Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 30 mins

From postpunkkitchen ( Created by Isa- this recipe is all her. I put it here to share with you all. Use where ever you'd like to have vegetarian sausage crumbles, like in scrambled eggs or tofu or in pasta dishes. We enjoyed this on pizza, along with onions, olives, garlic and mushrooms. And no, you are not going to fool any meat eaters into thinking that this is meat sausage, but that's ok by me as I don't like the taste of meat sausage. Great veggie alternative and I like that it does not have the extra sodium and other preservatives that the store bought veggie sausages have.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saute pan, crumble the tempeh and add enough water to almost cover it.
  2. Over high heat, steam the tempeh until most of the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the remaining water and add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

this was fantastic - we followed this recipe for the tempeh, then simmered with some marinara sauce and served over spaghetti squash - even our 3-yr old cleaned his plate!

Home Cookin 'n Vermont March 24, 2013

I loved this recipe- I ended up eating half of the tempeh out of the pan while it was cooking but did end up saving some for my meal. Really, really easy and super delicious.

EmilyStrikesAgain September 09, 2008

We really enjoyed this! My husband is a sausgae lover and avoids all things soy, but ate this without complaint. He said he wouldn't mistake it for Italian sausage, but it was still good. That's high praise coming from him. Served with marinara over spaghetti and look forward to trying it as a pizza topping. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama April 05, 2007