Crumbled Tempeh Sausage

Out of love for sausage gravy and biscuits, I had to come up with a really good vegan crumbled sausage recipe! This one definitely hits the spot.

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Vegan Crumbled Sausage

We recently hit up a local vegan spot for brunch after months of wanting to go. They only offer brunch on the weekends and of course, every time I’d think about going, it was not the weekend. Finally, we made it there, and it was legit life changing. Like, I realized I could make vegan sausage gravy and biscuits, life-changing.

Seriously, look at this spread though!

My son was obviously quite excited for the chocolate chip pancakes.

I had the breakfast bowl (sweet potatoes, tempeh sausage, gravy, grits, tofu scramble…I’m sure I’m missing something) and my husband had the sausage gravy and biscuits with a side of sweet potato hash browns. That tempeh sausage was LEGIT. It was in patty form, though, and when I used to make sausage gravy at home as a non-vegan, I’d make it with crumbled sausage.

The very next day I grabbed a package of tempeh from the store and got to work in the kitchen. I was NOT disappointed. This stuff is SO GOOD. I will forever crave it for as long as I live. It’s not only good as a breakfast sausage – the spices also work for vegan “Italian sausage” if you wanted to add this into a marinara sauce. Change up the seasoning a little (leave out the sage and thyme and swap for chili powder and cumin) and use it in burritos, tacos, on top of nachos…yum.

Vegan Crumbled Tempeh Sausage

Karissa Besaw
This recipe for vegan crumbled sausage is full of flavor and definitely hits the mark.
4.91 from 30 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 6
Calories 30 kcal



  • Crumble the tempeh into a pan. 
  • Add water and remaining ingredients, except for the oil, and stir well.
  • Bring to a simmer on medium-low heat. Let simmer until the tempeh has absorbed all the water.
  • Mix in the oil and continue to cook on medium heat for another 5 minutes or so. (If you have cut oil out of your diet, this step is optional, and the sausage will still come out delicious!)


Calories: 30kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 349mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 189IUCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
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