Veggie Patties – Sweet Potato and Spinach

Veggie Patties – Sweet Potato and Spinach

Here are my veggie patties that I am so happy to be sharing with you! After a few takes and changes I eventually got them exactly the way I wanted them to be! Loads of texture, nutty and crunchy which complements my anosmic sense of taste and need for texture.

What do you do when you have left over roast sweet potato?  Well I needed some inspiration and after scrolling through Pinterest I was definitely left with loads of ideas however, I wanted something different, my own take and once again, I am blowing my own horn, they came out amazing!

veggie patties


When you think veggie patties you may immediately think carrots or zucchini or if you are anything like me you don’t think about them at all actually. That was until I had roasted some sweet potato the night before and I was left with one potato – I like to call these my kitchen dilemmas 🙂

Ingredient Combination

Spices and herbs what a combination to start with when you expect good things while cooking 🙂 and lets talk about sweet potato for a second shall we?  This vegetable is a staple in many households, they stay fresh for so long and are also extremely affordable, high in fiber and high in beta carotene.


Before I get started let me say that I was really weary making these because every time I cook and it happens to be green and my husband walks into the kitchen it’s like it’s the first time he sees spinach or any vegetable being made into anything other than a green salad! I could swear his face goes green too.  Anyhoo….I love me all sorts of vegetables and making these patties for snacking was right up my alley and this makes me smile.

These veggie patties are absolutely divine as a ‘regular’ burger except its not a regular burger its a healthy veggie burger and dipped into some fresh basil pesto tastes delicious!

veggie patties


These veggie patties don’t only serve well with burger buns but also with a side salad and quite honestly I also eat them as a snack and they are great with a chickpea hummus dip, basil pesto dip as well as a beet dip!

Sweet potato is a big favorite of mine and not so much the rest of my family so its not often that I get to cook it. My last stuffed baby potatoes surprisingly down very well with everyone so why not give it another nudge 🙂


Baked instead of fried trying keeping these a bit more healthy rather than soaking them up in oil of which they don’t need to be fried. I have not tried frying them and I am not sure the batter would be great for frying unless you add flour to the batter.  Another version of these would be to make them into balls! That’s my next recipe.

veggie patties

There is something completely fulfilling about preparing your own food.  Whether it is that you are now aware of all the ingredients inside or that you develop pride in feeding your family healthy food it remains a fulfillment. I think the worst that can come from homemade food is that you become very critical of what you eat when dining out which is not always a bad thing.

These veggie patties:

  • easy to prepare
  • simple non complicated ingredients
  • takes you less than 10 minutes to get the ingredients into the food processor
  • can easily be done by hand without a food processor
  • the perfect way to eat your veggies for those who go green when they see green 🙂


Need more reasons to convince you to make these patties?

  • 100% Healthy
  • Crunchy
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy-free
  • Vegan, vegetarian
  • Absolutely delicious

If you try this Veggie Patties Recipe – Sweet Potatoes & Spinach please leave a comment below letting me know how it goes.  Also, if you take any pictures of your creation and share it on Instagram, please make sure to tag me @anosmickitchen and use the hashtag #anosmickitchen so that I don’t miss your post.  Enjoy!


Recipe Notes

  • This recipe does not need you to have a food processor or a blender. A kitchen mixing bowl and a spoon works just as well.
  • Before getting them in the oven spray the patties with cooking spray and when flipping them over halfway through baking spray them again on the opposite side and finish baking.
  • Once you have scooped the batter/mixture into the baking tray, dampen your fingers and shape the patties.
  • If you don’t have sriracha sauce (or don’t like it) you can either leave it out or substitute it with paprika or chili spice or tabasco?
  • Roasted or boiled sweet potato can be used.

Flavoring Potato

  • Butter and/or melted
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Olive oil
  • Seeds & Grains

Veggie Patties - Sweet Potato & Spinach

I am so happy to be sharing my veggie patty recipe with you! After a few takes and changes I eventually got them exactly the way I wanted them to be and I'm sure you are going to love them too!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 1 cooked sweet potato
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp dried chili flakes
  • 1/2 tsp coriander spice
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • salt to taste


  • Lay a sheet of baking paper onto an oven tray and spray the paper with cooking spray.
  • Cut the cooked sweet potato into cubes, mash and add into the food processor,
  • Add the the rest of the ingredients except the olive oil which you can pour in slowly as it spins through the nozzle.
  • Using a 1/3 cup measuring spoon scoop the mix onto the baking sheet.
    Using your hands gently press/shape each one into patties.
  • Bake on 180/190 degrees for about 20 minutes flipping half way through and spraying each side with cooking spray before returning to bake finish.
  • Cool on a cooling rack and once cold (not cool) store in a sealed container in the fridge.


veggie patties


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