16 Delicious Seitan Recipes (Easy & Vegan)

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Discover the versatile use of vital wheat gluten with these incredible seitan recipes. Including Chinese BBQ pork, ramen, panko-crusted shrimp, cordon bleu, roast beef, and more; there is a recipe here to get excited about trying!

Mock meats are a fun addition to your diet, yet store-bought products can be expensive! 

These homemade seitan recipes are made with accessible and affordable ingredients. Even more of a reason to try out a few of them!

Whether you want variety or more protein, these seitan dishes will add tasty creativity to your kitchen. Pull out your carving knife, and cut in!

Check out more meaty vegan recipes made with TVP, soy curls, jackfruit, and Beyond Meat next.

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Fajita Bowls
With only 10 minutes of prep, create a satisfying Mexican-inspired fajita bowl packed with protein! Well-seasoned seitan strips transform this bowl by adding an incredibly filling and smoky dynamic that mimics meat – crowd-pleasing!
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Fajita Bowls
Seitan Roast Beef
Whether preparing for a holiday or looking forward to a cold-cut style sandwich, this seitan roast beef is perfect for you. A unique and impressive roast is created with staple ingredients and a dash of skill – a main course masterpiece!
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Seitan Roast Beef
Vegan Ramen
This creamy ramen will change your home noodle game! A light yet creamy broth steals the show and is the perfect flavor bomb for soft noodles, pan-fried seitan, and tender vegetables. Easily customizable, this ramen can be creatively prepared with your favorite ingredients!
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Seitan Chicken Recipe
Wow your friends at the next bbq with this homemade vegan chicken. Utilizing vital wheat gluten, make your chicken cutlets and incorporate them into your preferred cooking methods. This recipe is as close to chicken as you can make; it will certainly impress meat and non-meat eaters!
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Seitan Chicken Recipe
Mongolian Seitan
A sweet soy glaze with spicy ginger coats strips of seitan gorgeously. This melt-in-your-mouth meal has the beloved sweet and savory flavor of Mongolian beef while remaining 100% plant-based. Option to use store-bought your make your seitan!
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Mongolian Seitan
Crispy Orange Seitan and Broccoli
Cancel your order, and make this tasty orange seitan and broccoli instead. Like your favorite Chinese takeout, this sweet, sticky sesame-coated dish will satisfy your cravings. Sietan adds a meaty and protein-rich element to the dish to please your taste buds!
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Crispy Orange Seitan and Broccoli
Vegan Char Siu
This mock Chinese BBQ pork is a crowd favorite. Sweet and smoky bbq envelops chard pork like cutlets of seitan. Once sliced, these perfectly flavored and juicy bites are ideal for serving alongside rice, salads, or your favorite veggies.
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Vegan Char Siu
Tortilla Soup
A well-spiced yet not overly spicy soup packed with flavor and fun textures! This seitan and bean-based tortilla soup is loaded with summer vegetables. The soup is excellent, topped with crunchy corn chips, avocado, and herbs – so delicious!
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Tortilla Soup
BBQ Seitan Sandwich
With 42 grams of protein, this sandwich will fuel you up! A generous serving of bbq seitan packs on the bulk of this multi-layer sandwich. Each bite is mouthwateringly good with an umami richness – so versatile.
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BBQ Seitan Sandwich
Vegan Shrimp
Pick up the ingredients at your local grocery store for this straightforward yet shockingly tasty mock shrimp. Flavor is developed with nori and seasoning while the spot-on texture is created with vital wheat gluten and heart of palm – subtle seafood taste!
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Vegan Shrimp
Cordon Bleu
Upgrade your casual dining with this fancy yet incredibly simple cordon bleu. Homemade seitan chicken cutlets are stuffed with cheese and ham, then pan-fried and baked until piping hot. The result is a protein-rich and cheese-drenched cutlet that will put smiles on everyone's face.
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Cordon Bleu
Vegan Turkey Roast
An herb incrusted tofurkey that sits beautifully on any Thanksgiving table. This seitan-based turkey is incredibly versatile, able to cut or shred, and leftovers can be utilized in infinite ways.
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Turkey Roast
Seitan Burger
Craving a burger you can sink your teeth into? This moist and bbq ready seitan patty is a winning recipe. Enjoy a large bite and relish the explosion of "meaty" juices seeping out. A subtle smoky flavor makes these patties exceptionally good.
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Seitan Burger
Hoisin Seitan Chicken Bao
Steamed rice buns cradle the flavorful hoisin seitan chicken in this beautiful dish. The naturally fluffy and neutral bao bun compliments the five-spice and soy-rich mock meat, while a garnish of fresh onion and cilantro add refreshing sharpness to the dish!
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Hoisin Seitan Chicken Bao
Seitan Ribs
Embrace the joy of eating these messy seitan ribs! The ideal summer dish, sweet and smoky bbq sauce, smothers the mock meat and makes for finger food that is so good you will have to try your best not to eat ravenously!
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Seitan Ribs
Vegan Sausage
Juicy homemade sausage at a fraction of the cost as store-bought. These well-spiced and cylindrical sausages are a fun addition to your rotation of mock meats. Enjoy the process, and pack your fridge and freezer with appetizing sausages.
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Vegan Sausage

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16 Delicious Seitan Recipes (Easy & Vegan)

by Alena Schowalter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Discover the versatile use of vital wheat gluten with these incredible seitan recipes. Including Chinese BBQ pork, ramen, panko-crusted shrimp, cordon bleu, roast beef, and more; there is a recipe here to get excited about trying!
Serves 4

Ingredients

Hearty Seitan Stew

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz seitan cubed
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms diced
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp rosemary dry
  • 1 tsp thyme dry
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 lb potatoes peeled and cubed

Instructions

  • Place a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil. Sauté seitan for 2 minutes, then add onions and mushrooms. Cook until translucent, then add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
  • Add carrots, spices, potatoes, and vegetable broth, then bring to a boil. Lower heat and let the soup simmer for 15-18 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Add seitan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 more minutes, then serve warm. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Feel free to add some starch to thicken your stew if wanted.
  • Find 16 more easy seitan recipes in the article above!
Course: Beginner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Nutrition Facts
16 Delicious Seitan Recipes (Easy & Vegan)
Amount per Serving
Calories
263
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Sodium
 
535
mg
23
%
Carbohydrates
 
39
g
13
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Hi, I'm Alena Schowalter — a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with my husband, I founded nutriciously in 2015 and have been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages toward a healthy plant-based diet. I enjoy discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature, and creating new recipes. Read more about us here.

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