Cheesy broccoli quinoa cakes


Cheesy broccoli quinoa cakes.

Picky eater on your hands? Are they not getting enough veggies or healthy grains? Here’s a recipe that will satisfy even your picky-eaters palettes. Trust us, they are good and then some!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 kids
Calories 100 kcal


  • 1 pot
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 frying pan


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 large broccoli florets
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup shreded cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil


  • First, cook your quinoa according to the directions on the packaging. I cooked mine by combining 1/2 cup of quinoa with 1 cup of boiling water, then letting it come to a boil, and simmering, covered for about 15 minutes.
  • Once the quinoa has absorbed all the water (this shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes), put it in a bowl and let it cool completely. 
  • Next, saute your diced onion until it’s soft and translucent. Set aside and let cool completely.
  • Cook your broccoli until it has softened a little bit, then let it cool as well. Once the broccoli has cooled completely, dice it into small pieces. 
  • Now that you have everything ready, in a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together, leaving the egg until the end. Mix well so you have a smooth, wet mixture that will allow you to make patties that will stick together.
  • Heat some olive oil in a pan, and make your patties. I made each using 1/4 cup of the mixture. Just make a ball out of the mixture, and squash it down a little bit. Cook each patty for about 7 – 8 minutes on each side on medium heat. You want the patty to develop a crust, but not to burn, so watch them carefully.
  • Let cool for a couple of minutes before eating.
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