Supreme Pizza Quinoa Bites


  • 1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup California ripe black olives, about 10, diced
  • 1/3 cup roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup cooked and drained lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Cooking spray or olive oil for greasing muffin tins
  • Pizza sauce, for serving


  1. Begin by rinsing and draining the quinoa well in a mesh strainer. Combine the rinsed quinoa and 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes and remove from heat.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 10? skillet, add the diced onions and zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in diced black olives, roasted red pepper, cooked ground turkey, basil, oregano, and garlic salt. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in egg, egg whites, mozzarella cheese, and cooked vegetable/ turkey mixture.
  4. Scoop the mix into a well-greased muffin tin (12 cups) or mini muffin tin (24 cups). Sprinkle each with a bit of feta cheese and bake. The regular muffin tins will require 25-30 minutes and the mini muffins will require 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove carefully from the tins using a spoon and serve warm with pizza sauce.