Pizza Bites

Added May 30 2016 to Appetizer, Snacks
Serves: Makes 24 bites
These yummy pizza bites are the perfect healthy appetizer or side dish.
  • These yummy pizza bites are the perfect healthy appetizer or side dish. : Laurie Barker Jackman
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Pizza Sauce for dipping
Nutritional Information
Nutrition Information for 1 Pizza Bite
1.5 g
38 mg
5 g
1 g
1.7 g

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a mini muffin tin.
2. Combine 1 cup of quinoa with 2 cups of water in a pot, bring to a boil.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Yield 3 cups of cooked quinoa.
3. Mix the cooked quinoa with all other ingredients together in a bowl, except pizza sauce.  Distribute evenly into mini muffin tin, pressing batter down into the cups.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, let cool before removing from pan.


Laurie's Tip

Can I let you in on a secret?  I am not a big fan of quinoa…I am not that Dietitian that LOVES quinoa (or kale for that matter)…that being said, I LOVE these pizza bites!  (Notice how I didn’t put quinoa in the title???)  The other flavours in the recipe really take over making this a great side dish or appetizer.   Quinoa is a great grain to incorporate in your diet.  It is naturally gluten-free and is one of the few plant foods that are considered a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids. 1 cup of cooked quinoa will give you about 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fibre.

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I am super passionate about helping people understand the science of food and making it work for them. I love coming up with healthy and tasty meals for my family and sharing them with you!

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