Quinoa Pizza Bites

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These little pizza bites are great things to make when you have left over quinoa already cooked up. They make unique appetizers—perfect party food! Quinoa is a complete protein making it an excellent addition to any meal, and it is also an excellent source of magnesium!

Makes ~36-40 bites

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 small onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs dried basil (or ½ cup fresh basil, chopped…if it’s in season)
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • ½ tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp paprika (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried crushed oregano
  • Tomato sauce for dipping

 

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Mix together all ingredients, except pizza sauce, in a medium mixing bowl.

3.  Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping tbs each), and press down gently to compact. 

4.  Bake for 17-20 minutes. 

If they are still crumbly when you try to take them out of the pan put them back in the oven a little longer because they will hold together better.