Sizzle up your taste buds with vegetarian sausage patties

Are you tired of the same old boring breakfast options? Looking for a hearty and delicious vegan alternative to traditional breakfast sausages? Look no further! I present to you my vegetarian sausage patties recipe that will satisfy your cravings and have you feeling guilt-free.

This recipe is perfect for anyone who is seeking a plant-based diet, or simply wants to add more vegetarian options to their meals. Even meat-lovers are sure to be impressed with this flavorful creation.

With simple ingredients such as lentils, rolled oats, and spices like fennel and sage, this recipe is easy to prepare and ready in under an hour. Plus, by making these yummy sausage patties at home, you know exactly what goes into them, avoiding unwanted preservatives and chemicals.

Not only are these vegetarian sausage patties incredibly delicious, but they’re also packed with protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients that your body needs to function at its best. So don’t wait any longer and try out this recipe for a healthier and tastier version of traditional breakfast sausages.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegetarian Sausage Patties
Vegetarian Sausage Patties

Are you in search of a mouthwatering vegan breakfast that doesn’t sacrifice taste for health? Then you’re in luck because this Vegetarian and Vegan Sausage Patties Recipe is a winner!

These patties are perfect to start your morning on the right foot, providing the energy your body needs to tackle the day ahead. But what makes them so special, and why will you love them?

Firstly, these sausage patties use wholesome ingredients such as lentils, split peas, oats, and walnuts to create perfect texture and taste, without any unnecessary additives. The combination of maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic powder, fennel seeds, and fragrant sage also adds complexity, depth of flavor and balance to the dish.

Secondly, these patties make for an excellent plant-based substitute for traditional breakfast sausages without compromising on taste or texture. Imagine! Satisfying that sausage craving while being conscious about your health is an excellent achievement. These vegan patties are high in protein whilst being low in fat content making them a guilt-free indulgence that will leave you feeling energized.

Finally, these sausage patties are easy to make with minimum prep time requiring just one bowl and a food processor. After preparing the patties mix and shape them before cooking until golden brown on both sides to create a crusty exterior with a soft filling that is seriously satisfying.

So don’t wait any longer – indulge in the best vegetarian breakfast patty recipe around! They go well served as part of breakfast tacos or as part of a brunch spread. Plus, they can be frozen and reheated quickly for mornings when you need something quick on-the-go. You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 This savory vegetarian sausage patty will have your taste buds doing a happy dance!
This savory vegetarian sausage patty will have your taste buds doing a happy dance!

Here’s a list of ingredients you need to gather before embarking on this plant-based breakfast adventure. All of the items can be easily found at your nearest grocery store or supermarket.

For Sausage Patties:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup lentils, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • ½ onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups textured vegetable protein
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or molasses
  • 2 teaspoons ground fennel
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (see note below)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

For Pattie Split:

  • 1 cup oats old fashioned rolled oats are recommended
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

For Spicy Vegan Breakfast Patties:

  • 1 package MorningStar Farms Veggie Original Sausage Patties (or any other vegan breakfast sausage you prefer)
  • Spices:
    • Cayenne pepper to taste
    • Paprika to taste
    • Crushed red pepper flakes to taste

With all the ingredients on hand, let’s start cooking!

The Recipe How-To

 You won't even miss the meat with these delicious vegetarian sausage patties.
You won’t even miss the meat with these delicious vegetarian sausage patties.

Now it’s time to get cooking! Follow these simple steps to create your own delicious vegan sausage patties:

Step 1: Cook the lentils

In a medium pot over high heat, add 2 cups of water, 2 cloves of coarsely chopped garlic and 1 cup of dry brown lentils. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are soft and all the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 2: Pulse the nuts

In a food processor, pulse 1/4 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts until they are finely chopped.

Step 3: Combine the dry ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together 1 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 cup of oat flour, 2 tablespoons of ground flax seed meal, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon of ground fennel seed, 1 teaspoon of black pepper,½ teaspoon of sage and ½ teaspoon of garlic powder.

