Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups

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You'll think of this healthy, on-the-go snack as a treat!

Store-bought muffins. Candy bars. Cheese and cracker packs. What do these have in common? They’re easy to throw in your bag for a quick snack on the go, whether for you or for the kids. But between the sugar in storebought muffins, the fat and sugar in candy bars, and the processed and unpronounceable ingredients in most packets of cheese and crackers, that’s a whole lot of unhealthy choices to be carrying around with you from day to day.

Enter these Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups. They’re delicious snacks that are perfect for bringing with you on the go, and kids will be more than happy to pop one in their mouths when they’re feeling like a snack while you’re out and about. Plus, they’re made with only whole, healthy ingredients. Quinoa provides protein, fiber, and antioxidants, while eggs are a great source of protein, potassium, and healthy fats. Broccoli is a nutrient powerhouse, and full of fiber, keeping you full and energized throughout your day. And we use a small amount of cheddar cheese to add flavor, but not so much that we overwhelm this healthy quinoa recipe with excess fat and calories.

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Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups

A cheesy and healthy snack for on-the-go, these cups are made with wholesome ingredients you will be proud to share.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Universal


  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup broccoli finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese finely chopped or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • cooking spray


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Spray muffin molds with cooking spray then fill up each mold with the quinoa mixture.
  • Bake them in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until they are cooked through.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Diabetic-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Vegetarian

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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  1. This says it makes 6 cups and a serving is 1 cup, but the text of the recipe says to spray 10 muffin cups…? Which is correct?

    1. The recipe yields 6 servings, not 10. It's been updated now. Thanks for letting us know about the mistake!

  2. I made then today with my kids… delicious!!!! Seriously! Really yummy. I will be making these on a regular basis. I chopped the broccoli and cheese (separately) in a food processor so it was very quick and easy to prepare. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Deb, That may work, but we are not sure as we haven’t tested it. Rice is a bit heavier. If you try it, do let us know how it goes.

    1. Wendy, Yes, they can be appetizers. Hot or cold will depend on your preference. For me, they’ve got to be at least warm. 🙂

    1. Great questions, Melissa! You can make these ahead to freeze and reheat. I suggest slightly under cookie the Broccoli Cheddar Quinoa Cups before freezing and reheat using your desired method (oven or microwave) until hot and cooked through.

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