Easy Vegan Sausage Recipe – And It Doesn’t Even Take That Long

So, I thought it was time to share a recipe to make sausages. I have made them so often and the result is absolutely delicious. Every time I make a new batch, I intend to keep them for several days, but they’re always gone within a day or two 😉 I just can’t stop eating them.

This easy vegan sausage recipe needs few ingredients. You can also improvise a little and change the spices for different flavors. I have used paprika and curry, which give a nice kick to your sausages. Personally, I love curry and I use it a lot.

These sausages are great for a box lunch for work, or as a snack in between. They’re also ideal for breakfast, barbecues, hot dogs, or any other meal. And if you’re on a low budget, no problem, the ingredients are pretty cheap. The main ingredient is beans, which is an inexpensive staple.

The only downside perhaps is that canned beans are processed food. I simply prefer using canned beans over dry beans. The dry ones need a lot of preparation time … I first have to soak them for several hours and then cook them for one or two hours more until they are tender. It takes ages … Many of us do not have that time, so that’s why I recommend using canned beans.


And when you compare the ingredients of animal-based sausages to this recipe here, the vegan one will be a lot healthier, minus all the terrible things that go into animal-based sausages. I think that most people would stop eating those if they knew what actually went into them.

These vegan sausages are also rich in protein and fibre.

And, this recipe is cruelty-free 🙂

So, without further ado, I’ll share here this awesome recipe. Feel free to vary or replace the herbs and spices if you’re feeling adventurous 🙂

What do You Need?

  • Food processor
  • Bowl
  • Tea spoons
  • Table spoons


  • 300 gr of cooked beans (black or brown beans)
  • 2 finely chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Dark ground pepper
  • Half a tablespoon of paprika (or curry powder, whichever spice you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup of natural amaranth
  • 3/4 cup of oatmeal


  • Mash the beans in a food processor
  • Transfer the mashed beans to a bowl

(that’s what I prefer to do, but if you would like to continue making he rest of the mixture in the food processor, that will work too)

  • Add the chopped mushrooms
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder
  • Add 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of dark ground pepper
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of paprika (or replace the paprika with curry, or anything else you like)
  • Add the amaranth
  • Then add the oatmeal
  • Using a spoon, mix it well until you have a firm mass
  • Now take small lumps out of the mixture and shape them into sausages.
  • Place them on a plate and cover them with cling film, so they can get firmer


(That shouldn’t take long, and if you’re really hungry, it’s perfectly ok to start frying them right away)

  • Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the sausages for a few minutes, until they are cooked.

vegan sausage

Enjoy 🙂

If you have any comments or you’d like to make any suggestions, please feel free to comment here below.


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36 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Sausage Recipe – And It Doesn’t Even Take That Long”

  1. Hello Christine, what a great idea on making vegan sausage, it sounds easy and they sound good, me personally, I like sausage but I dont like what’s in the sausage, I dont know if it’s the way they process them now or if it’s just the way they make them. I will have to give this a try, I’m not big on meat I like more organic just because of all the nasty things that are being put in our food today. Nice article.

    • Hi Sandra, this recipe is easy and delicious, and you’ll know what goes into your sausages 😉
      I agree that animal-based sausages have a lot of nasty things in them.
      Thanks for stopping by 😉

  2. I have just started a vegan diet about a week ago, of which I was previously on keto diet. My husband who have been on vegan diet for some time have been the one making the meal and we haven’t had this ome at all. I am looking forward to making my first vegan meal and this seem quite easy to achieve. I love sausages and I know that is one reason I’m dry much interested in it, I’ll love to give my feedback on how it went though . Nice being here

    • Hi Chloe,

      Yes, let me know how it goes. And thanks for visiting again 🙂 I really like the taste of these sausages, and I would love to hear your feedback on this recipe. 

  3. This is a really interesting article, trust me, I love reading when it comes to topics related to food, lol, so I enjoyed reading through. This Vega sausage is really nice, with a easy making process and no hard to get recipes. Thanks for adding the steps for making it, I’ll sharing tho article with my girlfriend, she’s a big fan of sausage and I’m sure she’s gonna like it. Its really thoughtful of you to share this article.

