This sheet pan tempeh & broccoli with tamari glaze is flavorful, protein-packed, and so easy to make. It comes together with minimal effort and cleanup!
The other day, I took a little Instagram poll to figure out what sort of recipes you’d like to see more of lately. There were lots of different requests, including pizza, lasagna, take-to-work lunches, and sandwiches.
One category stood out above the rest: “anything quick and/or easy.”
I can relate to the desire for quick, easy meals. They’re exactly what I need these days, too!
This sheet pan tempeh & broccoli is quick and easy for sure. It comes together on a single roasting sheet in the oven, which means minimal effort and cleanup. Along with some cooked rice or noodles, it’s a perfectly satisfying dinner.
The sheet pan tempeh & broccoli begins with the process of marinating tempeh.
You can do this in the fridge overnight or for a couple hours before cooking. It depends on what works for your schedule. A longer marinade = more flavor. So, I almost always marinate tofu and tempeh overnight, popping them into a glasslock container before I go to sleep.
The marinade is a straightforward blend of tamari, vinegar, and maple syrup. I like to add with some crushed red pepper flakes for heat.
You can choose to steam the tempeh first, or not. I do it to tenderize the tempeh, which I think it really does. And that’s especially nice when tempeh gets baked, because it can dry out a bit in the oven.
After this is done, you spray a lined baking sheet with oil, place the tempeh cubes and some broccoli florets on it, and pour the marinade over everything. Bake for 35 minutes, and a protein-rich meal awaits!
I love that this dish doesn’t require any stovetop babysitting, that it’s flavorful without a complicated ingredient list, and that the leftovers taste great for days (which I’m discovering right now).
For the record, I’ve made it twice now, and the powdered garlic/ginger version is really good. If not having to mince anything is an additional selling point, don’t shy away from that option.
Hope this dish might bring some ease to your batch cooking or weeknight meals, just the way it has mine. It’s a keeper. And feel free to share more recipe requests if you’ve got ’em.