I feel as if I have been in a lunch rut for some time now. Luckily, it is the back to school time of year and inspiration has been turning up all over the web! Last week I came across a meatless Monday post at Fine and Fair for quinoa pizza bites I got really excited. My kids love it when I make mini deep dish pizzas and I was hoping that they would be accepting of a healthier mini pizza.
I happened to have everything needed in the kitchen. I grabbed my assistant Audrey and we put this dish together in about 20 minutes.
I am happy to report that all three kids enjoyed the mini quinoa pizza bites, I also admit that Alex was quite skeptical but he is the kid that went back for seconds!
What you need:
2 cups cooked quinoa, 2 eggs, 1 cup of veggies (I used bell pepper and onion), 1 cup mozzarella, 1/2 cup parmesan, a couple of minced cloves of garlic, 1/2 cup fresh basil (chopped), 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1 teaspoon dried oregano
What you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together. Spoon mixture into greased mini-muffin tin. Press them into the tin lightly. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Allow to cool and serve with pizza sauce.
I left out the meatless pepperoni that was in the original post but left everything else the same. I have to give a big “thank you” to Fine and Fair for posting this easy and delicious recipe. Mini quinoa pizza bites will certainly be added into our lunch rotation.
I would also like to mention that I had a few pizza bites left over and I stuck them in the freezer. I happily report that today I defrosted them and popped them in the toaster oven and they were just as delcious as the first batch!
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