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Hearty plant-powered Pumpkin Walnut Veggie Burgers with Chipotle Yogurt Sauce. Bursting with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes!

Veggie Burger Patties with Pumpkin Puree

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  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 18 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x
  • Category: Main Meals
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Hearty, firm Veggie Burgers made with chickpeas and pumpkin and paired with creamy Chipotle Yogurt Sauce. High in protein, bursting with flavor and ready in under 30 minutes, they're the perfect vegetarian dinner! Freezer friendly.


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For the burgers:

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, seeded and chopped (1 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the chipotle sauce:

  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (I used 2%, non-dairy also works)
  • 2 tsp liquid from chipotle peppers in adobo (avoid the seeds as they're spicy)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spread drained chickpeas, walnuts, and oats on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 13 minutes. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the sauce by stirring together yogurt, chipotle sauce, lime juice and salt in a small bowl.
  3. To a food processor, add toasted chickpeas, walnuts, and oats and pulse until broken down but not powder-like. You want some texture!
  4. Add 1/2 cup of pumpkin, diced onion, minced garlic, chipotles (get most of the seeds out or they'll be spicy), sage, and salt. Pulse until combined. The mixture should resemble cookie dough and should easily form burgers when you pack it together with your hands. If it seems too dry or crumbly, add pumpkin until the texture is right.
  5. Warm a drizzle of olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Form mixture into 4 burgers, making sure they're not too thick.
  6. Once hot, cook burgers for about 4-5 minutes per side, turning down the heat if they're cooking too quickly. Devour burgers with sauce, pickles, and lettuce.