Mushroom Veggie Burgers

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In this Mushroom Veggie Burgers recipe, the mushrooms are so meaty that they are sometimes mistaken for beef (sort of).

mushroom veggie burger on a wooden board. top of the bun sliding off a bit. tomato and lettuce on the burger too.

If you’re looking for a regular meat kind of burger, you won’t find one here. These don’t taste like regular burgers, by any means. They taste as they should… like portobello mushroom burgers. If you’re a lover of mushrooms, you will probably enjoy trying these Mushroom Veggie Burgers. It’s definitely nice to try something different for dinner once in a while. These are a little different. I happen to love them!

overhead shot of skillet full of cooked mushroom and onion. portobello mushroom and onion on the counter next to it. kitchen towel wrapped around the handle of the skillet

How to make Mushroom Veggie Burgers:

This is actually a very simple recipe. Finely chopped onions and garlic are sautéed together in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil. Finely chopped portobello mushrooms are added in and cooked until softened and browned.

Can you use any kind of mushroom for these burgers?

I’d stick with portobello mushrooms. The portobello mushroom is a meaty variety. It has a firm texture that will give mushroom burgers a meaty texture. Other varieties are more flimsy when cooked and might not hold together well.

glass bowl with cooked mushroom and bread crumbs. two eggs in a white bowl on the counter next to it. measuring spoons on the counter too

The mushroom/onion mixture is transferred to a bowl and given time to let cool. Breadcrumbs, egg whites and salt/pepper are mixed in to create the mushroom veggie burger mixture.

four mushroom veggie burger patties formed and sitting on the counter. pan in the background

At this point, the mixture is divided up equally and formed into four burger patties.

mushroom veggie burgers with cheese on top frying in a skillet

These burgers cook quickly- about 3 minutes on each side should do the trick. If you want to add cheese, go ahead and add the cheese once you flip the burgers. Gouda and Swiss have a lot of flavor and would go well with these Mushroom Veggie Burgers. You can use your favorite cheese.

mushroom veggie burger on a white plate garnished with lettuce and tomato. potato salad on the plate. more burgers in the background

Add your desired fixings and condiments. Lettuce and tomato are the best pairing with mushrooms. As far as condiments, that’s totally up to you. Spicy mayonnaise, blue cheese dressing or my best burger sauce are all delicious options.

mushroom veggie burger on a white plate with a bite taken out of it. fork and potato salad also on the plate. another burger in the background

I first made these for my family many years ago when my son was only 6 years old. He was excited we were having “burgers” for dinner. I wasn’t able to fool him into thinking these were beef burgers. He did note that he knew there was something different about these burgers but he ate the whole thing. I happily told the family that they were Mushroom Veggie Burgers. They were all surprised at how good they were! I hope you’ll try them out on your family too. Enjoy!

Here are a few more burger recipes you might like to try:

mushroom veggie burger on a wooden board. top of the bun sliding off a bit. tomato and lettuce on the burger too.
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Mushroom Veggie Burgers

If you love mushrooms, these are the burgers for you!
5 5 5
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 201kcal
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Mushroom, veggie burgers


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • cups finely chopped onion (about 1 large)
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups finely chopped portobello mushrooms (about 2 large)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • buns and condiments of your choice


  • Heat the olive oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat for 1 minute. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until limp and golden- about 3 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms and sauté, stirring now and then, until the mushrooms soften and brown- about 4 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a large bowl and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Using wooden spoon, mix salt, pepper and bread crumbs into the mushroom mixture. Add the egg whites and mix thoroughly.
  • Scoop up the mixture by 1/2-cup measure, then using hands, shape into four patties about 3/4-inch-thick.
  • Wipe out the skillet, spray with nonstick spray, and set over moderate heat. Add the burger patties and brown about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Serve the mushroom burgers on buns (if desired) and add your favorite fixings and condiments.


Serving: 1burger (no bun) | Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg | Blue WW Smartpoints: 5 | Green WW Smartpoints: 5 | Purple WW Smartpoints: 5
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