Cheesy Quinoa Bites

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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