How to Cook Veggie Patties in the Oven

Cooking veggie patties in your oven takes longer than with stove-top cooking but requires less attention as the patties cook. However, because the steps you take to prepare the patties are the same, most any veggie patty recipe is a good candidate for oven baking. Whether you prepare and cook them right away or freeze for cooking later, veggie patties can be a tasty treat as well as a good substitute for fat-laden ground meat patties.

Homemade veggie patties on a board with fresh basil. (Image: nata_vkusidey/iStock/Getty Images)

Step 1

Preheat your oven to a medium-hot temperature of 350 to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Transfer fresh or frozen veggie patties to a nonstick baking sheet with a spatula. As an alternate option, spray a regular baking sheet with vegetable oil spray to keep the patties from sticking to the pan during cooking.

Step 3

Cook the veggie patties for about seven to nine minutes, then turn them with a spatula and continue cooking for another five minutes.

Step 4

Insert a meat thermometer into one or more patties and make sure the temperature is 165 degrees F before removing the patties from your oven.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking sheet

  • Spatula

  • Vegetable oil spray

  • Meat thermometer

Tip

When you plan to cook homemade veggie patties in your oven, a good place to start is on your stove. Precooking vegetables such as onions and mushrooms adds necessary moisture that makes your patties juicy and keeps them from drying out during baking.

Chill fresh veggie patties before cooking them in your oven. Refrigerating the patties for about 30 minutes will help prevent crumbling during cooking. Frozen patties can go straight from your freezer to your oven.

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