Quinoa Pizza Bites (Gluten Free)

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These Easy Quinoa Pizza Bites will satisfy your every pizza cravings. They are protein packed, delicious, and great for parties!

These Easy Quinoa Pizza Bites will satisfy your every pizza cravings. They are protein packed, delicious, and great for parties! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

This might be my last Quinoa post for January (yeah right), because I think I’m all Quinoa-ed out! I’ve been eating it on the down low and I am officially adding it to my list of grains to eat endlessly.

These Quinoa Pizza Bites were such a hit! First of all, if I had my own way I would host a Super Bowl party will all of these delicious healthy stuff including of course my Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings but that would be in a perfect world…I still plan to sneak in some healthy treats without these shouting men knowing!

These Easy Quinoa Pizza Bites will satisfy your every pizza cravings. They are protein packed, delicious, and great for parties! via https://jessicainthekitchen.comI will admit that I ate all of these…my mom got one. Being a huge pizza fan, I thoroughly enjoyed these. They’re perfectly chewy and like mini pizzas in a bite (duh Jessica) PLUS you get additional sauce to dip them in. I can’t get enough of pizza sauce, it’s like crack to me! I even started taking smaller bites so that I could get more pizza sauce. 🙂 . Good thing it’s healthy! If you like these, you’ll definitely love my Cauliflower Pizza Bites too.

I also added melted cheese on top by turning on my broiler which gave these a delicious crust. They were the perfect lunch and are so great if you are on the go. I’m trying to look more into quick lunches since on my drive home I fought off the fast food thoughts and quickly rushed to the kitchen to cook something healthy aka Whole Grain Baked Mac & Cheese.

Ah, I think I hear it beeping that it’s ready! While I go indulge in some “healthy” but delicious food, please try these! They are so good! Have an amazing weekend!

These Easy Quinoa Pizza Bites will satisfy your every pizza cravings. They are protein packed, delicious, and great for parties! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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These Easy Quinoa Pizza Bites will satisfy your every pizza cravings. They are protein packed, delicious, and great for parties! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

Quinoa Pizza Bites (Gluten Free)

These Easy Quinoa Pizza Bites will satisfy your every pizza cravings. They are protein packed, delicious, and great for parties!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Course Appetizers, Snacks
Cuisine American
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup vegan or regular shredded cheese + 2 tablespoons of cheese
  • 1 flax egg or egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of marinara sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • Marinara Sauce for dipping
Instructions

Instructions

How to Cook Quinoa

  • 1. Mix 1/2 cup uncooked and washed quinoa with 1 cup water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil first and then lower heat. Cook the quinoa for about 15 minutes until fluffy. You should get about 1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa (you only need 1 cup for the recipe, so you could always make extra pizza bites or use it another time).

Quinoa Pizza Bites

  • 2. Preheat oven to 400 ° F/ 205° C.
  • 3. Grease a 12 mini muffin tin pan OR line it with parchment paper with strips over the sides. I found the parchment paper worked best for me!
  • 4. Mix all of the ingredients together, except the extra 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  • 5. Put a tablespoon into each muffin tin, packing them in.
  • 6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • 7. Remove from oven and top with remaining 2 tablespoons of cheese. Broil for about 30 seconds to 1 minute (please watch them, they burn easily).
  • 8. After broiling, allow to cool on a wire rack for about 15 minutes and then remove from pan.
  • Serve with Marinara Sauce. Enjoy!!
NOTES
Notes
HOW TO STORE
This can last for about one week in the fridge in an air-tight tupperware container . You can freeze these items and pop them in the oven to heat them up.
If you’re making this for kids or you don’t like spice, the red pepper flakes can get really spicy when baked, so you can leave it out.
 
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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89 comments

  1. Kit says:

    Thanks for sharing! Quinoa is really one of the best superfoods, here I’d like to share its health benefits I read online.

    https://myeasychoices.com/health-benefits-of-quinoa/

  2. Claire says:

    5 stars
    These are absolutely delicious and it totally hit the pizza craving spot! Thanks for sharing, it’s going into my family recipe collection 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Claire,

      Aww so happy to hear that!! You’re so welcome and thanks so much for your feedback!! 🙂

  3. Katie Williams says:

    Can you please explain how to use strips of parchment paper in the mini muffin pan? I lost so much of each pizza bite when I greased the pan.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Katie, I’ll be glad to explain how to use parchment paper in this recipe. Cut the parchment paper in 4×4 inch squares then press the squares into the section that holds the muffin. After that you’re free to place the mixture into the parchment paper lined tin. I hope this helps and I’m sorry to hear about your previous mishap.

  4. Dave says:

    5 stars
    It’s so good, extremely healthy and just tastes incredible.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thanks Dave. We’re glad you like it!

  5. Michele says:

    5 stars
    This looks and sounds amazing! I wouldn’t be able to keep my hands off it 🙂

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Thank you so much Michele. We’re happy that you like the recipe! Thanks again for reading!

  6. Justinw says:

    Delicious but mine didn’t hold their shape! They ended up being mushy and fall apart at the bottom. What did I do wrong? I want to nail this recipe!

    • Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hey Justin,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the taste! Let me help re the falling apart at the bottom. Did you ensure your flax eggs were properly set up first, and use parchment strips?

  7. Thomas says:

    5 stars
    Delicious and sooo easy! Made mine with a regular egg and they held together perfectly, even got a little crispy on the outside!

    If you’re not a huge fan of Italian seasoning or the taste of oregano (like my mother), you can swap it for basil / mix of basil & other herbs. Definitely making again!!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      We’re so happy that you enjoyed this recipe Thomas! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment!

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