Baked Kale and Quinoa Patties

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If you are anything like us, you’re always on the go. It can be so difficult to find quick and easy meals that are both healthy and delicious. In order to combat the temptation to stop for unhealthy fast food, we always keep grab ‘n’ go snacks and meals at the ready! One of our favorite go-to quick meals are these Baked Kale and Quinoa Patties. Full of superfoods like quinoa and kale, these patties are packed with fresh herbs and feta cheese to give them loads of flavor. Eat them warmed up or at room temperature, making them the perfect mini-meal to grab when you know you’ll be on the go all afternoon!

Baked Kale and Quinoa Patties

Baked Kale and Quinoa Patties

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 2 patties | Calories: 200 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 123 mg | Sodium: 283 mg | Carbohydrates: 28 g | Dietary Fiber: 3 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 10 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (I like to use a mixture of red and plain quinoa)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup roughly chopped kale
  • 1/3 cup Feta Cheese, low-fat
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. I like to use my hands when mixing so that the moisture from the eggs soaks into the other ingredients. If the mixture is too too wet, add a little flour and they hold together well.
  3. When well combined, form the mixture patties about 3 inches in diameter.
  4. Bake for 17 minutes, flip each patty and bake for and additional 5 minutes.
  5. Allow patties to cool before serving.

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12 Comments on "Baked Kale and Quinoa Patties"

  1. Amanda  June 9, 2014

    Would this work by using egg beaters instead of regular eggs? Thanks!

    • SkinnyMs  June 9, 2014

      Hi Amanda, Yes, you can use egg beaters rather than regular eggs.

  2. Christine  June 17, 2014

    Wonderful recipe, even without the cajun spices (since I forgot them, oops). Tastes amazing!

  3. Debbie  June 18, 2014

    In your paragraph above the recipe you state that you mix in feta cheese, yet it is not listed as an ingredient. Is that a preference, or was it just left out by mistake?

    • SkinnyMs  June 18, 2014

      Debbie, Thanks for letting us know. The feta is now added to the ingredient list. It's supposed to be included, but does not have to be.

  4. Emily  July 22, 2014

    Can you recommend an alternative to feta cheese for people who don't like it?

    • SkinnyMs  July 23, 2014

      Emily, Sure. You can use shredded mozzarella cheese as a substitute.

    • kkd  November 4, 2014

      I'm thinking you could also use Parmigiano-Reggiano in the place of feta.

  5. sue  August 20, 2015

    flour is not listed as an ingredient, but you said you could add more if too wet.

    • SkinnyMs  August 20, 2015

      Hi Sue, I reworded to state that flour should be added if mixture is too watery. 🙂

  6. NewToNoGluten  January 21, 2018

    Do panko bread crumbs not have gluten in them?

    • Gale Compton  January 22, 2018

      Some do and some don’t. Be sure to read the package. I’ve used Ians in the past.


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