The other day I had a terrible (and yet wonderful) pizza craving but I wasn't quite hungry for a meal... thus pizza bites! These were so delicious and yet extremely filling... I only needed about 2 or 3 to satisfy my snackiness and craving! These bites are packed with protein, gluten free (and mostly paleo minus the sauce and quinoa), and super healthy alternatives to pizza!
Quinoa Pizza Bites
1 cup dried quinoa
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped onion (more or less to taste)
2 cups chopped veggies and/or meat (I used tomatoes and peppers... Italian sausage and mushrooms would be delicious too!)
1 cup parmesan or mozzarella cheese
2 tsp minced garlic
Oregano and Basil to taste
Pizza or Pasta Sauce for dipping
Boil Quinoa in 2 cups of water until fully cooked. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix cooked quinoa, eggs, veggies, meat, cheese, garlic, oregano and basil in a large mixing bowl. Scoop mixture into greased cupcake pan filling each cup about 3/4 full (for easier cleanup use foil cupcake liners). Sprinkle extra cheese on top and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve warm or cold with dipping sauce! (Makes about 18-24 bites)
Original Recipe Here