Tempeh Recipes

Looking for tempeh recipes? Allrecipes has more than 40 trusted tempeh recipes complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Tempeh Sandwiches

Rating: 4 stars 9
This is an excellent way to eat tempeh!

Tempeh 'Meatballs'

Rating: 4 stars 12
I was so happy when these worked out! I've used them with pasta and marinara and also on a sub. Yum!
By kimberly

Tempeh Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 17
Taco 'meat' using tempeh. Serve in taco shells or fajitas. Or, if you're watching carbs, serve with a salad.

Vegan Banh Mi

Your favorite Vietnamese sandwich has gone vegan, served in a bowl. Classic ingredients are replaced with vegan alternatives and you get to eat it with a fork. Refrigerate any of the leftover vegan fish sauce for other recipes that call for fish sauce or oyster sauce.

What Is Tempeh?

Find out all about this versatile fermented soybean product.
By Nadia Hassani

Tempeh Reuben

Rating: 4.5 stars 72
A satisfying, tangy sandwich that is a cinch to make.
By mel

Easy Baked Tempeh

Rating: 4 stars 23
This has to be one of the easiest recipes I have since the spices work with so many different ingredients. Potatoes also work well with this spice combination. Feel free to add or lessen the amount of spices to your personal taste! Enjoy!

Tempeh Fajitas

Rating: 4 stars 56
This quick and delicious recipe uses tempeh (cultured tofu) instead of meat for a healthy, tasty alternative.

Oven Baked Tempeh

Rating: 4 stars 35
This dish tastes like baked chicken and vegetables. So great that I tricked my uncle that it was REALLY meat!
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Buffalo Tempeh Tenders

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Buffalo tempeh tenders are a vegetarian version of everyone's favorite Buffalo chicken tenders, just perfect for tailgating!

Barbeque Tempeh Sandwiches

Rating: 4.5 stars 165
I hate tofu but love tempeh and this sandwich is tangy and tasty. My boyfriend and I eat this all the time. It's great because it's vegan for him and I still like it (even though I'm not a vegetarian).

Tempeh Mock Tuna Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
For vegetarians craving the taste and texture of tuna salad, this comes close.

Inspiration and Ideas

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
Rating: Unrated 104
"Fantastic. Such a hit, it was requested a second time! Tempeh is awesome." – Diana
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Fried Tempeh in Batter
Rating: 3.5 stars 7

This recipe makes a very hearty snack or appetizer.