Crispy Cheesy Quinoa Bites

Crispy.  Cheesy.  Quinoa.

Just think about that for a second?  Are you drooling yet?
I don’t know about you, but my love affair with quinoa is not over yet.  Oh no, we’re just getting started…I love love quinoa!

So when I find a recipe with quinoa that I LOVE, I must share it.  It just wouldn’t be fair to you otherwise…How could I possibly let you go another day without knowing of these Crispy Cheesy Quinoa Bites?  😉

Crispy Cheesy Quinoa Bites

These delectable little morsels have 3 of my most favourite foods in them:  cheese, quinoa and cheese.  Cheese.

Crispy Cheesy Quinoa Bites

Not only are they packed full of flavour, they’re packed full of nutrition too!

Crispy Cheesy Quinoa Bites


Serve them up with some dip, like ranch or Caesar, and you have an amazing appetizer or side dish!


Yields 30

Crispy Cheesy Quinoa Bites
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  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (cooled)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese (mozzarella or cheddar or marble)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (depends on how much you like parmesan)
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp flour (I use oat flour)
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt (I use Lawry's)
  • pepper


  1. You can use leftover quinoa for these bites. Or you can cook a new batch. Just cook according to package directions, then let cool.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Lightly whisk the eggs together, then add all the remaining ingredients, and mix well.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Using about 1 tbsp of the quinoa mixture, squish it/roll it into balls and place them on your baking sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes.

Recipe adapted from So Very Blessed.


Now go ahead and try them!  They’re perfect served alongside BBQ roasted chicken!
Crispy Cheesy Quinoa Bites


Have a delicious day!


  1. What a coincidence…I have a thing lately for quinoa, too! In fact, I’ve had it twice today: at breakfast (new restaurant – it was a dish layered with fresh greens, quinoa, over-medium eggs, then carmelized onions – to die for!) and at dinner (alongside a chicken dish). These cheesy quinoa bites look amazing. I’m definitely going to be making them!

  2. Yum! THese look so good Jo-Anna! I can’t wait to try them out! Have a lovely week! Angie xo

  3. Those look so good. Looking forward to making them. Found you at craft-o-maniac Monday.

  4. How would you stop eating these awesome morsels FULL of Cheese.

  5. Yummy! I am obsessed with quinoa!!

  6. Oh thank you for sharing this! We’re trying to eat more quinoa, and I get so tired of having it in salad form. This is fantastic — and I love that they’re baked, not fried, so they really ARE healthy!

  7. (Forgot to mention: I’m your newest Facebook follower!)

  8. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Jo Anna,
    These look so yummy! Something different to do with quinoa. I would love for you to link them up at my party today over at
    Hope to see you there.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  10. Love finding new quinoa recipes!! Especially one with the words “crispy” and “cheesy”!! These were made for me! Would love it if you shared this at Saturday Share With Us!

  11. soooooooooo good Jo….can’t wait to try them ! xo

  12. Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing.

  13. I love quinoa and I’ve been hoping to find more recipes. This sounds so delicious. Can’t go wrong with quinoa and cheese!

  14. LOVE finding new quinoa recipes and these sounds YUUUUMMY!! I found ya via Whipperberry!!

  15. Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured today!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me later tonight for Make the Scene Monday #63!

  16. Yum! I will take 3 please! :)

  17. These look awesome…and I think I actually already have all of the ingredients! Score! :) Thanks for sharing! I found you on It’s Overflowing today! :) April Hoff

  18. Sorry to say, never heard of quinoa :/

  19. I’m looking for a recipe for Mr. cheese o’s. I just tried these. i found them at h.e.b grocery store on clearance. They are pricey at regular price, 2.99 for 1 oz bag.

    • whoops, didn’t mean to hit send yet. they are very healthy and delicious with quinoa and cheese. there has got to be a recipe somewhere. they look like giant cheerios. I noticed your recipe but these were very crunchy.

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