Cheesy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

My husband and I have jumped on the newest food trend…Quinoa! Have you tried this stuff yet? Quinoa is a very versatile and nutritious grain that cooks fairly quickly and has a very nice flavor. You can get it in white, red or black but usually I see the white. I even found it organic at Krogers which I was pretty impressed with. Since all things taste better (in my opinion) when you add cheese, I decided to take my beloved quinoa and get cheesy with it. If you decide to try out this recipe, make sure you use a non stick pan and plenty of olive oil. These quinoa cakes do have a tendency to stick a bit but the slightly crunchy exterior you get with the cheese and olive oil is divine!

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Cheesy Quinoa Cakes

Cheesy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Yield: 4 to 6

Cheesy Quinoa Cakes Recipe

Cheesy Quinoa Cakes

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A delicious and savory blend of quinoa and cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • olive oil for frying


  1. Cook the quinoa in the stock according to package instructions. Set aside cooked quinoa to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. In a medium sized glass bowl, combine cooked quinoa, flour, parsley, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix until well blended
  4. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a non stick frying pan
  5. Form the quinoa cakes into small patties, about 3 inches across and 1/2 inch thick. Press together firmly to help them hold their shape.
  6. Fry the quinoa cakes in the olive oil 3 to 4 minutes per side or until golden brown
  7. Drain the quinoa cakes on a paper towel and serve warm

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1060Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 2324mgCarbohydrates: 154gSugar: 11gProtein: 48g

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