The Ultimate Vegetarian Sausages Recipe

The Ultimate Veggie Sausages

We used to keep a few packs of the very versatile veggie sausage (Quorn or similar) in the freezer.  As they are not readily available abroad, we make our own.  This is a nutritious, tasty recipe which can be frozen and importantly withstand the heat of the BBQ without crumbling.  To use this adaptable recipe you will need the following:


1/2 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic
3/4 cup cooked pinto beans, or chickpeas well-drained
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon white or black pepper
1/4 teaspoon mace
1/8 teaspoon smoked salt (optional)
1 cup wheat gluten or flour (we use maize flour but any will do)
1/3 cup oats
2 tablespoons of Marmite or nutritional yeast
1 1/4 tablespoon sesame seeds (or flax)

Note: The last batch I made did not have mace and the marmite was swapped to Vegemite, still tastes great.  This is a really versatile recipe which you can swap and change and the end result still ends up yummy!


Put the onion and garlic into a food processor and chop finely. Heat a frying pan, add the onion and garlic from the processor and cook until the onion is softened.


Put the cooked onion and garlic mix back into the food processor.
Add all of the the rest of the ingredients to the onion and garlic in the food processor.


Blend. Add water if too thick or oats/flour to thicken if needed, blend until a dough is formed.

Place the mixture in the fridge to roll later or sprinkle some flour onto the work surface if you want to get on with it. Place a large spoon full of the mixture onto the flour and roll/ mould into your favourite sausage shape. Thick, thin, short, long… it’s up to you.


Fry, BBQ or grill. Or store in a sealed container in the fridge or freezer. Add mustard and sauces and Enjoy.

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41 thoughts on “The Ultimate Veggie Sausages

    Deborah Ray

    (August 10, 2016 - 12:01 pm)

    This looks great. My husband loves veggie sausages and I end up getting of the processed ones regularly from the grocery. Will definitely have to try this out soon!


      (August 10, 2016 - 12:16 pm)

      Let me know what you think Deborah. We love them!


    (August 13, 2016 - 4:54 pm)

    I like the sound of these, will have to give them a try soon. Xxx #BloggerClubUK


      (August 13, 2016 - 6:23 pm)

      Thanks Catherine,they are really yummy and healthy. The kids even like them too. A great way for them to eat fibre filled chick peas without knowing! x


    (August 17, 2016 - 7:12 am)

    Never thought to make our own.. But judging by how much we spend on pre bought and how tasty these sound, we definitely have to make these!! Great post! 👌🏼


      (August 17, 2016 - 1:45 pm)

      Thank you, let me know if you like them as much as we do!


    (August 17, 2016 - 7:23 am)

    Definitely going to try this one. My kids are sausage made, but not so keen on the quorn ones (which I love). I can make this out of store cupboard staples – WIN! #BloggerClubUK


      (August 17, 2016 - 1:46 pm)

      Thanks, we’ve tried a few different recipes for the kids but this is definitely their favourite!


    (August 17, 2016 - 7:35 am)

    Looks really delicious on the roll. I haven’t tried making homemade sausages before, but this one gives me a rough idea how. Thanks for sharing your recipe. #BloggerClubUK


    (August 17, 2016 - 9:00 am)

    Despite being a vegetarian I’ve never tried to make my own veggie sausages before – will certainly give these a go, thank you 🙂 #BloggerClubUK

    Helen x


      (August 17, 2016 - 1:50 pm)

      I’m a veggie too…the great thing about these sausages, apart from the taste, is that you know just what goes into them too!


    (August 17, 2016 - 11:41 am)

    OOOOO I’m saving this recipe, I’m veggie but don’t like the taste of meat so Quorn isn’t an option for me. No smoked salt or Paprika for me and they sound perfect 🙂 #BloggerClubUK


    (August 17, 2016 - 7:04 pm)

    These sound delicious! We’re fans of Quorn Sauages but these look even better! #BloggerClubUK


      (August 23, 2016 - 8:02 pm)

      We’ve nearly ran out again, so will be making another batch soon, give them a try, tweak the ingredients to suit what you have in the cupboards.

