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Pizza Quinoa Bites

This healthier version of your favourite snack food is packed with all the same bold taste and makes a perfect snack or appetizer.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bites


  • 12 cup mini muffin pan


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup pepperoni chopped*
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes **or substitute with breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray mini muffin pan with cooking spray, coating well.
  • In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients until well combined.
  • Fill each muffin cup completely, pressing down firmly.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • Serve with your favourite marinara or other dipping sauce.


* To keep the recipe gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free pepperoni and breadcrumbs.
**You can replace the quinoa flakes with breadcrumbs if that's what you have on-hand.
Feel free to experiment and switch up the ingredients to suit your own tastes. If you do, just try to stick to the same basic quantities. For example, replace the 1/4 cup chopped onion with chopped grilled peppers and mushrooms.