If you are often looking for recipes for tasty veggie burgers look no further. These butternut squash and sweet potato veggie burgers are full of flavour, easy to make and will impress guests. The recipe was adapted slightly from one found in Waitrose and made by Ben and his tutor Jassy. We all enjoyed it for lunch so I know you will too.

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count these burgers within your allowances.

Butternut squash veggie burgers

Making the butternut and sweet potato veggie burgers healthier

This recipe for yummy butternut squash and sweet potato veggie burgers can be changed around. It can easily be made to be healthier.

Firstly omitting the mayonnaise or swapping to lighter mayonnaise can make a small difference.

If you use wholemeal bread rolls it would be a little healthier than a brioche bun.

The total flour used in the recipe is negligible and I wouldn’t worry about changing it or omitting it just to save a few calories.

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Why you need vegetables to lose weight

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

Making these burgers on a budget

The total cost of this butternut squash and sweet potato veggie burgers recipe is pretty good. There are though a few places money could be saved. Watch out for when the Merchant Gourmet packs are on offer. They have a good expiry so will keep them until you need them.

Buying frozen diced butternut squash and sweet potato saves time and can often work out cheaper too. If you would like to use fresh then check out my butternut squash tips.

What to serve the burgers with

I would recommend serving with a good size salad, chips and coleslaw or whatever takes your fancy. I have a coleslaw recipe you should try if you have time to make it healthier.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw

More recipes you might enjoy

You can find all of my butternut squash tips and recipes here which are perfect if you now realise you enjoy butternut squash after trying it in these butternut squash and sweet potato veggie burgers.

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Fancy 4 weeks of healthy lunches already planned out for you? Check this lunch plan out.

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This vegan burger recipe sounds amazing so definitely, one I am putting on my list to try, have you tried it yet?

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butternut squash veggie burgers

Butternut and sweet potato veggie burgers

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Burger
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

A good healthy veggie burger that is perfect for all the family


Ingredients

Scale

350g diced butternut and sweet potato

250g pack Merchant Gourmet smoky spanish-style grains and rice

2 tsp smoked paprika

25g pack flat leaf parsley roughly chopped

1 lemon, zest plus juice to serve

1 tsp plain flour, plus extra for dusting

2 tsp frylight

4 brioche burger buns

2 garlic cloves, crushed

4 heaped tbsp mayonnaise with a sprinkle of pepper to add a bit of flavour

120g peppery salad or any salad you would like


Instructions

1. Simmer the squash and sweet potato in salt water for 8- 10 minutes until tender, then drain and mash. Let it cool then, mix with the grains and rice, 2 teaspoons of paprika, chopped parsley, lemon zest and 1 teaspoon of flour. Season well to your tastes. Shape into 4 burgers, dusting your hands with a little flour to help.

2. Heat the frylight in a non-stick griddle pan and cook the burgers over a medium heat for 5 minutes on each side until darkened and golden. Stir the garlic into the mayo (Ben had the idea of putting in a little parsley too, I thought he was mad but I was wrong!) and mix well.

3. Put a handful of salad leaves on each bun bottom and sit a burger on top. Add a good dollop of garlic mayo (we put in pepper to taste aswell). Put each on a plate and add the bun top and garnish with the salad and take a bite! Bon appetit!



Keywords: Veggie burger, burgers, butternut squash,

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  1. Tasty veggie burgers. Took a while to find the Merchant Gourmet pack – glad I did though. Well worth the wait!