This easy recipe for Vegan Italian Sausage Crumbles is savory and sausage-y with spices like fennel seeds, sage, and thyme. Make this plant-based recipe to add to a number of dishes like pastas, pizzas, chilis and more.
Preheat your oven to 450°F/230°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium pot, stir together wet ingredients: water, liquid smoke, soy sauce and maple syrup. Heat on medium until the mixture comes to a light boil.
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl mix dry ingredients: TVP, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, sage, fennel, thyme and black pepper. Stir into pot and lower the heat.
Cover the pot and heat on low for 5 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Then, transfer to the baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until crispy.