On a plant-based journey? Craving something new? Whatever the case, I assure you you’ll find something to love in this collection of the 25 Best Tempeh Recipes!
From Vegan Stir Fry with Tempeh to Sweet Jalapeño Tempeh Strips, there’s a dish for everyone down below. Spicy, salty, sweet, we have it all! Don’t be afraid to try something new!
So what are you waiting for? Find your new favorite recipe now!
1. Vegan Stir Fry with Tempeh
If you need a healthy, tasty, and easy vegan dish look no further! This Vegan Stir Fry with Tempeh and broccoli is sure to satisfy you.
It takes just 30 minutes to make and serves 4 people. With sesame oil, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and chili garlic sauce, you have to love it! Give it a try!
2. Tempeh Tacos
Craving tacos? You’re in luck, these Tempeh Tacos are quick, easy, and delicious. And they’re a great source of protein!
They only take 25 minutes to make and the recipe yields 4 servings. With lime, chili powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and soy sauce, there’s no shortage of flavor here.
3. Tempeh Marinade
Get ready for your new favorite way to eat tempeh! This Tempeh Marinade is so so simple and absolutely scrumptious.
It takes just 20 minutes total to make and serves 4 people. Grab sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, rice vinegar, garlic, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, and sesame seeds and you’ll have the perfect marinade! What are you waiting for?
4. Sticky Ginger Tempeh with Coconut Rice
If the name alone doesn’t make your mouth water, I’m not sure what will. This Sticky Ginger Tempeh with Coconut Rice is vegan, flavorful, easy, and so yummy!
The recipe takes a little over an hour to make and yields 3-4 servings. I promise you, with just one taste you’ll want to eat it all yourself. It’s that good!
5. Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips
With these Sticky Baked BBQ Tempeh Strips you can satisfy your BBQ craving without having to break your diet! They are vegan, gluten-free, oil free, and so delicious.
The recipe needs just 6 simple ingredients and serves 2 people. You won’t want to pass up on this yummy treat!
6. Air Fryer Tempeh
Wanna put your fancy new air fryer to use? You have to try this delicious Air Fryer Tempeh! It’s smoky yet sweet and so yummy. It’s also gluten-free!
It has a cook time of just 10 minutes with a marinating time of 30 minutes. The recipe yields 2 servings. Make it for date night or just eat it all yourself! You might not be able to resist.
7. Tempeh in Creamy Mushroom Coconut Sauce
Are you ready to be amazed? Then you have to try this Tempeh in Creamy Mushroom Coconut Sauce! It’s creamy, garlicky, peppery, and so tasty.
It takes a little under an hour to make and serves 2 people. And it has 20g of protein! What more could you need? Go ahead and give it a try!
8. Cajun Pasta with Panko Tempeh
This Cajun Pasta with Panko Tempeh is the perfect comfort food for any occasion! The creamy, yummy pasta is paired with crunchy tempeh for a delicious dish.
It takes a little over an hour to make and yields 4 servings. I promise anyone you make this for will be thoroughly impressed. It’s one of our favorite tempeh recipes!
9. Tempeh Bacon
Need a tasty bacon substitute? Look no further than this vegan Tempeh Bacon! It’s filled with protein and so so yummy. Perfect for breakfast or sandwiches!
It takes an hour and 35 minutes to make and the recipes serves 8 people. I can guarantee it’s worth the wait! Elevate your Sunday brunch with this tasty recipe.
10. Garlic Herb Marinated Baked Tempeh
If you need a scrumptious protein for your favorite dish, try this vegan Garlic Herb Marinated Baked Tempeh. It’s a mouthful I know. But with just one taste you’ll want a mouthful!
It takes 40 minutes to make and serves 4 people. It can be eaten on its own or in a different dish. Regardless, you won’t be able to resist it. It’s so good!
11. Vegan Tempeh Egg Roll Bowls
Wanna try something new? No better dish than these Vegan Tempeh Egg Roll Bowls! Not only are they vegan, but they’re gluten-free and so yummy.
They only take 20 minutes to make and the recipe yields 4 servings. With tamari, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, garlic powder, ground ginger, and sesame oil, you can’t beat this flavor! Try it out!
12. Vegan Tempeh Meatballs
Craving some classic spaghetti and meatballs? Sub the meatballs for these easy, vegan, protein-packed Tempeh Meatballs.
The recipe takes just 30 minutes to make and yields 10 balls. They aren’t just delicious, they have 30g of protein each! These tempeh meatballs are so tasty and flavorful, you simply have to try them.
13. Spicy Peanut Tempeh Noodles
In search of a spicy, savory, rich dish? Try these vegan Spicy Peanut Tempeh Noodles! Grab tempeh, bell peppers, napa cabbage, udon noodles, and lots of seasoning and you’re set!
