20 Delicious Ways to Use Tempeh

20 Delicious Ways to Use Tempeh
When it comes to vegetarian sources of protein, tempeh is tofu’s hippie cousin. You know the cousin who shows up to every family function wearing Birkenstocks and waxes rhapsodic about the year he spent following Phish around the country? Yeah, like that. Tempeh is made from fermented soy beans and it packs in 31 grams of protein per cup, so it’s a great addition to any vegetarian diet–but it can be a little bit intimidating at first if you haven’t cooked with it before. These 20 delicious ways to use tempeh will help give you some ideas!

BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches

BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches

Slathered in barbecue sauce, tempeh makes an easy substitute for meat in BBQ sandwiches.

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Tempeh Edamame Salad Rolls

Tempeh Edamame Salad Rolls

Spabettie folds tempeh and edamame into summer roll wrappers--perfect for a light dinner or lunch!

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Buffalo Tempeh Tacos

Buffalo Tempeh Tacos

Tempeh in tacos isn't a new idea, but Steph in Thyme's Buffalo version is a spicy spin on a classic.

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Sweet and Sour Tempeh

Sweet and Sour Tempeh

Thinly slicing tempeh, like in this Sweet and Sour Tempeh recipe, allows sauces to penetrate more easily.

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Star Anise Glazed Tempeh

Star Anise Glazed Tempeh

This glazed tempeh recipe from Eats Well With Others is packed with exotic flavor.

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Lemongrass Curry with Broccoli & Tempeh

Lemongrass Curry with Broccoli & Tempeh

Try something different and add tempeh to your next curry! Beard and Bonnet shows you how.

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Taco Stuffed Zucchini

Taco Stuffed Zucchini

Crumbled tempeh makes an easy taco "meat" for stuffing into zucchini.

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Chipotle Chili

Chipotle Chili

Tempeh and butternut squash make this chili from Food Confidence filling and healthy.

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Tempeh Bacon Carbonara

Tempeh Bacon Carbonara

And did we mention that tempeh is a great substitute for bacon? We love this carbonara recipe from Delish Knowledge.

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Kung Pao Veggies

Kung Pao Veggies

Vegetables and tempeh are swapped in for chicken in this meatless version of Kung Pao.

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Tempeh & Black Bean Taco Salad

Tempeh & Black Bean Taco Salad

Between the tempeh and the black beans, this taco salad from Cafe Johnsonia is a great source of protein.

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Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Everyone loves a sloppy joe! Crumbled tempeh is the perfect substitute for ground beef in this recipe.

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Lemony Roasted Broccoli and Tempeh

Lemony Roasted Broccoli and Tempeh

This easy dinner from The Muffin Myth features broccoli, tempeh and quinoa.

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Quinoa with Tempeh, Sweet Potatoes and Tahini-Miso Sauce

Quinoa with Tempeh, Sweet Potatoes and Tahini-Miso Sauce

A big plate full of vegetarian goodness.

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Mock Tuna Salad

Mock Tuna Salad

Ground beef isn't the only meat that tempeh can be subbed in for--An Edible Mosaic uses it to make a vegan tuna salad!

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Cuban Fried Quinoa

Cuban Fried Quinoa

Smoky tempeh adds substance to this tropical fried quinoa recipe.

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Pasta with Tempeh Sausage

Pasta with Tempeh Sausage

An Avocado a Day uses tempeh as sausage in this hearty pasta recipe.

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Brussels Sprout, Tempeh & Soba Noodle Skillet

Brussels Sprout, Tempeh & Soba Noodle Skillet

Tempeh also makes a great addition to any stir fry!

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Tempeh Reuben Bowls

Tempeh Reuben Bowls

Connoisseurus Veg took reubens, made them vegan and put them in a bowl.

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Sweet and Sour Tempeh Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Tempeh Meatballs

These meatballs are just like the retro party favorite, but they're vegan!

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