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Tempeh Carbonara

Our tempeh rashers add a savoury, meaty bite to this creamy pasta dish. Such an easy meal to prepare too - someone’s really going to need to stop us from making this for dinner every day.

30 min


  • 400 g pasta of choice (spaghetti, fettucini, bucantini)
  • 2 packs of our Smoky Tempeh Rashers
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Parsley and vegan parmesan, to serve
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups non-dairy milk (such as soy or almond)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 teaspoon black salt (also called kala namak), use regular salt if preferred
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper"


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the tempeh rashers and cook for 5 minutes on either side until browned.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. When hot add the onions and garlic and sauté until the onion turns translucent and begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle over the flour and stir to coat the onions, let cook for about 60 seconds, then whisk in all of the remaining ingredients.
  • Cook the sauce for about 5 minutes until thickened, whisking as needed. If the sauce gets too thick, add a splash more non-dairy milk, and if the sauce is too thin, simply cook it longer.
  • Add the cooked pasta and the sliced up tempeh rashers to the sauce and toss well to combine. Serve hot. Garnish with parsley and vegan parmesan if desired.
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