They take 35 minutes to make and the recipes serves 4 people. This dish is so flavorful and yummy, you won’t be able to get enough.
14. Soy-Glazed Crumbled Tempeh
This Soy-Glazed Crumbled Tempeh is quick, simple, and so scrumptious! It’s the perfect vegan addition to any meal. If you’re a fan of garlic you’ll love it!
Best of all, it only takes 20 minutes to make! The recipe yields 4-6 servings that you’ll want to devour yourself. Get ready for this amazing, flavorful tempeh.
15. High Protein Roasted Chickpea Tempeh Bowls
These delicious High Protein Roasted Chickpea Tempeh Bowls can also be made as wraps! Either way, you’re sure to love the yummy flavors and tasty lemon yogurt sauce.
They take 35 minutes to make and the recipe serves 3 people. Grab chickpeas, tempeh, cauliflower, and lots of seasoning and get to work! This dish is both unique and yummy. Count me in!
16. Sticky Tempeh Bowl
Expand your taste buds with this Sticky Tempeh Bowl! It’s packed with fiber and protein and it’s so so yummy. With broccoli and tempeh, it’s hard to beat!
It can be made on the stovetop in just 30 minutes and it serves 3 people. It’s perfect for a quick and easy dinner but it’s tasty enough to impress!
17. Greek Tempeh Orzo Skillet
In the mood for a Greek twist? Try this delicious Greek Tempeh Orzo Skillet! It has tomatoes, orzo, basil, and of course, tempeh.
It takes 35 minutes to make and yields 6 servings, perfect for small gatherings. With oregano, smoked paprika, onion powder, and garlic, there’s no shortage of flavor here!
18. Jerk Tempeh Bowls with Mango-Tahini Sauce
These Jerk Tempeh Bowls with Mango-Tahini Sauce are vegan, gluten-free, and so tasty! If you like rice bowls you have to try this yummy dish. The sauce is heavenly!
It takes an hour and 10 minutes to make total and serves 4 people. It’s a great dish for a family dinner or for lunch prep the next day. Go ahead and give it a try!
19. Tempeh Sausage and Heirloom Tomatoes
This delicious Tempeh Sausage and Heirloom Tomatoes is super versatile! It can be breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can even make it for Sunday brunch!
It’s served over “cheezy” polenta and packed with yummy flavors. And it’s vegan, perfect for those on a diet. It’s served with red onion, cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, spinach, and basil. Dig in!
20. The Best 10-Minute Vegan Tempeh Sandwich
Need a yummy lunch idea? As you can see, this Tempeh Sandwich is vegan AND super quick. A tasty meal in just 10 minutes? Count me in!
It’s made with delicious tempeh, sun-dried tomatoes, and avocado sandwiched in between wholegrain bread. It’s so creamy and tasty, you’ll be begging for more. Good thing it makes 2 servings!
21. Tempeh Enchilada Rice Skillet
Imagine a yummy, flavorful rice skillet packed with veggies, crispy tempeh, and white rice and you have this Tempeh Enchilada Rice Skillet! I promise you’ll love it.
It takes a little over an hour to make and yields 6 servings, so be sure to share! Grab red onions, bell peppers, a jalapeño, green chiles, black beans, tempeh, rice, and any other toppings you want and get to work!
22. Sweet Jalapeño Tempeh Strips
Try something new with these Sweet Jalapeño Tempeh Strips! If you like spicy foods, you’ll love these. Plus, they’re packed with protein and flavor!
They only take 25 minutes to make and serve 4 people. Make them as an appetizer or side dish, you’re sure to be impressed. They’re super simple with only 7 ingredients. Try them out!
23. Tempeh Stir-Fry With Honey Garlic Sauce
Anyone that tries this is sure to be impressed! The homemade honey garlic sauce is to die for. With honey, garlic, soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce, it’s a hit! And who can resist tempeh?
Best of all, it only takes 20 minutes to make! It serves two so double or triple it if you’re cooking for a crowd. What are you waiting for?
24. Tempeh Kecap
Travel to Indonesia with a taste of this yummy Tempeh Kecap! Picture crispy fried tempeh and peanuts covered in a sweet, savory, sticky sauce, mixed with rice, peppers, and various aromatics and you have a good idea of this dish.
It takes 50 minutes to make and yields 5 servings, so be prepared to share! Although with how yummy this dish is, I’m not sure you’ll be able to. You have to try it!
25. Thai Tempeh Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Last but not least is this delicious Thai Tempeh Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes recipe. Stuffed sweet potatoes are always tasty, but with tempeh, avocado, onion, and peanut sauce, you can’t miss out!
The recipe yields 4 servings. Make them as an snack or appetizer, or have them as a meal! There’s no wrong way to enjoy these stuffed sweet potatoes. Go try them out!
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