Homemade TVP Sausage (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

This plant-based TVP sausage is amazingly easy and flavorful to make at home!  Mix with spices, bake, and enjoy in any dish that calls for sausage.

Let’s face it: Plant-based meats can be super expensive to buy at the store!  Vegan meats have come a LONG way, but imitation sausage and faux ground beef are super pricey at the super market.  And they are loaded with additives and tons of sodium.  I am here to tell you to DIY: Save your pennies and make your own!

We are trying to cut back on salt in a major way around the homestead, and imitation meats are LOADED with sodium!  Like sure, they taste pretty great, but how ‘healthy’ can something loaded with preservatives and salt be for you?  By making your own TVP sausage you can leverage single ingredients, control the amount of salt you want and change up the flavor.

What’s In This TVP Ground Sausage?

  •  Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
  • Hot water
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  •  Italian Seasoning Blend (thyme, parsley, oregano, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs (optional), make sure they are Gluten Free if you are GF
  • 1 flax egg or egg (optional)

I made this as more of a classic ‘Italian’ sausage by using Italian seasonings, but you can use Cajon seasoning for a spicy sausage, chili powders for a Mexican sausage, or fresh herbs for a sage sausage… whatever you are in the mood for!

They key is to mixing the spices into the TVP before you add the water – that way when it is ready to bake, all those flavors are already in the sausage and will pop in the oven.

This was fantastic in my Creamy Vegan Zuppa Toscana!

How Do I Make This TVP Sausage?

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, add the TVP and hot water.  Cover for 10 minutes until the TVP has absorbed all the water.
  3. Add the onion powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning.  Stir well to combine.  Add the breadcrumbs and/or flax egg if using.  
  4. Place mixture on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, in an even layer.  Bake for about 15 minutes until mixture becomes dark brown on top and begins to crisp.

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Homemade TVP Ground Sausage (Vegan, GF)

This plant-based TVP sausage is amazingly easy and flavorful to make at home!  Mix with spices, bake, and enjoy in any dish that calls for sausage.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup dry Textured Vegetable Protein TVP
  • 1.5 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning Blend thyme, parsley, oregano, etc.
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs optional
  • 1 egg/flax egg optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, add the TVP and hot water.  Cover for 10 minutes until the TVP has absorbed all the water.
  • Add the onion powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning.  Stir well to combine.  Add the breadcrumbs and/or flax egg if using.
  • Place mixture on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, in an even layer.  Bake for about 15 minutes until mixture becomes dark brown on top and begins to crisp.
Keyword Homemade Vegan Sausage, TVP Ground Sausage, TVP Sausage, Vegan Sausage
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