Quinoa Pizza Bites

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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!

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14 thoughts on “Quinoa Pizza Bites

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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!!

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