Vegan Italian White Bean Burgers

Looking for a delicious plant-based burger that holds together and tastes amazing? These white bean burgers fits the bill. Toasted quinoa, white beans, roasted red peppers, capers, and more come together to make this delicious vegan burger!

vegan and gluten freen white bean burger with homemade pesto on bun

If there’s one thing that was hard for me to vegan-fy since becoming a vegetarian was a proper burger. There’s something about burger and fries that is just so damn comforting and American. These veggie burgers are bursting with flavor making me never look back on a traditional burger.

Here’s what makes these vegan white bean burgers so good:

  • Toasted quinoa: It adds a nice crunch and packs in protein
  • White beans: Gives it a nice texture and adds fiber
  • Roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers: because YUMM
  • Pesto: This makes them so saucy and the flavor just marries with the burger so well

ingredients for white bean veggie burgers

Ingredients for white bean veggie burger:

I like to call these veggie burgers an “Italian burger” because well, there are so many delicious Italian ingredients!

  • Quinoa
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • White beans
  • Capers
  • Flaxseed
  • Oat flour
  • Seasonings

how to make white bean veggie burgers

How to Make Veggie Burgers:

  1. Prepare veggies. Cook in a pan until onions are translucent.
  2. Toast quinoa a pot for 1-2 minutes. Add water and bring to boil. Let cook for 13-15 minutes
  3. Drain beans and mash well in mixing bowl
  4. Add cooked veggies, cooked quinoa, oat flour, flaxseed, and seasonings
  5. Make patties
  6. Cook 20 minutes

Tip: Get as much liquid out of the roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes as possible. The less liquid, the less the veggie burger will fall apart.

homemade white bean veggie burger patties on baking sheet

Pro Tip: To make uniform patties, use a measuring cup (I use 1/3 cup) so each veggie burger is equal. This recipe will yield 6 burgers.

steps on how to make pesto

How to make pesto

Pesto is super easy to make and best of all, this pesto recipe is vegan!

  1. Add basil, parsley, and nuts in food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped
  2. Add garlic and nutritional yeast and run on low
  3. Slowly pour in olive oil to emulsify until pesto is well blended
  4. Stop the food processor and stir in salt and pepper to taste

white bean veggie burgers with homemade pesto

Can you freeze homemade veggie burgers?

Yes! I like to make a big batch to keep some in the freezer. That way I always have a quick and easy meal on hand. Simply reheat and eat on top of a big salad or eat as a regular veggie burger!

vegan white bean burger with pesto on wood board

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More delicious veggie burger recipes:
Mushroom Tofu Burger
“Cheesy” Broccoli Vegan Burgers

vegan and gluten freen white bean burger with homemade pesto on bun

Vegan Italian White Bean Burgers

A veggie burger with some Italian flair! Quinoa, white beans, sun-dried tomatoes, and roasted red peppers come together to make this delicious plant-based and gluten-free burger.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: baked veggie burger recipe, easy quinoa burger recipe, italian veggie burger
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 veggie burgers
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Amanda


For the Veggie Burger:

  • 1/4 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes packed in oil thoroughly drained and chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1/4 cup roasted red pepper thoroughly drained and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon capers
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup oat flour*
  • 1 14.5-ounce can white beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Pesto:

  • 1.5 cup fresh basil leaves packed
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves packed (can substitute with 1/2 cup basil or baby spinach)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts can substitute with pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast can substitute with parmesan or romano cheese if not vegan
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Serving Suggestions:

  • arugula or spinach, baby kale, romaine lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • hamburger buns


To Make Veggie Burgers:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Rinse quinoa and add to a pot on medium heat. Toast for 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and bring to boil, cover and cook for 13-15 minutes until quinoa is cooked and liquid is absorbed
  • Remove from burner and keep the lid on top.
  • In a pan over medium heat add sun-dried tomatoes and onions. Cook until onions are translucent (about 5 minutes). Add roasted red peppers, capers, and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to mixing bowl when done.
  • Add rolled oats to blender or food processor and blend into a flour. Add to mixing bowl with cooked veggies.
  • Fluff quinoa with a fork and add to mixing bowl. Add white beans, flaxseed, and seasonings.
  • Use a potato masher or backside of a fork and mash the white beans until desired consistency is reached.
  • Use a 1/3 measuring cup to make the patties and transfer to a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Flip, and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

To Make Pesto:

  • Add basil, parsley, and walnuts to a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped (about 8 times)
  • Add nutritional yeast and garlic cloves. Blend on low.
  • With the food processor running, slowly pour olive oil to emulsify until well blended. Stop the food processor and season with salt and pepper.


* To make oat flour, simply grind rolled oats in food processor until flour consistency is reached


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.8g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 3.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 418mg | Sugar: 1.1g

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4 thoughts on “Vegan Italian White Bean Burgers”

  1. 5 stars
    Very nice burger!! I followed your recipe and I had one of the best vegan burgers ever! I’m going to do this more often.

    This was quick, nutricious, tasty and filling!

    I only added vegan cheese, tomato and onion. So simple.


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