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Vegetarian Patties

Updated on September 18, 2014

When You Want Something Special!

Have you ever wanted to eat some good, wholesome vegetarian burgers/patties, but didn't have a good recipe? Don't worry: I am called the queen of patties around here. I make patties out of just about anything.

I use vegetables, oatmeal, left over food, garden harvest my husband brings home from his gardener friends, and more. And 90% of the time, everyone loves my creations. Yes, there are those times when my concoctions don't appeal to anyone, but those are rare.

Mushroom Patties

Even mushroom haters LOVE these patties!


- 4oz. can of Giorgio, Mushroom Pieces & Stems N, 4-Ounce (24 Pack) (it's what I use, but you can probably use any other canned mushroom pieces and stems

- 1 egg

- pinch of Lawry's- Seasoned Salt

- quick oats as needed

- vegetable oil for frying

*** Multiply the recipe as needed: 2 cans of mushroom, 2 eggs, etc. I end up using 10 cans at one time: yes, my family and guests love these that much!

First of all, drain the mushrooms of the juice they are in.

Then, blend your quick oats to make them into a powder (just put the oats in the turn on the blender for about 20-30 seconds). Put this powder aside in a bowl.

Next put the egg/s in your blender with the salt and mushrooms. Pulsate your blender (you don't want to puree them) until the mushrooms are chopped into small pieces. then pout this mixture into a mixing bowl, and add the powdered oats until the mixture is no longer juicy.

*** don't use too much oat powder, or your patties will be too "bread-like": just use enough to absorb most of the juice. If the composition is still a little juicy, don't worry: just mix again before you fry your patties

Finally, heat up the oil and spoon the composition into the frying pan with a soup spoon. I like my patties small: they get crunchy around the edges and cook thoroughly.

Quick Tip:

Lay a sheet of paper towel on the plate you are putting these as you get them out of the frying pan: this way you'll get rid of any extra grease.

Mushroom Veggie Burger Recipe

This looks so delicious, it's a must try!

Oatmeal Burgers


- 1 large onion chopped

- 2 eggs

- a pinch of Lawry's Seasoned Salt (I use this salt in all my patties)

- 1.5 cups of quick oats. Here is the one I always use: Quaker Quick 1 Minute Oats Original Instant Oatmeal Value Box

- vegetable oil

Mix everything together and spoon into frying pan. Brown on both sides (takes only a couple of minutes) and you are ready to go.

This is great for breakfast. Try it if your kids won't eat oatmeal, and you may be surprised.

Zucchini Patties

Use this summer's bounty!

I don't know about you, but every gardener that grows zucchini and squash has more than they can use. My husband brings home lots of them all the time. If you are blessed with neighbors that share, or just simply buy some form the store, these patties are delicious!


- 4 medium zucchini, or yellow squash, or a combination of the two

- 3 eggs

- 8 oz shredded feta cheese (optional, but really good)

- quick oats (powdered)

- Lawry's seasoned salt

- 1 large onion finely chopped

- 1 tablespoon of dill wed

- vegetable oil for frying

Shred/grate the zucchini (I use my trusty Presto Professional SaladShooter, seen above, to shred my vegetables), sprinkle salt on it, and leave for a few minutes. After about 10 minutes, squeeze as much juice out of the zucchini as you can, and then saute the zucchini and onions with just one tablespoon of oil.

Once the zucchini and onions soften, take it off the stove and let it cool. Once cooled, add the shredded feta cheese, and the eggs and mix well. At the end, add the oatmeal powder as needed.

Spoon composition into the hot oil and brown it on both sides. YUM!

Must Haves for Patty Lovers

If you love patties, it makes sense to have the right tools to make your life easier. For example, you'll need a non-stick frying pan (or two if you want to finish your patties twice as fast: that's what I do!)

Here is a set that has great reviews at

Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10- and 12-Inch Omelet Pans, Set of 2

Saw this same item in store for more money. When product arrived could not ask for better quality. They are truly non-stick and heavy enough to heat and cook great. I've always bought Calphalon when I could afford it. This sale helped!

These two pans do most things in the kitchen. I make 1-pot dinners for three in the 12-inch pan easily. Nothing burns, nothing sticks. The 10 inch pan is perfect for breakfast and anything else I want to cook. Both pans clean up easily and work well at very high heat on my radiant cook top.

You'll also need a good blender and/or/shredder. You can get one of each, or you can get a Vitamix that will do just about everything for you.