    Kate Orson

    (August 23, 2016 - 9:20 am)

    These look great! I’m going to give them a try. I was disappointed to find out that a lot of the veggie fast food we have in our freezer has sugar in so these will be a great substitute. #DreamTeam


    (August 23, 2016 - 8:05 pm)

    Good point Kate, no sugar required in these, enjoy


    (August 26, 2016 - 3:47 pm)

    These look fab, though I have to admit to looking at that long list of ingredients and thinking.. ohhhh I don’t think I could do that. They do look very tasty though. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam


      (August 26, 2016 - 7:11 pm)

      We double up the ingredients and make a big batch. It honestly is a very easy recipe as you just chuck all the ingredients in at once. I can promise you they’re well worth it!

    From Day Dot

    (September 2, 2016 - 7:29 am)

    Marmite! I never would have thought it! The final sausages look delicious! #foodiefriday


      (September 2, 2016 - 8:44 am)

      Oh wow. I make my own veggie burgers but have never attempted sausages. I always worry that they will just fall apart, and there are several brands on the market that I really like so I usually buy them. These look worth a try though! #foodiefriday


        (September 3, 2016 - 12:00 pm)

        Thanks, give them a try, aim for a mix which is neither too dry or wet


      (September 3, 2016 - 12:10 pm)

      Marmite… you either love it or you hate it! It’s not overpowering in this amount and makes the sausages taste yummy!


    (September 2, 2016 - 3:52 pm)

    Oh wow, these look amazing! I have never thought about making my own, I think I have everything to make them so I will be giving it a go. I much prefer veggie sausages even though I have started to eat meat the last few years. #foodiefriday


      (September 3, 2016 - 12:12 pm)

      All of the boys in our tribe eat meat but I don’t so we have a lot of yummy veggie meals. Hope you enjoy them!


    (September 3, 2016 - 12:36 pm)

    phwoar – these sound amazing! I’m not vegetarian so have never comtemplated what even goes into veggie sausages so I had no idea the main bulk was chick peas and oats (both which i love) You’ve converted me – this is a recipe keeper! #fortheloveofBLOG


      (September 3, 2016 - 1:50 pm)

      Thanks Alex, give them a go they really are delicious!


    (September 3, 2016 - 3:26 pm)

    Great recipe as my husband is vegetarian. He’s not too keen on the branded veggie sausages so will have to try these out


    (September 4, 2016 - 12:02 pm)

    These look yummy!



    (September 4, 2016 - 6:09 pm)

    They look tasty, I’m not a huge fan of pork sausages so these would be a great alternative xx #fortheloveofblog


      (September 5, 2016 - 7:57 pm)

      Glad you think they look tasty, thanks. We like to have some of these in the freezer as an alternative to meat.


    (September 7, 2016 - 10:56 pm)

    Mmmmmmmmmmm these sound so good and something I could get the girls to help me with definitely one I’ll be giving a go


      (September 8, 2016 - 6:38 am)

      Thank you! They really are delicious, hope you enjoy them!

    A Mum Track Mind (@amumtrackmind)

    (September 8, 2016 - 6:21 pm)

    Interesting that you make your own! I love making my own version of recipes too. It’s much better when you know exactly what’s in it isn’t it? Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG


      (October 2, 2016 - 7:43 pm)

      Sorry I’ve only just seen your comment. Yes, it’s great to cook from scratch, hopefully you can make it a bit healthier!


    (September 8, 2016 - 7:06 pm)

    I love this recipe. As a lifelong vegetarian I too have used my fair share of Quorn but am always happier making a home cooked version from scratch I will be trying these soon!

    Thank you for linking too #foodiefriday


      (October 2, 2016 - 7:46 pm)

      Sorry I’ve only just noticed your comment! A life long veggie, wow! I’ve not eaten meat for more than half my life. There simply aren’t any nice veggie options here in Spain so we have to make our own and they really are worth it, hope you enjoy them too!

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