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Awesome Veggie Burger Recipes!

Bean and Corn Burger, topped with salsa

Bean and Corn Burger, topped with salsa

This is a collection of homemade veggie burger recipes.

Do you love homemade veggie burgers? What's your favorite type?

Most commercial vegetation burger recipes use soy as their main ingredient. I try to avoid soy for the most part, so all of my recipes are soy-free. Some of my recipes use beans as their primary ingredient, including the Bean and Corn Veggie Burger, topped with salsa, pictured to the left. Yet you'll also find on this page some homemade veggie burger recipes that don't use any beans or soy.

The best homemade vegetarian burger I've ever tried is the Zucchini Parmesan Burger. It tastes so much like Eggplant Parmesan! It's low carb too! It contains neither soy nor beans.

Another favorite, and the one I make most often, is the Lentil Walnut Burgers.

You'll find the recipes for these and others below!

Zucchini and Parmesan - To me, these taste VERY similar to Eggplant Parmesan!

Zucchini and Parmesan

Zucchini and Parmesan

One of my favorites!

I love these! These Zucchini Parmesan Burgers are one of my two top favorite veggie burger recipes!

I didn't know how good zucchini, parmesan, and Italian seasoning tasted together until I tried these! I got the idea for this recipe off of a youtube. (Check out the Squash Parmesan Burgers youtube farther down on this page.) This recipe is my own adaptation of that one. If you leave off the bun, you've got a great vegetarian low carb meal!

Zucchini Parmesan Burgers


1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (not pre-grated, preferably)

2 yellow squash

2 zucchini

1 egg

Italian seasoning (or individual herbs or your choice)

pepper, to taste



Cut a small amount of the Parmesan cheese off of the block of cheese and whirl it around in your food processor (or grate it by hand). Remove the cheese and place in a small bowl or measuring cup. Cut off the ends of the zucchini and yellow squash and process them in the food processor. (You can use the grater blade, or the regular blade.) Carefully remove the blade and sprinkle salt on top of the grated or finely chopped squash. Wait about ten minutes. While you are waiting, place a piece of parchment paper on top of your cookie sheet., and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

The salt should cause excess water to be pulled out of the squash. Pour off this excess water (it's good for using in soups). Scoop up a handful of squash and squeeze it with your hands to remove as much water as you can. Place the squeezed squash on a plate or in a bowl. Continue the process until all the squash has been squeezed. OR, for a more effective method, pour the squash into a strainer. Put the strainer over a bowl, and press down on the squash so that the liquid flows into the bowl below.

After you've removed as much water as you can, put the squash back into the rinsed food processor bowl. Add the egg, cheese, Italian seasoning (I just sprinkle some in), and pepper. Stir well. Form into patties and bake on cookie sheet (on top of parchment paper) in the oven. (If your mixture is too wet to form into patties, just plop piles onto the cookie sheet and flatten somewhat with the back of a spoon.) Bake at 350 for 20 to 30 minutes, until the patties become more firm. Flip over and cook until they have golden brown spots on the bottom (around 20 minutes). If you would like, flip them one more time for about five minutes, until both sides are speckled golden brown! Serve.

I don't eat these with a bun, as I love them plain! But of course you could experiment and try them different ways! Maybe they'd be good with marinara sauce?

Squash and Cheese Burgers - Made from yellow squash, zucchini, parmasean cheese, garlic, eggs, and sea salt!

This is the youtube from which I adapted my Zucchini Parmesan Burgers. The main differences between his version and mine are that I don't include garlic, I do use Italian seasoning, I bake mine in the oven, and my preparation method is different (I use a strainer to squeeze out additional water, for example). Also, he suggests adding even more salt after you've squeezed out the water. I don't recommend that. To me, the burgers are already plenty salty and taste quite delicious!

Yet, which ever recipe you use, if you like the flavor of Eggplant Parmesan, I think you'll like these burgers!!!

Lentil Veggie Burger

Another one of my favorites is the Lentil Veggie Burger! They're fabulous too! In fact, between the Lentil Veggie and the Zucchini Parmesan, it's hard to pick a favorite!