  4. Thank you for the recipe for vegan sausages – I am excited to try them! I never knew it could be so easy to make them in the comfort of my own home, and really so quickly too! 

    I think I would prefer to use dry beans, just to be thorough and have a truly unprocessed unrefined food. It might take a bit longer but I’m thinking if I time it correctly I will be able to make it all work. What types of dishes do you pair your sausages with? Do you have any suggested menu items that go well with them? Also, how long will these sausages keep in the refrigerator and/or freezer? Thanks again!

    • Hi Shan,

      I’ve also made them with dry beans. It just takes longer, because you have to soak the beans first, then cook them. It’s a long process, but it’s worth it. When I have time I also use dry beans, but during the week when I’m working I use the processed form 😉 These sausages keep in the fridge for 4-5 days. In the freezer, you can probably store them for a month or two, but I have never frozen them, I always eat them right away, lol, so I can’t be sure. 

  5. Thank you for your post. The recipe looks so delicious that I was drooling while I read your article.

    I bookmarked your webpage and will test your your recipe the coming weekend. I am meat-lover. Is it okay for me to add some meat in the recipe?

    I see you fry the sausages. My wife doesn’t like to fry things in the house. We mostly boil our food. Is it okay for me to boil the sausages? I guess it should be fine to boil the them for 5 to 10 min.

    It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us.

    • Hello,

      I have never boiled them before. I’m not sure if the texture would hold together. If you’re going to boil them, make sure to make the texture hard enough. Let me know how it goes. 🙂 

  6. Oh, sausages are the epitome of processed industrial age meat products and you’ve made them healthy! To be honest, the guilty thrill of eating breakfast sausages kind of made them fun for 😛 Jokes aside, this is a really well written article and easy to follow recipe. 
    I definitely can’t wait to try it out and see how they taste 🙂 

    • Hi Wilson,

      I agree, sausages are definitely the epitome of processed food. That’s why I like the vegan versions so much, especially the homemade ones 😉 The ingredients are much better and even though it is considered junk food, it is still healthier than the processed meat sausages. I’m happy you’re going to try this recipe 🙂 

  7. Hey Christine, 

    I must say, you are very creative! I would have never thought about a vegan sausage. But then again I really like meat, what can I say. I have been spending more time in the kitchen and trying different recipes at home, so I can certainly appreciate your creative side and food choices. I think your recipe is one I will share with some friends who are vegan, they may have a new FAV. sausage. I’m curious, how you though of this recipe in the first place? Was it out of necessity or just wanting to try something new and be creative? Thanks again for a great read and recipe. 

    Best regards,

    Jefrey M.

    • Hi Jefrey,

      I’ve always loved sausages, so when I learned to make vegan sausages, I was over the moon 🙂 

      I’m glad you’re making this recipe for your vegan friends 🙂

  8. I have been taking sausage in my life but not the one with mashed beans. This recipe appears to be be very simple yet fabulous. The ingredients are also easy to get around here. It would be a great treat if my family should have a taste on the sausage and I won’t hesitate to try it out one day. Will it be okay if it baked instead of frying? 

  9. I think we all love to find a great recipe that doesn’t take that long to prepare. It’s even better when it makes enough and tastes good enough to last for a few days. It looks great and based on the ingredients that go into it, I’m sure that it’s a big crowd pleaser (vegan or not!). Thanks so much for sharing this yummy looking vegan sausage recipe.

  10. Great post

    I think I’m going to try it with the canned beans. I don’t have the patience to soak them and then cook them for several hours. I can imagine they taste better but the time investment isn’t worth it in my opinion.

    looking forward to making my own cruelty-free sausages 😉

    • Hi Rogier,

      Yes, it takes more time if you use dry beans, but it works fine with canned beans too. Just make sure they are drained of any excess liquid. Enjoy!

