Whole30 meatless buffalo burgers are an amazing addition to mealtime. These easy, vegetarian burgers are made with simple ingredients and minimal prep. It’s the perfect way to pack veggies into every delicious bite! Paleo, grain free, and dairy free too.
They’re heeerrrrreeee! The moment you’ve all been waiting for!
Ok maybe it’s just the moment that I’ve been waiting for, but humor me a bit. These Whole30 meatless buffalo burgers needed a big introduction because they are a game changer! GAME.CHAN.GERRRR!!
I don’t even know how I came up with these veggie-based burgers, but it only took me one try to master, on a weekend none the less. In mom terms, this means I recipe tested WITH my kids (insert that shocked dude emoji face right here).
Being a food blogger with kids means recipe testing, creating, and shooting food only happens at nap time or bedtime. End of story. Because here’s the deal, every time I try to conjure up a little something for Physical Kitchness when my kiddos are awake, it just means something gets burned or has too much salt or is undercooked or worse yet, I end up cutting myself because I’m in such a hurry. Blood and food do NOT play well together.
It’s usually because one had a blowout, or they started fighting, or one is hanging on my leg, or one opened the door for the dog to escape, or one threw a toy, or they started opening all the cupboards, or they want to go outside…you see what I’m saying, right?
Whole30 Meatless Buffalo Burgers
Miraculously, these Whole30 meatless buffalo burgers came together in such a cinch, I didn’t even have to bribe them to color quietly for 10 minutes (ps my boys never want to do art). Miracles do happen people! It certainly helps my cause when these Whole30 meatless buffalo burgers require only a handful of easy ingredients and simple prep. Like REALLY simple.
So what makes the base of these quick and easy, paleo and Whole30 veggie burgers? I know you could have guessed it – cauliflower! Oh, and a little sweet potato too.
Using riced cauliflower in conjunction with diced onions and buffalo sauce of choice is a dream for easy cauliflower burgers perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I LOVE these Whole30 meatless buffalo burgers with my morning eggs, thrown into a cold lunch, or reheated for dinner.
Helpful Recipe Tips
These Whole30 meatless buffalo burgers truly are EASY, but here are a few tips I recommend:
- rice your own cauliflower or purchase cauliflower rice with larger pieces. Some pre-packed brands have small rice-like pieces which may not translate well for this recipe. To rice your own cauliflower, cut the cauliflower head into large florets, then place in a large food processor. Pulse a number of times until cauliflower is broken down into larger rice-like pieces, slightly smaller than a your pinky nail
- these burgers are very mild (catered towards heat-impaired people like me and the children). If you like more of a kick to your burgers, add more buffalo sauce or a splash of stronger hot sauce
- the burgers will be wet when assembling, so do your best to make cohesive patties. You can always flatten then once you place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Just make sure the edges aren’t falling apart
- you CAN make these eggless/vegan by using flax egg. They are a little more tender but do still hold together
- serve these Whole30 meatless buffalo burgers with more buffalo sauce over top if desired
Love buffalo sauce? Then you gotta try these Whole30 Baked Buffalo Chicken Meatballs too!Print
Whole30 Meatless Buffalo Burgers
A paleo enthusiast, Whole30, or vegetarian’s dream! These Whole30 meatless buffalo burgers are EASY to to make with just a handful of 6 simple ingredients. Eggless option too!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 8-9 patties 1x
- 4 cups riced cauliflower (roughly 1/2 large head of cauliflower)
- 1/2 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
- 2 eggs *to make eggless, use flax egg recipe below in the notes
- 3 tablespoons buffalo sauce (or more depending on your heat level)
- 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more if desired)
- Preheat oven to 375
- Combine the uncooked, riced cauliflower with the mashed sweet potato, eggs, buffalo sauce, yellow onion, almond flour, and salt. Mix well to incorporate the mashed sweet potato evenly
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop out roughly 1/2 cup of the meatless burger mixture. Gently mold into a patty roughly 1-inch thick then place on the baking sheet – the mixture will be very wet, so handle with care. Patties can also be flattened after placing on the parchment paper
- Place baking sheet into the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, until patties are cooked throughout and hold together
- Optional: For a slightly crispy top, keep the patties in the oven and turn the broiler on high. Broil for 4 minutes – watch the burgers so they don’t burn
For an easy way to make a mashed sweet potato, wash and pat try the potato, then place use a knife to spear small slits all over. Place into the microwave for 6-8 minutes (depending on the size) for perfectly cooked insides
**Eggless version: combine 5 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed in a small bowl. Let sit fir 5 minutes. Replace eggs in the recipe with the flax mixture. You may need to add a few more minutes to the cook time.