In need of a fun and healthy recipe for kids? How about a party crowd pleaser? This recipe is great for both as it is bite-size, tasty, easy to make, and most importantly, it’s healthy!

The quinoa in this recipe contains anti-inflammatory agents that lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. Quinoa is also an excellent source of fiber, perfect for maintaining our gut health. Its low glycemic index as a gluten-free grain also makes it a good grain source for people with gluten intolerance and people at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Moreover, this recipe can be made with gluten-free four, making it a delicious, gluten-free alternative to most other pizza recipes!

Quinoa Parmesan Pizzettes

Makes 8


¼ cup quinoa, dry

½ cup water

¼ cup flour of choice

½ cup egg whites

½ cup parmesan

1 Tbsp oregano

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 cup marinara sauce

8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded

Olive oil cooking spray


2 quart saucepot with lid

Pizza stone

Medium mixing bowl


  1. Bring ½ cup of water to a boil in a 2-quart saucepot.  Add quinoa and lower to a simmer.  Cook, covered until all of the water is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes.  Fluff with fork and set aside to cool.
  2. While the quinoa is cooling, preheat pizza stone in a 400°F oven.
  3. Transfer cooled quinoa to a medium mixing bowl along with the flour, egg whites, parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper.  Mix to combine.
  4. Pull the hot pizza stone out of the oven and spray it with a thin, even layer of olive oil spray.  Divide the batter into eight portions.  Pat each portion of batter into a 3-inch circle on the pizza stone, leaving an inch or two of space between pizzettes.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
  5. Remove pizzettes from over and top each with about 2 Tbsp of marinara sauce and a handful of cheese.  Return to the oven and bake for 3-5 minutes longer, until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Cool slightly before eating.

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