Quinoa Pizza Bites
When this recipe first showed up in my Pinterest feed, I knew I HAD to make it. In case you haven’t noticed, we here at Once A Month Mom LOVE quinoa. However, my kids won’t always eat it. They love pizza, though, and love things they can “dip” into sauce even more. I like to cook with quinoa because not only is it a great source of protein and dietary fiber, but it is a very versatile ingredient. When I cook the quinoa, I always substitute the water out for chicken broth or stock, whichever I have on hand, to give it a little extra flavor.
These little pizza bites are a great, healthy, after-school snack. My daughter eats lunch at 10:45 while she is at school, so by the time she gets home in the afternoon, she is famished. Having healthy snacks like these stocked in the freezer makes it easy to just pop a few in the microwave and not have to worry about eating such an unhealthy, sugar-filled snack. Not only do these make a great snack, but they would make a great lunch, too.
Quinoa Pizza Bites
Heather @ Onceamonthmom.com, adapted from So Very Blessed
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 0.5 cups fresh basil, chopped
- 1 cup chopped turkey pepperoni slices
- 0.5 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried crushed oregano
- pizza sauce for dipping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients (except pizza sauce) together in a medium bowl. Spray mini muffin tin with non-stick spray, fill each up with mixture, pressing down gently to compact. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool and serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
Prepare as directed above. Allow bites to cool completely. Remove from muffin tin, place on cookie sheet and flash freeze. When frozen, place in freezer bag. Label and freeze. To serve: Thaw, heat in microwave for 30 seconds-1 minute. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.
Servings: 10 (4 mini muffins each)
**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann
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