Vegan Reuben Brats with Special Sauce

You’ll love these fall-themed Vegan Reuben Brats to extend the fun of summer grilling into the beautiful fall days!

Vegan Reuben Brats sandwiches combine the best of fall flavors with summer grilling in a perfectly vegan kind of way!

Each summer we vow to grill more than last summer and I’m not sure we’ve been as successful at that as we’d like to be. Until this year.

I’ve decided it takes commitment. Not in a time-consuming kind of way, but in a we’re gonna do this way.

This year we made vegan kabobs which I’ve decided are really fun to make. We cut up all the ingredients and placed them on the counter and we all stood there, together, making our own kabobs. Shawn grilled them and we enjoyed some pretty tasty (and healthy) dinners.

My only tip with that is to be sure to soak those bamboo skewers. Otherwise, the wood catches fire and you’ll have bits of tofu, onion, peppers and more in flames. It’s no fun!

Adee and I also discovered the deliciousness that is vegan marshmallows. If that doesn’t cry out for a little summer grilling (Do I have to say it? OK. S’mores, people!), I don’t know what does. I think the problem is we enjoyed the marshmallows so much, they didn’t always make it to getting toasted over a fire. Oh well.

But then we decided to take our summer grilling to the next level with these Vegan Reuben Brats.


These Lightlife SmartSausages are vegan and make for perfect vegan grilling!

We grilled these veggie sausages, but if the weather doesn’t allow for grilling where you’re at, you could easily cook them on a skillet as well.

I remember when my mom first introduced us to the Reuben Sandwich. I wasn’t a big fan of the sauerkraut so I always had my sandwich without it, but I loved the combination of flavors – the rye bread, and swiss cheese…and the special sauce. Oh, the special sauce!

This Vegan Reuben Brats takes me back to the first time trying a reuben sandwich. I think because since going vegan I haven’t had a lot of reuben sandwiches anymore. There is a local vegan restaurant that sells vegan reuben sandwiches, but there’s nothing like having one made at home! Oh, and my tastes have matured and I can now handle the sauerkraut.

Sometimes it’s good to grow up. 🙂

Vegan Reuben Brats - perfect for grilling or fixing any time of the year!

Why don’t you give this sandwich a try and let us know what you think! Share a photo on Instagram or Twitter with #namelymarly so we can share in the fun as well. Besides, we love seeing your photos!

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Vegan Reuben Brats sandwiches combine the best of fall flavors with summer grilling in a perfectly vegan kind of way!
Vegan Reuben Brats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Summer grilling meets fall favorites with these Vegan Reuben Brats. Made in less than 30 minutes, you'll enjoy plant-based eating with convenience built in!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 532 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 12 oz can or bottle of beer
  • 4 vegan sausages
  • ½ cup dairy-free mayo
  • ¼ cup french-style dressing
  • 1-2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax optional, but adds thickness
  • 4 hotdog buns
  • ½ cup sauerkraut drained
  • ½ cup vegan shredded mozzarella or swiss cheese
  1. Bring the beer to a boil in a saucepan. Add the Harvest Apple Smart Sausages and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for up to 15 minutes.
  2. Heat gas or charcoal grill. When sausages are ready, place on heated grill and cook 5-10 minutes, turning to brown sides.
  3. In a bowl combine the mayo, dressing, relish, chopped green onions, and flax. Stir to combine to create the special sauce.
  4. When the sausages are adequately browned, place one sausage in each bun. Top with sauerkraut and vegan cheese. Place on the grill for a few minutes (or in a microwave) until the cheese begins to melt.
  5. Serve warm with Special Sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Reuben Brats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 532 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 60%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 1465mg 61%
Potassium 422mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 8.3%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 19.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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4 Responses to Vegan Reuben Brats with Special Sauce

  1. That is the most amazing vegan reuben brat I have ever seen! Plus way to represent the local brew 🙂

    • Great catch, Jamie! That is a local brew. Isn’t that just about the best way to go? So glad you liked the look of this vegan brats. Makes my day!

  2. Just a heads up, if those are the Smart Life Harvest Apple Smart Sausages, they are made with egg whites and are not vegan.


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