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TVP Sausage with Italian Spices Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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. This vegan ground sausage has wonderful Italian spices and is great in lasagna, stuffed shells, and even chili!

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This TVP Ground Sausage recipe is a fantastic alternative to store-bought imitation meats. 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.  Save your pennies and make your own!

This TVP Sausage Recipe Is:

  • Hearty
  • Filling
  • High in Protein
  • Simple to Make
  • Loaded with Spices
  • Great to Use In Other Plant-Based Recipes
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free

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Low Sodium Meat Alternatives

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. If you eat low sodium, just leave out the salt in the recipe below.

What’s In This TVP Ground Sausage Recipe?

Vegan Ground Sausage with Italian Flavors

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!

OK, What Is TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) Anyway?

TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) are small bits of soy protein, which has a very similar texture to ground beef. Because of this, TVP is really versatile to use in place of real meat, and you can spice it however you like.  We use TVP in soups and stews, for taco filling, and in lasagnas.   TVP is a great pantry-staple protein, and  always keep a few bags of TVP on hand.

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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Get the Same Ingredients for my Vegan Ground Sausage Recipe

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 

If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free tvp sausage recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Homemade TVP Sausage vegan ground italian tvp sausage recipe

TVP Ground Sausage

The Herbeevore
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.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 148 kcal

Ingredients
  

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.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Produce!

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 14gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 205mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 123IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 4mg
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Posted in American, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, High Protein, Italian, Make Ahead, Pantry Recipes, The Herbeevore Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

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