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Winter Squash Veggie Patties

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 patties 1x


Packed with sweet roasted squash, pistachios, and smoky chili powder, these flavorful patties take veggie burgers to the next level. 


  • 2 small winter squash (about 3 pounds), such as hubbard or delicata
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (or gluten-free)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup diced shallot (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped raw unsalted pistachios
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder blend
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Peel, seed, and dice the squash into 1/2-inch cubes. You’ll end up with about 3 cups. Toss the squash with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper. Spread the cubes out onto the parchment paper in a single layer.
  3. Roast, tossing once halfway through, until the squash is tender and a sharp knife slides right through the flesh, about 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and re-line the baking sheet with a fresh piece of parchment paper.
  5. Allow the squash to cool slightly, then add the oats, flour, onion, pistachios, egg, chili powder, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the bowl. Mash until thoroughly combined.
  6. Using a 1/3-cup scoop as your guide, form the veggie mixture into six flat, burger-like patties and arrange them on the parchment paper. Drizzle evenly with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  7. Bake, flipping the patties once halfway through, until the outsides are crisp and lightly golden-brown, about 30-35 minutes.
  8. Serve hot on hamburger buns with your choice of toppings, or with a dollop of sour cream on a bed of fresh greens.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Keywords: winter squash, veggie patties, meatless