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EASY SWEET POTATO BURGERS - Highly recommended for anyone who loves sweet potatoes. These are really good! Recipe link:

With Memorial Day coming up tomorrow, these hearty sweet potato burgers could not come at a more perfect time!

I chose to top mine with sliced avocado, butter lettuce, and homemade healthy ketchup. However, the veggie sweet potato burgers are also really good without any toppings at all… or even eaten like fritters without a bun or crumbled into a salad for a lighter option.

These Sweet Potato Burgers by Kathy Patalsky are one of over 220 enticing recipes in her new cookbook, Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen. Kathy’s cookbook has everything covered, from appetizers to salads to the main event. Being a sweet potato lover, I had to go for these burgers first. And the sweet potato burgers do not disappoint.

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The book is a great source of meatless meal inspiration not just for vegans, but also for omnivores looking to incorporate more plant-based recipes into their weekly rotation. You don’t need to be 100% vegan to enjoy recipes such as Lasagna Verde, Veggie Pot Pie, or Mushroom Fajita Tacos.

Make the sweet potato burgers for yourself to see just how delicious a meatless meal can be… and then scroll down to the end of this post for a chance to win your own copy of Kathy Patalsky’s new cookbook! The burgers can be gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, egg-free, and obviously vegan; but meat eaters seem to love these homemade veggie burgers too. If your idea of a veggie burger is one of those hard and tasteless patties you microwave from a box, you absolutely need to try Kathy’s sweet potato burgers. They will forever change the way you think of veggie burgers!

Kathy Patalsky

Sweet Potato Burgers

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  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 cups drained and rinsed canned cannelini beans
  • 2-3 tbsp oat or wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp tahini or nut butter, softened
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup (or pinch stevia for sugar-free)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder or spice blend
  • salt, pepper, optional cayenne or other spices
  • optional 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • If frying: 1-3 tsp vegetable or coconut oil
  • optional 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs or 1/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • toppings of choice
Total Time: 20m
Yield: 5 burgers


Preheat oven to 400 F. Pole a few holes in the potato using a fork. Bake until sticky-sweet and very tender, about 1 hr. Remove skin and place the potato’s flesh in a large bowl. Add beans, flour, tahini, maple syrup, spices, and seasonings to the bowl, and use a fork to mash. Cover and refrigerate until the mixture is firm enough to easily handle (15-20 minutes). The mixture will be soft and moist, so add the extra flour as needed (or fold in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup breadcrumbs) until you can form patties. *If frying:* Heat 1 tbsp oil over high heat in a sauté pan. Form 5 patties and coat them with the breadcrumbs, then place in the hot pan and cook 2-3 minutes each side or until browned. Transfer to a paper towel and let cool. *If baking:* Omit the panko coating, and fold in 1/4 cup cooked brown rice for added texture. Bake at 350 F on a greased baking sheet for 20 minutes. Burgers will be lightly browned.

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  1. Cassie says:

    Sweet potato burgers are AMAZING 😛 droooooooling

  2. Megan says:

    I am loving veggie burgers at the moment! Going to give these a go!

  3. Tiffany H. says:

    My current favorite is vegan mac and cheese… I use hummus as the sauce. If I’m in the mood for alfredo suace, I leave it plain… If I’m in the mood for a vodka sauce type thing, I add tomato sauce. If I want more cheddary- I add nutritional yeast… I even have a vegan Welsh Rarebit Mac…. Ohhhhhh… Now I’m hungry!!

  4. Tiffany H. says:

    My current favorite is vegan mac and cheese… I use hummus as the sauce. If I’m in the mood for alfredo suace, I leave it plain… If I’m in the mood for a vodka sauce type thing, I add tomato sauce. If I want more cheddary- I add nutritional yeast… I even have a vegan Welsh Rarebit Mac…. Ohhhhhh… Now I’m hungry!!

  5. Samantha B says:

    My favorite meatless meal is soup and bread.

  6. Jenna B says:

    I have a recipe for black bean vegan veggie burgers that are delicious. These look great as well!

  7. Amy says:

    I love sweet potato wedges roasted with Nantucket Secret Spice. I can eat the whole pan!

  8. Helayne says:

    My favorite sweet potato dish is to first boil potatoes until soft, about 30 minutes. Then u quarter them lengthwise, brush with olive oil and salt and pepper and grill about 20 minutes – yummy!

  9. samantha says:

    My favorite meatless meal is Macaroni and Daiya cheese!!

  10. Ashley P says:

    A vegan mac and cheese!

  11. Melissa says:

    I really love this recipe and the ingredients you used! As a vegetarian, I am always looking for new and inventive ideas for dinner and this definitely sounds like it would taste great!

  12. Dianne says:

    I love my home made Roasted Red Pepper, Garlic, and Black Olive Hummus.

    1. Kacy says:

      Recipe please!

  13. Heather says:

    Hummus and chips serves for a quick meal. Roasted red pepper hummus is my fav.

  14. Angie says:

    I am going to a BYOM barbeque tomorrow… Is there a way to grill these burgers, maybe just to warm if they have already been cooked. Are they sturdy enough to hold up?

  15. Kris k says:

    Our most regular meatles meal is lentil stew, but I also love Chana masala and three bean tacos

  16. Maria says:

    My favorite meatless meal is baked fried eggplant cutlets with spaghetti squash and tomato sauce and a massive side salad!

  17. Linda W says:

    High protein Baked eggs & oats is my fav! I make multiple servings so I can just pull out what I need, warm it up and enjoy a healthy meal with minimal fuss. (My recipe: egg whites, pumpkin purée, vanilla extract, protein powder, rolled oats, baking soda, psyllium and spices. Yummy!)

  18. Maddie Peltier says:

    I’m a sucker for a big, [vegan-fied] old-fashioned breakfast. Oat pancakes, sweet potato hash, and tofu scramble make me weak…#teambrunch. Can’t WAIT to try this recipe tonight, even my carnivorous bf loves CCK recipes !

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