The Best Veggie Burger Recipes to Make at Home That Are Healthy and Flavorful
Whether you're a vegetarian or you're just craving a light, healthy meal, there's nothing quite as satisfying as a veggie burger. Made with black beans, lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, and more, these burgers will make you want to forgo meat forever (or at least for a meal!). The juicy tomatoes, crunchy lettuce, and drool-worthy sauces drenched on top bring protein and flavor to every bite. From tasty summer dinners to hearty lunches, there's nothing here that meat-lovers and vegetarians alike won't love. Take a look at our favorite veggie burger recipes ahead, and enjoy a meat-free meal any day of the week!
— Additional reporting by Nicole Perry
Roasted Zucchini Burgers With Garlic Whipped Feta
Two words: whipped feta. These veggie burgers are made with roasted zucchini, garlic, and quinoa, meaning you'll get your daily dose of protein. Add the whipped feta on top, and it will be a dream come true.
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Beet Veggie Burger
Not only are these veggie-packed burgers ultra-healthy, but they're also gluten-free! Made with beets, sweet potatoes, black beans, oats, and seeds and herbs, these will nourish you from the inside out.
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Cheddar Bacon Portobello Mushroom Burger
Adding bacon to a mushroom burger is one of the tastiest things you can do — trust us! You'll get the juicy meat mixed with the rich mushroom flavor to create a melt-in-your-mouth meal.
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Bubba Veggie Burger With Cilantro Parsley Pesto and Avocado Hummus
With added layers of cilantro parsley pesto and avocado hummus, this vegetarian burger is loaded with flavor. It makes for a nutritious meal for any hour of the day!
Greek Roasted Cauliflower Burgers With Pan-Fried Feta and Tomato Olive Salsa
Ever had fried feta? If not, now is your chance! These cauliflower burgers are topped with tomato olive salsa and crunchy cheese, making every bite better than the next.
Portobello Mushroom Burger
Topped with caramelized onions, homemade basil pesto, and goat cheese, these portobello mushroom burgers have all the best flavors packed into one. The rich pesto and creamy goat cheese are sure to make you swoon.
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Roasted Garlic Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
Made with roasted garlic and veggies, these black bean burgers pack a hearty punch of protein. Top 'em off with onions, tomatoes, and fresh lettuce for best results.
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Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers
Coated with crunchy panko and topped with avocado and grilled vegetables, these sweet potato veggie burgers will have your taste buds jumping for joy. Add as much ketchup, mayo, and mustard as you like!
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Hawaiian Veggie Burgers
Loaded with grilled pineapples, red onions, and topped with a sweet BBQ sauce, these veggie burgers are the perfect summer dinner. The sweet pineapple pairs effortlessly with the veggie patties, making them a glorious treat.
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Smoky BBQ Veggie Burgers
These burgers are made with mashed chickpeas, quinoa, flavorful spices and an easy-to-make vegan BBQ sauce. They taste as good as the real deal, minus the meat.
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Umami Bomb Mushroom Burgers
Mushroom-lovers will go wild for these rich and hearty burgers. They pair well with arugula, sprouts, and fries, so eat up!
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Vegan Thai Veggie Burger
Served in a lettuce wrap, these Thai veggie burgers are light, healthy, and super flavorful. They're made with quinoa, lentils, squash, and massaman curry paste that make them the meatless alternative you've been hoping for.
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Veggie Burger with Black Beans & Sweet Potatoes
Quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans, and more are mixed together to make these delicious gluten-free patties. Each patty only contains 130 calories and one gram of fat, yet provides six grams of fiber. We're here for it!
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This plant-based recipe features vibrant flavors and an exciting new spin on the veggie burger. With a mix of eggplant, mushrooms, onion, and freekeh, you'll want to nosh on this every night of the week.
Get the recipe: kasbah burger
Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
Jam-packed with peppers, onions, adobe sauce, and spices, these black bean patties are the vegetarian dinner option you've been wishing for. Don't be shy when adding the spicy chipotle sauce. . . it's really good.
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Spiced Lentil Burgers With Tahini Slaw
If you're looking to get dinner on the table in 30 minutes flat, this recipe is for you. These veggie-packed burgers are practically oozing with flavor, so be sure to savor every bite.
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Cheesy Crunchy Crispy Chickpea Burgers
Are you hungry? Good. These loaded chickpea burgers are big, and they are jam-packed with all the meat-free protein possible.
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Quinoa-Chickpea Burgers With Pickled Onions and Tahini Sauce
Onions, basil, cilantro, scallions, smoked paprika, and grated zucchini give this burger all the zest and freshness you could dream of. The quinoa and chickpeas pack on the protein, fueling you for hours.
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Grilled Moroccan Cauliflower Chickpea Burgers
Made with plant-based ingredients and served on gluten-free buns, these chickpea burgers are seriously healthy. Add sprouts, tomatoes, and your favorite condiments to make it complete.
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Grilled Veggie Sliders With Goat Cheese Spread and Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette
Small, bite-size, and oozing with goat cheese, there's nothing better than this veggie-packed burger. The red pepper vinaigrette gives it a tang that you won't be able to resist.
Buffalo-Blue Cheese Black Bean Burgers With Curly Fries
There's no doubt about it — adding curly fries to anything makes it so much better. Complete with cheese sauce and black bean patties, these burgers will cure your cravings.
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Sun Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers
Calling all vegans! These healthy and gluten-free burgers are made with fresh basil, sun dried tomatoes, and ground almonds. Lettuce, sprouts, and avocado slices make it even tastier.
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Veggie Burgers With Pickled Cabbage and Tahini Sauce
Much like a traditional burger, these plant-based patties are meaty, juicy and have tons of protein (we're talking 26 grams!). With added fiber and good-for-you veggies, you won't be able to get enough.
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Moroccan Chickpea Sliders With Spicy Harissa Mayo and Mint
Packed with carrots and zucchini, these mini burgers have more flavor than you would expect. The fresh mint adds the kick you were looking for.
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Mushroom and Lentil Burgers With Roasted Red Pepper Guacamole
If you're a fan of mushrooms, these hearty patties are for you. You can taste the rich mushrooms in every bite, along with spicy guac and crunchy lentils.
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Lentil-Chickpea Burgers With Avocado Green Harissa
Made with lentils, chickpeas, carrots, spices, and oats, these protein-packed burgers will turn dinnertime into a celebration. Add a side of sweet potatoes to your feast, and enjoy!
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Thai Curry Grilled Veggie Burgers
Under 250 calories, these vegan veggie burgers have a Thai peanut kick and curry twist that make it all kinds of savory. Add fresh vegetables on top of each patty to make them even better.
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Cauliflower Falafel Veggie Burgers
Vegan, gluten-free, and egg-free, these falafel-inspired burgers are filled with the flavors you're looking for. Whip them up on a warm summer night for a healthy and light dinner.
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Mediterranean Quinoa Burgers With Tomatoes and Olives
High in fiber and protein, these burgers are boasting some serious Mediterranean flavor. These patties are fresh, filling, and exactly what you want for dinner.
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Cauliflower-Quinoa Burgers With Magic Green Sauce
Even meat-lovers will rejoice when they take a bite out of this cauliflower burger. It's cheesy, crunchy, and spicy all in one. With a layer of creamy chipotle mayo and cilantro lime slaw, it's unlike anything you've ever had before.
Get the recipe: cauliflower-quinoa burgers with magic green sauce