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Sweet Potato and Lentil Patties

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Really tasty patties that are somewhat healthier."
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2 h 1 m servings 493
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 dozen patties)


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  1. Combine 1 1/2 cup water and lentils in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until lentils are soft, about 20 minutes. Drain any excess water.
  2. Place sweet potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain.
  3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add spinach; cook and stir until wilted, about 5 minutes more. Pour off any excess cooking liquid from the skillet.
  5. Combine lentils, sweet potatoes, broccoli, onion and spinach mixture, Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, and garlic in a large bowl. Mix well to combine.
  6. Whisk eggs, flour, vegetable seasoning, and black pepper into a smooth paste in another bowl. Mix paste into sweet potato mixture. Shape into patties.
  7. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pan-fry patties, working in batches, until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To reduce fat content, you can bake the patties at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 15 minutes per side.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 493 calories; 16.5 62.4 28.2 113 564 Full nutrition

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I'm giving this four stars only because I changed it to use what I had on hand. I'd like to give it ten stars, because as I made it, it's delicious! I made the recipe by half for my small family...

I didn't have the required amount of spinach but I still really enjoyed them. I, personally, should put in less pepper next time. Mine were baked in the oven for the healthier option... defini...

It is a good recipe but I made it twice, I roughly the first time I fried the patties the second time I baked them, and they are a lot easier to manage when baking. They seemed to fal apart easi...

These were just ok when I made them and I made exact to the recipe. But I baked the leftovers in the oven the next day with a little more cheese on top and they came out great. Don't expect an a...