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Vegan Pigs in Blankets

The best seitan sausages - succulent, tender and juicy and wrapped in smoky mushroom bacon rashers. The perfect traditional Christmas dinner side dish, which also makes for a great leftovers sandwich on Boxing day.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: christmas, seitan, vegan meat
Servings: 20 sausages
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Reena Sharma



  • 240 g wheat gluten seitan
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 30 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp soybean paste
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp dried porcini mushrooms blended
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper


  • 3 king trumpet mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 4 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Fry the onions and garlic with the oil until soft.
  • Blitz everything in a food processor except wheat gluten.
  • Slowly fold the gluten into the wet mixture and knead intensely for 10 minutes into a loose dough.
  • Divide into 15-20 small pieces.
  • Make rough sausage shapes and place into foil sheets large enough to double wrap each sausage.
  • Wrap around firmly with clingfilm, defining further into a sausage shape and tightly seal the edges by twisting the clingfilm at either end.
  • Place the sausages into saucepan filled with hot water and simmer for 50 minutes.
  • Remove from the water and take off all outer packaging.
  • Fry or grill for a few minutes and leave aside.
  • For the bacon, mix the syrup, oil, salt and paprika and the brush mushroom slices on both sides with this mixture.
  • Grill or fry for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Wrap each sausage in the mushroom slice and roll tightly.
  • Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes before serving.


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 353IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg