Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Bites

I never thought a vegetable could be my favorite part of my supper but this delicious recipe made it happen.  My husband and I almost ate two dozen all by ourselves….in one sitting!


  • 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water (or vegetable broth or chicken broth)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, finely diced (cooked)
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  • In a medium saucepan, cook quinoa according to package directions. Let cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooled quinoa, eggs, broccoli, onion, garlic, cheese and paprika.


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray mini-muffin tins with cooking spray.
  • Put a heaping tablespoonful of quinoa mixture into prepared muffin cups.  I used my pampered chef scoop and it worked really well.


  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes and then gently remove from pan to cool completely.





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