Cheesy Quinoa Bites

Kid-Friendly and family approved, these Cheesy Quinoa Bites with broccoli and Cheddar are a delicious option for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snacks.

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Cheesy Quinoa Bites

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 30 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 45 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 2 cups aged Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup broccoli florets, cooked and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup orange or red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  • Chock full of Success® Tri-Color Quinoa, cheesy Cheddar, and festive veggies, our fluffy Cheesy Quinoa Bites are just as delicious to enjoy for breakfast at home as they are on-the-go!

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F. Grease 12 muffin cups. Cook quinoa according to package directions; let cool slightly.

    Step 2

  • Stir together quinoa, 1 1/2 cups Cheddar, eggs, broccoli, bell pepper and salt. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.

    Step 3

  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and set. Let cool slightly in pan on rack; invert onto rack and let cool completely or serve warm.

    Recipe Tip

    Substitute finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, black olives or pickled jalapeño peppers for orange bell pepper if desired.

Benefits of Using Quinoa

What makes these bites so delightfully fluffy? Our hearty Tri-Color Quinoa offers a light texture loaded with extra fiber and protein. This not only gives each Cheesy Quinoa Bite the ideal texture but also leaves you feeling satisfied, so you can take on the day ahead. The magic of quinoa doesn’t stop there, find out What Else There to Know about Quinoa to use in all of your meals.

Meal Prep Muffins

Egg muffins or the baked good variety are so simple yet versatile. With just a couple of ingredients — and no rising agent — you have complete meals in individual portions. Perfect for meal prep, you can make these ahead of time and store them in the freezer or fridge until it’s time to enjoy. They also make for a wonderful and kid-friendly snack for after school or to take with on a picnic or road trip.

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More Breakfast Muffin Recipes

The hardest part is having to choose which breakfast bite recipe you want to make! These fluffy Cheesy Sausage Muffins have all the breakfast essentials while these filling Ham, Cheese and Zucchini Breakfast Cups are loaded with your favorite omelet ingredients. If you’re craving flavors that are exclusive to breakfast, be sure to check out these rich Broccoli and Cheddar Rice Cups that are packed with the classic delicious duo, they can be enjoyed during breakfast or packed as a snack.

Just because there are savory options, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t a time and a place for those sweet treats! If you prefer sweeter options in the morning try these luscious Cranberry Quinoa Muffins that have just the right balance of quinoa, fruit, and spices —  perfect for that pick me up! You might also like to fill your kitchen with those tempting aromas from these luscious Carrot Quinoa Muffins. If you’re feeling indulgent, slather on a generous portion of cream cheese frosting to mimic a tasty carrot cake!