Vitamix CIA Professional Counter-top Blender with 2+ HP Motor, Platinum

The Vita-Mix is more than a blender, it is a professional kitchen food prep machine that is endorsed by chef instructors at the Culinary Institute of America.

This is an outstanding product, but of course so is the price.

For the most part, it has replaced my food processor and blender; it's sort of the all-in-one solution to most of my kitchen processing requirements. The design technology is excellent, as are the results when using the machine.

I'd love to hear if you tried any of my patties. Did you like them? Hate them? Do you have any suggestions for improvement?

Please rate my hub if you find it interesting.

Do you have any special vegetarian patties you like? - Share your favorite vegetarian patties recipe please.

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    • Nutrisimohealth profile image


      5 years ago

      Veggie pancakes are more like a pattie/pancake thing. They taste really good! Great lens. Great recipes!

    • ItayaLightbourne profile image

      Itaya Lightbourne 

      5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Great vegetarian patties recipes! You've given me some ideas. Thank you for featuring my Vegetable Green Smoothies Recipes! :)

    • Fruitfulvine2 profile image


      6 years ago

      I do patties with just about anything I have on hand too. I've shared the recipes for a couple of them on my blog. One was a spinach, beet and lentil combination.

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      Monica Lobenstein 

      6 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      These look delicious. I definitely want to try both kinds.

    • Lenskeeper profile image


      6 years ago

      Looks great! Wonder what you would substitute for eggs to make these vegan????

    • LittleLindaPinda profile image

      Little Linda Pinda 

      6 years ago from Florida

      My husband loves mushrooms. That burger would be interesting to try.

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      6 years ago

      I made some black bean patties once with corn. They rocked and they were really nutritious and satisfying.

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      6 years ago

      I'd like to start making my own veggie burgers with simple, easy to find ingredients. But I'm vegan. So I would need recipes that don't call for eggs or cheese. Anytime I've had veggie burgers made from scratch in restaurants or from a mushroom vendor at the Farmers Market or even handmade and frozen by Veggie Brothers., they are SO much better than the processed frozen store brands.

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      6 years ago

      @chezchazz: ~ sounds great. I like your suggestions. Thanks!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice lens, enjoyed it, I do not have any special vegetarian patties that I like, but I will try your mushroom patties, looks inviting. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago from New York

      I like using a large portabella mushroom cap instead of a pattie sometimes. Or round thick slices of breaded and baked or fried eggplant (with or without mozzarella melted on top). Seems meatier to me than a pattie, although we do make veggie burgers sometimes.

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      7 years ago

      The recipe sounds lovely and would love to try it!

    • maplesyrup59 profile image


      7 years ago

      I make veggie patties using the flesh of summer squash, a Lebanese recipe. Serve it with hummus and pita bread and it is always a big hit!

    • awakeningwellness profile image


      7 years ago

      I buy lot's of different kinds of veggie burgers but have never made any, I will have to try out the zucchini patty it sounds delish!

    • LouisaDembul profile image


      7 years ago

      I like carrot patties, but didn't know about the oatflour. Will try to make them in this way, maybe they will not fall apart!

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      Heidi Reina 

      7 years ago from USA

      Mushroom patties are our favorite. I've used portabellas, sauteed with garlic and onion, then finely chopped in the food processor. Thanks for the tips!

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      7 years ago

      These look really good and are on the menu soon, lensrolled and liked.

    • Adriana Daniela profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New Market

      @JanieceTobey: Thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you try it and love/hate it. And thanks for lensrolling it.

    • Adriana Daniela profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from New Market

      @KDimmick: Thank you for blessing my lens. Much appreciated.

    • JanieceTobey profile image


      7 years ago

      The mushroom patty looks soooo yummy! I'll give it a try! Thanks for sharing your recipes! I'm lensrolling this page to my page of homemade veggie burger recipes: "Awesome Veggie Burger Recipes."

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      7 years ago

      Blessed by an angel :)

    • Lisa-Marie-Mary profile image


      7 years ago

      The oatmeal ones sound really good!!!

    • Adriana Daniela profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from New Market

      @The-Java-Gal: Awesome! Please come back and tell me which spices you used: I'd love to try new ones too.

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      8 years ago from New Market

      @JoyfulPamela2: Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like the recipes you'll try.

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      8 years ago

      I am going to try your zucchini patties. Because I am on a brain-health food kick right now, I will play around with the spices. (I add at least 3 spices to each recipe) I also love making patties using lentils. Enjoyed reading your lens.

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These look tasty! I like to make zucchini burgers with a slightly different recipe than yours. Looking forward to trying the other recipes. : )


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