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15 Seitan Recipes – The perfect meat substitute!

15 Seitan Recipes you’ll LOVE – It’s the perfect meat substitute! In this post, you’ll find vegan steak, sausages, holiday roast, jerky, and many more easy seitan recipes!

Vegan Seitan Recipes

Seitan is amazing because you can make all the meaty dishes you used to love easily vegan.

It took me years of experimenting to finally master making seitan but it was so worth it! I’ve created a basic seitan recipe, that needs no kneading and no washing out the flour (we’re skipping that and using vital wheat gluten). You can make my basic seitan dough in a food processor, then steam it, pan-fry, bake, fry.. whatever you want to do with it!

But what is seitan?

Seitan is a vegan meat alternative. You can use seitan in any dish in which you want to substitute meat. Seitan is especially great for steaks, schnitzel, sausages, gyros, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, pepperoni, curries, goulash or stews. To make seitan, we’re using vital wheat gluten. 

What is vital wheat gluten?

Vital Wheat Gluten is made from the protein found in wheat. You can buy vital wheat gluten in powder form and it looks just like flour! It’s the key component for making seitan. It makes the seitan chewy, gives it a nice meaty texture and binds all the ingredients together. It’s pure magic. Except when you’re gluten intolerant. Then it’s not for you.

Can I freeze seitan?

Yes! I’ve tried it and it works really well. Steam the seitan, then let it cool off completely and freeze. You can freeze it for months and then when you’re ready to use it, let it thaw before pan-frying, baking, etc. the seitan. It’s good as new!

Basic Seitan Recipe

Seitan made with Vital Wheat Gluten

This Seitan made with Vital Wheat Gluten is the perfect base for all of your seitan adventures! You can use it for all kinds of sausages, burgers, steaks, cheesesteak sandwiches, gyros, and much more!

Seitan Steak

Vegan Steak

Vegans can eat steak too! This Seitan Steak is topped with herb butter and served with roasted rosemary potatoes.

Seitan Riblets

Seitan Ribs

These Seitan Riblets by Healthy Slow Cooking are made in an air-fryer and tossed in BBQ sauce.

Seitan SkewersHawaiian Seitan Skewers

These Hawaiian Seitan Skewers by The Nut-Free Vegan are perfect for grilling. With this combo of Chicken-Style Seitan, bell peppers, red onion, grape tomatoes, and pineapple, you can impress your cookout buddies!

Seitan Sausages

Homemade Vegan Sausages

These Homemade Vegan Sausages are easy to make and delicious. There’s no need to buy expensive veggie sausages anymore!

Breakfast Pizza with Seitan Sausage

Vegan Breakfast Pizza with tofu scramble and seitan sausages

Pizza for Breakfast? Count me in! This Vegan Breakfast Pizza with Seitan Sausages and Tofu Scramble is everything you’ve ever wanted!

Vegan “Beef”

Mongolian Beef

Thanks to this amazing recipe by Vegan Travel Eats, you can make a plant-based Sticky Mongolian “Beef” & Broccoli that tastes just like the real deal!

Pressure Cooker Seitan

Pressure Cooker Seitan

This Pressure Cooker Seitan with Red Wine Mushroom Sauce by Vegan Yack Attack is perfect for the holidays!

Seitan Satay

Seitan Satay

These Seitan Satay Skewers by SunnysideHanne are served with a spicy Peanut Sauce. Yumm!

Seitan SchnitzelSeitan Schnitzel - Homemade Seitan coated in breadcrumbs and pan-fried until golden and crispy

This Seitan Schnitzel is coated in breadcrumbs and pan-fried until golden and crispy. This is the perfect vegan alternative to traditional Schnitzel. Serve the Seitan Schnitzel with baked potatoes and lingonberry jam and you’ll be in foodie heaven!

Seitan Sandwich

Seitan Sauerkraut Sandwich

This Seitan Sauerkraut Sandwich with mushrooms, onions, and horseradish sauce is the genius creation by Vegan Yack Attack.

Seitan Jerky

Teriyaki Seitan Jerky

Did you know that you can make your own vegan jerky? This Teriyaki Seitan Jerky by My Quiet Kitchen is the perfect snack to go!

Seitan Hot Dogs

Vegan Hot Dogs with Homemade Seitan Sausages

With homemade Seitan Sausages, you can take this classic ballpark snack to the next level. I’ve topped these Vegan Seitan Hot Dogs very traditionally with ketchup, pickles, and fried onions, but feel free to experiment with adventurous toppings such as guacamole, salsa or chili sin carne.

Seitan Roast

Vegan Holiday Roast

You need an amazing plant-based main entrée to impress the guests?! This Vegan Holiday Roast by Vegan Huggs will do the trick!

Seitan Cheesesteak Sandwich

Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

This Vegan Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich is amazing.  The homemade seitan and cheesy sauce harmonize so well you’d want to see them get married.

Seitan Pepperoni

Vegan Pepperoni Recipe

This Spicy & Smoky Vegan Seitan Pepperoni by Vegan Huggs is amazing on a party platter, in sandwiches or pizza.

Seitan – Love or Hate!

Are you a fan of seitan? What is your seitan dish? I’d love to hear what you think! :)

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