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Easy Tempeh Bacon Recipe

Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, Tempeh Bacon



  • Boil tempeh in a pot for 10 minutes. 
  • Cut the tempeh into thin slices without falling apart. 
  • In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper. 
  • On a plate or shallow dish, pour the marinade over the tempeh and allow it to sit while you heat your pan.
  • Add oil to a pan over medium-high heat.  
  • Once the oil is hot, add tempeh slices and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, until golden.
  • Remove tempeh slices from the pan and allow to cool on a cooling rack or paper towels for a couple of minutes. 


  1. Use low sodium soy sauce or it will be too salty. 
  2. I used about ¼ teaspoon of marinade for each tempeh bacon slice. 
  3. If you want a sous vide version of this recipe, check this one out. 
  4. I personally like the sous vide version more, as I find marinade penetrates the tempeh better. But both ways are delicious.