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These nutritious little cakes are perfect for small hands (and big ones!) and full of quinoa, egg, cheese, and veggies. 

Healthy Quinoa Cakes

  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cakes 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


These nutritious and healthy quinoa cakes are perfect for small hands (and big ones!) and full of quinoa, egg, cheese, and veggies.


  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken or veggie broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. oil for frying


  1. Prepare quinoa as directed, with broth for extra flavor. Let cool. (Can be made ahead of time.)
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients except for oil. Refrigerate until ready to cook.
  3. In a medium pan over medium high heat, add 1 Tablespoon of oil to pan.
  4. Scoop out 1/4 cup of quinoa mixture into hand and carefully place into pan. Add a few more cakes to pan, but don’t overcrowd.
  5. Cook for about 3 minutes, then carefully flip over with flipper. Mixture is fragile, but will stay together!
  6. Cook for another 3 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to plate lined with paper towel.
  7. Repeat with remaining mixture, adding oil to pan when needed.


  • Mixture is fragile, handle carefully.
  • These freeze great, so once they have cooled, store in a freezer bag and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until hot, when you are ready to eat. They won’t be as crispy, but still taste great.

Keywords: quinoa cakes, quinoa, healthy quinoa recipe