Sweet Potato Burgers


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I often crave burgers. Big fat juicy burgers, sweet potato burgers burgers, bean burgers, chicken burgers, turkey burgers… if it’s sandwiched in a bun, it’s on my list. I’m flexible on what kind of meat is in between the bun but one thing that no burger is complete without it avocado. Obviously. Duh.

Sweet Potato Burgers

Veggie burgers were a way of life in the Dalkin household. I’m sure I’ve told you that my mom’s a vegetarian, (except when we make an epic BBQ Chicken for dinner) so veggie/bean/sweet potato burgers were featured on the reg growing up. I’d usually slather them in an obsessive amount of ketchup because I was that kind of kid. Anything smothered in ketchup was a good idea, still is as far as I’m concerned. I’ve graduated a bit and now smother everything (veggie burgers included) with avocado in some form.

These sweet potato burgers topped with avocado are delish, filling and beautiful! I’d recommend you make them for dinner this weekend.

Photo by Matt Armendariz. Food Styling by Adam Pearson. Recipe by yours truly from Absolutely Avocados 🙂

Sweet Potato Burgers



  • 1 cup peeled and diced sweet potatoes
  • 1 15- ounce can cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 [1/2] cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • [1/2] teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • [1/2] teaspoon sweet paprika
  • [1/2] teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 burger buns sliced and toasted
  • 2 Hass avocados
  • Assorted toppings such as red onions roasted red bell peppers, micro greens, Dijon mustard, lettuce, sun dried tomatoes and caramelized onions.


  • Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add the diced sweet potatoes and cook until fork tender, 5-7 minutes. Drain the sweet potatoes and transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Add the cannellini beans, bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan, lemon zest, salt, pepper, paprika and oregano. Pulse for 1 minute until everything is full incorporated and smooth.
  • Remove the sweet potato mixture from the food processor and divide it into four equal 4-ounce portions. Form each portion into a patty to fit your preferred burger bun.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sweet potato patties to the hot oil and cook until golden brown, 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer each patty to a burger bun bottom.
  • Cut the avocados in half lengthwise. Remove the pit from the avocado and discard. Remove the avocado from the skin and cut the avocado into thin strips. Top each sweet potato patty with one-quarter of the avocado strips. Add additional toppings as desired and top with the top half of the bun. Serve immediately.

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  1. Heather Christo

    Are you kidding me?! these are GORGEOUS!! PERFECT!! I am obsessed!! I would never have thought to make sweet potatoes into burgers!

  2. Todd | HonestlyYUM

    Wow, how have I never had a sweet potato burger?! These look out of this world, Gaby!

  3. Liz @ Virtually Homemade

    What a fab idea. Wonderful sweet potatoes made into a burger!!


    Totally just had a sweet potato burger for the first time last week! SUPER scrumptious and satisfying! I feel ya girl, a burger of any kind is usually wonderful. Thanks for the recipe, Gaby! 🙂

  5. Meg @ Beard and Bonnet

    OMG! I need this burger in my life.:) Just ordered your cookbook too, so excited to get busy with avocados in the kitchen.

  6. Erin | The Law Student’s Wife

    Bring on the burgers!!!! I adore veggie burgers, and sweet potatoes + avocado are flavor BFFs. I’m smitten.

  7. Sommer @ASpicyPerspective

    What a big and beautiful burger! I love the sweet potato twist!

  8. cheri

    Sweet potatoes and white beans combined together to make a burger. I love this.

  9. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I’m addicted to burgers of any kind as well, but I’ve yet to actually make a veggie burger at home. Crazy! I must must try these bad boys.

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  11. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

    I want one right now! I’ve been craving burgers lately too and I’m slightly obsessed with sweet potatoes.

  12. Dana

    A new veggie burger to add to my recipe collection. Awesome! I can’t wait to try it.

  13. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    These look incredible, Gaby! I’ll take 5, wait….how many does one recipe make? I’ll talk that many!

  14. Deborah @ Delicious Happens

    OMG I love this idea! I have a cycling friend who would love these!!

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  16. Marly

    I have a thing for ketchup too. I can’t even imagine people who eat french fries without it! What a bad though! Anyway, loving this sandwich. Looks tasty!

  17. Aggie

    I seriously love a good veggie burger! These look great! (I need to get your book!!!)

  18. Emily @ Life on Food

    I am pretty sure it would take some mighty convincing to get my husband to have these for dinner but I don’t know if I even want to try. I would it them all!

  19. Vicky

    Always on the lookout for new veggie burger recipes; Love this one : )

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  21. Jhon @ Buysafegenerics

    This is perfects veggie burger and I need to make them in my home.

  22. Taylor

    It looks like there is some sort of sauce on the burger, I was wondering what you used? Or if there was a recipe for it?

    • Gaby

      Mustard!! You could also throw on some guacamole or salsa instead!! Either way – delish!

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  24. Caitlin

    I made these for dinner tonight & WOW, they are delicious! Love the little hint of lemon. This recipe is a definite keeper.

  25. Lorraine

    Can these be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated (or even frozen) for cooking at a later date?

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    I’m making these for my two vegan daughter’s substituting vegan Parmesan but am intrigued by your beautiful burger buns. Did you make them or do you have a source. They look so GOOD! I purchased your book Absolutely Avacados and can’t wait to try the recipes, The photos are

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  29. Julia Stearns @ Healthirony

    That sweet potato burgers looked soooo good, I had to try and make them. I used your suggestion and used
    2 Hass avocados.