Vegan Fennel {Tempeh} Sausage

Updated: May 30

Are you looking for plant-based options that meet texture and flavor profiles similar to your traditional favorites, but offer plenty of nutrition and are much better for the planet? Meet Tempeh Sausage! If traditional sausage was something you once enjoyed, the flavors and texture of this fiber-, protein-, and iron-rich tempeh may do the trick.

You need to try this if:

  • sausage is something you used to love, but now want an alternative because you know it's not good for your health, the planet's health or for living beings.

  • you've never tried tempeh before and want to give it a try through a very simple recipe that's packed with flavor.

  • you want an easy grab-n-go plant-based protein that's readily available for tacos, pasta, salads, or grain bowls.

Making this plant-based protein is simple! The sausage comes together in less than 15 minutes. Really important: Have all of your ingredients portioned and ready-to-go because it'll come together quickly.

If you try it, please let me know about your experience and how you used it! If you need inspiration, try the Easy-to-Make Vegan Sausage Soup (with Greens and Beans!).

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 13 minutes


  • 2 tsps fennel seeds

  • 8 ounces tempeh, crumbled or finely chopped

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder