Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Burgers

These sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are so tasty and easy to make. With melted mozzarella cheese within and a light crunchy breadcrumb coating. they make a delicious, vegetarian alternative that kids (and adults) will love! 

These sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are so tasty and easy to make. With melted mozzarella cheese within and a light crunchy breadcrumb coating. they make a delicious, vegetarian alternative that kids (and adults) will love!

The reason for today’s sweet potato and mozzarella burgers?

Well you folks loved my quick healthy turkey burgers recipe and it continues to be one of my most pinned recipes, so I thought, let’s go with what’s popular! Another burger recipe!

Now, these sweet potato and mozzarella burgers would have been ideal for the family planned BBQ but, in true Scottish style, on Saturday morning, it was raining so I went with plan B – the kitchen grill to cook there up and salads.

But get this, at the time I would have been due to actually cook everything on the BBQ, the sun came out and we were able to get the chairs out in the back garden. Seriously? Unfortunately it was too late to light the coals and wait for them to be ready though! 🙄

These sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are so tasty and easy to make. With melted mozzarella cheese within and a light crunchy breadcrumb coating. they make a delicious, vegetarian alternative that kids (and adults) will love!

So anyway, the idea for this sweet potato and mozzarella burgers recipe came to me whilst having dinner in the Bell Tree restaurant in Dundee. I think that was about a year ago.

I’m always taking notes and jotting down ideas for recipes. Or tweaking ones that I’ve had to try out different combinations of ingredients to see what I can come up with. Fortunately I don’t carry a notebook around with me, otherwise it would be huge. Nope, thank goodness for OneNote on my mobile to keep notes of everything!

I‘ve made these burgers with and without the slice of mozzarella cheese within. I think they’re better with the cheese, I feel it adds a little tasty surprise within. But, if you’re looking to make this as low fat and as low calorie as possible, then an option could be for you to leave that out.

As these burgers are quite filling you probably won’t need to serve them with anything else other than a light side salad.

It’s quite funny trying to keep the burger in the roll as you press down to bite on it, You can’t help but squidge it out the other side! 😉

These sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are so tasty and easy to make. With melted mozzarella cheese within and a light crunchy breadcrumb coating. they make a delicious, vegetarian alternative that kids (and adults) will love!

One of my favourite things is cooking for other people. So the opportunity to prepare and cook my own sweet potato and mozzarella burgers on Saturday for the planned BBQ was a no brainer!

But you forget don’t you, that kids are used to things being a certain way.

So when my two nieces complained that their burgers “weren’t right” and left them pretty much untouched, because they weren’t perfectly formed shop bought ones, it actually reminded me that I was exactly the same at their age!

Cheeky Nieces

Anyway these cheeky two had lots of fun trying on all of Lynne’s shoes and performing a fashion show for us all! Paul (my brother) brought me a huge bag of fresh radishes from his allotment, so they’ll be going into a nice selection of roasted vegetables after the gym this evening. I’m sure looking forward to that. Yum!

These sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are so tasty and easy to make. With melted mozzarella cheese within and a light crunchy breadcrumb coating. they make a delicious, vegetarian alternative that kids (and adults) will love!
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These sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are so tasty and easy to make. With melted mozzarella cheese within and a light crunchy breadcrumb coating. they make a delicious, vegetarian alternative that kids (and adults) will love!
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Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Burgers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
With a slice of mozzarella cheese within, these tasty vegetarian burgers are an excellent meat free alternative that kids (and adults) will love!
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 377 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 3 medium sized sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 small red onion diced
  • 2 garlics cloves crushed
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 medium sized egg beaten
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 125 g lighter mozzarella cut into 4 slices
  • 80 g breadcrumbs mixed with 2 tbsp. grated parmesan
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Cook the potatoes until soft, drain and leave aside to cool.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a small pan and sauté the onion and garlic, leave aside for a few minutes to cool.
  3. Mash the potatoes and place them in a large bowl with the onion, garlic, red chilli powder, ground cumin, ground coriander and beaten egg and mix together well.
  4. Form patties, using your hands, around each slice of mozzarella with the sweet potato mixture, season to taste and then cover thoroughly with the breadcrumbs.
  5. Heat the other tbsp. of vegetable oil and gently fry both sides of each burger until golden brown.
Recipe Notes

These freeze and can be easily reheated for another day.

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.3g 28%
Saturated Fat 6.4g 32%
Cholesterol 70.4mg 23%
Sodium 521.1mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 38.3g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 15.6g 31%
Vitamin A 87%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 33%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

And I’ll try and forget about the sore head I had on Sunday morning after the home-made bramble whisky………. 😮

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These sweet potato and mozzarella burgers are so tasty and easy to make. With melted mozzarella cheese within and a light crunchy breadcrumb coating. they make a delicious, vegetarian alternative that kids (and adults) will love!

Comments

  1. What a lovely idea! I’ve made beet burgers before, but I’ve not yet tried sweet potato burgers (though I know that they are popular). I get too impatient to eat the sweet potatoes… And what is this bramble whisky of which you speak??
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I did have a little trouble stopping myself from scooping large amounts of the mashed potato into my mouth before shaping it into the patties Suz, yes, very tempting to just eat the entire lot that way! 😉

      Haven’t tried beet burgers myself, but you never know, they could be an idea for a future recipe here, we get lots of fresh Scottish beets at this time of year.

      You MUST NEVER drink bramble (blackberry) whisky. My bother made it from the blackberries in his garden and fermented them with whisky. Basically doubling the alcohol content. Sore heat city!! 😉

  2. These look SO good. I recently had a serious fail with a sweet potato pizza crust I was trying to make. I love chickpea burgers so I think a sweet potato burger would be amazing. I’m with Susie, sometimes I skip sweet potatoes because they take so long to deal with. Even my spiralized sweet pots can drive me up the wall with impatience. I’m on my own for a few days so maybe I should try and make these! 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Even though you say it was a “fail” Erin, I’d still be interested in hearing about that sweet potato crust you were trying to make. I’m intrigued now!

      I do hope I get a spiralizer for Christmas. I’ve mentioned it a few times, but if not I might just pick it up myself. (Can’t believe I just mentioned Christmas there! 😉 )

      Enjoy your days pottering about on your own. That’s always an opportunity for me to basically sleep in my kitchen, staying up late trying out multiple recipe combinations! 🙂

      If you get bored, you could always volunteer as the new spin instructor for Lynne’s classes at the Glasgow Club Holyrood gym we go to. Her class instructor failed to turn up last night and she was furious!!

  3. Neil – these burgers sound absolutely crave worthy! Love the breadcrumb covering and love all those spices in them – seriously – who even needs buns for these!?
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Actually Shashi, you are so right! 🙂 These pretty much do not need the buns and can just be a meal by themselves, or maybe with some veggies or salad.

      Thanks again for commenting. 😀

  4. I love this! gonna try it with my udis GF buns! yes, totally pinning!

  5. Defo giving these a go. Had a cracking sweet potato and mozzarella vegi burger for pub lunch last week and have since found this recipe!

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