The BEST Tempeh Recipes

You know I’ve been LOVING tempeh lately so I wanted to roundup 20 of my favorite tempeh recipes for you! I hope you find something new to try and love!

tempeh recipes

Today I thought that I would share with you 20 of my favorite tempeh recipes. A few of them are from my blog and quite a few of them are from some other great blogs that I’m excited for you to check out!

Let’s start at the very beginning though, shall we:

What is Tempeh?

Tempeh is a plant based protein source that is made from fermented soybeans. It kind of looks like someone smashed together a bunch of beans and then baked it into a cake. It has a firm texture that can easily be sliced or even crumbled.

On it’s own and uncooked, tempeh has a very mild taste and is almost flavorless. However, it does a great job soaking up marinades and flavors and if cooked well, tastes AMAZING!

Tempeh bacon

How to Cook Tempeh:

There are many different ways that tempeh can be cooked. The most popular way is to pan fry it but the recipes that I have listed below offer a few different ways of cooking it including frying, baking, and even cooking it in the air fryer and slow cooker.

Vegan Macaroni Salad

Vegan Macaroni Salad- if you like a good pasta salad recipe then you’ll love this easy macaroni salad! Loaded with veggies and covered in a tasty sauce. I told you recently that I had...

Vegan BLT Sandwich

Tempeh Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich- this vegan blt sandwich is a great vegetarian alternative to one of your favorite sandwiches! It’s easy to make and so satisfying! Surely you knew that I was...

Tempeh Bacon

Tempeh Bacon Recipe– this vegan bacon is so easy to make and a must have for your breakfast and brunch menus! I’m just going to start this post out by bringing up the elephant...

Grilled Tofu

Grilled Tofu Recipe– this recipe is so easy and PERFECT for summer! I love to enjoy mine with a side of grilled veggies for the perfect dinner. As you might have guessed, I’m a...

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

EASY Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes- this vegan cupcake recipe comes together in just ONE big bowl and bake in just 20 minutes! So decadent and fluffy and no one will ever even know they’re vegan!...

Chocolate Vegan Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Vegan Buttercream Frosting- this decadent vegan frosting is super easy to whip together and perfect for all of your vegan baking needs! When posting my vegan chocolate cake a couple of months ago,...

BBQ Jackfruit

Jackfruit BBQ- this EASY and delicious recipe is going to be your new favorite way to enjoy summer bbq! GUYS! I’ve been so excited to share this Jackfruit BBQ recipe with you! Have you...