This is a recipe from my baby blogging days that I’ve reworked and updated over the years. It’s made with a lot of pantry staples and shelf-stable ingredients you may have in your cabinet right now!
The basic formula is: 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa, 1 to 1 ½ cups diced mix-ins/veggies, 2 eggs, 1 cup mozzarella and seasonings. Customize with whatever favorite pizza toppings you have on hand!
Cheesy Quinoa Pizza Bites
- 1 ½ cups quinoa, cooked
- 1 tsp avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
- ½ yellow onion, diced
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup mozzarella
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- ½ cup sliced black olives
- ½ cup diced canned tomatoes rinsed and chopped again to make smaller pieces
- ½ cup marinara
Cook quinoa according to package directions.
Saute onions and garlic in 1 teaspoon oil until translucent and tender, about 3 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C).
Mix together all ingredients except pizza sauce.
Grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray or your preferred oil. Then spoon one heaping tablespoon of mixture into each cup. Push down with the back of a spoon so that the top of each muffin is flat.
Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then use a butter knife to run the knife around the edges and pop out the bites.
Heat the marinara sauce for dipping and enjoy!