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Goat Cheese Stuffed Quinoa Nuggets

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  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Quinoa bites stuffed with goat cheese, greens, and herbs. They're a protein-packed filling meal and they make great leftovers.


  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 2 eggs [whisked]
  • 1 c. chopped greens [spinach or baby chard work well]
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. fresh black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. brown rice flour
  • 1/3 c. gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 3 cloves of garlic [minced]
  • 2 oz. goat cheese


  1. Cook quinoa – you'll need two cups for the recipe. After it is cooked, set it aside to cool in a large bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk eggs then add salt, pepper, and thyme. Add eggs, greens, and minced garlic to the bowl of quinoa and mix together.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together brown rice flour and breadcrumbs.
  5. Form the quinoa mixture into balls, about 1/4 c. in size.
  6. Stuff with small chunks of goat cheese, about the size of of a grape.
  7. Rolls quinoa balls in the breadcrumb/rice flour mixture to lightly coat.
  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Appetizer


  • Calories: 1801
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 5359mg
  • Fat: 45g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 26g
  • Carbohydrates: 270g
  • Fiber: 29g
  • Protein: 79g
  • Cholesterol: 398mg