Vegetarian Chickpea Patties with Broccoli and Potatoes

Vegetarian Chickpea Patties with Broccoli and Potatoes, scrumptiously golden, and so addictive. Great as an appetizer, and one of those healthy snack recipes kids love. Why not have one in between meals, or take some on a picnic. They are so easy to make, you’ll never buy ready-made patties again.

Overhead shoot of a white plate with chickpea patties

Chickpeas are super healthy

You wouldn’t think much of a tin of chickpeas, it’s really cheap – a 400 g tin costs about £0.50, yet you get so much goodness for that bargain.

Chickpeas are rich in fiber and protein, and are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that are essential to a healthy body. Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Buying a package of chickpeas would save you even more money, although l admit it’s just dead easy to open a tin that has the chickpeas already cooked and ready to use, than soak them overnight and then boil for a bit.

Call me lazy, but if l can save some time, why not use shortcuts? They can be life savers when you have too little time, but don’t want to eat rubbish.

Collage of 2 photos to show how to make chickpea patties

How to make chickpea patties

My chickpea patties recipe is super yummy, and l could not stop eating them.

I had some veggies left that needed cooking sooner rather than later and l put them to great use.

I chose to remove the chickpeas skin, I know it is such a task, a very boring one, but in this end, all the effort pays off, as you get smooth texture.

Plus, you can mash them a lot more easier. Leek and potatoes work great together, so you know these patties can only be super delicious.

  • boil the potatoes in salted water, mash with the chickpeas, and set aside
  • sautee the leeks, add the broccoli florets and leave to cook with some water until tender
  • finely chop them and add them to the mash and chickpeas together with the seasoning, breadcrumbs, cheese and egg
  • use for hands to shape patties, coat them with flour, chill for at least an hour to firm up
  • shallow fry the patties until golden

A close-up shoot of chickea patties on a white plate

Tips and tricks to make the best chickpea patties

Please note!!! When you add egg to the mashed mixture, this tends to becomes pretty soft, that is why it is advisable to chill the patties in the fridge for at least one hour before frying them.

Otherwise they won’t keep their shape while frying.

A GOOD TIP when you shape the patties is to moist your hands, in this way the mixture won’t stick to your hands, and you get nicely-shaped patties.

I would not deep fry them, just shallow frying should do, just get the oil very hot beforehand.

Once ready, transfer the patties to a plate lined with kitchen paper so that they excess oil can be absorbed.

And that’s it, really, your chickpea patties recipe to get everyone talking about!

A hand showing half a chickpea pattie

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5 from 10 votes
Chickpea potato broccoli patties, scrumptiously golden, and so addictive. Great as an appetizer, and one of those healthy snack recipes kids love. Why not have one in between meals, or take some on a picnic. They are so easy to make, you'll never buy ready-made patties again.
Vegetarian Chickpea Patties with Broccoli and Potatoes
Prep Time
1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Vegetarian Chickpea Patties with Broccoli and Potatoes, scrumptiously golden, and so addictive. Great as an appetizer, and one of those healthy snack recipes kids love. Why not have one in between meals, or take some on a picnic. They are so easy to make, you'll never buy ready-made patties again.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Keyword: chickepea recipes
Servings: 10 patties
Calories: 188 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1 tin chickpeas (400 grams)
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 leek
  • 1/2 broccoli floret
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup golden breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly-chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  1. Drain the chickpea liquid, rinse with water and remove the skin off the chickpeas.
  2. Peel and dice the potatoes and boil in salted water until tender. Drain the water and mash them together with the chickpeas until you get a smooth consistency. Set aside to cool.
  3. Cut the leek and sauté it in one tablespoon of oil until tender, then add the broccoli florets chopped finelly and stir for a minute. Pour half a cup of water and let it simmer until evaporated and the leeks and broccoli are soft.

  4. Mix the leeks and broccoli with the potatoes and chickpeas, season well with salt and pepper, add the breadcrumbs, cheese, parsley and egg and mix well to combine.

  5. Moist your hands and shape patties, then coat them in flour and arrange on a plate. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for one hour to firm up.

  6. Heat up the oil in a frying pan, and fry the patties on both sides untll golden. Serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Chickpea Patties with Broccoli and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Potassium 298mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 4.6%
Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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  • Reply
    April 10, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    These look so very tasty. Love the addition of cheese in it.

  • Reply
    Angie Gouchenour
    April 11, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I am going to stand up and admit, I am a chickpea addict lol. These look amazing!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      April 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you, Angie! Chickpeas are really amazingly delicious!

  • Reply
    April 14, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    I do love chickpeas, they are very versatile. These sound tasty.

  • Reply
    Kelly @ Trial and Eater
    April 14, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    These patties look and sound so delicious! I’m adding this AND aquafaba to my to-try list 🙂

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    April 14, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I love vegetable patties but never thought of adding chickpeas to them. Love this. So yum.

  • Reply
    Adriana Lopez Martn
    April 15, 2017 at 3:54 am

    What a great idea to use chickpeas and potatoes to make a beautiful bite. Perfect for an appetizer but also to add to a salad.

