Tempeh Bacon


Easiest way to prepare tempeh. Pile it on a BLT (or, more accurately, a TLT). Even non-vegetarians will (maybe) like this. Soy sauce can be used in place of tamari if desired. Stores well in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or more as needed

  • 1 (8 ounce) package tempeh, cut into 1/8-inch thick strips

  • 2 dashes tamari, or more to taste


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook tempeh in the hot oil until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drizzle tamari over cooked tempeh.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
10g Fat
5g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Protein 10g
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 232mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.