  11. Making the vegan sausage doesn’t look like a hard task at all. I feel like it is something that I would really like to do because of some reasons. I like the fact that you could come up here with the recipe and the steps to make them. I would have appreciated some pictures too though it’s all good. Thank you for walking us through this.

  12. Oh I love this!  I have never tried vegan sausages, but these sound absolutely delicious.  I love the fact that the are full of proteins (I predominantly eat proteins, and I think this is a great alternative to meat).  I love the fact that they are quick and easy to make – and perfect to put into a lunch box so that I can snack on them throughout the day when I am busy teaching.

    I too love curry, so will certainly add that to the mixture.  I also quite like spicy food, so may throw in a chilli.  I will let you know!

    I will certainly be back for more tips.

    Thanks again


  13. I’ve reached the stage of curiosity regarding veganism and as a happy meat lover for all my life I’ve always enjoyed a cooked breakfast which includes pork sausages. But as a chef I know all too well what goes into sausages sometimes and how they are cooked and that’s why I generally only ever consume sausages at home. 

    This recipe sounds good and looks good on paper, so I’ll definately be giving this a try. As a square sausage fan, I must ask have you made patties out of this recipe before and if so, how did that go? And have you tried any other cooking method beside frying with this recipe?

    • Hi Mike,

      I haven’t made patties with this recipe yet, and so far I’ve only fried them, but grilling and baking should also work.

      Great that you are going to try out this recipe! 🙂

  14. Wow, I have never tried this type of sausage before but it looks really cool and i feel like it is very important that I get a bite. Apart from the fact that it is very delicious, I love the fact that it is also a very good alternative to the animal-based ones. I would love that you made a post that shows why this is better and the other has some harmful elements to the health

  15. Hi Christine! I am on your site because you were in the hot seat yesterday! I am particularly interested in your site because I have a friend that I help who is eating vegan. We were just talking about a vegan sausage yesterday! He bought some in the store but couldn’t stand them. He threw them away. I hope we can make this recipe.
    I think more vegan sausage recipes would be great!
    Thank you.

    • Hi Barbara!
      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 What brands did your friend try? Not all brands are good, but Beyond Meat is very tasty, and there are some other brands that I like very much, for example, Morningstar Farms, Field Roast, and others. You can check them in this article about vegan sausage brands. I will definitely try out new sausage recipes and post them here 🙂

  16. Hi, I am not a vegan, but reading this has encouraged me to try more vegan food. Reading it sounds healthy and nutritious. In the past I have tried to reduce the amount of meat I eat, recipes like this could help;  I hope to see more recipes that I find appealing and try in the future. 

    • Hi,

      This recipe is really delicious and it’s one of my favorites. It’s also easy to make. Try it out, you’ll love it 🙂 

      Thank you for your comment!

  17. Hi Christine.
    This is a really great article. I am not a vegan although I do eat some vegan meals sometimes as my wife is constantly trying to feed me healthier options of the foods I love.

    Since she does the majority of the cooking I will share this article with her and I am quite certain we will be eating these in the very near future.

    Who knows, it sounds simple enough that if I use canned beans I could surprise her with them. She would likely make them with the dry beans though, she likes to cook much more than I do. I think she would bake them rather than fry them. I would likely fry them.

    Should I use olive oil or coconut oil to fry them as think that is all that is in our kitchen?

    • Hi Rick,

      They come out well when you make them with canned beans, just make sure that they are properly drained from all liquids. Like your wife, I also prefer to make them with dry beans, even if prep time is a little longer, but when you don’t have much time it also works great with canned beans. Olive oil is good for frying. I owuldn’t use coconut oil for this, since the coconut flavor will mix with the sausages, and it may be an unusual combination, but then again, you never know 😉

  18. Hi Christine,
    You saved my day with your sausage recipe. Today is Swiss national Day, sausages and “ Nuss Gipfel” are the main treats! Being off meat, this vegan sausage recipe helped me getting over the meat craving. The sausages turned out very good and are a commendable substitute.
    Thank You very much,
    Ernst Moser


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