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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!

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/crispy-cheesy-quinoa-bites/

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!
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25 Comments

  • Reply Melanie February 17, 2013 at 5:54 PM

    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!

  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter February 17, 2013 at 6:09 PM

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

  • Reply Leslie February 17, 2013 at 6:13 PM

    Those look so good. Looking forward to making them. Found you at craft-o-maniac Monday.
    Leslie
    http://www.thememorynest.blogspot.com

  • Reply Cindy February 18, 2013 at 5:17 AM

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

  • Reply Jeni February 18, 2013 at 7:49 AM

    Yummy! I am obsessed with quinoa!!

  • Reply Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com February 18, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    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!

  • Reply Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.com February 18, 2013 at 2:28 PM

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

  • Reply Diana Rambles February 18, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile February 19, 2013 at 2:27 AM

    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 http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/
    Hope to see you there.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  • Reply tanya February 19, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    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!
    http://www.lemonsforlulu.com/2013/02/16/saturday-share-with-us-link-party-2/

  • Reply Lucy February 21, 2013 at 6:14 PM

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

  • Reply julee February 21, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Sounds delish! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply S. @ The Captivating Life February 22, 2013 at 7:07 PM

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

  • Reply Lisa February 22, 2013 at 8:57 PM

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

  • Reply Sarah @ Alderberry Hill February 24, 2013 at 4:43 AM

    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!

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  • Reply Stephanie February 24, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Yum! I will take 3 please! 🙂

  • Reply April Hoff March 2, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    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 housebyhoff.blogspot.com

  • Reply Laurie April 17, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Sorry to say, never heard of quinoa :/

  • Reply lisa March 13, 2015 at 12:35 AM

    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.

    • Reply lisa March 13, 2015 at 12:36 AM

      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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