Quinoa Pizza Bites

July 5, 2014
Quinoa Pizza Bites - A great appetizer to bring to parties .. or make as a snack to have at home. These quinoa pizza bites are a perfect treat!

What are you up to

this 4th of July weekend?

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Did you get to watch the fireworks?

We were going to tackle a few projects .. though decided instead that 3-day holiday weekends should include a bit of fun as well.

So we've been sleeping in .. trying new pancake recipes for breakfast .. taking the puppies for extra long walks .. playing Scrabble at the coffee shop .. and hanging out at 4th of July cook-outs with old friends as well as new

Quinoa Pizza Bites - A great appetizer to bring to parties .. or make as a snack to have at home. These quinoa pizza bites are a perfect treat!

We also made one of our favorite snacks .. quinoa pizza bites .. filled with our favorite flavors (pepperoni, mushroom, onion, and black olives)   Not only are they great to have at home .. but they're also wonderful to serve as appetizers .. or bring along to parties.

Don't feel bound to our flavors .. as long as you've added about 2 cups of “toppings” to the quinoa base you'll be fine   (here 1 cup pepperonis & 1 cup total between the mushrooms, black olives, and onions)

We've made them Mexican with taco seasonings & fillings .. dipping them in salsa and/or guacamole. They're also great with an assortment of cut-up veggies and a greek yogurt ranch dip.

Quinoa Pizza Bites - A great appetizer to bring to parties .. or make as a snack to have at home. These quinoa pizza bites are a perfect treat!

A quick note about the mini-muffin pan .. I've tried them both ways .. with a well-sprayed pan & also using  muffin liners. Use the liners .. they're so much easier .. I promise

Enjoy!

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~ Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats .. here

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup pepperoni chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup mushrooms chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup black olives chopped fine
  • 1/3 cup red onion chopped fine
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp heaping pizza seasoning
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • pizza sauce for dipping

Instructions

  • Cook quinoa according to the directions on the package
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare the mini-muffin baking tray. It can be sprayed liberally with olive oil, or mini-muffin liners also work well
  • In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients (except the parmesan cheese) and mix until combined
  • Spoon the mix into the muffin pan .. filling each cup to the top (~ 1 heaping tablespoon each). Press down gently to compact.
  • Sprinkle with grated parmesan.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  • Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping.
Serves:
Nutrition + Show
Rating:
Calories 195
Total Fat 9.72g
Carbohydrates 15g
Fiber 2.73g
Sugars 1.51g
Protein 14.93g
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1 Comment

  • Reply sexyveggie July 6, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Thank-you so much Brittany!

    I’d love to know how you decide to make them yours 🙂

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