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Yellow Split Pea Patties

 These “cheesy” yellow split pea patties with tofu and sesame are some of the best patties I’ve ever made! They’re vegan, but they have the consistency and taste of cheese patties. 

WOW! These yellow split pea patties with tofu were awesome!!! They’re by far one of my best vegan patties recipes so far. I discovered a great, vegan egg replacement for patties and I’ve been using it ever since. Combined with the taste and texture of yellow split peas, this recipe turned out amazing!

Tapioca flour + nutritional yeast = cheesy goodness! This is the perfect, vegan egg replacement in vegan patties. It also tastes amazing (nutritional yeast is addictive!) and the resulted texture is “cheesy” and the patties will melt in your mouth!

Cheesy Yellow Split Pea Patties with Tofu

If you don’t believe me that these patties are cheesy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, then you’ll definitely need to take a look at the video above. You can see that they’re not mushy at all! The outside is crunchy and the inside is melty.

These yellow split pea patties with tofu are really easy to make. Just boil the peas, mix the ingredients together and lightly fry or bake the patties. I would recommend the ‘lightly frying’ method for these patties. Not because of health reasons, because we all know that baking is healthier, but because the texture will be better. You’ll use very little oil, only spray the non-sticking frying pan and it’s enough.

So, here they are! You can thank me later for this recipe! 😀

Cheesy Yellow Split Pea Patties with Tofu Sesame
Cheesy Yellow Split Pea Patties with Tofu Chiftelute de mazare galbena cu tofu vegan recipe

“Cheesy” Yellow Split Pea Patties with Tofu and Sesame
 These "cheesy" yellow split pea patties with tofu and sesame are some of the best patties I've ever made! They're vegan, but they have the consistency and taste of cheese patties. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American, European
Servings 15
Calories 76 kcal


  • 200 g yellow split peas
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 100 g tofu extra firm, mashed with a fork
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 Tbsps nutritional yeast
  • 4 Tbsps tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 Tbsps sesame
  • 4 Tbsps parsley chopped
  • oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil yellow split peas in a medium pot. Add 1/2 tsp baking soda in the boiling water. This way the peas will boil faster. Boil it for about 30-40 minutes, or until it is soft.
  • Drain the water and move the peas in a large bowl. Mash it with a fork, until it has a paste-like consistency.
  • Add all the other ingredients, except oil. Mix well.
  • Spray a medium frying pan with some oil. Use only non-stick frying pans.
  • Make the patties using about 1 Tbsp of the composition per patty.
  • Lightly fry each patty on both sides – 3 minutes per side.
  • Place patties on a plate covered with a paper towel.


Serving: 1pattyCalories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 40mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 178IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cheese, patties, split peas
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Cheesy Yellow Split Pea Patties with Tofu
Cheesy Yellow Split Pea Patties with Tofu
Recipe Rating


Thursday 13th of January 2022

I made these and they are very yummy! Followed the recipe. You can bake them as well. The paste by itself is delicious. I grinded the tapioca from little pearls that I had at hand. This is an excellent recipe. I also offer all the vegetarian food that I make to The Supreme Friend of all living entities first. That makes it more fulfilling to me. Thank you so much! Great Recipe!


Thursday 11th of August 2022

Thank you! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it.


Sunday 29th of April 2018

Do you have any idea of a substitute for tapioca flour?


Tuesday 1st of May 2018

Tapioca gives them that cheesy texture. Alternatively use any other flour you want, but they won't have the same texture.


Thursday 16th of June 2016

Can you use canned beans?


Monday 20th of June 2016

I used peas not beans in this recipe, but if you have canned yellow split peas you can surely use them. :) It will save you a lot of time.


Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

I'm going to try these. They look delicious, and I like Kristin's idea of putting them on a salad. The only difference I might make is that I'll saute the onions first, before adding to the ingredients. Thanks.


Saturday 5th of March 2016

Yes, you cau saute the onions first so they will be sweeter. I really like onion so I don't mind a stronger taste. Glad you like them! :)


Friday 12th of February 2016

Could these be made without the inactive yeast flakes.


Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

Sure, but they won't have a "cheesy" taste.