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Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

Healthy Snack: Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

I'm crazy for quinoa and crazy for pizza. Put them together, and you get a nutritious treat featuring the goodness of the whole grain packed with fiber and protein and a savory, gluten-free snack.

The original recipe calls for pepperoni, but being a vegetarian I substituted diced cherry tomatoes for a sweet juiciness that complemented the basil and oregano. Whip these up for a flavorful nibble for your next party appetizer or as a hearty afternoon snack.

Continue reading for the simple recipe and to find out how many calories are in one pizza bite.

Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites


1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried)
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Pizza sauce for dipping


  1. Place the quinoa and two cups of water in a covered pot. Bring to boil and then simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Mix together all ingredients, except pizza sauce, in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (one heaping tablespoon each), and press down gently to compact.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.

Makes 24 mini muffin bites.


Calories per serving

Source: Calorie Count

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TaylorRoseWalsh TaylorRoseWalsh 3 years
Saw this on Pinterest..... Reaaaaallly good but I will probably add red pepper next time :)
PamelaL PamelaL 3 years
I am going to try these but will use egg whites instead for less cholesterol and about 5 calories less. I get the following facts with that modification: Nutrition Facts Serving Size 22 g Amount Per Serving Calories 43Calories from Fat 12 % Daily Value* Total Fat 1.4g2% Saturated Fat 0.7g3% Cholesterol 3mg1% Sodium 78mg3% Total Carbohydrates 5.2g2% Dietary Fiber 0.7g3% Protein 2.4g
Mrscsleach Mrscsleach 3 years
These were great, added less onions and my tomatoes were roasted (from a can). Used the larger muffin pan because my little one was destroyed by melting crayons in them!
Becca3528338 Becca3528338 3 years
I saw these on Pinterest and finally made them! Two things I'll do differently next time: \u00a0 1. Add more veggies! I will add chopped spinach and bell peppers next time. These are tasty but with more veggies I think they could be even better. I'm also not a huge onion fan, so I would use less than a cup if you feel the same... and use more tomatoes instead. 2. Use a mini- muffin tray. I used a large muffin tray and a small one and the small ones were the perfect size. If you use a large muffin tray expect to keep the dish in for at least 25-30 minutes to get them cooked through the middle. The small tray only took 15-20 min like the recipe says. The small size are perfect for popping in your mouth! \u00a0 Lastly those who are going to make this recipe should mix all of the ingredients without the quinoa first. Then when you add the quinoa don't be weirded out when the cheese melts, it just gets that way. \u00a0 Enjoy!
danigermany danigermany 4 years
tooooo good to be true!! jummiiii - who needs pizza? :-)
debbiepeters debbiepeters 4 years
Super Yummmmmmmmmmmy
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