mushroom & swiss quinoa burger

mushroom & swiss quinoa burger | my skinny sweet tooth

One of the hardest things about joining Weight Watchers, I thought, would be cutting red meat out of my diet. I’d much rather spend my points on dessert than a burger or chicken leg. However, one thing I wouldn’t toss away are mushroom and swiss burgers. I’ve always loved them.

I can still have a mushroom and swiss burger with real meat and be totally fine. That’s what weight watchers is for! 🙂 But after a weekend getaway of indulging in more red meat than I would have liked, I made a delicious version of a mushroom and swiss, vegetarian style.  The base of the “burger” is tricolor quinoa (great protein source!). It’s nothing crazy. I see quinoa burgers everywhere nowadays. So why not make some of your own at home? It’s super easy, tasty, and quick to throw together.


mushroom & swiss quinoa burgers:
Yeilds 6 burgers
Serving Size: 1 burger (no bun)
Points Per Serving: 3pp

1C quinoa, uncooked
2C water
2T worcestershire sauce
4oz mushrooms, chopped
1 small onion, diced
3 laughing cow light swiss wedges
s&p to taste

⋅In a medium sauce pan, cook the quinoa: →add quinoa to water and worcestershire sauce (gives it a great “burger” flavor!). Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for 10-15min. Fluff with a fork 🙂

⋅While the quinoa cooks, spray a skillet with non-stick spray and cook onion until translucent (about 4-5min), then add mushrooms. Cook for an additional 5 min or until mushrooms are soft. S&P to taste. Set aside.

⋅When quinoa is finished, add quinoa to skillet with the mushrooms and onions. Add in the laughing cow light swiss wedges and stir until incorporated. (This may take a minute)

⋅Let the yumminess cool slightly.

⋅When cool enough to handle, form about 4oz into a burger shape. Repeat with the other 5.

⋅In a non-stick skillet or griddle, sear quinoa burgers on each side for 3-4min. Look at that extra caramelized goodness of those mushrooms! *drooling*
mushroom & swiss quinoa burger | my skinny sweet tooth

⋅Serve on a bun or enjoy it bun-less for no additional points! 🙂 Feel free to add lettuce and tomato or any other burger toppings. I’m a plain gal sometimes 😉
mushroom & swiss quinoa burger | my skinny sweet tooth
mushroom & swiss quinoa burger | my skinny sweet tooth

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5 thoughts on “mushroom & swiss quinoa burger

  1. morganfed says:

    This sounds amazing! Question, though–how long do these keep? I’m cooking for one, and I know I can always halve it, but sometimes it’s nice to have leftovers ready to go for the next couple of lunches. In any case, I’ll have to give these a try soon!

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    • my skinny sweet tooth says:

      I also cook for one most of the time and these held up just fine for my lunches throughout the week. I actually made a batch of the quinoa mixture, made one burger patty from it and ate the rest as a quinoa side dish. So, you should be good to go! 😉

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  2. Christine says:

    I couldn’t get the burgers to stay together. They were really hard to put together, and fell apart when I flipped them. So instead of eating like burgers, I just measured out 4 oz and topped with avocado. Very yummy.

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