Get two new free healthy recipes each week. Sign Up

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Melty, cheesy, savory homemade quinoa pizza bites…

Quinoa pizza bites from @choccoveredkt Everyone always asks me for the recipe whenever I make these! Full recipe --->

You are guaranteed to be the hit of any party to which you bring these addictively delicious quinoa pizza bites.

Although… if you want to make extra sure people will never forget you, you can always bring a batch of my No-Bake Peanut Butter Brownie Bars as well.

But for now, let’s go back to the melty, cheesy, and pizza-y quinoa bites.


These Quinoa Pizza Bites Can Be:






And surprisingly pizza-y. If it’s not a real word, it should be.

Quinoa Pizza Bites

QUINOA PIZZA BITES Everyone asks me for the recipe whenever I make these. Full recipe --->

The idea for these pizza balls was sent to me by a reader. Inspired by her recipe, I then went ahead and changed it up completely… I can’t seem to follow a recipe!

The resulting quinoa pizza bites were fabulously pizza-y.

Webster’s, take note.

*Side note: If you like this recipe, be sure to also try the new Pizza Quinoa Burgers!

Melty, addictive quinoa appetizers that are delicious and good for you! @choccoveredkt

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Yield: Makes 8-10
Print This Recipe 4.8/5
Quinoa Pizza Bites


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (see: How to Cook Quinoa)
  • 1 cup canned (or cooked) pinto beans
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dry basil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar of choice, or pinch stevia (this is for balance and can be left out if you absolutely must)
  • mozzarella cheese of choice, such as Daiya, optional


Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a baking sheet well, then set aside. In a medium bowl, mash the beans completely. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Taste, then add a little more sweetener only if needed. (Mine didn’t need it.) Roll into balls, then break off a piece of the cheese—if using—and push it into the middle before sealing the ball back up. Place the balls onto the baking tray and cook 30 minutes. For a crispy outer shell, feel free to broil a minute at the end.

View Quinoa Pizza Bites Nutrition Facts


Are you doing anything for Super Bowl?

Do you have any recipes picked out to make? I’m currently trying to decide between a chocolate chip peanut butter cheese ball and chocolate chip cookie dough brownies. Or maybe I’ll just make both!

Link Of The Day:

One Minute Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!

4.8/5 (5)

Rate this recipe

Published on January 27, 2014

Meet Katie

Chocolate Covered Katie is one of the top 25 food websites in America, and Katie has been 
featured on The 
Today Show, CNN, 
Fox, The 
Huffington Post, and 
ABC's 5 O’Clock News. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating dessert every single day!

Learn more about Katie

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes

Popular Right Now

Reader Interactions


Leave a comment or reviewLeave a rating
  1. becauseHeloves! says

    Oh wow! These are like the healthy vegan version of those frozen pizza bites I used to eat so much! Hooray!

    • Saraquill says

      Pizza makes a fantastic breakfast. you just have to make sure it’s heated in the toaster oven, so it’s both warm and crispy.

      • EVA says

        Ah! Thanks for catching my one-mindedness. I forget that people enjoy the leftover chop suey or mashed potatoes and gravy for breakfast. I’m not a savory breakfast person, so I completely went blind and assumed everyone enjoyed sweets when they woke up. MY BAD. CARRY ON.

  2. Alia says

    This looks delicious! I am definitely going to give them a go…but I know what you mean, I like to modify and tweak recipes to my liking too 😉

  3. Lena says

    When I saw the email for this recipe, I accidentally read it as “chocolate pizza bites” and got oddly excited. Or maybe not so oddly, since I recently ate chocolate pizza at a restaurant… and have been wanting to make my own version ever since… just saying…. 🙂

    • CookieMonster says

      Ha ha – Glad I’m not the only one. I looked at the pic and saw something buttery, gooey and filled with marshmallow!!

  4. Hollie says

    I never would have thought to do anything like this. I’m not doing anything for the Super Bowl this year…I wish the Panthers were in but alas they aren’t.

  5. Elle says

    Katie, these are FABULOUS! Having my kids go towards Gluten Free has been a challenge, and I know my son will Love these! He’s been asking for pizza a lot!

    Thanks so much!!! 😀

  6. Katie says

    What an interesting appetizer! They look delicious! Eating gluten-free means I don’t get to enjoy pizza as often (or I guess as easily) as I did before, so these would be a good way to satisfy a pizza craving!!

  7. [email protected] says

    Yes, please! Protein and all kinds of good stuff in it and it tastes like pizza? Cannot wait to try these! Probably WILL for Superbowl, too! Thanks so much! I never would have come up with this!

  8. Ellen says

    Yes! Pizza-y! Very important. Not being a football fan, I will be doing my usual improv shows on Sunday, but I don’t think I need the game as an excuse for pizza themed foods;)

  9. Kelli @ healthierbytheweek says

    I love this idea! This week my goal is to get the daily recommended amount of fiber per day (see blog for more details) and with the super bowl coming this week I have to plan ahead for sure! quinoa is a great source for fiber, can’t wait to try these this week!

  10. Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa says

    When I saw these I expected some long complicated ingredient list and recipe but they are so simple! I think I’ll try them tonight 🙂 Pizza in ball form….can’t go wrong!

  11. B says

    I made these as soon as I got home from work! And they are amazing! Such a great alternative to those mozzarella sticks and pizza rolls in one. I could have eaten the quinoa mix by itself! I used cannellini beans because I was out of pinto at home, but maybe they taste more Italian that way. I also doubled the garlic and added cayenne because I like my food spicy. Thanks so much for this recipe!

Leave A Reply

Get Free Recipes

Don’t Miss Out On The NEW Free Healthy Recipes

Sign up below to receive exclusive & always free healthy recipes right in your inbox:

Chocolate Covered Katie The Healthy Dessert Blog Recipes