Easy Sweet Potato Sliders

Everyone loves a good burger, right?  I know I do, but as amazing as they taste they aren’t always good for us. Even store bought vegetarian burgers can be loaded with not so good for you ingredients. Since I have a new found love of all things sweet potato I decided to add them to one of my favorite homemade veggie burger recipes and share it with you as part of a new monthly feature that I’m doing.  They are easy, delicious and great for the whole family!

Easy sweet potato veggie burgers

I will get to the recipe in a minute, but first I want to introduce the feature that I just mentioned.  I have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to bring you a collection of original recipes centered around a different theme on the 12th of each month.  Each blogger will share their own recipe along with links to all the other recipes for the month.  Pretty cool,huh?  This month’s theme is healthy and quick week night meals and oh my gosh I am drooling over all of them! You can find a link to each of the recipes at the end of this post, so be sure to visit them all!  And now that I have you drooling, here is my recipe for easy but delicious Sweet Potato Sliders.

Sweet Potato Sliders

Here is what you need:

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • bread crumbs
  • pepper
  • oregano
  • whole wheat slider buns
  • tomato
  • avocado
  • red onion
  • swiss cheese

First heat your oven to 350 degrees.  Cut your sweet potatoes into chunks (skin on is fine) and pop them in the oven in a shallow pan with 2 teaspoons of water for 15-20 minutes just to soften them up.  Once they are done go ahead and peel the skin off – it will pretty much slide off at this point.  Next combine the sweet potatoes, white beans, spices and flour in a large bowl.

Easy sweet potato burgers

Mash it all up with a fork until you have a thick, chunky paste.  If I had a food processor I would use it for this step, but I don’t so I’m stuck doing it by hand!  It will look like this:

Easy sweet potato burgers

Next roll your mixture into patties and cover each with bread crumbs.  In a large nonstick skillet, cook over medium-high heat 5-6 minutes on each side.  Serve on whole wheat buns and top with cheese, tomato, avocado and red onion.

easy veggie burger recipe

Doesn’t that look delicious?!  These are a much healthier alternative to store bought veggie burgers, they are the perfect size for portion control and my kids love them!  I usually serve these with a side of couscous but they are also great with rice, hummus and veggies or a side salad.

Sweet potato sliders are easy and delicious!

Want to see more great healthy and quick meals?  Check out the other recipes below, and don’t forget to come back on the 12th of each month to see what other amazing foodie goodness we are cooking up!

Chicken Posole Casserole By Betsy at Betsy Life
Coconut Chicken Tenders by Brandie at Home Cooking Memories
Healthy Crock Pot Sesame Chicken By Claire at A Little Claireification
Rustic Meat Pie By Jennifer at The Rebel Chick
Easy Black Bean Chili by Kimberly at A Night Owl Blog
Quick, Easy, and Healthy White Chicken Enchilada Soup by Melissa at Bless this Mess
One Pan Salmon & Vegetables by Sara at Mom Endeavors
Tuna Nicoise Frittata by Stephie at Eat Your Heart Out
Bacon, Egg and Spinach Casserole by Vanessa at See Vanessa Craft
Clean Eating: Quick & Healthy Baked Ziti by Wendy at Around My Family Table
Spaghetti Squash with Pesto by Wendy at Choosing Love

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  1. says

    These have my mouth watering!! I’m kind of obsessed with sweet potatoes. I think I might make a batch and freeze a couple so I can have a healthy meal for one when my Hubs is traveling

  2. Angie D says

    This looks delicious! Can I ask how many sliders the recipe approx. makes? I want to make this for my family this weekend!

    • Jess MillionMomentsJess MillionMoments says

      Hi Angie, that is a great question! This recipe makes six sliders if you use LARGE sweet potatoes, 4 if you use small ones. I hope your family loves them 🙂

  3. Sarah says

    These sliders are brilliant. They are simple and flavorful, unlike many bean burger recipes. I ran into one problem. What consistency should the sweet potatoes become? I cooked them even longer than suggested and they were still fairly firm (cooked carrots-like) and difficult to mix in with the beans and flour. Any thoughts or another cooking technique?
    I also wanted to share that I added curry spices instead. They reminded me of Indian samosas with the sweet potato, curry, and the wonderful crunch on the outside! Have you used other spices?

    • Jess MillionMomentsJess MillionMoments says

      Hi Sarah! I’m so glad you like them – and I LOVE indian flavored dishes, so I am going to try them like that one day! As far as the consistency, they will be a bit on the firm(ish) side, but I have found the more water I add to them while cooking the softer they become.

  4. says

    Made these tonight for dinner…DELICIOUS!!! My roommate is vegetarian and loved them. I am not vegetarian, but almost prefer this over a typical burger! So glad I came across this new way to use sweet potatoes! Thanks for sharing 😉


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