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Red Lentil and Butternut Squash Burgers

By September 29, 2015May 21st, 2020Insurance


With Fall upon us many people are ready to pull out their pumpkin recipes. While I enjoy pumpkin there’s another squash I’m quite fond of. Butternut Squash goes well in quite a few recipes, and while I usually make vegetarian burgers out of beans, butternut squash makes a pretty good burger.


  • 1 cup dry red lentils
  • 1/2 butternut squash
  • 6 spring onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tspn smoked paprika
  • 1 tspn cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
  • Small bunch finely chopped coriander stalks 
  • Olive oil


Step 1: Cook the lentils in boiling water for approx 10 minutes until they are tender and split open. Drain and let cool.
Step 2: Heat Oven to 400F. Peel and slice the butternut squash, coat with a little oil and roast in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Once cooked allow to cool and then slice into small chunks
Step 3: In a large mixing bowl add the lentils, butternut squash, finely sliced spring onions, crushed garlic, spices, flour and coriander stalks. Gently mix together with your hands and when fully combined shape into 4 burgers and place them on a plate  in the fridge for at least half and hour.
Step 4: When ready to cook heat a small amount of oil in a large frying pan and fry the burgers for around 4 minutes on each side until lightly browned and hot all the way through.