Thursday, March 21, 2013

Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites

Last summer, I tried and shared a recipe for Quinoa Pizza Bites. My sister brought me some cooked quinoa and I wanted to make some, but didn't have the right ingredients on hand, so I decided to try my hand at a cheesy broccoli version instead. The results were delicious! This recipe makes approximately 36 "bites" which I assume freeze well. (I just found some of the pizza bites in the back of my freezer from August, and they held up great!) It takes about 5-10 minutes of preparation and 15-20 minutes of baking time.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 Cups cooked Quinoa
  • 2 Cups chopped fresh broccoli florets (I imagine frozen would do in a pinch)
  • 2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp of your favorite all-purpose seasoning

What You'll Do:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Prepare a mini-muffin tin by spraying with cooking spray, greasing in your chosen manner, or filling with mini-muffin papers. (I used cooking spray.)
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Spoon mixture into mini-muffin pan (heaping tablespoon) and press down lightly with the back of the tablespoon.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Allow to cool on wire racks.
  • Enjoy!


  1. Wanted to let you know that I pinned this immediately, made it today, and it was HUGE hit, even with my toddler. :) We've had quinoa in our pantry forever but I'd never cooked it before, so this was perfect for me. We subbed in cauliflower as we didn't have broccoli, and I added a little bit of jalapeno cheese for a kick. We made THREE BATCHES today and most is already gone. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

    1. You're welcome, I'm glad you all enjoyed it! I will have to try it with cauliflower. :)


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