Review: MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links

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MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links
MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links
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Are MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links any good

Yes! While they’re quite minimal in flavor, the texture – especially when pan fried – is enjoyable as part of a larger breakfast plate. As you’d hope for a meat free sausage they’re also much more healthy than the real thing, with virtually no fat.

There isn’t much of the MorningStar Farms product range I’m not a fan of. Rarely will I try something from the brand that I outright dislike; that’s probably to be expected from a brand that’s been in business for decades, perfecting its line up incrementally. These breakfast sausage links fall within that generalization – landing in the scale of “pretty decent”.

I realize the brand isn’t for everyone of course, the products typically use egg and therefore aren’t vegan friendly which is all the rage these days. They are of course vegetarian, and for me, thats more than fine. I like to choose them as a healthier option to regular pork sausage – the salt and fact in these links (see full nutritional data below) are night and day lower when compared to a meat based link.

Taste wise I will confess they’re quite mild, but if you go with the pan fried method, the taste is more crisp/fried exterior than any particular seasoning in the meat. I actually don’t mind the taste as I find a lot of meat-free breakfast items overcompensate with their seasonings and are much the worse for it. Texturally these are very good, plenty of meaty chewy and no mush. Cooked in the pan and as part of a larger breakfast plate, the minimal flavor is less pronounced and very enjoyable.

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links – what’s in the box

10 links come sealed in a plastic bag inside the cardboard packaging. It’d be nice to see MorningStar adopt the resealable bag format with more of their products. Once you open the interior plastic casing, you’ve essentially opened all the links to increasing freezer burn; I typically go through them quickly once opened as such.

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links - what's in the box
MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links – what’s in the box

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links

You won’t be breaking these links down for faux-sausage meat crumbles; nor will you be eating them on a bun bratwurst style, they’re kinda small little things and I can happily eat three or four in one sitting. I suspect you’ll probably be eating them as part of a larger breakfast plate, like me, and they’re plenty good in that capacity:

Vegetarian breakfast with MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links
Vegetarian breakfast with MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links
MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links close up
MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links close up

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links – cooking instructions

You can bake, microwave or pan fry these links. The microwave works well in a pinch, but pan frying adds more flavor. I’ve yet to try the oven, but it seems a hassle unless you’re already using it.

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links cooking instructions
MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links cooking instructions

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links – nutrition and ingredients

9g of protein for two links with little fat makes these a winner for me.

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links nutrition and ingredients
MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links nutrition and ingredients

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links – packaging

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links package front
MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links package front

MorningStar Farms Veggie Breakfast Sausage Links – what’s a fair price?

My local Walmart stocks these for $3.67 per box at last check. Anything less than $4 seems perfectly reasonable to me.

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Hi I’m Stuart., amateur home cook and professional food writer.  You can find my writing at places like The Salt Lake Tribune and Gastronomic SLC, which I founded more than a decade ago.  As well as writing extensively about restaurants, I’m endlessly curious about that product on the shelf. Is it any good I wonder? If you’re like me, wonder no more.

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