Whether or not you’re a veggie burger connoisseur, I’d bet you’ve had at least a few sub-par frozen veggie patties. While it’s true that there are some great pre-made veggie burger options at the supermarket, it’s also true that you can generally make something much tastier if you’re doing it from scratch.
The list of vegetarian burger recipes below call for all kinds of different ingredients that give your finished patties various qualities that your kids will actually like. Sweet potato-based patties are softer and a little bit creamy, bean patties are dense and starchy, and nut-filled patties have some hefty crunch. No matter what your fancy, you’re bound to find a recipe below for your next meatless Monday.
Black bean burgers
Black bean burgers are a classic, and this recipe stays true to the original version.
Buffalo chickpea veggie burgers
Buffalo chicken is great, but these Buffalo chickpea burgers are an awesome meatless alternative.
The best veggie burger
These next-level patties are made with a combination of barley, black beans, oats, and cashews. In other words, they’re full of flavor and have better texture than any piece of meat.
Veggie burgers with broccoli
In addition to plenty of fiber and protein, these veggie patties have added nutrients from chopped broccoli.
Lentil-quinoa veggie burgers
These star-studded veggie burgers taste great on a bun, in a wrap, or even served over a salad.
Spiced curry burgers with cucumber raita
If you’re looking for a veggie burger that’s a little off the beaten path, this curry burger with cucumber raita fits the bill.
Chipotle pumpkin veggie burgers
Forget pumpkin spice lattes, these pumpkin burgers are the ultimate fall treat.
Baked falafel burger
Instead of making a mess by deep-frying falafels at home, try these falafel patties.
Sweet potato and herb veggie burgers
These sweet potato burgers get lots of fresh flavor from herbs, and taste great either baked or pan-fried.
Butternut and apple veggie burgers
Don’t know what to do with all that fall produce? Chop it up and throw it into this butternut-apple veggie burger recipe.
Grillable beet burgers
These beet patties aren’t cooked medium-rare, but they still have that appealing pink hue.
Spicy cauliflower veggie burgers
Cauliflower isn’t just a good stand-in for pizza crust; it also makes a great veggie burger.
Whole30 meatless Buffalo burgers
These veggie-based Buffalo patties are spicy, and a little bit crispy on the outside.
Black bean walnut burgers with saucy sweet onions
Walnuts add healthy fats and a little bit of nutty crunch to these sweet-savory burgers.