Crispy Quinoa Patties

Crispy Quinoa Patties

Crispy Quinoa Patties are a versatile, meatless option. Filled with spinach and spices make these healthy, filling, and tasty. Freezer friendly and great for meal prep! Serve on a salad, in a pita, as a side dish, or on their own with a little hot sauce and avocado.

Crispy Quinoa Patties stacked on a plate with text overlay

What You’ll Need for this Recipe:

  • Quinoa
  • Eggs
  • Red Onion
  • Parmesan Cheese – can substitute a different shredded cheese of choice
  • Spinach
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder
Quinoa, spinach, breadcrumbs, cheese, red onion, and eggs in a bowl.

How to Make the Quinoa Patties:

  1. Cook the Quinoa.
  2. Toss the hot quinoa with the spinach to wilt.
  3. Add remaining patty ingredients. Add the eggs, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, and cheese. Mix together and allow mixture to sit for a few minutes so the liquid absorbs. The mixture should be moist enough to form into patties.
  4. Form patties. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mixture and form into patties using your hands. It will be a little sticky and I find using wet hands helps.
  5. Cook in a skillet. Heat the olive in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook patties for 8-10 minutes on each side (covered) until browned and golden.
  6. Bake in the oven. Or, place patties on a baking sheet and brush tops with oil. Bake patties in a 400°F preheated oven for 15 minutes until golden.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Mixed quinoa patty mixture

Can the Patties be Frozen?

Yes! They can be frozen before or after cooking.

  • Before Cooking: Lay the formed, uncooked, patties on a baking sheet in the freezer for 4-6 hours until frozen. When frozen, you can place in an airtight bag. To cook, thaw in the fridge overnight and follow regular cooking instructions.
  • After Cooking: Cook the patties according to instructions. Once cooled, place the patties on a baking sheet in the freezer for 4-6 hours until frozen. When frozen, place the patties in an airtight bag. To reheat, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in a 350°F  oven until heated through.
Formed quinoa patties on a baking sheet

How Do I Store Leftover Quinoa Patties?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Cooked quinoa patties in a sauté pan

What Should be Served with the Patties?

  • With or even on top of a salad.
  • As a side for a protein of choice – chicken and fish are my favorite.
  • One or two patties with a runny yolk fried or poached egg on top.
  • On their own, drizzled with hot sauce, or with some beautiful avocado.
  • Served with a dip or sauce – like tzatziki.
  • In a pita or on a sandwich.
quinoa patties on a plate with a gold fork

My other FAVORITE quinoa recipes:

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Crispy quinoa patties on a plate

Crispy Quinoa Patties


  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 14 patties 1x

Description

Crispy Quinoa Patties are a versatile, meatless option. Filled with spinach and spices make these healthy, filling, and tasty. Freezer friendly and great for meal prep!.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, can substitute other cheese
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

Make the Patties

  1. Cook the Quinoa. Cook the quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Toss the Hot Quinoa with Spinach. In a large bowl, toss together the hot quinoa with the chopped spinach so the spinach wilts and is combined. 
  3. Add the remaining patty ingredients. Add the eggs, onion, garlic powder, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, and cheese. Mix together an allow mixture to sit for a few minutes so the liquid absorbs. The mixture should be moist enough to form into patties.
  4. Form patties. Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mixture and form into patties using your hands. It will be a little sticky and I find using wet hands helps.

Cook the Patties

  1. Skillet Directions. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 8-10 minutes on each side (covered) until browned and golden. Serve and enjoy!
  2. Oven Directions. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place patties on a baking sheet and brush tops with oil. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes until golden. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Leftovers: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Freezer Instructions. Before Cooking: Place the formed, uncooked, patties on a baking sheet in the freezer for 4-6 hours until frozen. When frozen, you can place in an airtight bag. To cook, thaw in the fridge overnight and follow regular cooking instructions.  After Cooking: Cook the patties according to instructions. Once cooled, place the patties on a baking sheet in the freezer for 4-6 hours until frozen. When frozen, place in an airtight bag. To reheat, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in a 350°F oven until heated through.

  • Category: Meatless Monday, Sides
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Quinoa Patties, Quinoa Veggie Patties, Crispy Quinoa Patties



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