Vegetarian Potato Kibbeh


This vegetarian kibbeh uses potatoes as the binder for the bulgur wheat instead of meat. When combined with spices and a seasoned vegetable stuffing, it's delicious.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 473
Fat 33g
Saturated fat 4g
Carbohydrates 40g
Sodium 979mg
Fiber 6g
Protein 7g
Cholesterol 0mg

Vegetarian Potato Kibbeh

1 (8x8-inch) casserole
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat, grind #1
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 large boiled potatoes, peeled
  • [1/2] cup all-purpose flour
  • 2[1/2] tsp. salt
  • [1/2] tsp. allspice
  • [1/2] tsp. cumin
  • [1/2] tsp. ground coriander
  • [1/2] tsp. ground nutmeg
  • [1/2] tsp. ground cloves
  • [1/2] tsp. ground cinnamon
  • [1/2] tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • [1/4] cup plus 2 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • [1/2] medium red bell pepper
  • [1/2] medium green bell pepper
  • [1/2] medium yellow onion
  • [1/2] cup pine nuts
  • [1/2] cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp. seven spices
  • 1 tsp. sumac


In a large bowl, combine bulgur wheat and warm water, and set aside for 20 minutes.

Add potatoes, all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons salt, allspice, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, cayenne, and black pepper, and knead together for about 4 or 5 minutes until well combined. Set aside.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat [1/4] cup extra-virgin olive oil. Add red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and onions, and cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in remaining [1/2] teaspoon salt, pine nuts, walnuts, seven spices, and sumac, and cook for 3 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish with extra-virgin olive oil.

Divide kibbeh dough in half, and spread a layer of kibbeh dough on the bottom of the baking dish. Add a layer of sauteed vegetables and top with another layer of kibbeh dough.

Paint top of kibbeh with remaining 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and cut kibbeh into 6 equal pieces. Bake for 30 minutes.

Let kibbeh rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Healthy Hint
If you have an aversion to nuts, you can omit the walnuts and pine nuts from this dish.

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