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Quinoa pizza bites 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 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix together ingredients 3. Distribute in greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each), press down gently to compact. 4. Bake15-20 minutes.
Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites - these were surprisingly delicious! Quinoa is hit or miss for us, but we will be making these quite a bit.
Quinoa Pizza Bites: 1 cup quinoa cooked with 2 cups water + 2 large eggs 1 cup chopped onion+1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese+1/2 tsp salt+1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (2 Tbn dried)+1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced+ 1 tsp paprika+1 tsp dried oregano Mix well; bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Then serve warm with Pizza sauce for dipping
Pepperoni pizza bites. Made a cheap and easy version with 2 bags of Trader Joes premade herbed pizza dough (stretched out on floured surface and cut into 2" pieces), string cheese cut into 1" pieces, and turkey pepperoni. Brushed with oil and topped with grated parm. Have some marinara for dipping too. Prep time 20 min, cook time 25 min. Total cost ~$11.
If you're craving pizza, opt for these quinoa pizza bites instead. This nutritious treat features the goodness of the whole grain packed with fiber and protein with the flavors of your favorite Italian dish. They're a great snack or special party appetizer, but a plate of these can make great dinner instead of dialing in takeout. Total Calories (for one bite): 48 Photo: Jenny Sugar
Mini Pizza "Cupcakes" Chad's Comments: Be sure to use the mini muffin pans. I used a regular sized pan and the had to bake longer and got darker than they should. I would definitely make these again, but they're really best served fresh out of the oven...not a good re-heat.