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Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites are healthy, cheesy bite-sized mini mac and cheese muffins made with quinoa, inspired by the popular jalapeno popper. Yield: 24 to 30 bites Ingredients 3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed 1 1/2 cups water (or broth) 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1/2 cup chopped jalapeño peppers 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons 1/3 less fat cream cheese, cut into small pieces 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese Instructions - In a medium sauce pan, cook quinoa according to package directions. Let cool. - Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray. - In a large bowl, combine cooled quinoa, onion, peppers, garlic, eggs, cream cheese and cheese. - Put a heaping tablespoonful of quinoa mixture into prepared muffin cups. - Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until edges turn golden brown. - Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes and then gently remove from pan to cool completely.
Yum! I bet the quinoa texture is perfect once its baked!
4 years ago·Reply
You can never go wrong with jalapenos and cheese!
4 years ago·Reply
I wonder what it would taste like if I switched the jalapenos out for regular bell peppers? Im not really feeling the spicy mac n cheese right now.
4 years ago·Reply
Mmm quinoa and cheese, sounds perfect!
4 years ago·Reply