Corn, edamame, mushrooms, onions and potatoes.  That is the list of vegetables that my husband eats.  Not. Kidding.  No green leafy veggies of any kind.  Most of the time I sneak veggies into our dinner.  Zucchini in the meatballs and meatloaf, carrot in the tacos and peas in the stir fry.  I’ve tried sneaking spinach into a number of meals and according to my husband they have not been successful attempts.  Until I made spinach burgers.  Of course I got the “No way am I eating these” when he saw the green patties but I told him he can’t say no until he tries them.  One bite and he was hooked!  The spinach makes the burgers nice and juicy and when cooked you can’t taste it at all.  These are by far one of the best burgers I’ve ever had!  I’m not a fan of hamburger buns so I opted to have my spinach burgers sans bun.  They were perfect on top of some lettuce and dressed up with all my favorite fixings!  Oh, and my kids loved them too - double bonus!



  1. In a large bowl mix together all of the ingredients using your hands.  (If your mixture is too wet to form a patty add in 1/4 cup of whole wheat breadcrumbs.)

    Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix together

  2. Using a burger press or your hands, form the mixture into 1/3 inch thick patties.
  3. Following the instructions per your grilling unit, grill the burgers to your desired doneness.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings and ENJOY!

Nutritional Info:

Makes 4 servings.

Serving size 1 spinach burger.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 200.5, Cal. from Fat: 82.5, Total Fat: 9g, Sat. Fat: 5g, Carbs: 5.5g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 1.5g, Protein: 25g, Sodium: 201.5mg, Chol: 75mg


Any leftover burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To make the spinach puree simply add fresh spinach to a blender or food processor and process until pureed.  About 4 large handfuls makes 3/4 cup.

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  1. Eftychia says:

    This recipe is a must. I am sure my family will love this burgers!!!!!!!


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