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Cheesy Veggie Quinoa BitesThis is a quick and easy go-to recipe and can be served as a side dish, snack or appetizer. It is a very versatile recipe and allows you to use whatever veggies you have on hand. Try 1 cup chopped spinach and mushroom with shredded mozzarella. Go for a Mexican taste with 1 cup chopped onion, tomato, corn cilantro and a little taco seasoning, along with Mexican style cheese. The possibilities are endless!

Cheesy Veggie Quinoa Bites


1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa

4 ounces shredded cheese

1 cup chopped vegetables cooked {steamed, roasted, etc}

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 egg


1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray or oil.

2.   Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.

3.   Divide the mixture evenly between the cups of the mini muffin tin, and press down to pack it in firmly.

4.   Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

Why eat quinoa? Quinoa is a tiny, mild grain with big health benefits! More on this next week!

Makes approximately 12 mini muffins. Nutrition facts per 1 mini muffin: 50 calories, 10g protein, 5g carbs, 1.5g protein, 185mg sodium.

Blog post provided by:

Katie Foster, RDN, LD

Nutrition Services

Hannibal Regional