Lentil Veggie Burger

Bean and Corn

Bean and Corn Veggie Burger served on a thin bun.

Bean and Corn Veggie Burger served on a thin bun.

Bean and Corn Veggie Burgers Recipe


1 large onion

2 cloves garlic

1 can white beans

1 can pinto beans

1/2 can corn

salt and pepper to taste



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sautee the cut onions in a little bit of oil in a pot (preferably not a non-stick pot) until they just start to turn golden brown. Add the finely chopped garlic and sautee an additional minute. Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner. Drain both cans of beans and add them to the pot. Use a hand (wand) blender right in the pot to mash and blend the beans, onions, and garlic. (If your pot is a non-stick pot, you will probably want to transfer the beans, onions, and garlic to a large bowl before blending them in order to not damage your pot. If you don't have a hand blender, transfer the beans, onions, and garlic to a food processor to mash and blend them.) Next add the well-drained corn to the bean mixture. Stir well. Form into patties and place on a greased oven-safe pan or cookie sheet. Spray the tops lightly with olive oil, and bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes. (Check them ever so often and remove them from the oven sooner if they start to look done (with a thin crust on the top.) Turn them over and return them to the oven for about 10 to 15 more minutes.

Serve with your choice of:

Bun or no bun






barbeque sauce

or anything else you'd like to try!

Makes about 6 to 8 burgers, depending upon their size.

Hand Blender - for processing beans and other foods right in your cooking pot! - I use this for quite a few of my favorite recipes!

Bean and Corn Burger served without a bun, with a side of salad.

Bean and Corn Burger served without a bun, with a side of salad.

Topped with salsa

Topped with salsa

Zucchini Bean Burgers

Zucchini Bean

Zucchini Bean

Zucchini Bean Burgers


1/2 zucchini, sliced

2 small onions

2 cloves garlic

2 cans navy beans


Sauté the onion, with a lid covering the skillet, for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the zucchini and cook under the zucchini is tender. Add the garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Remove from heat. Add 2 cans of drained and rinsed navy beans. Puree with a hand blender, or in a food processor. From into patties and place on greased cookie sheet. Lightly spray or brush the top of the burgers with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, or until done on the bottom.. Flip over and cook until crispy on the top.

Zucchini bean, topped with fresh avocado, salsa, and cilantro

Zucchini bean, topped with fresh avocado, salsa, and cilantro

My favorite way to eat these--> Top with fresh avocado slices and salsa!! Oh, don't forget a few torn leaves of fresh cilantro on the very top!

Stainless-Steel Cooking Oil Spray Pump - This spray pump doesn't use aerosol.

Black Bean Potato Burgers

Black Bean Potato

Black Bean Potato

Black Bean Potato Burgers


2 cans black beans

1 onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic

1 cup of shredded hashbrown potatoes

1/2 can corn, drained

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil


Sauté the onion and hasbrowns together, stirring often, until the hasbrowns are tender and are starting to brown.. Add the garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Remove from heat. Add 2 cans of drained and rinsed black beans. Puree with a hand blender, or in a food processor. Stir in the drained corn. From into patties and place on greased cookie sheet. Lightly spray or brush the top of the burgers with olive oil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes, or until done on the bottom.. Flip over and cook until crispy on the top.

Black Bean Burgers - Containing black beans, bell pepper, onion, egg, cayenee pepper, and bread crumbs.

Veggie Burgers Every Which Way - Thai Carrot Burgers, anyone?

Meatless Burgers: Over 50 Recipes

Vegetarian Burgers

The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet: - I bet you didn't know there was a recipe for a breakfast veggie burger!

This one's all about being vegetarian - with helpful tips and suggestions

Here are links to more recipes!

