Vegan Sausage Patties

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.

vegan sausage patties on a plate with a small bowl of gravy

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!

Ingredients

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:

top down view of ingredients for sausage patties including lentils, herbs, onion, breadcrumbs and spices

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.

Step-by-step instructions

First, mix the red lentils, diced onion, garlic powder, fennel seeds, and Italian seasoning in a blender.

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.

lentil mixture is pulsed in a blender until thick

Next, transfer the lentil mixture to a medium bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper,

lentil mixture is transferred to a glass bowl with breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper

and mix together with a spoon.

mixture is mixed with a spoon

Form the mixture into patties using your hands. Set the patties aside on plate.

A hand forms the mixture into patties

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.

patties are pan-fried on a hot skillet until golden brown

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.

side view of cooked patties on a plate with a bowl of gravy

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. 

Recipe FAQ

What are vegan sausage patties made of?

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!

Is vegan sausage healthy?

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.

side view of sausage patties on a plate

More vegan breakfast recipes

Want more plant-forward breakfast recipes? Here are some other delicious ones to try:

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!

top down view of vegan sausage patties on a plate with a small bowl of gravy
vegan sausage patties on a plate

Vegan Sausage Patties

Here’s a delicious and protein-packed recipe for vegan sausage patties. The patties are a tasty plant-based breakfast staple.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 118 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 6gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 229mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Lentils
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Here’s a delicious and protein-packed recipe for vegan sausage patties. The patties are great meat-free breakfast staple you can enjoy on sandwiches, with eggs, or a side of roasted vegetables.
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