Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Basic Quinoa Pizza Bites

JB found a very basic recipe for Quinoa Pizza Bites last week, and it's a WINNER!!! (There are literally hundreds of posts & pins for these - we're not reinventing the wheel here, just sharing that we made it & LOVED THEM! :-D) Nutritious, full of whole grain fiber & protein, & so yummy.

Our recipe called for pepperoni; we didn't have any, but we did have salami, so we used 1 cup of that instead, and it was perfect! I'd prefer it for sure, (not a pepperoni fan.) Our recipe also didn't call for adding marinara sauce into the mix, (just for dipping afterwards,) but most other recipes I've seen *do*, and I also think that would be DELISH! This recipe is just like real pizza: add whatever toppings & seasonings you like - basil, cherry tomatoes, olives, whatever.

Basic Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites Recipe:

Ingredients
•2 cups cooked quinoa
•2 eggs
•1 tsp onion powder
•1 tsp garlic (minced or paste)
•1 cup pepperoni
•1 cup mozzarella cheese

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine all ingredients
3. Grease 2 mini muffin pans and place 1 heaping tablespoon of the mixture into each cavity
4. Press down to compact the mixture and remove any air
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges are golden brown and cooked through
6. Remove from the muffin tin and serve with marinara dipping sauce
7. Makes 24 mini pizza bites

[Photo Credit...b/c we ate all of ours too fast!]

3 comments:

  1. Okay, I'm pinning this recipe to try!! I really like quinoa and this sounds like an interesting way to eat it!

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  2. Hi there, this looks wonderful. My kids are picky but I will give it a try.

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  3. I'm still craving these! :-D

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