veggie burger with lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayo on bun with white background

"Cheesy" Broccoli Vegan Burgers

These vegan burgers are loaded with flavor and nutritious ingredients. Better yet, the ingredient list is short and they can be put together just shy of 30 minutes.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword broccoli and cheese veggie burger, vegan and gluten free, vegan burger patty
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time (optional) 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 burgers (depending on size)
Calories 131kcal
Author Amanda


  • 1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets fresh or frozen
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1-1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 flax "eggs" 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseed + 5 Tablespoons water)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Make flax egg: Mix ground flaxseed and water. Set aside.
  • Place pan on medium heat. Once hot, add olive oil and allow to evenly coat the pan.
  • Add onions and cook until translucent, mixing frequently.
  • Add broccoli and cook for 3-5 minutes. Season with salt. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  • In a food processor, blend oats until you have a coarse flour consistency. Add carrots, chickpeas, nutritional yeast, parsley, flax eggs, and broccoli mixture. Pulse until desired consistency is reached. Add salt and pepper and adjust seasonings as needed. If the mixture is too wet, add more dry ingredients like ground oats or nutritional yeast. If the mixture is too dry, add more wet ingredients like an additional flax egg.
  • Place mixture in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes (optional).
  • Using the same pan from the broccoli, place on stove on medium heat.
  • Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray or a small amount of oil and cook patties for 3-4 minutes on each side. They should be a nice golden-brown color.
  • Serve on hamburger buns with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and vegan mayonnaise.


To bake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Add patties to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.


Serving: 1burger (without bun and toppings) | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.7g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 5.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 1.4g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.9mg