a pungent aroma, thanks to the garlic.
12. Soy-Free Vegan Sausages By Yum Some
This recipe from Yum Some lets you enjoy a vegan sausage while avoiding soy-based ingredients.
Vital wheat gluten, white beans, and buckwheat flour take the place of soy in this recipe. The seasoning profile of the recipe focuses on Thai flavors giving this sausage a spicy kick.
Unfortunately, if you are looking for a gluten-free sausage, this is not the best option as the key ingredients are gluten-based.
13. Vegan Andouille Sausage By My Quiet Kitchen
Andouille sausage is full of flavor and is a key ingredient in French and cajun cooking. They are moderately spicy, but you can adjust the spices to match your tastes.
If you love gumbo or jambalaya, this recipe is the ideal addition. It has the same flavors and consistency as a traditional andouille sausage.
Andouille is also great cold and works great alongside hummus, vegan cheeses, and crackers. It will be the highlight of your next cocktail party.
14. Vegan Sausage & Peppers By Brand New Vegan
These Italian-style sausages by Brand New Vegan are a perfect match for homemade sausage and peppers. Simply add the sausages to a mix of peppers, onions, and pasta for a true feast.
The recipe calls for a seitan mix with nutritional yeast, vital wheat gluten, and white beans. Once ready, simply combine the mixture with Italian seasonings, roll into sausages and steam them.
While cooking, you can saute the peppers and onions while prepping pasta to round out the dish.
15. Vegan Longganisa Sausages By Astig Vegan
This Filipino dish is sweet and savory. Longganisa sausage uses a mix of shiitake mushrooms, extra-firm tofu, and spices to create this wonderful dish.
Many Filipino dishes are sweet, and longganisa sausage is no exception. The recipe calls for maple syrup and brown sugar to add to the flavor profile of the sausage.
Longganisa sausages taste great with rice and other starches. Don’t forget to add chili if you like your dish spicy.
16. Vegan Ballpark Franks By Food.Com
You don’t have to miss out on America’s pastime with these vegan ballpark franks. Once you bite into these franks, you’ll feel like you’re at the ballpark watching your favorite MLB team.
This recipe nails the texture and feel of biting into a traditional ballpark hot dog. The addition of ketchup and mustard into the spice mixture gives it a true American taste as well.
17. Vegan Taiwanese Sausage By Hope and Butterflies
Xiang Chang is a traditional Taiwanese sausage. This vegan version gives you the same flavors and texture as the meat-based counterpart.
Some key ingredients you’ll need include white or crimini mushrooms, avocado oil, and red miso paste. The mix of spices features a sweet yet tangy taste.
Once ready, Xiang Chang is best served over noodles or rice. If you want to avoid carbs, you can also serve this dish over romaine lettuce as a salad.
18. Vegan Thai Sai Ua Sausage By Rollerbag Goddes
This recipe perfectly recreates a vegan version of the sausages served by street vendors in Chiang Mai.
Sai Ua is a sausage filled with interesting and vibrant flavors. Featuring a mix of lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves, this sausage is one of a kind.
Once steamed, the sausages are ready for grilling or frying. Sai Ua sausage is best served alongside jasmine rice, white vinegar, and Thai chilies.
19. Easy Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties By It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Sausage patties are the optimal shape for breakfast sandwiches. Simply add these easy vegan breakfast sausage patties to an English muffin and vegan cheese for breakfast on the go.
The key to getting the perfect breakfast flavors is the fennel seeds in this recipe. You’ll also need TVP granules, chia seeds, maple syrup, quick oats, and seasonings to perfect this sausage.
This recipe also provides a gluten-free option if you have specific dietary needs.
20. Vegan Irish Sausage By Fat-Free Vegan
This recipe from Fat-Free Vegan is delicious comfort food. It also includes a recipe for Vegan Irish stew that is filling and flavorful.
Packed with seasonings, you’ll love biting into these sausages. The mix of thyme, sage, ginger, and nutmeg gives these sausages their distinct flavor.
