Sweet Potato Broccoli Burgers

Sweet Potato Broccoli Burgers

These vegetarian-friendly sweet potato broccoli burgers are kid-friendly, healthy, fun to eat, and packed with nutrition. Make the entire batch and freeze the leftovers for a quick weeknight meal for the family or serve as a dinner party appetizer for vegetarian guests!

Being vegetarian doesn’t mean one can’t enjoy a hearty, filling, burger every now and again..a vegetarian burger, that is! These sweet potato broccoli burgers have become a staple recipe and I often make a huge batch and store the leftovers in the freezer for a quick, go-to meal during busy weeknights. The kids love them too since they are easy for them to eat (they’re great for baby-led weaning) and anything that is accompanied by a dip is a winner in their eyes!

One great thing about this recipe is that you can modify the recipe depending on what’s in your fridge or pantry: Swap the broccoli for cauliflower or use another root veggie, such as parsnips or turnips instead of the sweet potato.

Sweet Potato Broccoli Burgers

We love these sweet potato broccoli burgers served warm and crunchy with lemon mayo dip but I sometimes accompany them with hummus, tzatziki, or a side of homemade guacamole. They can also be served topped with a fried egg or in a bun topped with some greens, such as romaine lettuce or sautéed kale.

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Sweet Potato Broccoli Burgers

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: 20 min
: 15 min

These vegetarian-friendly sweet potato broccoli burgers are kid-friendly, healthy, fun to eat, and packed with nutrition. Make the entire batch and freeze the leftovers for a quick weeknight meal for the family or serve as a dinner party appetizer for vegetarian guests! Being vegetarian doesn’t mean one can’t enjoy a hearty, filling, burger every now and …


Sweet Potato Broccoli Burgers
    1 large sweet potato (about 2 cups raw), cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups raw broccoli, chopped into 2 inch florets
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbs. scallions, finely chopped
  • 3 1/4 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbs. each fresh dill and parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon Dill Mayo Dip (for 4-6 burgers)
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bring water to a boil in a large pot, add the broccoli and sweet potatoes and boil for 10-12 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from the pot, drain in a large colander and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Transfer all of the ingredients to a large food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and combined. Alternatively, if you prefer a chunkier texture, you can mash the veggies with a fork and mix them with the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Dollop the mixture onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper using an ice cream scoop, for more uniform portions.

Flatten the patties with the back of a spoon so they are roughly 3/4 of an inch thick. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, turning over once halfway through the cooking process to ensure each side is cooked until golden brown. Serve warm garnished with lemon dill mayo dip. Store in the fridge and consume within 5 days of preparation.

29 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Broccoli Burgers”

  • Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot 7 years ago

    Boy, these look like a whole bunch of goodness in one spot. They look so good!

  • Stephanie 7 years ago

    That looks like a great idea! My 4 year old loves broccoli. Weird, I know. I’ll have to make this for her as she hates “regular” burgers!

  • Chantal Bernard 7 years ago

    Why have I never heard of these before?!? They sound amazing! I will be adding this to the menu one night for sure!

  • Stephanie Pass 7 years ago

    I’ve never thought about sweet potato burgers before. My husband loves to eat vegetarian on occasion and he loves veggie burgers. I totally want to try this!

  • Mama to 5 Blessings 7 years ago

    I have never seen anything like these before! What a great way to eat your veggies!

  • JaJa Ramirez 7 years ago

    Wow! Another awesome recipe featuring brocolli! My friends who are into fitness enthusiast and loves eating will love this recipe. Good job!

  • Marts Valenzuela 7 years ago

    I love burgers, but I always feel guilty after indulging myself with it. This is a perfect alternative! Thanks for this! Plus looks delicious!

  • I love, love, love sweet potatoes so this recipe is a keeper and I pinned it already to try it as soon as I can 😀

  • Tyra 7 years ago

    These actually look really delicious! And so healthy! I am a big fan of veggie burgers so this is interesting.

  • April Mims 7 years ago

    I love alternatives to veggie burgers. I love sweet potatoes so this would be great for me.

  • Jennifer Tammy 7 years ago

    This is such a brilliant idea! I’m constantly searching for interesting ways to serve vegetables, as my kids can get bored with my go-to methods. This sounds delicious 🙂

  • WendyK 7 years ago

    I have been trying to cook healthier and trying new things. Cooked with bulgar wheat the other night for the first time. Will have to give this a try!

  • You know that looks good. I’d give it a try. I wonder if it would taste good with tarter sauce. Looks great! I’ve said in the past, i could totally be a vegetarian because I don’t love meat, my family does. Dietarily though, I’ve been told I need to up my protein intake, so I tend to drink shakes and eat a lot of nuts.

  • I really need to make these, they include all the ingredients that I love. Looks so different too, would make a great family weekend meal.

  • Sweet Potato Broccoli Burgers?! I NEED this in my life. I am a HUGE broccoli and sweet potato lover and am always looking for more recipes that incorporate the two. I can’t wait to try these for myself <3

  • Alli Smith 7 years ago

    I eat black bean burgers often, but I’ve never had a sweet potato & broccoli burger. I’m gonna have to try your recipe!

  • michele d 7 years ago

    That is an interesting combination. I’m not sure if my kiddos would like it but my husband I would. Great twist!

  • valmg 7 years ago

    What an interesting idea for a burger. My brother loves sweet potato, I am guessing he’d really enjoy this recipe.

  • monica 9 years ago

    You are AMAZING! your recipes are endless! (thanks for your kind support and comments on my crappy attempts at making something!). xx

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      Your ‘crappy’ attempt looked good to me 😉

  • Jo Cee 9 years ago

    Another delicious recipe Lisa! I made these today and they taste SO good! My little guy loved them but he’s not the one I need to worry about sneaking in veggies with (yet!). My husband, (who sounds much like your husband by the way), LOVED them! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      That’s awesome! Thanks for the feedback. I’m thinking I should change my Blog name to “Sneaky Bites for Picky Husbands” (or something like that, lol! Did your husband know what was in them before he tasted them??

      • Jo Cee 9 years ago

        No, definitely not! I’ve learned to keep these things to myself 😛 If he can’t taste it, he doesn’t need to know it’s in there! lol Sneaking veggies into my husband’s diet is harder to do than with my one year old…lol but I’m sure this will change….so playing around with sneaky eats for all it is! 🙂

        • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

          My question is, “why are our HUSBANDS making our lives in the kitchen harder than they should be?!” Glad to know that your sneakiness paid off 😉

  • meandmeg 9 years ago

    Lisa, we’re going to make these bad boys,they better be good, or we’re coming after you;)

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      Oh my, I’m not used to “threatening” messages left on my Blog! Should I dare ask you to post a comment after you’ve made them?! lol! No worries, I can take criticism just as much as a compliment 😉

  • Raji 9 years ago

    I peek into your website atleast once a day to get some ideas for feeding my picky eater 🙂

  • Raji 9 years ago

    since yesterday I was waiting for this recipe . I am going to try it on my son. Thanks Lisa!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 9 years ago

      Wow, that was a quick response!! The burgers are pretty tasty although the texture is different (obviously) than beef burgers. All I know is if my husband ate them then they must be Blog-worthy, lol! I’d love some feedback on what you (or the kids) think of them! Thanks!

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