Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

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Ever since I wrote my post on Boca Burgers Exposed, I have been looking for homemade veggie burgers recipes.  These sweet potato veggie burgers are not my own recipe. However,  I make it a lot so I wanted to share it with you.  I found it on vegweb.  I made a few changes to the original recipe.


These sweet potato veggie burgers are easy to make, freeze well and a much better alternative to store bought versions.  I will typically make a double batch so I can freeze a bunch.  Then when you have a busy night with no time to cook dinner, you can whip these out, reheat and serve. Super easy.  They are sweet so kids will like them too.  I add avocado to the top of mine because avocados make everything better!  These would go great with my Healthy French Fries.

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1-1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats (depending on the size of your sweet potato)
  • 2 green onions chopped fine
  • 1 T fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 T nutritional yeast optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil the sweet potato until tender.
  • Mash the cooked sweet potato. 
  • Add the oats and stir in the seasonings.  I used my kitchen aid mixer to stir it well. 
  • Form the mixture into patties. 
  • Line or grease a baking sheet with a bit of oil and put the patties on it.  I use a Mr Misto oil sprayer to grease the pan.  Works like PAM, but much healthier because you can fill it with whichever oil you choose.  No chemicals.
  • Place in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the burgers are a bit crispy on the outside.  Enjoy!

95 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

  1. Hello I just made these it tasted great. Only thing was I added a little too much oregano but it was still very good. Making another batch right now to take to work.Thank you

    1. Awesome! I actually omit the oregano and use green onions in it’s place. Tastes great that way too. I love this recipe because these are so easy to stick in the freezer for quick meals.

  2. I made these tonight, and they were delicious! I cooked them in coconut oil on the stove. I thought about putting onions in them, and if I’d ready your comment beforehand, I would have. Next time!

    1. Yay! So glad you liked them! They are great with some green onions! I need to try them your way too. The coconut oil probably gave it some good flavor. :)

    1. You probably could if you can fit them all in yours. I usually boil the potatoes, puree them and then mix everything together in my kitchen aid. My 7 cup processor could not handle everything at once.

  3. I love veggie burgers and usually buy Amy’s brand, but have been itching to make my own. These were so easy and yummy and I no longer feel intimidated to make my own! I also added the onion. I have to ask, was I supposed to add avocados? I noticed you said something about avocados in the blog post but didn’t see it included in the recipe.

    1. Glad you liked them! No, I didn’t add avocados to the burger itself. I just eat the burgers with avocados on top. It’s so good! Try it next time. :)

  4. I absolutely love these! I make them almost every week. A very nice find since most processed veggie burgers contain wheat gluten (never mind all the other unpronounceable stuff!).

    1. Believe it or not, 1 good size potato makes about 6 small burgers or about 4 large burgers. I usually double the batch when I make them.

  5. I just popped these in the oven. I thought I had a fairly small sweet potato, but I still got 7 1/2 burgers out of it! I scooped the mix with a large cookie dough scoop. They’re so cute :) I didn’t have green onions, so I had to sub red onion…I hope they turn out okay!

  6. These burgers are so yummy :) I don’t really like lentils or chickpeas which is what most veggie patties have, so I was so excited to find this recipe. And they’re so delicious.
    Thank you!

  7. I made these yesterday. Absolute heaven.
    I completely forgot about the parsley but had added ground coriander and a dash cumin. I have also added a dash garlic infused olive oil I had prepared for garlicy fries :-)

    Keep em coming :-)

  8. Oohhh, I can’t wait to try these! I have all the ingredients in my kitchen, too. And since I sell Wildtree organics, I am going to try with the different seasonings like Lemon Pepper, Absolutely Onion, and maybe Scampi blend. The french fries I tried with our Zesty Lemon Grapeseed Oil and the Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil and they were out of this world! Didn’t even need to add salt! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipes!

  9. I am using old fashioned rolled oats which I don’t have much experience with yet- do I need to boil those first before forming them into the patties with the cooked sweet potato or will baking the patties without them cooked be just fine??

    1. No boiling at all. Just add them to the cooked sweet potato and form them into patties. Then you can bake them in the oven.

  10. My meat loving husband made these for us tonite, and we absolutely loved them! we grilled pineapple rings and mushrooms to go along with them, they were delish! thank you! we will definately make these again! :)

  11. My mom used to make something really similar when I was a kid but with left-over mashed potatoes! Can’t wait to try these. I hate processed veggie burgers.

  12. Think I will make these and surprise my daughter. We are always looking for yummy healthy recipes and these sound absolutely fabulous!!

  13. Have you ever made these grain-free? with something other than oats? I’m wondering if they would work with quinoa flakes or something else?

    1. I haven’t, but I bet they would work with sunflower seeds or pepitas. Quinoa flakes may turn to mush because they are much thinner than oats.

  14. You can just chuck your whole unpeeled sweet potatoes in the oven for about 45 and they cook to perfection. I usually do a few at once and keep them in the fridge. To make my patties, I just blitz a couple of them in the food processor, skin and all along with a can of chickpeas or lentils. Fry some garlic, ginger and green onions in a tsp of curry paste and add to vege. Make them into little patties and cook in a little coconut oil. I’m a vego, but my meat eating family love them. Will now try with some oats too for a little variety :)

    1. Do you use a microwave? If so, I would re-heat them on the defrost setting for a minute or two. If you don’t have a microwave, or don’t like to use one, you can just leave them out of the fridge/freezer and they should be fine to eat by lunchtime. My husband brings these to work often.

  15. These sound great! Wanted to ask if they come out crispy or if you think I can make them thinner to get them crispier. My toddler loves crunchy but not mushy things so am a bit worried about the texture inside. Thanks for the wonderful healthy ideas!

    1. I think if you used steel cut oats they would be crunchy. You can also add more oats and less sweet potatoes? I think that may work too.

  16. Sounds great! Planning to try it. Can you cook the sweet potato in the microwave and then just scoop out the soft potato? Would you need to put it in a food processor too?

    1. Thanks! I have never tried it that way, but it could work? You may not need the food processor depending on how soft the potato was.

  17. Made these tonight – amazing! We didn’t have fresh parsley, so I added ground cumin instead. Worked very nicely. Love your blog so much – thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad you liked them! We made a new variation of these today that was awesome. I will be posting them in the near future. :)

  18. Hi, I was wondering what you eat with this? As in do you have a bun with it or do you eat this as is? Thanks so much.

    1. I usually eat a couple patties in one sitting. No bun. I just top them with a little veganaise and avocado. I usually do add a side of veggies as well.

  19. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Nothing makes me happier than making a healthy meal for my family that they actually eat and enjoy!!!! I wish I had doubled the recipe because I want more right now, lol! :) And I have your fries in the oven as I type…Since this was my first time making both, my timing was off. So we ate the burgers and are now waiting on the fries. :) Thanks again!

  20. As a sweet potato lover, I am excited to try this recipe. I never thought of sweet potatoes as a base for a veggie burger. I think I might try it with cooked quinoa, one of my favorite proteins. Thanks so much for adding a new recipe to my recipe box!

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