Photo of Chickpea Veggie Patties by Eatwell Exchange by WW

Chickpea Veggie Patties by Eatwell Exchange

Total Time
1 hr 10 min
25 min
45 min
A flavorful spiced chickpea and potato filling is stuffed into flaky pastry and baked for these satisfying patties. Perfect as a meal or snack, this recipe was developed by registered dietitians (and best friends!) Ashley Carter and Jasmine Westbrooks, who founded EatWell Exchange, which won the 2021 WW Wellness Impact Award. Eatwell Exchange works to decrease health disparities in low-socioeconomic communities while keeping culturally relevant foods on the table.


Uncooked russet potato

½ pound(s), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Canned chickpeas

¾ cup(s), rinsed

Uncooked carrot(s)

cup(s), chopped

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 item(s), small, chopped

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium

Vegetable broth

¾ cup(s)

Garlic powder

2 tsp

Onion powder

2 tsp

Cayenne pepper

½ tsp

Ground allspice

¼ tsp

Table salt

1 tsp

Black pepper

1 tsp

Goya Discos para empanada dough

20 item(s)


1 item(s), large


  1. Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium, cover and simmer for 10 minutes, until tender. Drain and mash the potatoes; set aside.
  2. Coat the bottom of a large saucepan with cooking spray and heat over medium. Sauté the onions, bell peppers, and carrots until almost tender, about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. In a medium bowl, mash the chickpeas. Add the chickpeas and vegetable broth to the saucepan with vegetables. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Remove the chickpeas from the heat, and add the mashed potatoes, onion powder, garlic, cayenne, and allspice. Stir to combine. Let cool to room temperature.
  5. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the egg with 1 tbsp water. Place 3 tbsp of filling in the center of 1 dough disk. Brush edges of dough with egg wash. Fold over and press with a fork to seal. Repeat with remaining filling and dough disks. Brush any remaining egg wash on top of patties. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let cool, then serve.
  7. Serving size: 1 patty