Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites (Vegan)

Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites.  I have been making a lot of quinoa dishes lately.  These Broccoli Quinoa Bites are the latest creation.

The other day we made some cheesy quinoa bites and they came out so well, that I wanted to do a broccoli and cheese version.

So that is how these Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites were born.  I made my quinoa bites in a standard sized muffin pan, but you could also use a large or mini muffin pan.  Just depends on how big you want the bites to be.


Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites


These Broccoli Quinoa Bites can be made ahead of time and frozen.  I ate a couple with a side of roasted veggies, but I also think they might be good on top of some greens.

These healthy quinoa bites are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.



Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites


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Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites

Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Serves 12 standard muffin bites     adjust servings



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Saute the chopped broccoli and onion on medium high for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the cheese sauce and quinoa to the veggie mix and mix well.
  4. Salt to taste.
  5. Spoon mixture into lined muffin pans .
  6. I used standard sized muffin pans and baked for 20-25 minutes.


Recipe Notes

These should last at least a week in the fridge and you can also freeze them for longer storage. Enjoy!


Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites


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17 thoughts to “Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Bites (Vegan)”

  1. These look great! I am just starting to get into healthy eating and I came across your site and facebook page and I love them! I have two questions ... Can I use frozen broccoli? Also, I I am able to eat cheese and it's easier for me to use regular cheese than make the sauce, what cheese would you recommend?
    1. Thank you!! I think frozen broccoli should be okay as long as you thaw it first. You can make a sauce out of real cheese if that works for you as well. I don't know of a recipe off hand, but I bet if you Google it, a simple one should come up?
    2. Congrats on starting on healthy eating! I highly recommend fresh veggies over frozen anytime you can. Also, I'd do research on dairy products while you dive into your healthy venture. This vegan sauce tastes amazing and is super healthy. No cholesterol, no bad fats and no casein. Cashews have good fats as well as: copper98% phosphorus34% manganese33% magnesium29% zinc21%. Good Luck to you! Peace, Love, Vegan.
      1. I've actually heard that frozen veggies are better than fresh because they are flash frozen at a time where they still have most of their nutrients but fresh veggies can be kinda old and have lost more of their nutrients by the time they get to you. Although I don't think that it would be true for local veggies. It is just something I've heard though, I haven't researched it. Just wanted to put it out there.
      2. There is an excellent documentary that will help explain why many people choose a plant-based diet. It is called WHAT THE HEALTH. It is very easy to watch and very good, surprising information. I recommend it to anyone interested in a plant-based diet.
  2. hello Melissa! Great recipe. When you say 2 heads of broccoli - could you please translate into cups worth, as the broccoli heads i get here at the market can vary greatly in size!!! Thanks and looking forward to trying these. Happy Creative and Delicious 2015!!! Eri
  3. Is this the cheese sauce that you recommend using with this recipe?

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