Award-Winning Recipes- Vegan

Homemade Black Bean - Recipe includes black beans, garlic, onions, bell pepper, chili pepper, cumin, egg, Thai chili sauce or hot sauce, and bread crumbs. - Vegetarian

Black Bean and Sweet Potato - Recipe contains black beans, sweet potato, corn, onion, garlic, quinoa, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, and spices. - Vegan

A Collection of Recipes - Vegan and Vegetarian

Kidney Bean - Recipe contains kidney beans, oats, mushrooms, onions, carrots, red bell pepper, garlic, and tomato paste or ketchup. - Vegan

Lentil Carrot -Recipe contains lentils, onions, carrots, bread crumbs, parsley, and tomato paste. - Vegan

Ultimate - Recipe contains chickpeas, eggs, cilantro, onion, lemon zest, bread crumbs, and sprouts. - Vegetarian

Vegetable Veggie Burgers - Recipe contains corn, mushrooms, tofu, bread crumbs, scallions, red bell pepper, and more - Vegan

Black Bean Fiesta - Recipe contains black beans, bread crumbs, sweet potato, cilantro, white onion, garlic powder, garlic, salt, black pepper, olive oil, cider vinegar, lime juice, jalapeno, nutritional yeast or bread crumbs, chipotle powder or cayenne, vegan mayo, garlic hot sauce, onion slices, tomato slices, and avocado.- Vegan

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Thanks for visiting! Comments? Questions? Think you'll try one of my veggie burger recipes?

Salsa Dancing on February 19, 2013:

Nice lens, made me hungry just reading it!

chickie99 on February 17, 2013:

nice lens...a veggie burger grilled right and seasoned properly can take on beef any day!

Tonie Cook from USA on October 21, 2012:

Love this lens and the recipes!

SquidooPower on October 13, 2012:

More excellent recipes from you!

Gregory Moore from Louisville, KY on October 02, 2012:

Looks tasty! This should help to lower the cholesterol a bit!

FreedomGrrl on August 17, 2012:

Awesome lens! I'm not a vegetarian; I just want to eat a bit healthier and this lens will definitely help me do that. The cookbook list is great. Gonna have to search for them at the library. Glad I stumbled across this lens.

rawwwwwws lm on July 19, 2012:

I am going to try some of the veggie burger recipes I have not seen before!

Chazz from New York on June 28, 2012:

These look great! As someone tryin to lower cholesterol and following a gluten free diet, I really appreciate the variety and healthfulness in these recipes. Bookmarked to return as soon as the zucchini and tomatoes in my kitchen garden ripen. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Sheppard from Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 04, 2012:

I like these recipes. They all look good. Thanks for sharing them!

Johann The Dog from Northeast Georgia on May 17, 2012:

These look pawsome!!! Of to tell my Mum, these would be so healthy for her, and she loves healthy stuff! Woofs, Johann

anonymous on May 10, 2012:

Veggie burners are the best. Thanks for the great recipes.

Mark Falco from Reno, Nevada on March 25, 2012:

I can't wait for our garden to start producing squash again this year. I'm definitely making some zucchini Parmesan burgers.

Lee Hansen from Vermont on March 16, 2012:

I love to make home made veggie burgers and veggie loaves. I sometimes use the mixture to stuff acorn squash and oven roast. Yum!

anonymous on March 11, 2012:

Oh my! My stomach is growling for a burger now!

Funny_Beekeeper on March 09, 2012:

I'm more into normal burger with meat, but this recipe looks interesting so I might give it a try ;)

Thanks for sharing this veggie burger recipe!

truorder on February 16, 2012:

We eat a lot of Morningstar and Boca brands. Thanks for the great recipes. Time for a change.

anonymous on February 14, 2012:

i love Burger and now i'm feeling hungry!!!!

traveller27 on February 09, 2012:

These look great!

cherielady lm on February 05, 2012:

wow, all of them looks very tempting yet easy to cook. wanna try making one next weekend. thanks a lot for sharing this! :))

ptnjust007 on February 02, 2012:

vegetable is very good for our health, I like it

thank you for your post

anonymous on February 01, 2012:

I like veggie burger.I like these colorful and healthy veggie burger.

anonymous on January 28, 2012:

Returning with fresh angel dust for your veggie burgers, I was drooling over the pictures and reviewing your recipes....you've impressed me again!

vekoslavr lm on January 26, 2012:

Veggie esential food. Thank you Janiece.

anonymous on January 25, 2012:

I will be trying these. They look good! Thanks

anonymous on January 20, 2012:

I love adding things to my burgers, these looked great.

