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Kid Friendly Quinoa Pizza Bites

This healthy, gluten-free recipe idea is a kid-pleaser! Quinoa Pizza Bites make a nutritious meal or snack the whole family will love. The perfect pizza alternative that’s so easy to make.

It’s so easy to make Perfect Quinoa [1] every time!

This healthy, gluten-free recipe idea is a kid-pleaser! Quinoa Pizza Bites make a nutritious meal or snack the whole family will love. The perfect pizza alternative that’s so easy to make.

 

Kid-Friendly Quinoa Pizza Bites

Eureka! We found a healthy recipe every single one of my 4 adorable, yet discerning kiddos actually likes. It’s definitely a Healthy Food Recipe [2] and it’s super easy to make! It’s like finding gold! Quinoa Pizza Bites are delicious and a great alternative to traditional pizza, which is usually high in fat and sodium.

If you want to Cook Your Quinoa Perfectly [1] follow this easy tutorial. 

Over the years, we’ve tried a kazillion recipes that we think the kids will like, only to have a ton of leftovers that no one will eat. We literally thought we struck it rich the day every one of the kids thought this recipe was super good! The only other recipe they have all agreed on lately is this yummy Tater Tot Casserole [3].

Maybe it’s because it has the word pizza in it. Who knows. It’s a winner in our house.

Kids also love this Crockpot Pizza Casserole [4].

Quinoa Pizza Bites in a stack

Benefits of Quinoa

If you don’t know quinoa the superfood, let me introduce you.

Quinoa seeds {yes, it’s a seed, not a grain} contain all the essential amino acids [5] like lysine [6] and small quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Quinoa also provides small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. It’s also considered a complete protein…what other seed or grain can do that?

Quinoa is gluten-free and easy to digest, so those with sensitivities can enjoy this one.

Mini Quinoa Frittata Recipe in bowl

How to Make Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

With your leftover cooked quinoa [7], these Pizza Bites can be on the table in 20 minutes and only requires one bowl for prep. (That’s my kind of recipe!)

Step 1

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Spray the inside of the muffin pan with non-stick spray. 

Gather your ingredients. (You can use cheddar or mozzarella.)

Ingredients for quinoa pizza bites

Next, place all your ingredients, except your parmesan cheese and pizza sauce in a medium bowl. Stir to combine.

Mixing Quinoa Pizza Bites

Step 2

Now, fill the mini muffin cups and you’re ready to bake!

Finally, top with parmesan cheese and broil for 30 seconds to a minute. Watch closely so they don’t burn. Your Quinoa Pizza Bites are done when they’re golden brown.

Quinoa Pizza Bites in Pan

Tips for Making Quinoa Pizza Bites

 

Quinoa Bites just out of the oven.

 

Are There Other Flavor Variations for Quinoa Bites?

You can certainly customize your quinoa bites for many flavor combinations.

 

Quinoa bites in a mini muffin pan

Can You Freeze these Pizza Bites Made With Quinoa?

Yes, you can definitely freeze these bites. They are great to pull from the freezer when you’re in a rush or need something healthy. 

 

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Quinoa Bites stacked and ready to eat

Kid-Friendly Quinoa Pizza Bites

This healthy, gluten-free recipe idea is a kid-pleaser!  Quinoa Pizza Bites make a nutritious meal or snack the whole family will love. The perfect pizza alternative that’s so easy to make.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Erin Henry [16]

Equipment

  • mini muffin pans

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa [1]
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni or veggies (optional)
  • Marinara Sauce (for dipping)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and then spray a mini muffin tin VERY well with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Add all ingredients except parmesan cheese and pizza sauce to a large bowl and stir to combine. Fill mini muffin tin cups to the top with the mixture then place on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  • Top with remaining parmesan cheese and broil for about 30 seconds to 1 minute (watch them closely, they burn easily) Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from cups. Serve with warmed pizza sauce.

Notes

Store leftover quinoa pizza bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Reheat before serving.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 195mg | Potassium: 56mg | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Tried this recipe?Mention @Suburban_Simplicity [17] or tag #suburbansimplicity [18]!

The recipe was updated with additional instructions and photographs on 1/31/2020.

Healthy Quinoa Pizza Bites

Everyone loves pizza, right? So give this recipe for Quinoa Pizza Bites a try! Make it with pepperoni, add olives, or plain cheese, and watch your kids gobble up the healthy, protein-packed goodness.

If you’re looking for other ways to use your leftover quinoa, try these Mini Quinoa Mini Frittatas [19]. Kids call them cupcake quiches…how cute is that!

There’s a kid-friendly version of this One-Pot Mediterranean Quinoa [20] you’ll love!

Mini Quinoa Frittata Recipe [19]

Everything is Better in Miniature

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We love using a mini cupcake pan [22] for much more than cupcakes. You have to try these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Cheesecake Filling [23]. YUM! If you don’t have a mini cupcake pan…you should! Everything tastes better in miniature!

 

You May Also Like These Kid-Friendly Recipes

Grilled Pineapple Meatball Skewers [24]

Beef Enchilada Casserole [25]

One-Pot Veggie Mac and Cheese [26]

This healthy, gluten free recipe idea is a kid pleaser!  Quinoa Pizza Bites make a nutritious meal or snack the whole family will love. The perfect pizza alternative that’s so easy to make.

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