Once your sausages are ready, it’s time to start on the stew. The Fat-Free Vegan gives you an Irish potato and sausage stew recipe that is perfect for next St. Patrick’s Day.
21. Vegan Lentil Hot Dogs By Avant Garden Vegan
Not every hot dog recipe has to use seitan to get a meaty texture. This recipe calls for a combination of walnuts, portobello mushrooms, and lentils to create a hot dog experience.
Once your mixture is ready, you can skip the steaming and bring these hot dogs right to the grill for cooking. After 7-8 minutes, you’ll have the perfect vegan American hot dog.
You can pick and choose your favorite toppings, but we’re partial to mustard, ketchup, and chopped onions on these vegan hot dogs.
22. DIY Beyond Meat Bratwurst By Planted 365
While Beyond Meat is revolutionizing the plant-based meat industry, its products come with a hefty price tag. Why not make your own Beyond Meat alternative?
This recipe uses TVP instead of Beyond Meat to replicate a meaty and delicious bratwurst. The mix of spices boosts the flavors of this bratwurst. You’ll be begging for seconds after finishing your first one.
A key ingredient for these sausages is the rice paper casings. This gives the sausage that snaps feeling when you bite into them, just like a meat bratwurst.
23. Easy Vegan Sausage By Minimalist Baker
If you have special dietary concerns, this is the sausage for you. Not only is this sausage vegan, but it’s also soy and gluten-free.
This recipe is versatile, and you can swap out any of the ingredients. Some of the key ingredients call for quinoa, pinto beans, pecans, and mushrooms. Of course, you’ll need plenty of spices to make this sausage perfect.
They work great for breakfast dishes, including vegan breakfast burritos or frittatas.
24. Sausage Tofu Crumbles By Veggie Fun Kitchen
Rolling sausages into logs is a messy job. It also takes time. This recipe is a quick alternative. It uses traditional sausage seasonings combined with tofu to create a distinct sausage crumble that you can add to many other dishes.
This recipe also has a few unique ingredients that give it a distinct flavor compared to others on the list. A little tahini paste, coconut palm sugar, and soy sauce are welcome additions to the recipe.
The crumbles are a great addition to potato hash, pizzas, roasted potatoes, and other dishes.
25. Smoky Seitan And Black Bean Sausages By The Vegan Larder
Do you miss the flavors of smoked sausage? Give this recipe from The Vegan Larder a try. It uses a combination of black beans and seitan as its main ingredients. Combined with smoked paprika and liquid smoke, you’ll have one of the best-smoked sausages on this list.
Once prepped, you can easily freeze these sausages and cook them when you’re ready. They’re a great vegan option for BBQs or quick family dinners.
Just like any other BBQ hot dog or sausage, you can go wild with the toppings. Whether you like fried onions or ketchup, feel free to add your favorites to make this dish a meal.
26. Vegan Tempeh Breakfast Sausage By That Vegan Babe
This vegan breakfast sausage uses tempeh as its main ingredient.
Instead of rolling the sausages, the recipe calls for crumbles. This makes this dish quick and easy to prepare compared to many other options on this list.
The flavor profile makes this sausage a great addition to breakfast dishes, but it works great with pasta, rice dishes, and salads.
27. Vegan Cevapcici Sausage By Bianca Zapatka
Cevapcici is a sausage that originated in the Balkans. This vegan version uses chickpeas instead of meat. It’s also soy-free if you are avoiding soy-based products.
This recipe calls for 3 main ingredients, sunflower mince, chickpeas, and chickpea flour. You can also substitute black or kidney beans if you prefer. There are also plenty of seasonings in these sausages.
Once prepped, you can fry, bake, or grill these yummy sausages. Feel free to serve these sausages with vegan tzatziki, fresh vegetables, salads, or vegan naan bread.
