Recipes Mangia Mondays Home

Sunday, July 29, 2012

mangia mondays 73: zucchini burgers from the midwestern wife

hey, guys!
welcome to another edition of
a blog hop i share
with my favorite co-host & yours
lisa from shine your light.

can i just tell you how much i'm enjoying
life as a new mommy?
everything she does is so cute -
& she's grown SO much!
come back later this week for a one month update
{even though she'll be 6 weeks old this week!}.

today, kara from the midwestern wife
is sharing some scrumptious zucchini burgers!


Since I am a vegetarian, I often have to get a little creative so that I don't get bored. I really love meat substitutes like quorn and morningstar products, but those can get quite pricey. Plus, Aldi doesn't really sell those, and that is my grocery store of choice. There are quite a few things they don't sell, but I just try to stock up on those things once a month or so and just make one trip when I seem to be getting low on some of the items they don't have. Anyway, I am beginning to ramble, so let's get back on track with my "burgers."

A few months ago, my mother-in-law made us spinach burgers which were really yummy. I had never really tried making homemade burgers with vegetarian items before, but I braved the challenge this week! Since my husband likes zucchini and they are everywhere right now, what better burger base than a yummy veggie? I used mostly zucchini on this one with a little bit of potato since our potatoes need to get used up!

2 cups shredded zucchini
1/2 cup shredded red potatoes
salt to your taste
a pinch of flour
1 egg
garlic powder, salt, pepper, dried italian herbs to your liking
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 Tbl olive oil

Shred the zucchini and potato and place spread out in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and let sit for at least 30 minutes to let the moisture release from the veggies. Once that process is over, using paper towel, squeeze remaining water from the veggies. Make sure you really squeeze, because even after I did this to mine, it still was watery in my mix and if it is too watery, you won't really be able to keep the patties together.

After that sprinkle with a little flour to help soak up some of the extra water. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the egg, cheese, seasoning and the veggies. Heat oil with a skillet on medium heat. Shape the mixture into patties and cook until browned on the outside. Then serve! I served mine with sweet potato chips and salad. YUM!


i LOVE zucchini,
& even if you aren't a vegetarian,
these burgers look like a delicious way to 
"hide" some veggies!
i think even the hubs would eat these
{& he's a die-hard meaty-burger fanatic!}.

swing on by the midwestern wife
& take a look at her great recipes!

now it's your turn -
link up those recipes & food posts!

how mangia mondays work:
. add a link to your recipe or food post & visit some others who have linked up before you .
. link back to mangia mondays anywhere on your blog .
. thanks for not linking up to giveaways or items you're selling .
. help spread the word about mangia mondays by sharing this post with others .

until next time,
dowlings out!


  1. Thanks for hosting, I hope you have a wonderful week.

  2. Thanks for hosting! I posted my allergen and grain free recipe for Slow Cooker Orange Fennel Chicken. It takes only minutes to throw together and tastes amazing!

  3. Life is all about zucchini right now. I linked up a zucchini tagliatelle I hope you'll like.

  4. Kara, I love these zucchini burgers! I've wanted to pick up zucchini lately because it's in season, but I wasn't really sure what to do with it aside from making bread. Do you think these burgers would turn out if cooked on the barbecue?

    1. Amber, I'm thinking it might be risky to do them on the BBQ. Maybe try a grill pan or a George Foreman grill! :)

  5. Those zucchini burgers are such a fantastic idea!! My husband and I are trying hard core to cute back on the calories and I have a feeling this is way lower calorie than actual hamburger. Haha Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a fantastic day!

  6. Thanks for hosting Kristin. Even though we're not vegetarian, we still love making veggie burgers. Zucchini burgers are great. We often make mushroom lentil burgers. Yum!

    I'm sharing an article called What Do You Want To Know About Cooking Whole Foods?, My Rant On Cool Whip & Frozen Peanut Butter Pie, and 5 Minute 4 Ingredient Raw Protein Bars (DF, GF, Sugar Free, Vegan).

    Have a great day!

  7. Thanks for hosting! The zucchini burgers looks great. Your baby sounds so adorable, what a precious time for you and your family.

    Today I've linked up my Really Fudgy Brownies

    I hope you have a great week!

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  8. Love your page. Thank you for hosting. Stop and visit me too. Cindy

  9. Hi! I would love it if you would share some of your wonderful creations at my very first link party at