Tempeh Reuben

This Vegan Tempeh Reuben is made with marinated and grilled tempeh, homemade Russian Dressing, and seeded rye bread for a classic sandwich.

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
4.8 from 15 votes
Vegan Tempeh Reuben
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tempeh Reuben
Servings: 2
Calories: 574 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Marinated Tempeh
Everything Else
  • 4 slices Alvarado's Sprouted Rye Seed Bread
  • 1/2 heaping cup Sauerkraut
  • 1/4 cup vegan Russian Dressing
  • vegan swiss cheese optional
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  1. Cut tempeh in half lengthwise and then cut it through the middle for 4 thin slices.
  2. Combine the ingredients for the tempeh marinade in a shallow dish. Add tempeh and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons oil. Add tempeh and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until dark brown. Once both sides are browned, add reserved marinade and let it cook-off in the skillet. This allows the flavors to seep into the tempeh deeper.

  4. Butter 4 slices of Sprouted Rye Seed Bread. Place on the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes, until lightly brown. Flip bread. On the cooked side, add Russian dressing to all slices of bread. Divide the sauerkraut between two slices, top with 2 pieces cooked tempeh, each, and a slice of vegan swiss, if using. Add the second slice of bread and cook on each side for about 5 minutes, until bread is browned and everything is cooked all the way through.

  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Tempeh Reuben
Amount Per Serving
Calories 574 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 770mg33%
Potassium 664mg19%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 885IU18%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 5.5mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.