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Sweet Potato and Ham Burgers

An alternative to traditional burgers for your toddler. These burgers are packed with sweet potatoes, ham, carrots, and potatoes – a delicious combination!

Sweet Potato and Ham Burgers


Melissa @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 1.5 cups russet potatoes
  • 0.75 cups carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 4 ounces ham, chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Steam potatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes until tender. While the vegetables are steaming, melt the butter in a skillet and saute the garlic. Mash vegetables with a fork or potato masher, then add garlic, egg, and ham. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow mixture to cool, then form into burgers. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place burgers on it. Bake burgers for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Freezing Directions:

Do not preheat the oven, follow directions as listed above but BEFORE baking, flash freeze burgers until solid. Once frozen, transfer burgers to gallon freezer bags. To serve: Thaw. Bake burgers at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until golden brown.

Servings: 6 burgers

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4 Responses to “Sweet Potato and Ham Burgers”

  1. Just found your blog and I must say I’m now obsessed :) My husband is buying me a deep freezer this week and you are partially to blame! I did have a quick question though. Is there another binding ingredient that can be used for these burgers instead of the egg? My son has a milk and egg allergy, although he tends to be ok with the eggs as long as the protein has broken down like in cakes or muffins. Thanks for your help!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I made this tonight for supper and of course my food processor is being temperamental and wouldn’t work…so I mashed as good as I could…I was a little worried about the juices coming out of the veggies but when it was all mixed together the patties held together.
    I baked them on a metal cookie sheet sprayed with PAM and they came up with no trouble, although they were a little crumbly (probably due to the larger bits I ended up with).

    Overall the flavor was a bit sweet but very good and we all liked them! I made a double batch so I have some in a freezer bag for an upcoming meal!

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