  • Reply
    April 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I would definitely love to snack on these!! These nibbles would be consumed so quickly in our family as we love chickpeas!

  • Reply
    Alicia Taylor
    April 15, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    I didn’t realize you could do so much with the fluid on chickpeas. I won’t be throwing any more of that away. I also love these fritters! I’m definitely gonna make these. Pinning it to my favorite pinterest board

  • Reply
    April 15, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    These look delicious and something I definitely would love to try. I’ve never tried saving the liquid from chickpeas but sounds like I might be missing out.

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    April 16, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Totally love using and working with chickpeas. Packed with nutrition, and the perfect meat sub as well. These patties look and sound delicious. Great as a side to many dinners.

  • Reply
    Sara @ Modern Little Victories
    April 16, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I absolutley love chickpeas and I love how versatile they are that you can make stuff like this with them! These look so flakey and delicious! I need to try these out for sure!

  • Reply
    Just Jo
    April 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Oh yumski! these sound fabulous – I cook my own chickpeas in my Instant Pot which makes them even cheaper. Definitely going to try these 😀

  • Reply
    Byron Thomas
    April 16, 2017 at 11:39 am

    I’m always looking for ways to incorporate more protein into our diets and we all love chickpeas. This seems like a great way to sneak more veggies into my daughter’s diet.

  • Reply
    Jennifer Morrisey
    April 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I had absolutely no idea the liquid chickpeas are packed in is so versatile! The patties look and sound amazing, I am definitely going to try this, I think they would make a great appetizer.

  • Reply
    Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    April 17, 2017 at 3:07 am

    I love vegetable patties and it is a great way to add the vegetable to the kids meal. I also add any kind of bean to the patties ans the chickpeas are one of my favorite. I am guilty of throwing away so many cans of chickpeas liquid. I need to try to use it instead of egg whites.

  • Reply
    Molly Kumar
    April 17, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Oh I would totally eat 3-4 of them at a go as they look so delicious. Love the recipe 🙂

  • Reply
    April 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I love making patties for my family. We all love it. I can agree with you, patties are sooo addictive, healthy and just delicious. Love the addition of cheese in this one. I will definitely try this recipe.

  • Reply
    Kylee from Kylee Cooks
    April 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I love anything with chickpeas, I can see myself making a salad and putting these on top. A little dressing and a yummy dinner!

  • Reply
    Lori Vachon
    April 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    These definitely look flavorful and loaded with deliciousness. My oldest daughter would enjoy these very much!

  • Reply
    April 21, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Lately I’ve been loving savory snacks in the afternoon as a pick me up to get me through til dinner and these seem to fit the bill perfectly!

  • Reply
    August 1, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Hi, could you freeze these? If yes, at what stage would you freeze them? Before you fried them?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      August 1, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Stacy! Thank you for your comment! I haven’t tried to freeze them before, but l think they would freeze well. I would probably fry them lightly first, a more pale yellow rather than golden brown, and to defrost l would pop them in the oven. I hope this helps.

  • Reply
    Hailey B.
    September 14, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Hi, I made these and they turned out quite decently! However, I’m wondering if there’s a way I can get the middle to be a little less complete mush? They’re not falling apart, but definitely not holding together as well as I’d like them to!

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      September 14, 2017 at 4:26 am

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! Did you refrigerate the patties before frying? Frigerating helps them keep their shape really well. Once the egg is added, they become soft, so if they are fried straight away, they will be mushy.
      Another thing that woukd help is not to add the oil from the leeks and broccoli to the mixture, as that will change tge consistency.
      Also, drain the potatoes really well, when they are mashed with the chickpeas, you should not have a soft mash. I hope this helps.

  • Reply
    September 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Would they work without the egg.

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      September 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your comment! They should work without the egg too, just add enough breadcrumbs to keep the patties together. I usually add an egg to make sure the patties don’t fall apart, and then refrigerate to firm up. I hope that helps!

  • Reply
    Lisa Williams
    February 20, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Hi Daniela,

    Thanks for the recipe. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve featured it on my savory snacks roundup, which you can find here: I hope you don’t mind?

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      February 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you, that’s great! I’ll share your post.

  • Reply
    March 25, 2018 at 12:07 am

    I am eager to give these a try as a new vegetarian. But I was wondering how long these can be kept in the fridge once cooked?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      March 25, 2018 at 8:11 am

      Hi Emma, If kept in a plastic container, they should be fine for 1-2 days. I hope that helps.

  • Reply
    Eliza Avalo
    April 30, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I made this for my family and they LOVE THEM!! I have a question, the nutrition facts are for all 10 patties? or just for one of them? Thak you so much for this delicious recipe 😀

    • Reply
      Daniela Anderson
      May 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Eliza! Thank you for your comment, l am happy that you enjoyed my recipes, my little ones are big fans of parties too. The nutritional info is per portion. I hope this helps!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Gens
    July 2, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Can you use sweet potato? I don’t eat white potatoes.

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