Here’s a delicious and protein-packed recipe for vegan sausage patties. The patties are a tasty plant-based breakfast staple.
Yes, you can enjoy the flavors of sausage patties without meat! In these vegan sausage patties, red lentils are combined with onions, seasonings, and breadcrumbs to mimic the purpose of regular sausage.
Pair them with vegan sausage gravy, and you have yourself a tasty meal!
These vegan sausage patties are full of nutrition and fiber from the lentils, and they taste great with just about anything. I love making them for breakfast but you can enjoy them any time of day.
Ready to learn how to make vegan sausage patties with lentils? Let’s do it!
The ingredient list for vegan sausage patties is fairly simple, with pantry staples you may already have on hand. Check out this list of what you’ll need:
Red lentils: Lentils are a great meat alternative because they are high in plant-based protein! Red lentils because they have a similar appearance to regular sausage—so they’re perfect for the base of vegan sausage patties.
However, you can use any type of lentils for to make these sausage patties.
Onion: You’ll need half a cup of diced onion for this recipe, which adds extra savory flavor.
Seasonings: The spices and seasonings really add to the flavor of vegan sausage patties! I used garlic powder, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, and a little salt and black pepper.
Breadcrumbs: These are a key ingredient in this recipe—they help bind all of the ingredients together. You could also use oats as a binder, but please that this recipe was only tested with breadcrumbs.
First, mix the red lentils, diced onion, garlic powder, fennel seeds, and Italian seasoning in a blender.
Cover tightly, and pulse ingredients until you reach a thick mixture.
Next, transfer the lentil mixture to a medium bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper,
and mix together with a spoon.
Form the mixture into patties using your hands. Set the patties aside on plate.
Now it’s time to cook the patties. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high and add olive oil. Once the olive oil is warm, place the patties on the skillet and cook until they are golden brown on both sides.
Serve the patties hot with your desired gravy. You could put the sausage on breakfast sandwiches, biscuits, or simply serve them with a side of eggs, fruit, or roasted vegetables.
Vegan sausage patties are great for meal prep. Store them in the fridge in an airtight container and enjoy within three to four days. You can also store them in the freezer for up to two months.
There are many different ways to make vegan sausage patties, so what they are made of depends!
Many homemade versions use lentils, beans, or quinoa, combined with other veggies, seasonings, and a binder. Breadcrumbs are commonly used, but you could also use oats or flaxseed to hold the ingredients together.
Store-bought versions of vegan sausage patties vary, but they do tend to be more processed. They are great for convenience, but I recommend making them at home when you are able!
Vegan sausage can be healthy, depending on the ingredients that are used to make it. In my vegan sausage patties, lentils are the key ingredient. Lentils are nutrition packed and very healthy.
When vegan sausage is made from whole foods like grains, lentils, beans, and vegetables, they are more likely to be healthy. Some pre-made versions of vegan sausage can be higher in sodium and preservatives and don’t always contain nutritious ingredients.
If you prefer store-bought vegan sausage patties, I recommend double checking the nutrition facts label and ingredient list before purchasing.
Want more plant-forward breakfast recipes? Here are some other delicious ones to try:
- 5-Ingredient Vegan Banana Bread
- Cherry Chia Pudding
- Microwave Cherry Oatmeal with Almonds
- Avocado Grape Smoothie
Vegan sausage patties check all of the boxes for a well-rounded breakfast: They are tasty, nutritious, easy to make, and simple to store.
Make a big batch to share with the family or save for quick meals throughout the week! I hope you love them as much as I did!
Vegan Sausage Patties
- 1 cup red lentils, cooked
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- ½ cup breadcrumbs, gluten free if necessary
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Mix red lentils, onion, garlic powder, fennel seeds, and Italian seasoning in a blender. Pulse until you reach a thick mixture.
- Add the breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. Form into patties.
- Heat a non-stick skillet to medium high and add olive oil. Cook the patties until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve hot with your desired gravy.
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