Need some tempeh inspiration? Look no further! This collection of 15 delicious tempeh recipes includes everything from tempeh burgers, to stir-fries, to tempeh bacon.
A lot of people tell me they have a hard time enjoying tempeh. Not me — I fell in love at first bite! I love tempeh so much that I sometimes make it from scratch, and I even wrote a post on pretty much everything you ever need to know about tempeh.
But I get it. Tempeh has a weird texture and kind of a funky flavor. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea. And most importantly, tempeh isn’t something you just heat up and eat. You’ve got to have the right recipe.
Fortunately, I think I have many of the right tempeh recipes. So many, that my husband, who didn’t enjoy tempeh at all when we met, is now a big fan of the the stuff.
Here are 15 of my favorites!
This vegan bacon is super easy to make! Just slice up some tempeh, soak it in a smoky marinade, and pan-fry to a crisp.
If you love tempeh bacon, you’ll love it even more when it’s stuffed into baby portobello caps with cashew cream cheese.
Tempeh gets pan-fried, smothered in spicy Korean barbecue sauce and stuffed into wraps with kimchi, lettuce, and avocado to make these intensely flavorful wraps. Perfect for lunch!
Everybody knows that beans make great veggie burgers. Well guess what? Tempeh is made from soybeans, so it’s a great burger base! Here it gets mixed up with flavorful Teriyaki sauce to make a delicious Asian-inspired burger.
With it’s hearty texture, tempeh makes an excellent substitute for ground meat in chili.
Okay, so these aren’t fooling anyone into thinking they’re actually eating ribs. But don’t let that stop you from making them — they’re a delicious way to get your barbecue fix!
Do your next taco Tuesday right! Crumble up some tempeh in a skillet with Mexican seasonings for batch of killer vegan tacos! Delicious and super easy to make.
Tempeh is a great way to add protein and texture to your vegan stuffed sweet potatoes! These are filled with gingery stir-fried tempeh and smothered in a to-die-for almond butter sauce.
These spicy sandwiches are made with tempeh slabs covered in a crust of Cajun blackening seasoning and smothered in creamy dairy-free Remoulade sauce.
These Asian-inspired lettuce wraps come together in minutes and are perfect for a light lunch!
With smoky tempeh and creamy vegan hollandaise sauce, you will not miss the eggs in this delicious savory breakfast!
If you’re not sure about tempeh, you need to try these sandwiches asap! The crispy cornmeal coating and zesty maple-Dijon sauce will make anyone fall in love.
Tempeh has a hearty, crumbly texture that’s perfect for replacing meat in this vegan spin on an Italian classic.
Tempeh makes an excellent plant-based protein for stir-fries — it’s easier to work with than tofu, and really soaks up flavorful sauces.
Looking for a protein-packed vegan breakfast that won’t leave you searching for a mid-morning snack? These savory sandwiches are where it’s at!
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