Mini Quinoa Pizzas

You know what the problem is with typing up blog posts when you are rushed and tired? You forget some totally important things.

For example, I was exhausted when I finished up my review of Herbivoracious. So exhausted, in fact, that I forgot to post the whole big teaser I had planned. What I meant to write was that you should note the recipe closely because I have another awesome recipe coming up that is based on that one. 

Here’s how it happened. Those savory quinoa cakes were delicious right out of the frying pan, but once they were cool they needed a little something. I dipped them in some tomato sauce, then the flash of brilliance struck. Pizza. On my quinoa cakes. You might think I am overstating this when I say that it was life changing, but I am not, honestly. Here’s the thing- pizza is unhealthy, right? Well not anymore! It’s healthy, it’s gluten free, its easy, its just so delicious. 

My sister and I finished the mini pizzas that I had made right away. Then my sister looked at me and said “you’re going to make more immediately so you can photograph them, aren’t you?” Well, at least she knows me well, right?

Anyway, I don’t really have much to say, other than make these. Now.

 

Mini Quinoa Pizzas

Adapted from these Savory Quinoa Cakes from Herbivoracious.

Ingredients:

for the base: 

2 cups cooked quinoa

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 eggs

oil, for frying

for the pizzas:

1/2 – 2/3 cup tomato sauce (ketchup would work in a pinch)

1/2 – 2/3 cup shredded pizza-style cheese (or the shredded cheese of your choice)

Instructions:

to make the base:

Heat a frying pan to medium heat.

Combine the quinoa, eggs and spices in a bowl and stir to combine.

Add a bit of oil to the pan, then form patties and fry until golden brown on both sides.

Note: At this point, the patties can be refrigerated for until you are ready to finish the pizzas.

to make the pizzas:

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place the patties on the sheet. Spread a small amount of tomato sauce on each patty, then top with shredded cheese. Use more or less cheese, depending on how cheesy you like your pizza.

Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes, depending on how dark you like your pizzas.

Remove from oven and serve hot.

Enjoy!

Aren’t these fabulous?! I hope you love them as much as I did! Thanks guys for stopping by, and come back soon! -Miriam

Comments

  1. says

    I think my favorite recipes on your blog are the ones you’ve tasted and would eat regularly. Love those times when the idea comes in a flash and then actually works!

  2. says

    Not only will adults enjoy these little pizzas but they would make a great lunch for the little ones too. By the way, you certainly don’t need any blog teasers. People always return to read your posts.

  3. says

    Love it! I’ve been looking for a low/no-carb pizza crust. Think there’s any way to do this without the mini/patty thing? To simplify and cut down on the prep? Because the only thing I want more than healthy is healthy AND easy.

    Also, can you elaborate on about how big and thick to make the patties?

  4. says

    Made this for supper tonight and it was EXTREMELY well received, haven’t had such a happy family in a while! Even the slightly picky baby kept asking for more, I couldn’t believe how much she put down!

    • says

      I haven’t tried it, so I can’t say for sure. If you want to try it, start with 2 or three and see how it goes, then bake the rest if it works. Don’t forget to let me know!

  5. Meg says

    About how many servings/pizzas does this recipe make?? I’m a calorie counter so I’m just trying to figure out how much per pizza. :)

  6. rose says

    I tried making these and i could form the quinoa mixture into patties… I tried frying them and they just fell apart! any tips?

  7. Chavi Adler says

    Amazing quinoa pizza!!!! Really enjoyed!!! we baked them instead of frying was absolutely perfect!

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