These were the first vegetarian sausages that we tried that taste similar to “real” sausages and they can be used in a number of ways. We often use them in Bangers and Mash, and they are also good as hot dog sausages. If you grill them beforehand you can also use them tossed in with pasta or in casseroles (I’ve not tried cooking them in the casserole as they cook really quickly and may get soggy).
They are really quick and easy to prepare (10-20 mins) and can be cooked in the oven, under the grill, shallow fried or barbequed. However we don’t think they’re the best option for barbequing, as we found them quite dry. Perhaps we cooked them too long or while the fire was still too hot though.
They have a slightly spicy flavour to them, though not too spicy for kids, and a meaty texture.
Both my husband and I agree that they’re a very respectable substitute for “real” sausages and we really enjoy them with a bit of chutney or Reggae Reggae sauce on them. Both our children like them too, and are always happy when they hear we’re having them for dinner.
They also taste fine cold, so can be used for picnics and packed lunches.
Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages are very widely available. You can get them in most supermarkets, at independent health shops and at places like Holland & Barrett too. They are also available to buy online at GoodnessDirect.co.uk.
Ease of preparation: 9/10
Parents rating: 8/10
Kids rating: 9/10
Overall rating: 9/10
We have a Vegetarian Sausages comparison table on the website where you can see ratings for various brands.
You can also find out more about Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages, including nutritional information, on their website.