Vegan Cordon Bleu


Vegan Cordon Bleu

Plant-Based Delight: Vegan Cordon Bleu

In the world of vegan cuisine, the Vegan Cordon Bleu stands as a delicious and cruelty-free adaptation of the classic Swiss dish. This plant-based version captures the essence of the original, offering a savory and satisfying meal that will impress vegans and non-vegans alike.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

25 minutes

55 minutes

4 servings


Vegan, Plant-based, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Cruelty-free

Gluten (seitan, breadcrumbs), Soy (seitan, vegan cheese)

Meat-based, Vegetarian (contains vegan cheese and ham substitutes)


The Vegan Cordon Bleu replaces the traditional chicken or veal with plant-based alternatives, such as seitan or tofu, and swaps the dairy-based cheese with vegan cheese. By making these substitutions, we create a compassionate and sustainable version of the dish without compromising on taste or texture. We alse have the original recipe for Cordon Bleu, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 kJ
  • Fat: 12g (Saturated Fat: 2g)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (Sugars: 2g)
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  2. 2.
    Flatten the seitan cutlets with a meat mallet until they are about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. 3.
    Place a slice of vegan cheese and a slice of vegan ham on each seitan cutlet.
  4. 4.
    Roll up the cutlets, securing them with toothpicks if needed.
  5. 5.
    In separate bowls, prepare the flour, plant-based milk, and breadcrumbs.
  6. 6.
    Add nutritional yeast, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to the breadcrumbs, mixing well.
  7. 7.
    Dip each seitan roll into the flour, then the plant-based milk, and finally coat it with the breadcrumb mixture.
  8. 8.
    Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. 9.
    Cook the seitan rolls until golden brown on all sides, approximately 3-4 minutes per side.
  10. 10.
    Transfer the seitan rolls to a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until heated through and crispy.
  11. 11.
    Remove the toothpicks before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Seitan — Ensure the seitan is thinly sliced and tenderized for a more enjoyable texture.
  • Vegan cheese — Choose a meltable vegan cheese that complements the flavors of the dish.
  • Vegan ham — Opt for a vegan ham substitute that adds a smoky and savory taste to the Cordon Bleu.
  • Nutritional yeast — This ingredient adds a cheesy flavor to the breadcrumb coating, enhancing the overall taste.
  • Breadcrumbs — Use panko breadcrumbs for a crispier coating.

Tips & Tricks

  • To enhance the flavor, marinate the seitan cutlets in your favorite vegan chicken-style broth before cooking.
  • Experiment with different vegan cheeses and hams to find your preferred combination.
  • For a gluten-free version, replace seitan with extra-firm tofu and use gluten-free breadcrumbs.
  • Serve the Vegan Cordon Bleu with a side of vegan mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
  • Leftover Vegan Cordon Bleu can be refrigerated and enjoyed the next day, either cold or reheated.

Serving advice

Serve the Vegan Cordon Bleu hot, alongside a fresh green salad or roasted vegetables. Garnish with a sprig of fresh herbs, such as parsley or thyme, for an added touch of elegance.

Presentation advice

Arrange the Vegan Cordon Bleu on a plate, sliced diagonally to showcase the layers of vegan cheese and ham. Drizzle a vegan creamy sauce over the top or serve it on the side for dipping.