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.

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 Taco “Meat”
    tempeh tacos
  4. Tempeh Fajitas
    Easy Tempeh Fajitas
  5. Tempeh Vegan BLT Sandwich
    Tempeh Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich
  6. Vegan Tempeh Tikka Masala
    vegan tempeh tikka masala
  7. Tempeh Veggie Burger
  8. Plantain Tempeh Breakfast Hash
    Plantain Tempeh Breakfast Hash
  9. Tempeh Ribs with Peach BBQ Sauce
  10. Lemon Tempeh Air Fryer Sheet Pan Dinner
  11. Spring Tempeh Buddha Bowl
  12. Teriyaki Tempeh
  13. Vegan Caesar Salad with Crispy Tempeh
  14. Vegan Bao Burgers with Peking Tempeh
  15. Brown Rice and Baked Tempeh BowlsBaked Tempeh Bowls with Brown Rice {Vegan}
  16. Red Curry Tempeh Summer Rolls
  17. Tempeh Bacon Avocado Breakfast Bowls
  18. Tempeh Bolognese
  19. Vegan Tempeh Reuben
  20. Tempeh Parmesan

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One comment on “The BEST Tempeh Recipes”

  1. I couldn’t agree more, tempeh does a great job soaking up marinades and flavors and if cooked well, tastes amazing. Thank you for this awesome recipe roundup, Brita. I’ve already bookmarked the taco filling.