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.

Where to Buy Tempeh:

In the United States, tempeh can be found in most grocery stores. It’s usually in the health food section and comes refrigerated.

If all else fails, you can pretty much always find it at Whole Foods or other similar health food stores.

The BEST Tempeh Recipes:

  1. Sesame Ginger Tempeh Stir Fry
    tempeh stir fry
  2. Tempeh Bacon
    tempeh bacon
  3. Tempeh Chili
    big bowl of tempeh chili with corn, avocado and jalapeno garnished on top
  4. Smoked Tempeh Bowls
    white bowl filled with white rice, sauteed snap peas, and a smoky and sticky tempeh. Sprinkled with black and white sesame seeds
  5. Tempeh Taco “Meat”
    tempeh tacos
  6. Tempeh Fajitas
    Easy Tempeh Fajitas
  7. Tempeh Vegan BLT Sandwich
    Tempeh Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich
  8. Vegan Tempeh Tikka Masala
    vegan tempeh tikka masala
  9. Tempeh Veggie Burger
  10. Plantain Tempeh Breakfast Hash
    Plantain Tempeh Breakfast Hash
  11. Tempeh Ribs with Peach BBQ Sauce
  12. Lemon Tempeh Air Fryer Sheet Pan Dinner
  13. Spring Tempeh Buddha Bowl
  14. Teriyaki Tempeh
  15. Vegan Caesar Salad with Crispy Tempeh
  16. Vegan Bao Burgers with Peking Tempeh
  17. Brown Rice and Baked Tempeh BowlsBaked Tempeh Bowls with Brown Rice {Vegan}
  18. Red Curry Tempeh Summer Rolls
  19. Tempeh Bacon Avocado Breakfast Bowls
  20. Tempeh Bolognese
  21. Vegan Tempeh Reuben
  22. Tempeh Parmesan