Last week for the Super Bowl, I was looking for something to make that would be healthy and tasty. The Crock Pot Drumsticks from last year were a good choice, but I wanted something a little more portable and bite-sized. Thanks to Pinterest, I found the perfect thing...
When I told Joe what I was making, he kind of teased me about it thanks to this Bud Light commercial that's been airing this football season.
Luckily, these looked (and tasted) a lot better than a loofa!!
Ready for the recipe?
Quinoa Pizza Bites (makes 36 mini-muffin sized pizza bites)
-1 cup uncooked quinoa
-2 large eggs
-1 cup chopped onion
-1 cup fat free shredded mozzarella cheese
-2 teaspoons minced garlic
-2 tablespoons dried basil
-2 teaspoons dried oregano
-a pinch of salt
-Cook quinoa as directed on the package.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
-Spray the bottoms of a mini muffin tin with olive oil cooking spray (or other spray of your choice).
-Place about a tablespoon's worth of quinoa mixture in each muffin tin (should almost fill each tin).
-Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on top.
-Let them cool before popping each bite out of the muffin tins. Serve warm with marinara sauce to dip!
A few comments about this recipe:
-I would have liked them a little more cheesy! I think adding another 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of shredded cheese to the mix.
-I think a little bit more garlic, basil, and oregano would make these extra good, especially if you choose a plain marinara sauce.
These received a great reception at the Super Bowl party and are the perfect healthy appetizer to bring to a gathering! These could also be served as part of a smaller, appetizer-type dinner.
Question for you: What'd you bring to your Super Bowl party this year? Do you have a go-to healthy appetizer-type recipe? I'd love to see them!