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Pumpkin Quinoa Patties

Pumpkin Quinoa Patties

Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Australian
Keyword: patties, pumpkin, quinoa
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 136 kcal

Delisciously tasty vegetarian patties great for lunch or dinner.



  • 1 cup pumpkin mashed
  • 1/2 cup quinoa or 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 onion
  • vegetable stock pinch
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teas cumin
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tabs fresh basil chopped finely
  • pepper pinch
  • 3 tabs olive oil for frying
  • 1 tabs coconut oil


  1. Cook the quinoa first. Add 1 cup water the veggie stock cube and 1/2 cup quinoa (that's been thoroughly rinsed to clear) to a pot and bring to the boil. Reduce to simmer for around 15 - 20 minutes or until quinoa is cooked. Allow to cool.

  2. Combine mashed pumpkin, quinoa, onion, garlic (if using), egg, breadcrumbs, cumin, parmesan cheese, basil and pepper. Mix till combined.

    The mixture may seem a little on the wetter side and if need be add a little more breadcrumbs if you like.

  3. Form into 5 or 6 patties and pop into the fridge for 15 minutes until they firm up slightly.

  4. Heat a larger style frypan - moderately high, with olive oil and the coconut oil.

    (use both or just the olive oil if you prefer. The olive oil can get rather hot).

  5. Pop your patties into the frypan and flatten to form more of a rissole shape by pressing slightly with and egg flip.

  6. Cook for 4-5 minutes and flip over carefully and cook the other side for the same or slightly less time.

    Keep and eye out to make sure they don't burn.

Recipe Notes

Note 1. Remember to rise your uncooked quinoa thoroughly first.  This will avoid it tasting bitter.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Quinoa Patties
Amount Per Serving (5 g)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1739IU35%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.