Step 4: Prepare the veggies

In the food processor (no need to clean it out after pulsing the nuts), pulse 2 medium coarsely chopped yellow onions until they are finely chopped. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Step 5: Mix everything together

To the mixing bowl with the onions, add cooked lentils (use all but reserve any excess for another use), ground walnuts, and dry ingredients mixture. Add in 3 tablespoons of soy sauce or liquid aminos, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of molasses , 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke and pulse with a hand mixer or fork until everything is well combined.

Step 6: Shape into patties

Divide mixture into desired portions (about 12-14 depending on preference) and shape into patties by rolling into balls first and then flattening them. You can make the patties thinner or thicker depending on what you prefer.

Step 7: Heat them up

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan once heated (around ⅓ cup) . Once hot add in sausage patties and cook for around 3 to 4 minutes per side or until both sides are golden brown. Once cooked through removed from pan and drain on paper towels.

Voila! A delicious batch of homemade vegan sausage patties ready to be enjoyed!

Substitutions and Variations

 Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside - these vegetable-based patties are a game-changer.
Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside – these vegetable-based patties are a game-changer.

Good news! You can easily customize these vegan sausage patties to suit your taste and dietary restrictions. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Lentils: If you don’t have brown lentils on hand, you can use green or French lentils instead. You could also swap in canned or cooked pinto beans or black beans.

– Gluten-free: If you’re avoiding gluten, simply substitute the whole wheat flour with a gluten-free flour of your choice.

– Nut-free: To make these patties nut-free, replace the walnuts with sunflower seeds or pepitas.

– Soy-free: Skip the soy sauce and substitute it with coconut aminos or tamari sauce.

– Flavor variations: Experiment with different herbs and spices to create your own unique flavor profile. Try adding warm flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice for a breakfast sausage taste. For a smoky taste, add more liquid smoke, and for a little heat, increase the amount of cayenne pepper.

– Beyond meat: Swap brown lentils with 8oz of Beyond Meat plant-based ground beef alternative for a meat-like taste.

Remember that substitutions may require some adjustments in the recipe proportions and cooking time. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you.

Serving and Pairing

 Start your morning off right with these amazing vegetarian sausage patties!
Start your morning off right with these amazing vegetarian sausage patties!

Now that you have mastered the art of making delicious vegetarian sausage patties, it’s time to think about how to enjoy them in various ways. These patties are incredibly versatile and can be served with a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

For breakfast, serve these patties with a stack of fluffy vegan pancakes drizzled with maple syrup or topped with fresh fruit. You can also add them to your vegan breakfast sandwich with vegan cheese, avocado, and a drizzle of hot sauce.

For lunch or dinner, slice the patties and add them as a protein source in your veggie-packed salads. Alternatively, make a vegan sausage patty burger by topping with lettuce, tomato slices, red onion, pickles and vegan mayo on a toasted bun.

Another great way to enjoy these patties is by adding them as a flavorful ingredient to your vegan pasta dishes or casseroles. For instance, use them in lasagna or baked ziti for added texture and depth of flavor.

You can also pair these spicy vegan breakfast patties with savory dishes like roasted potatoes or sweet potatoes for a satisfying and filling meal. A side of grilled veggies like zucchini or eggplant will balance the flavors and bring an additional nutrient boost.

Finish off your meal with a refreshing drink like freshly squeezed orange juice or almond milk latte to round out the flavors.

With these serving suggestions in mind, you can impress your family and friends with creative ways to enjoy these delicious vegetarian sausage patties all day long!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These wholesome vegetarian sausage patties are a great source of plant-based protein.
These wholesome vegetarian sausage patties are a great source of plant-based protein.

These vegetarian sausage patties can be a fantastic time-saver for busy mornings. You can prepare them ahead of time and store them in the fridge or freezer for up to a week or two.

To make-ahead, cook the patties according to the recipe instructions, let them cool down, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you plan to keep them longer or want to batch cook, store them in the freezer for up to two weeks.

