Roasted Sweet Potato + Kale Burgers
Meatless (Vegetarian and Vegan),  Recipes,  Soups, Salads, & Sandwiches,  Vegetarian

Roasted Sweet Potato + Kale Burgers

A fried egg is the perfect topping for this hearty veggie burger.

Remember those insanely intricate homemade striped ravioli I made for Halloween? Well I had a ton of filling leftover, and my mind immediately went to BURGERS.

Roasted Sweet Potato + Kale Burgers

To make these burgers, I took the roasted sweet potato/garlic/kale filling and formed it into 2 patties. I seasoned some bread crumbs with salt and pepper.

I heated a few tablespoons of peanut oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Once it was hot, I coated the patties in the seasoned breadcrumbs and placed them in the oil to fry until golden brown on both sides and warm throughout.

Roasted Sweet Potato + Kale Burgers

Meanwhile I sliced a few whole wheat hamburger buns and toasted them in the oven.

While they were toasting, I wiped out the skillet and added another tablespoon of oil over medium heat. I cracked 2 eggs into the pan, one on each side, and fried them until the white was almost set.

I added a tablespoon of unsalted butter and popped a lid on the pan until the whites were set but the yolks were still nice and runny.

Roasted Sweet Potato + Kale Burgers

The combination of the roasted veggies and the warm, runny egg yolk worked so beautifully together! I sliced up some of my favorite half sour pickles to serve alongside, and dinner was set!

This was a great meal, perfect for Meatless Monday, and a fun way to use leftovers.

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • Amanda A.

    Hey! I am going to make these this week and wanted to make sure that the sweet potato/kale filling is without the ricotta….yes? Thanks!

    • BigFlavorsFromATinyKitchen

      The ricotta was in there – I had it leftover from when I made my ravioli filling. I’m sure it would still be good without, though! Hope you enjoy 🙂

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