Tempeh Casserole ★★★★1 review

Loaded with nutty, plant-based protein, this hearty casserole is sure to become a favourite.

Serves 1 | Prep time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 50 mins


  • 3 tsp olive oil (optional)
  • 1/4 of an onion, diced
  • 1/2 large carrot, diced
  • 1/2 celery stick, diced
  • 2-3 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium potato, cubed
  • 1 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch of iodised salt (optional)
  • Cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Massel salt-reduced stock powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 tsp tomato paste
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tsp white vinegar
  • 125g / 4.4oz seasoned tempeh, cubed
  • Chopped fresh parsley to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
  2. Heat oil in a large casserole pan. When hot add onions, carrot, celery, mushrooms and garlic and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring.
  3. Stir in paprika, salt and pepper ensuring everything is well coated. Stir in stock powder, water, soy sauce, tomato paste, thyme, vinegar, add the potato and bring to a simmer.
  4. Make sure potato is cooked then remove from heat, stir in tempeh, cover and transfer to the oven for 30 mins.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving with fresh parsley.

Note: If seasoned tempeh isn’t available, pan-fry plain tempeh cubes in vegetable oil until golden on all sides. Season with salt, pepper and a splash of dark soy sauce in a bowl for 15 minutes.

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  • Barbara ★★★★
    18 November 2020

    Lovely flavours but recipe not too well written and the picture appears to have potato and mushrooms in which are not mentioned in the recipe?
    I quadrupled the quantities to make it feed 4 but only used 4 tsps smoked paprika (8 would have been way too much!). Also added 3 diced potatoes and some shredded cabbage and cooked in oven for 1 hour for a lovely stewed consistency so wasn’t too watery.

    • Vegan Easy
      19 November 2020

      thanks for the feedback Barbara…will check on this one as it does seem potatoes and mushrooms should be part of the ingredients list!