Best Veggie Burger Recipes (Vegetarian and Vegan)

Looking for homemade veggie burgers? Here are our most popular veggie burger recipes, according to you! All of these recipes for veggie burgers are vegetarian, and most are vegan. Can't find the perfect recipe? Don't worry, there are plenty more vegetarian and vegan veggie burger recipes. Veggie burgers are an excellent source of protein for vegetarians.

If you've tried making veggie burgers in the past and have struggled with them falling apart or being too dry and crumbly,...MORE you'll also want to check out my guide to making the perfect veggie burger.

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    Mushroom veggie burgers
    Mushroom veggie burgers. Mushroom veggie burgers photo by Brian Leatart / Getty Images

    Mushrooms are surprisingly similar in taste and texture to meat when cooked, and this recipe may just surprise you with how tasty it is. While mushrooms provide plenty of flavor and texture, the addition of pinto beans makes this recipe high in fiber and protein too. A reviewer gave this recipe five stars and wrote, "Very good for those that are meat lovers since the taste is almost similar. This is also economical since it costs less than meat. Thanks a lot for this creation."

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    Vegetarian and vegan black bean veggie burgers
    K. Miller Photographs / Getty Images / Easy black bean burgers.

    I love this recipe for vegan black bean patties because it's easy to make as well as tasty, two of my favorite qualities in a recipe! They aren't quite firm enough to toss on the backyard grill, so you may want to chill them after forming them into patties, or, you can lightly fry them in oil for a quick, everyday meal. This veggie burger recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.

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    Homemade veggie burgers made from tofu

    This easy recipe for tofu veggie burgers is easy to make and great for an everyday vegetarian and vegan lunch, dinner, picnic or for a vegetarian barbecue. Enjoy!

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    Lower-fat veggie burger recipe

    Looking for a healthier, low-fat veggie burger? This veggie burger recipe uses just a bit of tofu and lots and lots of veggies to form a healthy and high-fiber vegetarian patty.

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    Black bean burgers with salsa and cornmeal
    Black bean burgers with salsa and cornmeal.

    An easy veggie burger with just a few basic ingredients and some spices, these are very quick and easy to make in your food processor. These veggie burgers will hold together well on your backyard grill.

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    Portobello mushroom veggie burgers

    Try this vegetarian burger recipe with portobello mushrooms and an avocado sauce. Portobello mushrooms make for a healthy veggie burger recipe for a barbecue or cookout and have a hearty and rich flavor. If you need a simple and easy way to substitute meat in your veggie burger, portobello mushrooms are the way to go!

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    Veggie burger made from potatoes and beans
    Photo by What Kim Ate

    Yes, you can make fabulous veggie patties from potatoes! If you've ever had latkes or potato pancakes, you know that potatoes absorb the flavors added to them quite well, and have a satisfying texture that is both crunchy and soft. Feel free to spice up this potato and bean veggie patty recipe a bit by adding some garlic, seasoned salt, or other spices. This veggie burger recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.

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    Spicy vegan black bean burger patties

    Spice up a basic vegetarian and vegan black bean burger patty with some cayenne pepper and hot sauce! This black bean patty will hold together well enough to grill, or you can pan-fry it in a bit of oil.

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    TVP veggie burgers

    These vegetarian TVP veggie burgers are high in protein and pack a bit of a kick. Feel free to omit the chili powder and cayenne if you prefer a milder veggie burger. This veggie burger recipe is vegetarian, but not vegan.

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    Nature's burger is a store-bought veggie burger mix. You just add hot water, let the mixture sit for a few minutes, and then it's ready to cook up! Instant homemade veggie burgers! I like to add extra seasonings to the mix, either some garlic salt, Italian seasoning or even some seasoned salt. Here's one way to serve up Nature's burger California-style: with avocados, cheese, and sprouts.

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    Photo by John, American Food Guide

    My friend John is as far away from vegetarian as one can be, but he's also a serious foodie and culinary expert. So, when he recommends this veggie burger recipe, you know it's good! John says that the chunks of mushroom give it a juicier texture than other veggie burger recipes.

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    Not finding exactly the veggie burger recipe of your dreams on this list? Not to worry, as there are dozens more veggie burger recipes here, including more low-fat black bean burger recipes, potato burgers and more. Don't feel like cooking? Check out my picks for the best veggie burger brands that are available in your grocery store's freezer here.