Cheesy Quinoa and Broccoli Bites

Gluten-free and vegetarian cheesy broccoli bites made with fresh, pure, and wholesome ingredients

Nutty quinoa and savory, yet tart tomato and lime give this dish its amazing flavors.  Plus, with the addition of Harvester Farms Broccoli, your kids won’t even be able to tell it is good for them!

Cheesy Quinoa Bites

Serves 18
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Website Brothers-All-Natural Blog
These grain-based little bites use gluten-free quinoa, Harvester Farms Broccoli, fresh tomatoes, and Cheddar cheese. A fun and healthy alternative to meatloaf!


  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Diced Tomato (heaping cup)
  • 3 cups Freeze Dried Broccoli
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Quinoa (rinsed thoroughly in cold water)


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2
Rinse the quinoa thoroughly in cold water. Drain thoroughly. Add 2 cups of water. Heat over high heat until it comes to a boil. Turn heat down to medium-low and cover. Let simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Turn off heat (leave covered) and let sit another 5 minutes.
Step 3
To tell if quinoa is done, there will be small c-shaped spirals on the outer edges of each of the grains. Fluff with a fork. If these are not protruding, return the quinoa to medium-low heat, covered, for another 3-5 minutes.
cooking quinoa
Step 4
In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, freeze dried broccoli, diced tomato, Cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, eggs, garlic and onion powder, oregano, lime juice and ½ cup water. Mix well.
quinoa bowl
Step 5
Liberally grease 18 spots in muffin tins. Fill each of those tins with the quinoa mixture, about ¾ up the sides.
quinoa muffin
Step 6
Bake the quinoa bites in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before removing from the tins. Serve warm.


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