Recipe: Veggie Power Patties

Recipe: Veggie Power Patties
FOX19 NOW/Jennifer Baker
FOX19 NOW/Jennifer Baker

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Shelby Reid, Top 40 Home Cook on MasterChef, was in our studio Wednesday morning sharing how to make her delicious veggie power patties.


Prep time: 15-20 minutes; Cook time about 8-10 minutes


  • 1 bunch of kale --> steamed in steamer/stovetop
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa
  • 1  orange pepper diced
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 1 jalepeño  diced (*optional if you like the heat like me*)
  • 2 shallots diced
  • 1 cup of cauliflower, steamed and ground to rice-like texture
  • 2 T chickpea flour(sub any flour)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (sub parm.)
  • 2 T garlic powder
  • 1 T ground coriannder


  • Cook quinoa --> 1c uncooked 2c water; bring water to boil; then cover, turn stove on low and cook for 15 min
  • Steam kale--> cut/rip kale into pieces; put stove on medium, add 1c of water to 1 bunch of kale; cave and steam for about 5+ minutes
  • Chop up your peppers, jalepeño,and shallots; Once diced, drain out all the water and let sit
  • **if you have time place on your prepped bake sheet and dry in oven for 15-20 minutes on 350F)
  • Add head a cauliflower to food processors and process until rice-like
  • Once all Ingredients above are completed add them and the ingredients-flour, nutritional yeast, and spices- to large mixing bowl
  • Combine evenly and allow to cool
  • Add in egg (or flax egg) and mix well/evenly
  • Lastly, coat 1 or 2 saucepans w/ nonstick/ coconut oil and use an ice cream scoop to scoop patty shapes on to pan
  • Cook each side for about 4-5 minutes over medium heat (or until cooked and golden/crisp

If you are not in a rush, pop the patties in the oven at 350F after you cook them on sauce pan to ensure they are cooked completely!

When I started playing around with this recipe, I didn't roast my veggies from the processor in the oven. But, after making them a billion times, I found that roasting them dries them out best and helps give the patties a great texture and holds them together better!

Visit Shelby's blog, for more.