Tempeh Bacon

Number of Servings: 2-4 (137 g)
Active Time: 10 min.
Total Time: 1 hour 10 min.
Tempeh Bacon

Bacon. It’s delicious. It’s the reason many omnivores cling to meat and the reason many vegetarians lapse in their commitment to living the meat-free life. It’s also one of the reasons our doctors worry about our hearts. This vegan alternative to bacon is easy to make, speedier to cook up than actual bacon, is better for your health and the planet, and tastes amazing. Worth a try, right?


  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 8 oz. tempeh, thinly sliced
  • Cooking spray


  1. Whisk together all ingredients except tempeh and cooking spray in a shallow dish.
  2. Layer tempeh in marinade, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Spritz with cooking spray and lay the tempeh flat on the skillet in single layers, taking care not to add more marinade to the pan than needed. Cook until tempeh is crisp on both sides, flipping half way through. Should not need more than 1-2 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size 137 g

Amount per serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 150mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8.5g 29%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 6g Added Sugars 12%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 25g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 2.9mg 15%
Potassium 425mg 10%
Vitamin A 2.5mcg 0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 6%
Vitamin K 5.1mcg 4%
Thiamin 0mg 0%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 0.1mg 0%
Vitamin B6 0mg 0%
Folate 0.6mcg 0%
Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%
Biotin 0mcg 0%
Chloride 0mg 0%
Pantothenate 0mg 0%
Phosphorus 5.9mg 0%
Iodine 0mcg 0%
Magnesium 5.2mg 2%
Zinc 0.2mg 0%
Selenium 0.1mcg 0%
Copper 0mg 0%
Manganese 0.4mg 15%
Chromium 0.3mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0mcg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Original Tempeh (cultured Organic Soybeans (soybeans, Lactic Acid From Plant Sources), Water, Organic Brown Rice), Maple Syrup, Olive Oil, Soy Sauce (water, Wheat, Soybeans, Salt, Sodium Benzoate: Less Than 1/10 Of 1% As A Preservative), Hickory Liquid Smoke (water, Natural Hickory Smoke Concentrate), Cooking Spray (canola Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Palm Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Coconut Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Lecithin From Soybeans (non Stick Agent), Dimethyl Silicone (for Anti-foaming), Rosemary Extract (preservative)), Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper.

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