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Quinoa Pizza Bites

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Cheesy, warm and packed with flavor, these quinoa pizza bites are amazing!  These pizza bites are a 100% kid-friendly snack or meal that is both healthy and delicious!

Bite-sized pizza recipes are kind of our jam around here! We love Pizza CupcakesPizza Bites, and Grilled Cheese Pizza Dippers. These Quinoa Pizza Bites are a healthier snack or meal option that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!

a pile of Quinoa Pizza Bites on a white plate. Next to the pizza bites is a small white sauce dish filled with marinara sauce.

Easy Quinoa Pizza Bites

As recent as just a few years ago, I don’t think I even knew what quinoa was. I had seen the word before, but had no idea how to say it! Quinoa, (KEEN-WAH) is a power house little grain that everyone now a days swears by – especially those on a Gluten free diet.

These quinoa pizza bites were one of the first quinoa dishes I made and they were a hit with almost the whole family. (My smallest eater had me pick out the green bits. I maybe should have chopped the basil up smaller.)  Paired up with some pizza sauce, this made a kid-friendly meal that also filled the Momma’s healthy food quota. (Pizza in bite-sized form is pretty much as kid-friendly as you can get!)

So if you, like me, are intrigued by quinoa but haven’t been sure how to introduce it to your family, I recommend these for sure. If you, unlike me, already have cooked with quinoa, add these to your list of quinoa favorites.  They will be a hit, especially if tiny green bits aren’t your kid’s kryptonite.

How To Make Quinoa Pizza Bites

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except for the pizza sauce
  3. Spray a muffin tin and then evenly pour the mixture into the tin(s)
  4. If you are using a regular muffin tin, bake for 20-25 minutes.  If you are using a mini muffin tin, then bake for 15-20 minutes
  5. Allow them to cool a little and then serve them warm with pizza sauce

A hand dipping a healthy quinoa pizza bite into a small dish of marinara sauce. Next to the sauce there is a pile of more quinoa bites.

How To Store Quinoa Pizza Bites

These pizza bites can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for about 5 days.  If you don’t think you’ll finish them by then, or if you want to make a batch for later, you can also freeze this yummy recipe.  In either case, just be sure to place them in an airtight container before storing them.  After you reheat them, I like to put them in a toaster oven for a couple of minutes to make them a little crispy again.

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Quinoa Pizza Bites Recipe

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Quinoa Pizza Bites

Cheesy, warm and packed with flavor - Quinoa Pizza Bites are a 100% kid-friendly snack or meal that are both healthy and delicious!

Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch
Cuisine Italian
Keyword healthy, pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 125 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 -7 0 z bag of turkey pepperoni chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pizza sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin pan (you can use a regular or mini pan)
  2. Mix together everything but pizza sauce.
  3. Evenly distribute into greased pan. If you use a regular pan, this will fill each cup about to the top (ABOUT 1/4 cup full). If you use a mini pan, it will make about double.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes for regular pan and 15-20 for mini. They should be firm.
  5. Let them set and cool slightly.
  6. Serve with pizza sauce.

Feeling healthier already!

ENJOY!

looking down on a plate of quinoa pizza bites and a side of marinara sauce. In a white box at the top of the image are the words Quinoa Pizza Bites.

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About the Author: Larissa is a mom of 4 boys who likes to cook and create. The former Food Contributor on Somewhat Simple (2011-12), she now shares her creative adventures full-time on her own blog Just Another Day in Paradise.

This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in September 2012.

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