Easy Cheesy Chickpea Burgers

by Becca
4 burgers
50 min

An easy chickpea burger recipe that makes a fantastically hearty, cheesy burger. They’re so quick and easy to prepare!

These easy chickpea burgers couldn’t be simpler to make! Just blitz up a few ingredients in a food processor, form them into burger shapes, and bake. You won’t find many veggie burger recipes easier than this!

Homemade chickpea burgers

The recipe for these easy chickpea burgers is inspired by my cheesy lentil burgers, which I posted here on the blog a couple of years ago. It’s always been a popular recipe – people love how little prep is needed (blitz; shape; bake), and how much flavour the burgers end up having!

And these easy cheesy chickpea burgers are just as good as the lentil version! They’re a solid and hearty burger, which won’t fall apart like some other veggie burgers do.

How to serve chickpea burgers

These chickpea burgers are perfect served in buns with your favourite salad and sauce.

They’re a pretty robust burger that can stand up well against plenty of toppings, so feel free to go crazy.

Here are some of my favourite burger topping ideas:

  • lettuce or similar green salad leaves
  • sliced tomatoes
  • ketchup, mayonnaise and / or mustard
  • homemade burger sauce
  • fried eggs
  • sliced American-style burger cheese
  • grilled halloumi cheese
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • mashed avocado

Choose a few of your favourites, and go to town on your easy cheesy chickpea burgers!

Easy Cheesy Chickpea Burgers
Recipe details
  • 4  burgers
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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  • 2 x 400g tins chickpeas, drained (480g, or ~ 2 1/2 cups, in total when drained)
  • 100 g (~ 1 cup) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil spray

Add the two drained tins of chickpeas to a food processor, along with the grated cheese, garlic powder, mixed herbs, and salt and pepper. Blitz until roughly chopped (you may need to scrape down the sides once or twice).
Next, add the eggs to the food processor, and blitz again until well combined.
Line a baking tray with non-stick foil, and spray lightly with oil. Remove the blade from the food processor and, using clean hands, form the mixture into burger shapes. I made 4 large burgers, but you could stretch the mixture to make 6 smaller burgers if you prefer. Place the burgers on the baking tray, and bake at 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F) for around 30-40 minutes, until the burgers are firm and golden brown.
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  • Joyce Purnell Joyce Purnell on Nov 08, 2021

    Can you freeze these burgers??

    • Becca Becca on Nov 09, 2021

      I haven't tried but I don't see why not! They might taste a little drier after freezing but some extra ketchup or something will help that.

  • Joanne Fiore Joanne Fiore on Nov 07, 2022

    What kind of dried herbs did you use?

    • Becca Becca on Nov 08, 2022

      Just mixed herbs. Dried thyme would be good, or whatever is your favourite herb.