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Tempeh Bacon

Tempeh Bacon

This hickory-smoked alternative to expensive store-bought bacon is quick and easy to make. With a few ingredients, this recipe comes together in about 20 minutes. I often make a double batch to use throughout the week in various recipes.

I love tempeh bacon on pizzas, sandwiches, soups, salads, pasta…the possibilities are endless. Below are a few recipe ideas to get you started. Enjoy and please share meal ideas you made with this recipe.

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Tempeh Bacon

This is a quick and easy version of vegan bacon that will make you stop reaching for the store-bought version.
Servings 4 people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes


  • cutting board
  • Chef's Knife
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • 8 oz package tempeh
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
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  • Cut the tempeh into 3” x ¼” slices
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  • In a small mixing bowl combine the remaining ingredients
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  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
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  • Spread the tempeh on the baking sheet in a single layer and brush both sides with sauce mixture
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  • Bake for 16 minutes flipping tempeh halfway through cooking time
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This recipe is great on pizza, in vegan BLTs, on vegan Ceasar salad, in soup, etc.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Homemade Staples
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, Easy Recipe, Homemade Staples, Plant-based Meat, Quick & Easy, vegan, vegan recipes

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