Seitan Recipes

Looking for seitan recipes? Allrecipes has more than 20 trusted seitan recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Barbeque Seitan and Black Bean Burritos

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
This is an easy, hearty meal for a family or dinner party--burritos also freeze well! Great served with salsa and sour cream! Habanero chile peppers are extremely hot! You might only need half of one to generate enough heat for your tastes! Be careful when you chop the habanero chile, remember to use gloves!
By Philip Blum

Sweet and Sour Seitan

Rating: 4 stars 28
This is a tasty vegetarian version of a Chinese classic. You won't even be able to tell it isn't chicken! Seitan is made from wheat gluten and is very high in protein and low in fat. I recommend using a chicken-style variety.

Seitan Makhani (Vegan-Style Indian Butter Chicken)

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
Chicken Makhani is a dish I always loved before becoming vegan. It is my absolute favorite Indian dish, so I knew I had to try to make it so I could curb my cravings. The sauce tastes amazing with naan and white rice. The seitan is an excellent substitute for meat in many dishes. You can buy store-bought seitan, which can be expensive, or you can make your own.

Thanksgiving No-Turkey Turkey

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
This vegetarian treat is a beautiful addition to the Thanksgiving holiday table. My family has been making it for years. You won't even miss the turkey! For a shiny crust, brush pastry lightly with soy milk. To serve, cut straight down through pastry, stuffing, and seitan to make neat 1/2 inch slices. Spoon additional gravy over each serving.

Basic Seitan - Wheat Meat (Vegan Meat Substitute)

Rating: 4.5 stars 72
I've used seitan for many things, from sandwiches to stir fries and this recipe is the best I have ever used.

Veggie Stroganoff

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
The elements of classic Stroganoff - beefy flavour, mushrooms and creamy sauce, served on a bed of noodles - appear in this veggie recipe.
Sponsored By Yves Veggie Cuisine

Vegan Enchilada Bake

Rating: 5 stars 5
This vegan enchilada casserole is a quick, hearty dinner of seitan, vegan cheese, refried beans, rice, and tortillas slathered in tomatoes and green enchilada sauce.

Slow Cooker Jambalaya (Vegan)

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
A good meal to freeze and throw in the slow cooker on a busy day. I prefer the rice cooked separately. You can substitute Creole seasoning for the Cajun seasoning and bok choy for the celery, if desired.

Air Fried Vegetarian "Chicken Tenders"

Rating: 5 stars 2
Great-grandma's timeless recipe for crispy fried 'chicken.' The best part: because it is adapted for an air fryer, it's a healthier version compared to its fried cousin! Serve with honey-mustard sauce for dipping.

Seitan Fajitas

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Vegan seitan fajitas! Serve with taco sauce, Tofutti® Better Than Sour Cream, and guacamole.

Seitan in Peanut Sauce or Vegetarian Gai Tua

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
This is a delicious modification of a classic Thai dish! You've probably had the chicken version if you're a meat eater, and I'm sure you could substitute meat for the seitan, however, I urge you to give the seitan a try. Seitan is a meat substitute made from wheat gluten. Seitan comes the closest to real meat that a vegetarian or vegan can have. Seitan really picks up the flavor of whatever marinade it's put into. If you've ever had 'mock duck' at a Thai restaurant, then you've had seitan before. It can be found at natural food or Asian food stores.

Vegan Stout Stew

Rating: 4 stars 8
You'll find some of the most versatile vegetables simmering in a pot of thick Irish beer that, when thickened with flour and sweetened with a bit of brown sugar and soy sauce, becomes a rich and flavorful stew. Serve when it's cold or when you're looking for a hearty stew that will satisfy vegetarian and non-vegetarians alike! Make sure to get the regular beer, not stout!

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Homemade Seitan
Rating: Unrated 8
"My first try at seitan—delicious and easy. I fried some up so the edges got crispy and am using some in a recipe tonight. This tastes MUCH better than it looks!" – LindaT
Seitan in Peanut Sauce
Rating: Unrated 22
"This is a delicious modification of a classic Thai dish! Seitan is made from wheat gluten; it's the closest to real meat that a vegetarian or vegan can have." – ENDLESSSKY
Garlic Pepper Seitan
Rating: 4.5 stars 25

I just love seitan and there's only two other recipes for it on this site!! I thought I better add one of my recipes for others like me who love seitan and can't find any recipes for it. I use a lot of garlic, but it's not overwhelming at all. It had a very Asian smell and flavor to it which was not my initial intention, but it works great with noodles, stir fry's, over rice or with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans. Enjoy!