Quinoa pizza bites

29 Jan

Ran this recipe by my boyfriend tonight. We both think it sounds a bit weird, but it is also the main reason I want to try it! And he is looking forward to a healthy meal. Can’t wait for the weekend.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pepperoni slices (~1/2 of a 7 oz bag)
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried crushed oregano
  • pizza sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together all ingredients, except pizza sauce, in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each), and press down gently to compact.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Notes:

Nutritional Information for 5 bites per My Fitness Pal: Calories – 175, Fat – 10g, Protein – 9g, Fiber – 2g, Calcium – 10mg, Carbs – 12g

Original recipe here

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4 Responses to “Quinoa pizza bites”

  1. Brooke Ridgeway January 29, 2014 at 4:59 am #

    What a lovely and fun idea!

    • simplequickrecipes January 29, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

      Thanks! Although I can’t take the credit – I linked the original recipe on the bottom. I can’t wait to try it!!

  2. cocinadecella January 30, 2014 at 4:10 am #

    omg! need to try!

    • simplequickrecipes January 30, 2014 at 5:42 am #

      Same here :). All the ingredients are waiting in the kitchen already 😀

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