Italian Seitan Sausages
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Italian Fauxsages (Seitan Sausages)

Sage, fennel, and basil make these vegan sausages so flavorful!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Keyword: seitan, vegan sausage
Servings: 4
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Susan Voisin


  • 1 vegan bouillon cube
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal rolled or quick oats, uncooked
  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked salt optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon tahini optional
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • Dissolve the bouillon cube in 2 tablespoons of boiling water and set aside to cool. Put the oatmeal into a blender and pulse to chop coarsely.
  • Place the oatmeal into a large bowl and add the remaining dry ingredients, wheat gluten through flax seeds, stirring well to distribute the seasonings evenly. Mix the bouillon mixture with the cool water in a large measuring cup or bowl and add the garlic, tahini, and soy sauce. Whisk or blend with a hand blender until ingredients are well-distributed.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir to mix just until evenly moistened. Add a little more water if it seems too dry.
  • Place a piece of aluminum foil on the counter, and scoop 1/2 cup of gluten mixture onto it. Shape into a rough tube, fold the bottom edge of the foil over the gluten, and roll up. Roll the tube back and forth, pressing lightly with your hands, to give it an even shape, and then twist the ends closed. Repeat with the remaining gluten to form 5 sausages.
    Making seitan sausages
  • Place all the sausages in the top of a steamer, cover, and steam for 40 minutes. Remove them from the heat and let cool (refrigerating will make them firmer). Fauxsages can then be used in recipes as-is, but baking or pan-frying lightly will make them firmer and browner.
    Steaming Seitan Sausages


Nutritional facts include tahini.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 821mg | Fiber: 3g