If you are storing them in the freezer, individually wrap each patty tightly with plastic wrap and then store them in a larger freezer-safe bag. To reheat, you can microwave from frozen until hot, taking care not to overcook it; otherwise, they will get too dry.

Another option is to heat them gently on a non-stick pan over low-medium heat until warmed through. This method is preferable because it helps maintain the texture and moisture of the patties.

Remember, patties that contain a mix of ingredients like oats and vegetable protein may become crumbly when reheated. Therefore, reheating methods that add moisture work better than microwaving alone.

Store-bought vegetarian sausages are popular at Aldi and Costco with plant-based options Beyond Meat and MorningStar Farms veggie original sausage among others. These patties are made with wholesome ingredients that are easily accessible at your local grocery store. Enjoy!

Tips for Perfect Results

 With just a few simple ingredients, you'll be able to whip up these incredible vegetarian sausage patties in no time.
With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll be able to whip up these incredible vegetarian sausage patties in no time.

Making the perfect sausage patty is all about getting the right texture, taste and moisture. This vegan breakfast sausage recipe can be a little bit tricky, but with these tips, you can create the perfect patty every time. So, without further ado, here are some tips for perfect results:

First of all, make sure to follow the recipe carefully and use the exact measurements as stated. This will ensure that your sausage patties come out just right in terms of taste and texture.

When it comes to blending the ingredients together, be mindful of how finely you chop the vegetables, nuts, and grains. To achieve an even consistency, coarsely chop them before placing them in a food processor or blender.

For best results, let the mixture rest in your refrigerator overnight before cooking so that all the ingredients can meld together and take on each other’s flavors.

When shaping your sausage patties, ensure that they are well compacted but not too tightly packed, as this can cause them to break or crumble. Additionally, it is important to create even-sized patties that cook evenly.

It is important not to overcook your vegan breakfast sausage patties as doing so will result in dry and tough interior. Instead, cook on medium heat for approximately 10-12 minutes until both sides turn golden-brown.

Finally, experiment with different flavors by incorporating a variety of spices or seasoning blends into the recipe. Consider adding red pepper flakes for spiciness or nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor!

By following these simple tips, you will undoubtedly create some delicious vegetarian sausage patties that will rival even the most popular plant-based versions on the market today!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this vegetarian sausage patties recipe is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional breakfast sausage. With the perfect combination of spices and ingredients like lentils, oats, and fennel, these patties will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Not only is this recipe vegan-friendly and gluten-free, but it is also customizable to fit anyone’s preferences. Whether you like a spicy kick or a savory taste, you can easily adjust the ingredients to create your own perfect patty.

So why not give this recipe a try? With simple ingredients that are easily accessible at any grocery store, this vegetarian sausage patties recipe is an affordable and eco-friendly way to start your day off right. You won’t regret it – trust me!

Vegetarian Sausage Patties

Vegetarian Sausage Patties Recipe

I was looking for a replacement for Morningstar Farms frozen sausage patties, and found recipe 380398. I've altered it slightly, and am posting it here so I won't lose it.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 8 patties
Calories 100.5 kcal


  • 1/2 cup textured vegetable protein
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon molasses
  • oil


  • Boil water and add TVP, let sit 5 minutes.
  • Measure dry ingredients in a bowl, stir to mix.
  • Add TVP, mix well.
  • Measure all liquid ingredients in a measuring cup (I use the one that had tvp in it.) Stir well. If you use warm water, the molasses and syrup mix better.
  • Add wet to dry, stir well. If it's still sticky, stir in 1-2 tablespoons extra whole wheat flour.
  • Shape in 2 inch balls.
  • Heat oil over medium heat, and add sausage balls, flattening as desired. (Mom likes them fat, I like them thin.) Cook about 2 minutes per side.
  • Freeze leftovers.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 81gCalories: 100.5kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 4.8gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 758.5mgFiber: 3.8gSugar: 1.9g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Breakfast
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