What’s one of your favorite foods that you feel like you need to give up when you’re trying to be healthy?
My mind immediately goes to pizza. Whether I’m hungover, having a movie marathon, or just finished a hard workout, I want pizza. Sometimes ordering a pizza is just an automatic response when you don’t have anything in the pantry for dinner.
Once in awhile, it won’t kill to you indulge and eat an entire pizza by yourself. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could have your pizza and eat it too?
Enter: Quinoa Pizza Bites. These bites are great on their own as an appetizer or atop a spinach salad garnished with tomato and mozzarella.
This recipe was adapted from Fit Sugar.
Makes 30 bites
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup diced cherry tomatoes
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- pizza sauce for dipping
Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a covered pot. Turn town the burner to low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Mix all of the ingredients together (excluding the pizza sauce) in a mixing bowl.
Spoon the mixture into a greased muffin tin. Fill each cup to the top and press down gently to compact.
Bake for 20 minutes. Make sure to cool for at least ten 10 minutes before removing from the pan. I used one muffin tin and made several batches.
Thanks as always to Jenn for hosting What I Ate Wednesday!
14 thoughts on “Quinoa Pizza Bites”
Oh wow! These look amazing! I’m a pizza lover through and through (have been as long as I can remember), but I live by myself so I rarely ever get the “real stuff” since I know it’ll just go to waste. Can’t wait to try these out! Thanks so much for the recipe! Happy WIAW! 🙂
I hear ya, Heather! Glad you’re going to try them out. Happy WIAW to you too!
Oh these sound good. I’ve gotta get myself some quinoa!
Definitely – quinoa has a lot of good protein!
This sounds really good! I’m going to give it a try!
Cool! Let me know how they turn out. 🙂
That’s such a great idea! I can’t eat regular quinoa, so this recipe isn’t for me. It’s strange though, because quinoa flakes don’t bother my stomach (as much). This is such a cute concept though! I love making meals into “bites.” Oh, and there are so many good ideas on FitSugar!!
I know I love Fit Sugar too! They have lots of good recipes to work with.
This is genius! I love how a sinful and unhealthy food can be replicated into something healthy so easily:)
Me too. I need to figure out substitutions for other healthy things – like cheese fries! Yum.
These sound like a great idea! I feel like the kids I babysit would even eat them, and that’s really saying something!
Haha – truth. I bet they would though!
Sounds good! Didn’t mention amt of water for quinoa–2 cups?
Love the recipe. Very creative!