Living the Natural Life

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites

August 27th, 2012 | Posted by Angela in Kids | Quinoa | Recipes | Vegetarian

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!

If you liked this you may also like Homemade Healthier Fudgesicles  and Homemade Graham Crackers.  To see more of my recipes please click here.

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