E L Seaton from Virginia on January 15, 2012:

You have a deep veggie burger bench. I only expected a couple or three. Nicely done! Who knows, I could come to crave one of these burgers on a regular basis.

glowchick on January 13, 2012:

These look delicious! Will definitely be trying some, thanks for sharing :)

BusyMOM LM on January 02, 2012:

I'm so glad to find this lens! Delicious!

Godsgraciousgift on December 21, 2011:

I hope I get to try at least one of these recipes. I love black beans. The recipe with black beans looks tasty to me.

Rose Jones on October 22, 2011:

I will try these - I have emailed them to myself. I know they are tasty and healthy.

bman227 on October 20, 2011:

I'm not a vegetarian but those burgers look really good!

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on August 10, 2011:

The zuchinni bean burgers look quite easy (and delicious). I am going to have to try them!


Mark Falco from Reno, Nevada on August 10, 2011:

What great recipes! I am always on the lookout for new things to do with home grown squash around this time of year but I never would have thought about making veggie burgers.

jackieb99 on July 29, 2011:

I love veggie burgers and am for sure going to try some of your recipes!

michaeljshaw on July 21, 2011:

Hey- great resources! I mainly have store-bought veggie burgers, but you've got so many options here, with many of them easy to make, that i'm going to have to try at least one!


natashaely on July 19, 2011:

I love veggie burgers and get frustrated as most contain gluten, there are some great recipes that would allow me to make a big batch, freeze thema nd enjoy at my convenience! Fabulous page! :)

orange3 lm on July 15, 2011:

Thank you for all the great recipes! I'm going to try the Black Bean Potato Burgers. It looks really good :)

Char Milbrett from Minnesota on June 27, 2011:

if you take eggplant and egg, flour and cracker crumb it, fry it.. you can eat it like a burger on a bun. I like it with a slice of american cheese and buffalo wing sauce. MMMMMMMMMMM!

hamshi5433 on June 21, 2011:

Am finding it hard to leave this page..! Love it.

anonymous on June 13, 2011:

Love, love, LOVE your vegetarian recipes! Thanks!

CyanChocolate on May 12, 2011:

They look yummy :)

bames24 lm on April 28, 2011:

your recipes are great... thanks for sharing... :)

fig_and_ginger on April 01, 2011:

I'm definitely going to try the Zucchini Parmesan burgers. They look so delicious!

noushki on March 05, 2011:

This lens makes me hungry lol I will definitely be trying some of these recipes out !

JoyfulPamela2 from Pennsylvania, USA on February 16, 2011:

Thank you so much! I have been searching for healthier recipes for my diet. These look like something healthy that the family would like. =D

Lloyd Pinto from Mumbai on February 08, 2011:

aw...just the sort of lens I need - when I am thinking of dieting...lol! has my stomach growling for a burger now! Blessed by your friendly neighbourhood Squid Angel Chef!

Patricia on February 03, 2011:

Great recipes! I may try some!

JanieceTobey (author) on January 27, 2011:

@Glenn619: Hi Glenn, Thanks for writing! I create the recipes. Some recipes I adapt from other recipes - changing them to suit my own tastes, but many are created completely from scratch.

Glenn619 on January 27, 2011:

From where do you get these recipes. Your fan for today, awesome lens

Asinka Fields from Los Angeles, CA on January 24, 2011:

Mouth watering, got to try them this weekend ...

Julianne Gentile from Cleveland, Ohio, US on January 17, 2011:

These look amazing! I'm anxious to try them.

anonymous on January 13, 2011:

Your lens makes those Veggie Hamburgers look mouth-watering good!

I must try them this weekend. Thanks.

KokoTravel on January 09, 2011:

Zuccini parmesan burger... oh I think that sounds fabulous!

