Cajun-inspired vegan no crab boil with corn, potatoes, green beans, and broccoli!
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Vegan Boil

This vegan boil contains no crab or seafood, but all the delicious flavors!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: vegan boil
Servings: 6
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Karissa Besaw


The Boil

  • 16-20 cups water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 crab boil seasoning in a bag like Zatarain's
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 1 yellow onion peeled and quartered
  • 4 ears corn on the cob shucked and cut into halves or thirds
  • 2-3 lbs baby potatoes washed
  • 1 large head broccoli cut into florets
  • 1 lb fresh green beans trimmed

The Cajun Butter Sauce

The Vegan Sausage

  • 4 links vegan sausage
  • 2 tsp oil or vegan butter


The Boil

  • Add the water, salt, crab boil seasoning bag, lemon quarters, and onion quarters to a very large pot. I use a 20-quart pot.
  • Bring the pot to a boil.
  • Add the corn and potatoes into the pot. Be super careful so you don't splash boiling water on yourself. I wear long oven mitts to protect my hands/arms.
  • Bring the pot back to a boil. This takes 5-10 minutes. Boil for about 8-12 minutes or until the potatoes are almost fork-tender. (In the meantime, you can prep the butter sauce and the sausage.)
  • Add in the broccoli and green beans. Continue to boil until all veggies are tender.
  • Drain the pot carefully into a large colander.

Cajun Butter Sauce

  • In a small saucepan, melt the vegan butter on low-medium heat. Add in the garlic powder, onion powder, Old Bay seasoning, paprika, and Cajun seasoning.
  • Let the butter come to a simmer for about 1 minute, whisking to make sure it doesn't burn.
  • Whisk in the vegetable stock. Bring to a simmer again and then remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice.


  • Cut the sausage links lengthwise, then into thirds or quarters.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add in the sausage and saute until browned.

Serve it up!

  • You can leave the strained veggies right in the colander, or serve them on a large serving dish with tongs to easily grab the veggies.
  • Add the veggies to your plate along with the vegan sausage. Drizzle the Cajun butter sauce over top. Dig in!



Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 18g