Vegan Jambalaya

It's Meatless Monday, what are you having for dinner?! This recipe is the vegan version of a New Orleans fave. Ok meat lovers, do not be too can enjoy this dish!


 2 tbsp vegan butter
1 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 fresh sage leaves, shredded
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 cup tomato, diced
3 bay leaves
2 cups cooked red beans
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 cup brown rice
3 cups water
1 lb vegan sausage, sliced
2 veggie protein links
2 tbsp vegetable oils
2 tbsp Tony Chachere's creole seasoning

  • In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat and sauté onion, peppers and celery.
  • After 5 minutes add sage, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, garlic and tomatoes.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce and stir in red beans. Combine well.
  • Stir in rice, add water and lower heat. Cook until water is absorbed and rice is tender
  • Once rice is almost done, heat oil in a skillet then add vegan sausage,  protein links and creole seasoning
  • Sauté until sausage is brown. Remove from heat then add to rice and mix well
Remove bay leaves before serving!


  1. Looks good!This could definitely work for me. Where do you purchase vegan butter?

    1. I got it from Stop and Shop. The brand is Earth Balance

  2. My doc just told me that my cholesterol is elevated due to my thyroid condition. I've decided to have meatless Mondays and fish on Wednesdays and Fridays. This recipe I will have to try since I'm eliminating things out of my diet. Goodbye chicken wing recipe and I was going to make it tomorrow, LOL.

    1. You can always do the chicken recipe another day! This vegan version of Jambalaya was very tasty even without the vegan protein. Let me know how it turns out for you when you do it! I have a lentil burger recipe that I'll be sharing in the next few days too.

  3. I forgot to tell you I made the Vegan Jambalaya Monday for my nephew's birthday and everyone loved it. I told them afterwards it was meatless LOL.

    1. LOL.. good one! Glad you and the family enjoyed it!

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