WebIsFun on January 07, 2011:

Awesome recipes! Yummy!

natashaely on January 07, 2011:

Not only is this a great lens it's also given me a great idea for what to cook for my mom tomorrow as she's vegan, thanks. It's a lovely lens will be back to look through them all :)

anonymous on January 02, 2011:

I still eat that "other" food but I can say that I could live a happy life eating you awesome veggie burgers and beans! I'll have to let my sister know about both as she is experimenting and she might as well come to the expert!

anonymous on December 30, 2010:

Another awesome lens! Blessed by a squidoo angel on 12/30/2010. Have a great day!

Mrmakingusmile LM on December 29, 2010:

2011 I will try a veggie burger. Tasty Tasty! Thanks for making me smile.

Adriana from New Market on December 17, 2010:

I am going to try the black bean burger today. Sounds delicious!

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on December 08, 2010:

Wow! I had no idea! I will have to try some of your recipes for my children. Thanks!

awakeningwellness on December 05, 2010:

These all look so delicious I can't decide which one to try first!

Joy Neasley from Nashville, TN on December 02, 2010:

I miss blackbean burgers and would like to make them myself. However, I am an American missionary living in China, and youtube is banned here. So cannot see the recipe on this lens.

Judy Goldsberry on November 28, 2010:

They all look delicious, I will try the bean and potato one first. I love veggie burgers!

anonymous on November 21, 2010:

You have a great collection here of ways to eat less meat and more veg without really changing much.

encouragingwords on November 21, 2010:

I'm going to try the Zucchini Parmesan Burgers; thank you!

Joycevoice on October 22, 2010:

I really like your focus on beans and corn. They are much better for you than the store-bought soy-based veggie burgers.

Gordon N Hamilton from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom on September 26, 2010:

Fantastic lens. I am far from being a vegetarian but your recipes still look delicious to me and your presentation is excellent.

Leanne Chesser on September 11, 2010:

I can't believe I just found this lens! It's gorgeous and I love all the veggie burger recipes. I'll be back to try some of these!

enslavedbyfaeries on August 14, 2010:

Just what I was looking for! :)

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on August 08, 2010:

Lots of interesting veggie burger recipes here. I am going to try a few of them, starting with the bean and potato recipe.

puzzlerpaige on June 07, 2010:

All of these look yummy...and I'm not a vegetarian! Your photos are super. Congrats on your 50th lens. I always love reading them.

sittonbull on June 05, 2010:

Not a vegetarian either, but my wife Haley will love this. You do have some good looking recepies here. Congratulations Janiece on the 50th lens... that's awesome.

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on June 04, 2010:

I am not a Vegetarian but these recipes do sound and look great. Did I understand that this is your 50th lens? Congratulations and well done!

oztoo lm on June 03, 2010:

I'm not a vegetarian but I do love veggies. I really think I'll have to try some of these recipes. Great lens.

Carmel Aaron on June 01, 2010:

Great Lens.

This should be a great help to all vegetarians.

I love how you designed your guest book..I want to learn how to do it too.

Congratulations on your 50th lens. I am very proud of you.


Anthony Godinho from Ontario, Canada on May 31, 2010:

Yummy lens and beautifully crafted too! I love veggies burgers and the first time I tried it, I didn't know what it would taste like, but it was tasty. Great job with this lens on so many recipes!

MissBuffySpears on May 31, 2010:

Thanks for the great lens! As a vegetarian, I am always looking for new veggie burger recipes!

Barkely on May 31, 2010:

love veggie burgers, but I hate all the sodium that's usually in the pre-made burgers at the store. I think I'll have to give the zucchini burgers a try, and maybe the black bean potato. I wonder if they'd still be tasty if I soaked my own blackbeans instead of using canned? Hmmm.

hlkljgk from Western Mass on May 31, 2010:

what a great variety of veggie burgers!

southshoretees on May 30, 2010:

The zucchini burger looks delicious, and the black bean burger had me convinved it WASN'T meat free. They all look good. Congratulations on publishing lens #50! Good luck with making Giant Squid, I'm sure you will make it with quality lenses like this one.