MiniMe & The Cooking Homework: Quinoa Pizza Cups

Last night, MiniMe had to help cook dinner as part of her homework. Awesome, right?!?!

Only if you didn’t get so excited when your husband offered to cook while you sat and chatted through your daughter’s soccer practice…and you, with glee and delight, said yes. It COULD have been awesome, but instead it was a teary and angry situation when we got home from soccer.

However, quick thinking mom (I’m getting good at saving situations I screw up in the first place!) says we can cook tomorrow’s dinner tonight!! That way, you get your Wednesday assignment done on Wednesday and I get Crazy Thursday’s dinner done ahead of time! Yay, win-win! Can I get a “woot woot!”

And here it is…I think one of the easiest meals to make in advance, and super kid-in-the-kitchen friendly: Quinoa Pizza Cups!

I read through a number of different recipes on Pinterest and decided that once you get inspired, just do it. The only thing you need to know is you need 2 cups of cooked quinoa to fill a 12 muffin tin.

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Quinoa Pizza Cups
Makes 12 “cups”

Ingredients
2C cooked quinoa (I cook mine using low sodium vegetable broth)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1C shredded mozzarella cheese
1C grape tomatoes, quartered
2t dried oregano
1/4C chopped fresh basil
Minced garlic if you love it like we do!
good sprinkling of parmesan cheese

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 350
2. Coat the cups of your muffin tin with the cooking spray of your choice
3. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients (save a bit of the mozzarella for the very end)
4. Fill each muffin tin with the quinoa mix and lightly press down with the back of a spoon
5. Sprinkle each bite with a bit of shredded mozzarella
6. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

Feel free to substitute any of the ingredients for your favorite pizza toppings!

Enjoy!

Thanks to So Very Blessed for the inspiration!

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