Pizza Bites

quinoa bites

This recipe came from my good friend, Amber Groeling, Hy-Vee Topeka Dietitian. The turkey pepperoni has far less fat than the standard (pork) pepperoni, yet the same great flavor. These also freeze very well – just thaw and reheat. The pizza bites pictured here have quinoa as the whole grain ingredient.  
**This recipe was featured on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen as part of  MomsEveryday on WIBW with Amanda Lanum, October 2014, sponsored by the Kansas Farm Food Connection.
2 cups cooked quinoa or cooked pearled sorghum
2 large eggs, beaten lightly
1 small onion, minced (or sub 1 tsp granulated onion)
2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
3 oz. gluten-free pepperoni or gluten-free turkey pepperoni, chopped (I typically purchase Hormel)
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp oregano flakes
Pizza sauce, for dipping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine all ingredients except pizza sauce in a large mixing bowl.
Divide mixture between 28-30 greased mini muffin cups, pressing down gently to compact.
Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes, until set.
Serve with warm pizza sauce on the side.
Now You’re Cookin,
Chef Alli


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

Blog Comments

Interesting and delicious idea! 🙂

I hope you make these – they are absolutely one of my favorite snacks to keep handy. I was really surprised how much I liked them when using the pearled sorghum instead of the quinoa as usual. Now You’re Cookin’, Chef Alli

That’s great,
Definitely I will give it a go 🙂
Best wishes,

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