Homemade Spinach Burgers Recipe

by heather

Spinach Burgers

Spinach Burgers

If you’re looking for a frugal, healthy recipe for dinner tonight, then have I got a treat for you. Spinach burgers.

Yum. Yum. Yum.

A and I made these the other night and they came out deliciously good. And the best part? They cost almost nothing to make, and they’re really, really healthy.

What’s not to love?

Ingredients You’ll Need

These ingredients are for 4 regular sized patties.

  • 20 oz. of frozen spinach
  • 4 pieces of bread for breadcrumbs
  • 4 Tablespoons Wheat Germ
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 4 eggs
  • Sea salt (to taste)


  • Defrost spinach, and then squeeze all the water out by hand. The drier the spinach is, the better your burgers will stick together.
  • While the spinach is defrosting, heat up the oven to 400 degrees. Rip up your bread into tiny pieces, spreading them on a cookie sheet in one layer. I kept my breadcrumbs in the oven for 5-6 minutes, and they were fine. If you have bagged breadcrumbs, of course, you can skip this step.
  • After the spinach is pressed dry and the breadcrumbs are toasted, dump everything on the ingredient list into a large mixing bowl and blend by hand.sany0023
  • Spray a non stick skillet pan with cooking spray and cook on medium/high heat until the burgers are heated through and crusty on the outside.
  • It’s also tasty to caramelize some onions after this to put on the burgers!
  • Enjoy with all your favorite burger fixings!
All the fixings...

All the fixings...

Last Word…

We LOVED how these came out! A found a basic recipe online, but we added much more spice than it called for. If you don’t want spicy burgers you could easily leave out the red pepper and paprika. Like I said, the original recipe didn’t call for that anyway.

We also forgot the eggs when we made ours. They were still delicious, but I think they would have held together much better with the eggs. So, that’s an important addition!

How much did we spend? Well, we got an amazing deal on frozen spinach at Aldi (55 cents for a 16 oz. bag: we stocked up!). With everything, I’d be willing to bet that we didn’t spend more than $2 on the whole meal. And as you can see from the directions, they were super easy to make.

Toast some potatoes in the oven with some sea salt and olive oil and you’ve got a fantastic, frugal, healthy dinner in a flash. Yum!

Good luck, and if you make them please let me know how they turned out!

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