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Large plate of pizza bites served with marinara sauce
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Pizza Quinoa Bites

Pizza quinoa bites are a vegetarian protein-packed snack/appetizer that you can feel good about - made with quinoa, cheese and your favorite pizza toppings
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 bites
Calories 66kcal
Author Yumna Jawad


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa made from ⅓ cup uncooked quinoa.
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Italian-blend cheeses
  • ¼ cup olives sliced
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce warmed for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly coat 12 mini muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Divide quinoa mixture between prepared muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce.


Recipe: This recipe is adapted from Better Homes & Garden 
Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge. To reheat, just place them in microwave or toaster oven.
Freezing Instructions: You can also freeze the pizza quinoa bites for up to 3 months. I would recommend freezing them after cooked though. To re-heat, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in a 350°F oven for a few minutes until crispy.
Make Ahead Tips: I strongly suggest cooking the quinoa in advance. That way it's cooked and cooled and ready to be tossed into the other ingredients. This is a great recipe for leftover quinoa.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However you can use any cheese you'd like, mix up the spices and add any other pizza toppings you'd like.
* Please note the nutrition label does not include the marinara sauce.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 48mg | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.5mg