Craving some plant-strong hearty comfort food dinner? Try any of these carnivore-approved vegan burger recipes that will definitely hit the spot. Great for families and barbecues!
If there’s one meal that is easy to enjoy without any animal products, it’s vegan burgers. Sure, they don’t necessarily have that distinct meaty flavor or bite, but they come in so many shapes and sizes that you will definitely find something you’ll love.
From kidney or black beans to chickpeas, lentils or grains like oats, rice and quinoa, our hand-selected vegan burger recipes are rich in everyday healthy foods and oftentimes feature some hidden veggies, too!
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We’ll feature lighter portobello mushroom burgers, Asian-flavored tofu-based patties, and scrumptious loaded vegan burgers with lots of sauce and fries on the side to give you a peek into the large variety.
Scrumptious, flavorful and perfectly textured, these stuffed kidney bean burgers are true crowd-pleasers. Really easy to make, customizable and colorful, they offer everything you’d want a burger to be.
These vegan black bean burgers offer really great texture and pair beautifully with creamy avocado whip! This is probably one of the healthiest and tastiest baked veggie burgers. Serve with potato wedges and ketchup!
Ready in just 20 minutes, these customizable chickpea burgers are perfect for an easy family-friendly weeknight meal! They feature the classic flavors of ranch dressing, are undetectably vegan and reasonably high in protein, too. Freeze any leftovers for future meal prep!
These just-so-slightly-spicy red lentil burgers are really scrumptious and taste fantastic when topped with creamy vegan avocado sauce! Ready in under 20 minutes, the patties are best served on burger buns alongside lettuce, tomatoes and anything else you want in your vegan burger. For a lighter version, put them in a lettuce wrap or salad!
You will totally love this copycat recipe! Two plant-based patties, vegan special sauce, lettuce, vegan cheese, pickles and onion between a vegan hamburger bun. For the most realistic meaty burger, go for Impossible Burger patties or make this Vegan Big Mac with any of your favorite homemade or store-bought burgers!
Only 4 ingredients are needed for these genius black bean salsa burgers! They will become your next 15-minute go-to weeknight dinner recipe the whole family will love. Serve on your favorite buns with ketchup, mustard, onion, pickles and lettuce!
From sweet butternut squash to thyme and apples, the fall flavors are real in these burgers! Combined with cooked rice, garlic, leeks and pumpkin seeds, these aren’t your everyday patties but really worth a try — especially with the accompanied healthy vegan lemon thyme mayo.
If you’re looking for a more extravagant vegan patty, then try this edamame and rice version! Gorgeously green in color and rich in savory flavors thanks to the garlic, cumin, cayenne, smoked paprika, black pepper and salt, this is a vegan burger recipe to remember.
Looking super meaty but… being just a mushroom? Yes, these hearty burgers feature juicy portobello mushrooms, caramelized onion, homemade vegan mayo and a slice of tomato. No animal products needed! They are a bit lighter but really flavorful, perfect for a summer barbecue.
Another less common veggie burger combination is found in these patties! Sweet potato, chickpeas and hemp seeds, mixed with delicious spices and served with sliced avocado on your favorite bun. The ingredients ensure great texture and the patties can even be made a day in advance!
For this delicious veggie burger, portobello mushrooms are marinated in a fajitas spice mix and layered among guacamole, salsa, vegan nacho cheese sauce and spicy fajitas vegetables. Sounds epic? Try this awesome recipe!
These easy beet and black bean burgers are served with zesty carrot slaw! We love this creative twist which doesn’t just add a punch of color and flavor, but also some additional nutrients to make this a truly healthy vegan burger recipe.
How about a juicy vegan falafel burger in a pretzel bun served with creamy tahini sauce and crispy and tender sweet potato fries? This fusion burger recipe combines everything we love about delicious plant-based food and we highly recommend you try it this BBQ season.
Spice up your veggie burger game with these vegan Thai tofu burgers! Super flavorful and high-protein patties that feature roasted cashews and lots of Asian spices are served on a bun with tangy carrot slaw and your favorite sauce in this recipe.
These vegan sweet potato burgers are bursting with flavor and have a wonderful texture! Crispy on the edges, the patties are made with white kidney beans, sweet potatoes, red pepper, mushrooms and oats — healthy and simple ingredients are all it takes to make a delicious vegan burger.
Earthy black beans, crunchy walnuts and delicious pumpkin are combined to create these simple 30-minute veggie patties for a healthy comfort food dinner! Serve on buns with cilantro yogurt sauce, lettuce and any other veggies of your choice.
Another uncommon vegan burger combo is this patty which is made from mushroom risotto! Hearty and rich with a meaty bite, this burger is bursting with umami flavor and loaded with nutrients. Great idea to use up leftover rice, too!
We love these simple and straightforward quinoa beet patties that aren’t just pretty in color but also as healthy as a burger recipe gets! Protein-packed without any beans or lentils, it features a handful of pantry staples and spices which makes them super accessible and really yummy.
These Indian-inspired vegan bhaji burgers feature sweet potatoes, carrots and red onion — plus, a whole lot of flavor! Spicy, colorful and bursting with flavor, they are not your everyday vegan burger recipe and great if you want to switch things up a little bit.
Have some leftover cooked bulgur? Make these scrumptious chickpea-based veggie burgers with your cooked grains to help bind the patties together and add a handful of common spices for great flavor. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and a dollop of vegan mayo for a quick and healthy vegan burger!
Finally, here’s a great option for everyone who owns an air fryer or Instant Pot! This delicious vegan burger recipe is easy to make even ahead of time before loading the white bean patties with lots of burger sauce and crunchy veggies. Or serve them in a green salad for a quick healthy dinner option when you need something in a pinch.
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Want to make the best vegan burger? Try some hand-selected recipes from our article or freestyle with the following formula using what you already have on hand — we help you make the best plant-based patties you can enjoy with your whole family.
1.5 cups legumes (chickpeas, black beans, white beans, etc.)
1 cup grains (oats, cooked rice, cooked quinoa, etc.)
Sauté onion, garlic and vegetables for around 5-8 minutes or until soft in a skillet using soy sauce, vegetable broth or oil.
Add your cooked & drained legumes, grains and sautéd vegetables into a food processor jar.
Pulse a few times to combine, add all herbs and spices, then pulse again without overdoing it.
Adjust everything to your taste preference, then press the mixture between your fingers to ensure it has the right texture.
If it’s too crumbly, add some water. If it’s too wet, add more of the dry ingredients you used.
Form plant-based patties with your hands and place them next to each other on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Bake in the oven at 350 °F (180 °C) for 15 minutes, flip over and bake for another 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can fry the patties in oil using a skillet — this will only take 3-5 minutes for each side.
Serve warm on your favorite bun alongside your favorite vegan burger fixings!
Be sure to use lots of spices like smoked paprika or tamari to make your vegan burgers really savory and bring out those umami flavors.
You can make Indian or Thai-flavored patties, add some pesto or crushed chips for added texture — the sky’s truly the limit here!
Vegan burger patties can also be frozen uncooked or once they are cooled after cooking in a freezer bag. Reheat in the oven.
Alena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.