28. Gluten-Free Vegan Sausage Patties By Healthy Slow Cooking
Who doesn’t love a sausage breakfast sandwich? This recipe from Healthy Slow Cooking lets vegans enjoy the wonders of waking up to a yummy sausage sandwich.
This breakfast patty is gluten, soy, and nut-free. Instead, it uses a mixture of black beans, potato, and quinoa for the meat.
No sausage is complete with spices, and this recipe lets you pick and choose your favorites. Whether you want a breakfast or Italian sausage, Healthy Slow Cooking has you covered and helps you pick the right seasonings in this recipe.
29. Vegan Bangers & Mash By Veg News
Bangers and mash is a traditional British dish that consists of sausage and mashed potatoes. The dish is usually served with onion gravy, fried onions, and peas.
For this recipe, we’ll use a mix of vital wheat gluten, firm tofu, and nutritional yeast for the banger. You’ll also need a traditional sausage seasoning mix that includes onions, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and ground mustard.
Don’t forget to use vegan Worcestershire when making the onion gravy.
30. Nutty Mushroom Sausage By Vegan Recipe Club
These mushroom-based sausages are great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The addition of cashews gives this sausage its nutty flavors, but you can also use walnuts or other nuts if you prefer. The combination of the nuts and seasonings simulates a traditional British breakfast sausage.
Vegan Recipe Club also includes gluten and soy-free options for this recipe.
31. Vegan Jackfruit Breakfast Sausage By The Veg Life
Have you ever wanted to try and make sausage from a fruit? Here’s your chance. Jackfruit is a great option that has a meaty texture and tons of flavor.
You’ll use a combination of sage, thyme, fennel, onion powder, and garlic powder to get an authentic breakfast sausage taste from the jackfruit. If you like your sausage spicy, you can also add red pepper flakes.
These sausages go great with vegan pancakes and maple syrup.
32. Sriracha and Five-Spice Vegan Sausages By Olives For Dinner
These sausages are for spice lovers. The heat in this recipe comes from the addition of sriracha, dried Thai chilis, and Chinese five-spice powder.
You’ll use a mixture of vital wheat gluten, chickpea flour, and refried beans to start this recipe. Add the spices and seasonings, and you’re ready to cook.
Word of warning, these sausages pack a punch. If you can’t handle the heat, we suggest reducing the Thai chilis.
33. Vegan Seitan Beer Brats By Seitan Society
Who doesn’t love a good beer bratwurst? This recipe captures all the taste and textures of a traditional meat brat without the meat.
The meat mixture for this recipe is a combination of cannellini beans, vital wheat gluten, and nutritional yeast. You combine the mixture with traditional sausage seasonings and cook in your beer of choice.
The best beer options for traditional beer brats are lager or pilsners. When choosing a beer, make sure you find a vegan beer for the recipe since not every beer is vegan-friendly.
34. Marinated Tofu Franks By Connoisseurus Veg
While this tofu frank won’t fool a die-hard meat lover, they taste amazing. The recipe features a wonderful smoked marinate that brings out a host of flavors in every bite.
You’ll use extra firm tofu as the basis for this hot dog. The flavors come from the liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, and soy sauce.
Once baked, you can serve these franks are best served with traditional hot dog condiments.
35. Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties By Bohemian Vegan Kitchen
Lentils for breakfast? This recipe uses lentils as the main ingredient in its sausage patty.
The patties use lentils, flaxseed, and rolled oats as the main ingredients. Of course, you’ll find a variety of spices that you can add to match your tastes.
If you’re always busy and on the go, this recipe is ideal. You can cook a batch on the weekend and have sausage sandwiches every morning before work.
Easy Vegan Sausage Recipes, Final Thoughts
We tried to include recipes for all types of cuisine, from traditional breakfast sausage to spicy Asian sausages. We’ve also ensured some recipes focus on specific dietary concerns as well.
Hopefully, you can find an easy vegan sausage recipe that’s perfect for you. After trying out these vegan sausage recipes, you should check out some vegan cake recipes for dessert.