Sweet Italian Tempeh Sausage

Sweet and flavorful Italian sausage made from tempeh. Sweet Italian sausage
Yield 4 servings
Time 1 hour
  • steamer
  • small bowl
  • spoon
  • plate
  • frying pan
  • spatula
  • 1 pound tempeh
  • 2/3 c whole wheat flour
  • 2 T onion, minced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 t Italian seasoning
  • 1 t ground fennel
  • 1 t red pepper flakes or paprika
  • ½ t black pepper

Steam the tempeh for 15 minutes, then chop or crumble into the bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Lightly oil your hands, then take about 1/3 of the mixutre and press into a patty. Set on plate and repeat to make 8 sausages.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Oil the frying pan and fry the sausages over medium heat until golden brown, 5-7 minutes. Flip and fry another 5-7 minutes.

Serve hot or let cool and then refrigerate or freeze for later.


These sausages are great in stuffed peppers.

VeganAdapted from the recipe for “Sweet Italian ‘Sausages’ ” in Vegan Bitesread my review.

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Sweet Italian tempeh sausage